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Old January 7th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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Using SAG member for documentary VO?

I'm coming close to completion of a documentary and finding that even a decent tube mic doesn't manage to make me sound like Orson Welles.

Has anyone had any experience in using a Screen Actor's Guild member to do a voice over for a documentary (as opposed to a narrative project)? Does their SAG status have any relevance to their being used for a VO (i.e. minimum pay and/or SAG bond requirement)?

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Old January 7th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #2
 
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Their membership in SAG has everything to do with their doing anything that puts their image or voice on screen.

If you can afford it, more power to you!
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Old January 7th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #3
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I used Voice 123 for a recent VO for a corporate documentary. I received samples of a paragraph from the script and the client chosed the one he liked. Very painless to submit a RFP and you can cap what you're paying in the RFP so hose who repond know up front what's the max.

Additionally you can request SAG or non SAG actors in your RFP

I have no affiliation with them but I will use Voice 123 again.


http://voice123.com/
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Old January 7th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #4
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Stephen, thanks. Was there any requirement to post a SAG bond for the production?
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Old January 7th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #5
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That can be worked out with the actor that you choose.

Voice 123 just provides a database of voiceover actors host their resumes and audio samples of their work.

You can start by creating a search for the type of talent you're looking for invite a few to submit samples and their asking price or open it up to anyone in the required demographics you're looking for.

All of the negoiating is up to you and the talent.
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