on the path to a voice acting career

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  1. jon3pnt0

    jon3pnt0 EpicVoiceGuy

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    I was recently asked to join Studio Center Production Company as one of their voiceover talents. I got to record a real demo in a genuine recording studio. The demo just went up on their website and it is pretty good. I was only disappointed that they only used a handful of bits out of the hour and a half that I recorded, and IMO, they excluded some of my better recordings. On the plus side, it was a lot of fun, it was free, and it is a first step to a career doing what I really enjoy. With the slumping economy, it will make a nice, little part-time job. I don't think it means that I have "arrived" by any means, but I will take any jobs I can get these days! Lol. Jon Crumpton's Voice over Talent Profile - Studio Center
     
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    Hey, that's terrific!

    You got to start somewhere, and a part-time job in voiceover acting sounds like a good way to start. Good luck!
     
  3. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's awesome, they did a lot of work on those.
     
  4. Bryan

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    Whole-lee shit! You're like the first guy to post a thread like this that has "potential," a "plan," and "demostrated progress." I was honestly counting on some dude being all, "Hey, I like to make funny voices I can haz VA job now?"

    So seriously, congratulations. That's a great opportunity--and it really helps that it's something you love and are realistic about. Best of luck with it all!
     
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    Excellent work Jon, congrats!
     
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    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Way to go man, hopefully it's the start of a wonderful career
     
  7. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Unfortunately, there's no such thing as a "part-time" job as a voice actor. Unless you're fortunate enough to score a recurring VO role in a TV series, become the image voice for a company/product/radio station, or land a national commercial that includes residuals, most VO jobs are one-time jobs.

    Otherwise, your time is spent auditioning. And if auditions paid by the hour, that would be an awesome part-time VO job.

    As for your demo: it's good stuff, Jon. After our phone conversation earlier, I wish they'd given you some say in the direction and production of it because the way they formatted it doesn't sound like most conventional demos. It's like a series of demo samples. But that's not your fault, and the quality is good enough I think there's a good chance you'll get some paying work with it. And it was free. Like they say, you can't look a gift horse in the mouth. Or it will bite you in the eye.

    And you're a lot further along than a great many other aspiring talents now. Congrats. I'm right proud of ye, bro. You're already leagues ahead of most of the crappy self-produced demos on sites like voice123 and voices.com. And those people paid $200 to list their crappy demos on that site thinking they'd get by on poor quality and potential clients wouldn't notice.

    I'll try to remember to come back later and bump this thread when I get the final cut of my new demo and post a link here.

    In the meantime (for anyone besides Jon who might be interested), here's a video "demo" of my voice stuff:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i4DgnZw4fo

    If I can get paying jobs with this YouTube vid, Jon, you shouldn't have any trouble getting some VO gigs with a fully-produced demo.
     
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    Can you say " IN A WORLD..."?
     
  9. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Moonscream YES, We EXIST!

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    Cool! Good luck with that!

    --Moony
     
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    So YOU are the voices in my head??

    i was hoping it was Robert Loggia.

    anyway, congrats and good luck with the VO work.
     
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    :(  I thought this was a Mouth04 sighting.


    But congrats to you regardless!
     
  14. jon3pnt0

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    LOL! At's funny right der, I don't care who ya are! :) 

    Thanks, man and to everyone else. Like I said, it's a good first step. At least I am pointed in the right direction. But I'm not going to quit my dayjob, lol... although it's going under at the end of the year like many others because of the economy.
     
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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I'd buy it. Sounds just as good as any other voice over I've heard on TV lately. With just a little tweaking, you could give the movie trailer guy a run for his money. Wait...is he dead?
     
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    Congrats Jon! It's something I've always wanted to have a go at myself but don't even know how to get started. Best of luck!
     
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    Awesome job dude. You got the skills, now get yourself some cash!
     
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    MikeTSI The Reclaimer TFW2005 Supporter

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    dude, i totally want to make that my message on my cell phone!
     
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    that's pretty close to being my dream career. i've tried pitching my cartoon to some people before and i've been pretty close to a deal before having things fall through. finding direction when entering the entertainment business is probably one of the most difficult things on earth. if you can make it, go for it. there's nothing better than doing what you love.
     
  20. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Congrats dude. Seriously. I know how difficult it is to get into this even when you're good. And you sir, are good.
     

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