VAMFR 011 | Marketing and Self-Promotion for Voice Actors, Part 3

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VAMFR 011 | Marketing and Self-Promotion for Voice Actors, Part 3

Welcome to episode 11 of the Voice Acting Mastery: Field Report podcast!

In this episode our correspondent, DanWill McCann, concludes his special report on how to market and promote yourself as a voice actor!

As was mentioned in parts 1 and 2 of this report, while attending a Los Angeles area convention called Wondercon, DanWill was able to ask several talented and successful voice actors about how they approach these topics. They were generous enough to share their insights, and DanWill found their methods and stories very valuable. In part 1 of this report, DanWill discussed business cards, websites, and the importance of both acting training and diligent participation in the industry. In part 2, he discussed social media, its rising impact on the voice over world, and some best practices for how to use it.

In part 3, DanWill would like to address the subject of agents and their role in getting your name out there, as well as what kinds of self-promotion and networking can be done at conventions like WonderCon. He’s also going to talk about demos, which are a major component of every successful voice actor’s marketing strategy.

Once again we’re lucky to hear from five impressive voice acting talents, including Dino Andrade, who recently announced he’ll be voicing the Scarecrow once again in Batman: Arkham Underworld, and Rikki Simons, who played the lovable Gir from Invader Zim. David Sobolov lends his voice to Draxx in Marvel’s animated series, Guardians of the Galaxy, and he was kind enough to speak with us as well. DanWill will also share advice from Sandy Fox, the voice of the Black Lady and Sailor Chibi Moon from Sailor Moon Crystal, and Lex Lang, an ADR expert on voice matching and creature noises whom you may have heard in recent movies like Jurrasic World and Deadpool. So here we go!

The VAM Field Report will be released on the 1st Wednesday of every month so stay on the look out for it!

 

Download VAM Field Report Episode #11 Here (MP3)

 

4 Responses to “VAMFR 011 | Marketing and Self-Promotion for Voice Actors, Part 3”

  1. Kalyn McCabe says:

    Tons of great information here! I’ll apply every tip in the future. Thank you so much for this special report, I know we’ll grow to be more successful as we go forward in our careers!

    • DW McCann says:

      I’m glad you found the report helpful! I know I learned a lot putting it together!

      Thank you for listening.
      ~DW

  2. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I actually don’t have a question, but I appreciate all of the things I’ve been able to learn from this site.

    -The “animal/creature” part of the podcast was really interesting. In regards to Rikki Simons pieces, seeing an artist being able to do voice acting and painting, and balancing both answered questions I had been having about this. Thank you all for all of the hard work you do.

    • DW McCann says:

      I was happy to do it and am already working on ideas for my next report.

      Yeah, ever since talking to Matt Mercer in my first interview (episodes 5 and 6) I have been spending time working on creature sounds. I find it very freeing!

      And Rikki is a very talented man in both areas. I would say he is a good example to look into if you are interested in doing both.

      Thank you for listening, see you next time!
      ~DW

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