Monday, September 24, 2012

Ad campaigns incorporating poetry slams means 'attitude' voice over work

Hey Girls,

Have you seen this recent Levi's commercial?

You'll have to pause my podcast on the right side of this blog to hear it.

 


"This is a pair of Levi's®, buttons and rivets and pockets and cuffs, and the thread that holds it together. When the road gets rough and the sky gets jumpy and the stars start falling on top of your head and the waves start breaking against your legs; It's the thread in your seams that's tied to your dreams..."


I like the commercial a lot. And this poetry in motion type of campaign is something I can see more brands doing. In fact they already are, I just saw a casting for a a voice over that involved a poetry like reading for an athletic shoe brand.

You may wonder what this has to do with modeling? Well, not much, but if you have a great voice, approachable, friendly, realistic (watch commercials and just listen to the voice over...) then voice over work and working as a 'voice actor" could help you use your other assets get some experience, work with great brands and get a nice paycheck. Here are some voice over agencies in New York City to check out and also places to find voice over classes.

Like anything practice matters and aiming to be professional. It helps if you have your own recording technology and can record your voice and/or create a professional voice over reel.  I'm not voice over savvy, at this moment I don't work as a voice over actor but if you're interested in pursuing it I suggest you spend some time researching agencies and how to prepare. You will of course need a recorded sample of your voice and I suggest taking a voice over class and doing your homework.  Here are some agencies that caught my eye for voiceovers and places that offer classes are below (there must be MANY more out there). If anything I hope this post gets you thinking and keeping in mind you don't have to be giraffe tall to be a voice over actor.


http://www.paradigmagency.com/divisions/

http://www.voicebank.net/cabinet/agency.do?id=1637

http://www.stewarttalent.com/newyork/voiceover/

http://www.cesdtalent.com/agents/ourAgents/Celebrity-Voice-Over/none

http://www.abramsartists.com/voiceover.html

http://www.buchwald.com/commercial.html

http://www.atlastalent.com/

http://www.heymantalent.com/index.cfm

http://arcieritalent.com/

http://www.tgmdtalent.com/

There are many other talent agencies with voice over departments, and I suggest picking up Backstage's Call Sheet in the magazine section at bookstres or click here: http://www.backstage.com/resources/search/agent/

Again be prepared, attend voice over classes, research classes and opportunities, learn as much as you can about the industry.

http://www.impossiblecasting.com

http://voice123.com/web/common/register_talent.cgi

http://www.CnC-Studios.com

Backstage's suggestions of voice over classes and agencies across the nation

http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/voiceover/finding-your-voice-in-nyc/
 

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