Why Some ‘Voice Talent’ Get Rejected from The Voice Realm
The Voice Realm is a voice over casting website that only lists professional voice talent. We receive hundreds of submissions every single month from voice actors wanting to be a part of the site. We may only accept one or two voices for every 20 applications we receive.
Here’s some of the main reasons we reject talent. It’s also essentially the difference between a professional voice talent and someone ‘not quite there.’
Audio has a hiss or is generally not to the standard a client would expect from a professional voice.
Room ambience produces an echo.
Not following instructions. If the instructions say ‘submit a dry demo’ don’t submit one with music or effects.
Not answering all questions asked.
A voice has an ego. (THIS might have worked 10 years ago, but not ANY MORE)
The online voice over industry is more cut throat than ever before. It is imperative that clients are presented with only the best voice actors. Voice talent need to be able to follow direction as the majority of voice over jobs need to be self produced.
Clients expect quick turnaround and professional service. They have many options and websites to find a voice, therefore customer service and their experience with the site is one of the most important factors.
This also means that clients are being made aware more and more that they get what they pay for. If they pay $20 on one of those freelance sites, they can expect to have problems. Voice talent will not adhere to deadlines, not included revisions, not respond to messages in a timely manner.
There actually is a big difference between a professional voice and an amateur. 🙂