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Thursday, February 16, 2017

You Never Know Who Your Voiceover Client Will Be

Once you have established yourself in this industry, you may be surprised to find that you get requests for voiceover work from the least expected places.  There have, of course, been very strange, unusual commercials that use voiceover to animate everything from plumbing fixtures to wall paper.  However, it is not just the object which your voice will represent, but also the person doing the hiring that can come as a shock. 

I thought it would be great to highlight a bit of fun voiceover work that a man recently did.  The person hiring him?  His teenage daughter.  Sounds funny, right?  Well, it was, but it was also quite a brilliant marketing move on the behalf of a pretty, talented, and intelligent young girl.

You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP6ZDMaVyVI

The truth is that voiceover is in much higher demand than many people would think.  While most attribute the work exclusively to books, film, and maybe the occasional commercial, in truth it has become a very big business that extends into many different facets.

While this dad undoubtedly didn’t charge his daughter for the work her did, it does go to show that even Youtube can be a source of income for voiceover artists.  Many music videos, tutorials, training videos, and other such materials are posted on Youtube every day.  A large portion of those will feature voiceover work.  The creators of these amateur films have good reason to pay for professional voiceover.  There have been many notable successes that rose in popularity purely because of their Youtube work.  The professional voiceover provides a more sophisticated feel to a video and, therefore, is often given more credit by audiences and critics.  So, as we face the start of a New Year, be sure that you are considering every possible avenue that you could travel, thanks to your voice.

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