Peter J Salzano, a professional voice over artist and playwright says that every beginner has to go through a number of auditions to make a good career in the voice-over industry and if you master the art of getting through the auditions, you are sure to succeed. Every voice-over audition is based on a number of elements and knowing those elements can help you get the job.
Peter says that every voice-over artist should understand the major requirements of the casting people before going for the interview and then work specifically on those elements.
Here he shares the 5 main components of voice-over auditions.
● The Read
There is no doubt that your performance makes the most important part of the audition. The way you are going to read the script will be the major deciding factor. The casting crew already has the idea of the voice they are looking for in their heads, so if you can understand their requirements and your read comes close to the vision they have, you are all set to get the role.
● Audio Quality
Right after the way of reading comes the audio quality that bears great importance in the voice-over audition. You might be very good with your read and narrated the script exactly how the client wanted it to be but if the audio you produce is not of good quality, you will not be able to make it.
So after you nailed the read and delivered excellent audio quality, comes your quote. You shouldn’t lowball to get the job and just quote what you feel is appropriate. The client pays you for the quality so even if you quote the lowest of all the other auditionees, you won’t get the job if voice quality is not up to the client’s set standard.
‘Experience makes a man perfect.’ The saying that you must have heard several times goes for every situation. More experience you have in the industry, the more you will be privileged. Peter Salzano thinks that in your initial days of voice acting, you should just concentrate on gaining as much work experience as you can as that will be a great plus point in your career.