Voice over is the spoken word in the audio portion of any of the following:

  • TV commercials / RADIO commercials (broadcast & streaming)
  • Audio Books
  • Voices of toys
  • Video Games
  • Point of purchase (Gas stations, behind registers, In-store announcements, etc.)
  • Museums / Amusement parks
  • Animated TV series / Animated feature films
  • Webisodes / Mobisodes
  • Training videos / Manuals
  • Website voices / DVD Bonus Content
  • Movie ADR / Looping
  • Movie / TV walla
  • Animatics
  • Telephone on-hold messages
  • Airport PSA / In-flight announcements
  • Transportation safety announcements
  • Automobile audio / GPS
  • Augmented Reality (A/R)
  • TV shows
  • Online streaming videos
  • Websites
  • Online ads, like Google Ads
  • Pre-roll ads

Producers looking for talent will either:

  1. Contact the agents directly, by sending out a "breakdown" of the type of voice that they are looking for (agents record auditions or supply voice over reference tapes to sell the appropriate candidate),
  2. Hire a casting company, such as Kalmenson & Kalmenson, to audition the best of the best from a variety of talent agencies,
  3. Listen to the talent agent's "house demo reels" (a compilation of 1 minute audio references of each of the actors they represent),
  4. Review the actor's voice over demo reel directly, and/or
  5. Rehire reliable talent they have worked with in the past.

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