7 Deadly Sins Of Slating

7 Deadly Sins Of Slating

Slating is not a practice that I’m into. Unless, of course, the instructions specifically request it. Outside of that, I may include a slate if my audition includes more than one take. In that case a simple, “Marc Scott. Three reads,” is all I’d ever include.

Are You Really Listening?

Are You Really Listening?

Have you ever heard someone explain the difference between hearing and listening? According the University of Minnesota, “Hearing simply happens. Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do.” In other words, there’s a difference!

Is Your Audio Demo Enough?

Is Your Audio Demo Enough?

The audio demo. A staple of the voice over industry. Talk to any talent. Any coach. Any producer. They’ll all tell you the same thing. Get a good demo. Regardless of the means, they all point to the same end. Get a good demo. The Audio Demo For many years voice over work mostly consisted […]

Are YouTube Ads Keeping You From Getting Paid?

Are YouTube Ads Keeping You From Getting Paid?

In addition to my audio demos that I post all over the web, I also have video demos that I’ve shared on YouTube. The fact is, it’s simply too big a search engine to be ignored. With well written descriptions and proper keyword selection, it’s another great way to get your demos found. Another advantage […]

A Tip For Sending Voice Over Demos

A Tip For Sending Voice Over Demos

This week I’ve been doing a Five Day Challenge and a number of voice actors opted to participate with me. The point of the challenge was simple. Each day, for five days, send out at least one demo to one potential client. It’s a completely attainable challenge, and one that could result in new work. […]

I Wanted It To Be Me So Badly

I Wanted It To Be Me So Badly

You’ve Got Mail is, quite possibly, one of the greatest romantic movies ever made. How’s that for an opening line on a voice over blog written by a man in his 30’s? I watch You’ve Got Mail every time I see it on TV. I can’t help myself. I don’t even want to think about […]