How to hire voice over talents

Hiring A Voice Over Artist

Not only commercial radio and television actors need to read the information off-camera. There are many ways to use your voice to educate, inform, guide, entertain, and, of course, sell. Places where you can use voice over talent include PowerPoint presentations, training videos, e-learning courses, flash presentations, voice mail greetings, call waiting messages and audio ads website.

Therefore, look at the media and if you want to add some spice to your presentations, then find a competent voice over artist. Here are the essential steps you should take to get the right talent for the job.

1. Voice over finding a specialist online

How to hire Voice Over Talent Online!

Are you looking for that perfect voice. Where can you find? If you are a large company or an advertising agency, then it probably will become a talent agency to offer voice over talent for your project. Moreover, large agencies and companies use This site provides a description of the need for all large agencies.

However, if you are a small business you will not be able to pay union dues that are added to the cost of hiring actors and voice talent through an agency. The best alternative is to search online for a free-lance voice over specialist. and voice are the two main portals voice over casting. The good news about these sites is that there are thousands of voices in one place. The bad news is that there are thousands of voices in one place!

The problem is, of course, to find the voice that is best for you.

Voice portals through a filtering tool, so you can find people who have MP3 ISDN or home studios that can make children or more sounds, etc., for the elderly However, because these sites are so high anyone who has wanted to do voiceover, if you have talent, you can mark and block their inbox with their bad auditions.

You can expand the options by searching on Google or Yahoo for “Voice over talent.” This search will deliver high quality voice through the sites of the actors. Usually, the voice on the not very successful artists using voice over portals mentioned above, but to rely on word of mouth and the traffic coming to your free website.

I did the voice over 20 years here in Los Angeles, and I rely on search engines for my clients serious. Therefore, browse websites and email that you want to audition for their work.

2. Once you have found several voices, you have to choose the best.

When companies involved hybrid of art and business, they need a way to discern what they want world.

The fact that a voice is soft or very deep, does not mean that it will be suitable for your project. Who is your market? What sound? That’s a good starting point. Find a voice that sounds like your market.

Once this is done, the next question is, does not that sound like they know what they say when they read your copy? Convincing? They are natural? Following the instructions? If you said the convening of the hearing “should be casual” and his record has to bold and strong, then you may want to avoid.

3. Determine if your home recording quality depends on professional standards. A good voice recorded badly helps no one.

Once you have clarified these things, the right choice will be obvious.

Finally, the last step is to negotiate a price.

Sure, some voice over talent work $ 50. If you find a good voice over talent that will work because then their hearing was luck, not talent. Any voice over talent worth their salt usually work for fees that hangs just below the minimum union. Your savings comes from not having to pay agency fees and waste contributing to pensions and health care. You can find the union lows.

And last but not least, be nice talent. They work alone in dark shops all day!

Choose the Perfect Voiceover Actor for your character

Voiceover Artists for your Puppet Videos

If you are producing a Puppet video, then you might need at least one voice actor, probably more. That means you need to be auditioning voice over actors. Plan this in advance and write one-sentence descriptions of each character’s voice requirements. Each actor needs to be perfect for the part, not just acceptable.

Each voice actor is as different in the same way as each screen actor is different from the rest. After all, if Robert De Niro had been cast for the role of Rocky Balboa, then Rocky would have been a different movie, even if De Niro’s performance had been perfect.

Every actor is different! Choose Your Puppet Voice over Talents wisely!

Before you choose anyone, or even before seeing any actor, you need to know what aspects of the voice are negotiable and which aren’t. It’s important to find the perfect voice over talent for the role and not to try to adapt the character to the actor. The actor needs to bring your character to life. You can’t compromise on this.

Another important aspect is that the voice has to match the age or accent of the character. This is also-non negotiable unless you are willing to change the very heart of your puppet video production. Just as you wouldn’t expect James Bond or Harry Potter to speak with a Texan Accent, you can’t choose a voice for your Puppet Video that does not match the character description. And if you cannot find the exact voice that you need, then you have to make the call in the end, but at least you need to know what you want from the very the beginning, even if you later decide to go a different route because you are unable to find it.

You may even need special skills from a voice actor, like being able to do a child’s voice. It’s usually hard to work with children in demanding productions. Usually women can portray boys without much of a problem, and with the magic of post production sound editing as well. For instance, did you know that Bart Simpson is voiced by a voice actress called Nancy Cartwright?

Just make sure from the start that you are 100% sure of what you need for the character’s voice  such as gender, age, accent or lack of it. Once you made up your mind about this crucial matter, then you are ready to start shopping for the best actor for your Puppet Videos!



Puppet Teams

3 Ingredients For A Successful Puppet Team

For nearly 10 years, I have had the privilege of judging Puppet Teams in events in which teens get involved by competing in various aspects of the ministry.  Each year I am impressed with the quality and caliber of the presentations, but there are usually one or two teams that stand out. In this article I will talk about three things that shine it on the other.

A great team is essential to shine in puppet presentations


Teamwork is one of the first things I look for as a judge. In any good team,  each member has a job to do right and he or she jumps and does it, and when they finish they quickly offer to help someone in need. During the set time, there are usually positive jokes back and forth which show that they love and care about each other. Including a few jokes about jokes, to ask for advice, to offer suggestions in a positive manner, and to share words of encouragement. They meet for prayer before the presentation and during the prayer time an attitude of peace keeping awe.

