November 2022

The VOC is grateful for all of you!

Not to be Missed!

Addressing the AI/Synthetic Problem
address issues around the use of AI/Synthetic voices and performances in our voice over industry

Don't Lose Your Voice Forever!

 

Join together to address issues around the use of AI/Synthetic voices and performances in our industry. As the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and synthetic voice technology continues to evolve and grow across the entertainment industry (and technology at large), opportunities to exploit and harm performers also multiply.

Learn More and Join Us

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The Voice Over
Resource Guide!

Issue 75

The VO Industry's oldest publication since 1988 is back (after a two year hiatus). A new team, led by Jay Preston and Tim Friedlander, and a new vision for the future! 

Get your copy today!

Voice Over Conference Cancun

Vocation Cancun!

Feb 9th - 12th 2023

We are bringing the greatest minds in the VO biz to the Caribbean to spend 4 days teaching, coaching, networking, and making us all better voice actors and businesses!

NAVA Members get a 10% discount!

NAVA - National Association of Voice Actors

Weekly VO Workouts

VO Weekly Workout VOWW

Keep your skills sharp.

Created by Jay Preston & Tim Friedlander for the VO Community!

Upcoming guest directors:

Samantha Duncan Morrison, Ezra Weiz, Patrick Mitchalak, Keith Asack, Ned Lott, Jeff Howell, Carrie Kerran, Wendee Lee, Stephane Sheh 

Sign up Here!

Voicecaster Burbank

$10 weekly workouts! The Voicecaster's Virtual VO Workout Group (VVOWG) is an on-going virtual workout for VO talent of all levels who want to practice their auditioning skills and get feedback directly from The Voicecaster's team of casting directors! We do two groups a week with a variety of commercial copy and you can submit or pass as you please! 
Sign Up Here!

On Demand Coaching!

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1:1 by the minute coaching with industry pros

With strong industry connections, SkillsHub provides on-demand coaching with the most hard-working, creative, and experienced coaches out there.

Enter Code : TheVOC

for 10% off 3 months of membership!

Check it out Here!

VOC Exclusives!

BSW & VOC
Discounted Bundles!

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Jay combined forces with BSW to create some amazing VO bundles!

Check them out Here!

The Book Club is Back!

The Gardner Collective Book Club

Join us November - Jan 2023!

as we read ACM's Marc Guss's new book

Instincts of a Talent Agent: Entrepreneurial Takeaways from an Industry Insider

Join Us Today!

Keep your vocal cords strong!

The Voice Straw Vocal Warm ups

The Voice Straw is scientifically shown to improve technique for singers, voiceover actors, and anyone who relies on voice projection as part of their work. It’s a must-have tool for anyone looking to improve their sound and strengthen their voice!

Use Code: TheVOC for 10% off!

VOC Demo Production Shoot out. Find and compare voice over demos.

VO Demo production now has it's OWN page! So perhaps you are ready for say... A DEMO THAT ROCKS?!? Head on over, have a listen to all the great producers and find the one that's right for you!

(BONUS: Tell Chuck Duran that the VOC sent you for $100 off your new demo!)

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AUDIO NINJA Masterclass - Pro Studio WOrkshop

MAKING YOUR VOICEOVER AUDIO SOUND AMAZING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SCARY!

Whether you just got your first home studio setup with some blankets and your first microphone, or you're an established VO pro, there are countless ways to improve and optimize your home studio audio.

Tell him you're part of the VOCFAMILY!

November's Featured VO Shows

Ask

Anything

Every Wednesday 

6pm Pacific on FB Live Here! 

Can't make it, watch it later HERE on YouTube

THE PODCAST CORNER
The VO School Podcast

Check out their website Here! 

The VO School Podcast is a weekly show that explores the ins and outs of the voiceover industry. Listen to one below!

A simple guide

Here is a little check list of sorts Jay put together to help easily guide your voice career forward and set goals.
<< be honest about where you are in your vo career and what your rates should be >>

Tier 1

Years Working
1-3

Acting Backround / Union Status
none / a little/ in classes / non union

Equipment
usb mic / no sound booth or closet /
limited editing skills

Classes Coaches Workshops
none / just started / in classes

Booking Work
you are booking at least once a month
/ you still have a day or night job /
you have at least one repeat client

Verdict
you are just starting / don't sell yourself short / don't charge more than you're worth on the Pay to Play site's (P2P)/
learn about equipment and editing software /find more coaches and classes

Rates
Check usage rates
SAG/AFTRA rate sheet
GVAA non-union rate guide
Never bid on a job on a P2P for less than $150

Tier 2

Years Working
3-5

Acting Backround / Union Status
3+ years acting / Improv / Union*

Equipment
condensor or shotgun mic / preamp  
/ sound booth or treated closet /
skilled with editing software

Classes Coaches Workshops
yes / 2+ years / in classes

Booking Work
you are booking at least twice a month
/ you have 2+ repeat clients / no day job* you are actively marketing yourself

Verdict
Working Pro / don't sell yourself short 
/ charge what you're worth  on the Pay to Play site's (P2P) / keep growing and learning 

Rates
Check usage rates
SAG/AFTRA rate sheet
GVAA non-union rate guide
Never bid on a job on a P2P for less than $250

Tier 3

Years Working
5+

Acting Backround / Union Status
5+ years acting / Improv / Union*

Equipment
condensor or shotgun mic / preamp  
/ sound booth or treated closet /
skilled with editing software / employees

Classes Coaches Workshops
yes / 5+ years / coaches

Booking Work
you are booking at least twice a week
/ you have 5+ repeat clients / no day job / you are actively marketing yourself

Verdict
VO Veteran / don't sell yourself short 
/ charge industry standard rates / join SAG-AFTRA
/ keep growing and learning

Rates
Check usage rates
SAG/AFTRA rate sheet
GVAA non-union rate guide

Never do a job for less than
Industry Standard Rates

Education

Where do you start?
How do you grow?
Who can help?

Studio Map

Find a VOC recommended recording studio near you!

Mailing List

Join the VOC mailing list! Never miss important industry info or Events

Contact Jay

Any questions or concerns?

Don't hesitate to reach out!