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Old February 5th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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in need of voice over talent but dont cant afford the expensive ones...

in need of voice over talent but dont cant afford the expensive ones..
I am on a budget and left with 2 pages of narrations needed for a video i'm making
any suggestions for a place where i can find quality, "economical" voice talents?

thanks guys.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Put an ad in the local paper for new talent required for voiceovers. use an answerphone and then contact the voices who you think fit the bill. As newcomers they won't even want huge amounts of money, and you build up a decent database of usefull voices.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #3
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A local university - try the bulletin board in the vocal or drama departments.
Local public radio stations often have on-air talent that will work inexpensively.
If the video is a PSA or for "a cause", check to see if there are any "names" that support the topic. We've gotten lots of celebrities to do voice-over for us via this route.
Try an ad at one of the local music stores. Lead singers often make good talent.
Also, there are a ton of on-line resources for VO talent. If you have any budget at all, you can often find new folks that will work very cheaply.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #4
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I second the radio station guys....Most of them do a lot of commercials anyways, and will work for pretty cheap. I have a local radio station morning host buddy who is always offering to do voice-over work - most radio guys only make $8-$12 / hour anyways, so throwing them $20 - $30 for a half hour to an hour of work, they'll be happy.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #5
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Dan,

email sent.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #6
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I suppose it depends on what you are looking for. I don't have a wide range, but I have done voiceovers that were appropriate for the range I have.

You can hear me reading the Book of Romans from the New Testament if you like.

http://www.stevengotz.com/romans/

I did this for my Sister-In-Law's Christmas Present. It is more sedate than my usual readings, but one has to be careful when reading the bible. Especially since I am not a Christian. I prefer reading children's books. Then I get to act excited or silly.

If you want a male voice, send me a an explanation of what you are looking for and a paragraph of text, I can send you back a recording. If it is what you want, and it is only a couple of pages, and it is interesting material, I can be had for the price of a credit at the end of a "not-for profit" video. If it is "for profit" work, I can be had for a resonable fee.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #7
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in need of voice over talent but dont cant afford the expensive ones..
I am on a budget and left with 2 pages of narrations needed for a video i'm making
any suggestions for a place where i can find quality, "economical" voice talents?

thanks guys.
16 lines per pages or 72 lines per page?

Is it important that your narration to sound "economical", like a top 40 DJ or real?

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Old February 5th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #8
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Is it important that your narration to sound "economical", like a top 40 DJ or real?
And what kind of real? You might want old and serious or young and hip ...let alone male or female.

Hopefully you'll find somebody with a style that compliments your piece.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #9
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It should be a mid age man. thicker voice. the video is a promotional for a non profit organization and we need to beef it up with a nice lively v/o. up beat music smiles etc...
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Regrettably, at the age of 54, I suppose middle aged is about the right way to describe myself. Sigh.

Why not post a paragraph or two, and we can submit a recording. Pick the one you like best and try to make a deal. If that deal is too hard to reach, go for the second best. If none are good enough, then go for a pro.
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Sure, audition it. send me a part of a paragraph.

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Old February 6th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #12
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Give me a chance!

I'd like to get in on this too! I am an independant documentary filmmaker who does his own voice-overs. I'd be glad to audition for you. To see if you like my voice you can check out two short clips from my docs here...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5q2rd0dBc1Q


and here...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BtA_vmtGAtA

Thanks,
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Old February 6th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #13
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There are lots of nice voices out there. Only a few, like Ty, can make their voices do interesting things. But if all you are looking for is a pleasant male voice, there are lots of choices. Mike's is certainly pleasant. Calming tone.
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There are lots of nice voices out there. Only a few, like Ty, can make their voices do interesting things. But if all you are looking for is a pleasant male voice, there are lots of choices. Mike's is certainly pleasant. Calming tone.
Thanks Steven. I call it the "Jesus" voice. When I was a youngster I got to be the disembodied voice of Jesus in my Catholic gradeschool's Easter play. I had 'em weeping in the pews! I've been hooked on doing voice-over ever since!
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This reminds me...if anyone is in need of a solid, beefy trailer voice, I can help you out, pro-bono. One example is the voice in "Ace Ramano" on my website in my signature, but that was more than a year ago and my voice has gotten bigger since then.
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