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Re: Voiceover work
- Subject: Re: Voiceover work
- From: "Shel Swartz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 22:50:14 -0500
>Is there any point in spending the money on a tape? If
>so, is there some way to make the tape appealing enough to the agencies
>they will listen? If not, is there any way David could get some commercial
>voiceover experience that would be meaningful to the agencies? He'd be
>willing to work for nothing to get such experience if doing so would give
>him a reasonable shot at having an agency or two actually consider him for
>work on commercials.
In my opinion, having worked with a number of professional voiceover people
(Including Charlie Van Dyke, Mike Lewis, whose clients include WABC-TV/New
York, and Richard Fatherlely, who has national accounts): If someone asks
you to pay that kind of money for a tape, you're being ripped off! NO AGENT
CAN GUARANTEE ANY JOB!!
The problem with people is that they want to run before they crawl. You
can't rely on agents; only on yourself to get going. You do so by offering
your services to a local radio station, which by the way has PLENTY of real
commrcial copy to read. Your voice will be heard by people all over,
including decision-makers from other stations and networks.
There are too many wannabees out there, but not enough people willing to
sweat a little. If you are willing to "pay your dues", you won't need an
:) hope that helps
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