Voice Over Actors Confident In Voice Over Website Leading To Success
Voice over casting website The Voice Realm this week announced new features to the industry changing site including the ability to cast voice actors in more languages and improved search algorithms for more accurate castings.
The site is the world’s first online voice over agency representing only professional voice talent, an advantage over other websites that merely list anyone willing to pay a hefty joining fee, even if they have never stepped foot in a recording studio.
The Voice Realm has an established voice over rate card or price list which helps voice seekers estimate their budget spend rather than being slammed with hundreds of varying prices from voice talent. The other positive aspect of this is that voice talents do not need to underbid their peers in a reverse auction. Something many despise.
male voice over talent, Mike Sheppherd from Michigan has seen a modification in the online voice over industry over recent years. “As a full-time VO for a few decades I’ve lived the technology transformation that’s changed the game. The online casting model has opened vast opportunity and created a need for successful talent to pursue promotion and marketing through as many web-based channels as possible. Voice Realm provides some great – often unique opportunities and market exposure with a global reach.”
Behind the scenes changes in the search algorithm now brings more relevant searches when trying to find voice talent ensuring the most relevant results.
Marketing Manager, Robert James, says that the sites search is far superior to any other that currently exists. “You can see for yourself on other websites that when you search for an Irish accent as an example, you’ll get back Americans and British results, or even worse, impersonations of an Irish accent. At The Voice Realm you don’t get any of these ‘anything goes’ results.”
The benefits of clients wanting looking at hiring professional voice actors online are many. Not only the cost factor but also the time saved as everything happens through the website and instantly.
The Voice Realm continues to reshape the voice over industry bringing professionalism to the landscape, something that was lacking from existing websites. Mr. Shepherd is enjoying success in bookings through the site one year old site. “The Voice Realm has a smart interface, great talent support and client communication. There is orderliness about the audition process that offers talent better opportunity to be heard in a world of ‘footrace’ audition submissions on P2P sites. As agents working on a commission basis for experienced talent – vs. subscriber-based “anybody-can-play’ sites, The Voice Realm is ahead of the curve and an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for established pros.”
Shepherd has adapted to the changes to the industry over time. “As a full-time VO for a few decades I’ve lived the technology transformation that’s changed the game. The online casting model has opened vast opportunity and created a need for successful talent to pursue promotion and marketing through as many web-based channels as possible. The Voice Realm provides some great – often unique opportunities and market exposure with a global reach.”
ABOUT THE VOICE REALM:
Users can quickly find the perfect voice actor for phone greetings, professional on-hold messages, interactive voice prompts (IRV), radio or TV commercials, PowerPoint narrations, internet videos, web explanation, in-store announcer, voice over services, corporate recordings and more.
The site launched in March 2012 and now lists over 800 professional voice talent and has cast over 10,000 voice over jobs.