May 2022

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Celebrate the VON'S 7th Birthday with us!

Voice Over & Covid-19

Stay informed, stay safe

 

Join us as we plan for a safer return to studios 

Loss of Income/Disaster Relief 

  • Check out this page to look into filing for unemployment 

  • SAG-AFTRA has created a great information database about all upcoming changes HERE

  • The Actor’s Fund has financial assistance programs for ALL actors

  • The VOC Relief FundThe VOC has set up a fund account to help those in dire need. If you'd like to help and can spare a lil extra change, please do.  Chip In

Keep your vocal cords strong!

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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!

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Yes U Can turn NU $ into Union!

Converting Voice Over Work from Non Union to Union

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Online & Weekly
VO Workouts

VO Weekly Workout VOWW

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

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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! 
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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.

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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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It's so hard to keep track of all the events, conventions and communities! Well not any more! I've created a great spot to go to see what's happening near you! Know of a VO event that needs to be included! Let me know! info@thevoiceovercollective.com

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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!

Audition Ready Online Course

VOC member Tim Tippets, the Audio Guru himself has turned his 1 on 1 course into the most comprehensive and easy to listen to and learn online course!

If you were like me and thought, "I'll never figure out the tech side of audio. I don't know what EQ means, I have no idea how to use all the stuff that comes with my editing program other than RECORD..save..." WELL...After one hour I could now tell someone about EQ. Get in on this my friends. It's game changing. Go Learn!

Featured VO Shows

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Voice Over Rates

STAND UP FOR (Y)OUR RATES!

 

It's up to each individual voice actor to keep the industry standard fair rates from plummeting.

This goes for union and non-union actors alike.

These rates vary based on:

where the vo will be aired

• how long it will air

• how the vo will be used

• what kind of vo & more

Sometimes it may SEEM easier to just say, "yup, I'll do it for that rate".

But you may be missing out on so much money when you do that. And you are also encouraging the industry standard rates to drop.
 

Turn Your Non-Union VO work into Union Work!

Did you know...that it is pretty simple to convert eligible non-union voice over work into union work with the help of a SIGNATORY?!

Yes indeed! And our good friend's over at SoundBox:LA can help you out!

Just visit them below to get started!

www.SBSignatory.com

 

A simple guide

Here is a little check list of sorts I 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?

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