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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Advantages of Hiring New Voiceover Talent
If you have ever required voiceover services, you must be aware of the steep fee that most voiceover artists charge. When your budget is tight, you may want to look at less expensive options, and one of them is getting a newcomer voiceover artist. However, will the quality remain the same?
New vs. Experienced
In the voiceover industry, experience speaks the loudest. The more experience you have, the better your chances of getting good gigs. This also applies to someone hiring a voice actor. The more experience the professional has under his/her belt, the higher the fees he/she will charge. While this isn't a bad thing at all, it can prove financially difficult to sustain in the long run. That's when the need to hire an affordable talent arises.
The main advantage of hiring new voice talents is that they usually charge less than seasoned professionals. When compared to an experienced voice actor, a newbie will always charge reasonably lower rates because he is trying to build a portfolio. But DO expect to pay a reasonable fee! Don't expect them to giveaway their services for free simply because they are trying to establish themselves. That would not be good business practice in any profession.
If you're on a budget, hiring a new talent can be a good thing, especially if this is the first time you're hiring a voice actor or if you've just set up. In such cases, an expensive option may not be possible.
Fortunately for you, several new voiceover talents have extensive training and impressive skills. It helps to keep in mind that every seasoned voiceover actor started as a newbie – this is part of the process. If the newbie you are planning to hire has an impressive background and skill set, then you can feel safe with your choice.
Before you hire the actor, make sure to put them through a variety of tests. Asking them to perform different narrations will help you gauge their strengths and better understand what they have to offer. Even if they present a demo, it doesn't hurt to ask them do a performance live or to record a sample read for you. In that way, you will be able to know their confidence level, strengths, and weaknesses.
Just be respectful of the time the voice actor is giving you.. that may or may not become chargeable with a newer talent.
Rick Lance Studio Delivers the Best Voiceover Talent
For the past 25 years, Rick Lance has been providing voiceover talent to top brands around the country. Over the last few years, Rick has come to be known as "The Voice of Americana–Serving the basic industries that keep America moving." It's a slogan he earned because of his rich, deep, warm voice, and Americana style of storytelling.
Rick Lance Studio has been serving many different industries in the US and abroad over the last two and a half decades. So if you are in need of an All-American, rugged, workin' man, deep, warm and friendly type voiceover talent, look no further than Rick Lance Studio in Nashville.