Voiceover Resources - Bookmark This Page!
Instead of having to search various posts and groups for information…
Here is a list of various vetted voiceover resources and more at your finger tips.
Keep this page handy !
Narrators Roadmap – an amazing and extensive resource site if you are interested in getting into audio books / narration recording.
Before diving all in and spending a ton of money on a side hustle, or something you think you may be interested in, always try it out first to see if it’s really up your alley. Here are some places that offers cost effective workshops / workout groups where you having voiceover experience is not necessary:
Articles of Interest:
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ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange – audiobooks (Amazon’s Audible Production site)
AHAB – Mostly Audiobooks
Backstage – Various Genres
Bodalgo – Various Genres (based in Europe)
Cast Voices – Various Genres
Findaway Voices – Audiobooks
Mandy – Various Genres
Voices.com – Various Genres
Voice123 – Various Genres
Ready to get your demo done? Below you can download the list for free which have been vetted and vouched for by a sleuth of various voice talents.
Whether you’re new to voiceover, seeking a last minute vo coach to help you slay your big audition, or in need of some vo business advice, below you’ll find a downloadable list of popular voiceover coaches I have had first-hand experiences with, or have heard wonderful things from other vo talents.
It’s vetted down to names you’ll most likely have heard or will come across at some point in your VO career, so that you don’t have to go scouring the internet and various sources to find who is reputable. All coaches here will provide guidance and invaluable training/experience.
You’ll find it categorized into 4 categories.
- VO Business Coach
- Dialect Coach
- VO Commercial Coach
- VO Animation/Character/ Video Game Coach
Note that some coaches within the commercial category also does animation/ character/ video game coaching and vice versa. Coaching fees ranges and some coaches may be harder to book, especially for last minute audition coaching. *For anyone new to voiceover, you may be want to try a workshop or attend a webinar first that someone you are interested in getting coached with one-on-one runs/ hosts before committing to a few sessions.
** Train with more than one person. In my opinion, it’s good to work with different people as you progress in the VO industry. You get a feel of how to take direction in different ways and you get to learn the business from different angles. At the end of the day make, take the vo wisbits and tools you need and apply it in your craft.
Gravy for the Brain – (non-union) and has an outside of the US focus. You’ll find a rate guide and calculators to help you figure out how long it’ll take to read or record a script so you can quote your project accordingly. In addition, it’s a site that provides various detailed topics about VO and offers courses and webinars.
Coalition of Dubbing Actors – Dubbing industry standards
Indie Rate Guide – A resource for independent content creators / team projects that doesn’t have appropriate funding, or significant budgets
If you have sizeable incoming project and need help with rate consult/ negotiation on a contract, Ta-Da agency offers this and you don’t have to be on their roster to access this service.
Voice Acting Club – Consider using this for Indie /Smaller projects
SAG-AFTRA – Union work has a voiceover page with various genre rates listed here.
Looking to practice more using sample voiceover scripts? See below!
Ever wonder how to pronounce a word? Check out forvo.com.
This site has multiple languages available to access the pronunciation and sound clips contributed by real people where you can search and learn how to pronounce words in various native language tongues.
As I am a travel fanatic, and like to be on the go, I’ve started a list of studios around the world. If you have a studio or know of any of studio in your local area that’s not listed here, please let me know (theresahovo (at)gmail.com) and I’d be happy to add it to the list. To view the list Click Here.
Voiceover Studio Finder – If you’re going on holiday, in the US or UK, check this site out that mainly has studio listings in the US and UK.
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