The teams often have members with different abilities dolls and those who are more qualified help newcomers. If they have a member who has professional quality skills, this person will not dominate or take over the presentation. No one in any good puppet team will draw attention to themselves, but to the puppet team as a whole.

Good teamwork is easily perceived when puppeteers interact with each other and get along. Regardless of skill level, there is a kind of naturalness in conversation between puppets. By this I mean that the conversation seem to be tense or not forced, but flows naturally.

While most viewers will not notice some of these things, they will improve their performance tenfold.


The heart and the attitude towards other team members  can be easily observed. In a solid puppet team you won’t hear anyone complain or whine or make any negative talk. Instead, they make jokes and keep a positive attitude that says, I like to be a part of this team. In addition, the puppeteers respect the team manager even if they are also friends. The director is not micro-managing puppeteers, but allowing them the freedom to fulfill their role in the team.

A second aspect is centered in your hearts to God. Are you excited for the opportunity to do the best you can to please God? Is this as an opportunity to make your Ministry better or just an opportunity to show off? I’ve watched presentations, in which my heart was deeply touched, even when the performers’ skills were rather limited but the heart came through. Some puppet teams connect with the public in a meaningful way that goes far beyond the capabilities of solid puppeteering.

God’s heart appearance is during the presentation. All the puppet teams that shine are not limited to quoting  their scripts by heart, that someone else wrote. They speak from their hearts and as a result have a much greater impact.

Puppet skills

Note that is the third in the list during dolls quality is important. Any solid puppet performance requires great teamwork; Skills alone are not enough. A presentation that is all skills but no heart will never touch people to take action or move. You can use a large puppet team with a true heart for God and the people, but weak puppet skills and you can rest assured that God will use them to achieve great things. Of course this is not an excuse for the team not to work on improving their skills. The following video will show you the five key puppet skills to master for any presentation.

The 5 key puppet skills to master

What things make for a solid puppet performance? The list includes: entering and exiting stage, lip syncing, correct positioning, realistic movements, voice quality and a good eye contact. It is also important for puppeteers to work out! Yes, handling puppets requires a lot of arm strength and stamina. Puppet teams need to maintain the right posture at all times while on the stage. Puppeteers need to keep their arms raised over their heads for long periods of time, so good arms conditioning is very important too.

Lunch Bag Puppet

5 Quick and Easy Puppet Ideas for Children

Children love to make puppets so we are going to see 5 puppet ideas for children! Puppets enable children to use their imagination in puppet theater pieces and then to use their skills even in the classroom.

Amazing DIY Puppet Ideas

Puppetry is a great way for children to express their feelings in words and perform in front of an audience. Children who have difficulty to express themselves often immerse themselves in the character of a puppet and verbalizing feelings that they might otherwise have difficulty expressing.

Here are five simple ideas to make dolls for children:

Craft of marionetas- stick cut a picture of a person or animal from a magazine, upload a picture of a computer program or Internet or draw your own. Paste it into a wooden stick for instant doll.

Paper Plate Puppet s

Just pull glue or a face on a paper plate. Use markers, paints, crayons or decorate your doll. It’s fun details to her dolls as jewelry yarn hair bands for eyebrows, nose pompoms, pipe cleaners for whiskers of animals and buttons for the eyes used to add. Glue them on the paper plate. After drying, the tape is of a wooden stick color (available at Home Depot and paint and hardware stores) at the back of the plate. on the paper plate craft ideas for children to turn a search on the Internet a lot of ideas, begin to move your imagination.

Two cards with finger puppet Photo – These dolls are fun to do, because the children two holes in the bottom of the doll is cut and with the fingers in order to walk, dance and move. Find a picture of a person or an animal, call your own, or use a template and some glue on cardboard. Then, the paint, varnish or your doll is to decorate with two fingers. Just cut two holes in the hull of the doll and her fingers like legs.

Keywords cardboard dolls people – cover a cardboard tube with white paper and tape around the roller. Add features with crayons, markers or paint. Alternatively, you can take a picture from a magazine cut or old welcome. You can add a skirt baking paper cup to cut and paste it into your wardrobe or rolls design and construction paper hats and glue them to the front of the cardboard roll the bottom of the dish. Search cardboard tube ‘Dolls’ will stick to a lot of free templates, printable result printed in full color, and just around the cardboard tube. To perform your doll, place two fingers on the bottom of the roll, and up and down or tape with a wooden stick in the bottom of the roll and the use as a handle.

Paper Bag Puppet

Lunch-size paper bags are to be used easily transformed into puppet fun. You can draw a mouth on the edge of the folded paper bag and add facial features. Slip your hand into the bag and fold four fingers in the folded flap to fit. If you move your fingers slightly, he makes the mouth of the doll move and appears to be talking. Optionally, you can add arms or wings of cardboard and tape on the side of the bag. Bags come in a variety of colors, and a good choice for making animal puppets, like the green frog, yellow for a duck or pink for a pig doll.