WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT CAN YOU DO BEST?
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
ELEMENTS OF A VO DEMO
Myself and many producers & agents believe that a demo should show not just what you can do, but who you are , what makes you unique, and what you do well. With this in mind, I believe VAs should come to the demo process with at least a few formal classes under their belt, and a general understanding of what genres your voice works well in & which you'd like to target.
My job is to hone your reads, clarify & polish your intention, & write spots for you that show off your strengths. If you are not sure of at least some of your strengths, it takes time & coaching to discover this & is not something easily done in the short consultation time of a demo. Moving forward without this knowledge of yourself can result in a decent, if not "generic"-sounding demo - one that you will outgrow quickly & need to spend more money on to re-record. I do not believe that writing generic scripts or creating characters for you is fair to you, so my demos DO NOT include detailed coaching or helping you create voices from scratch. If you would like help with that, I am happy to help you with coaching classes.
But not to worry, I provide a FREE consultation to assess your individual goals & demo readiness, get to know you, your talent, your dreams, and your mindset to get you a demo that is YOU! Not sure if whether you're ready or not? Take the ...
WHAT IS AN "INDIE" DEMO?
Professional demos are written & recorded in-studio with a professional production company whose sole purpose is to make demos. Those production companies have a "signature sound" that varies from place to place that lets agents & other producers know that you spent the $$$ BIG BUCKS $$$ (generally between $1000-$3000). While my writing skills are on par with those production companies & my audio engineers are full-time professionals, I am not a recognized production company. Therefore, your demo will be considered an "indie" demo, just like the "indie" work you may do. I call this a "starter" or "good-enough" demo. It is ideal for those who are getting their first demo or are still honing their talent & expect to outgrow their demo in a year or two. My prices reflect this, and it is important to me that I do not represent myself as more than I am, and you are armed with all the information you need to appear professional and be successful.
The man with the magic ears, in charge of making your commercial demo sound silky smooth. Sound designer, voice actor, worlds most okayest dad and person who is easily entertained. Lover of Indie artists/musicians and spaceflight hobbyist.
Resident audio ninja, and literal podcast doctor, in charge of making your character demo sound magical. Known for his work on award-nominated immersive audio dramas from AudiOhm such as How I Died, Crowley, and more!
Let's meet to talk about your experience, your specific demo goals, and what styles you'd like to target and work toward.
These are no GENERIC scripts - these are made specifically for you and your strengths! Price is for choice of one Commercial OR Character demo script.
Have Paytrk lend his magic ears to listen to your space and provide basic feedback & evaluation of your recording space for demo readiness.
Hire me to direct your demo at home or at a professional studio to bring out your best performance! Price does not include studio rate. Most demo sessions are one hour per set. Budget for 1.5 hours for safety.
One of our amazing audio engineer partners will make you sound silky smooth & production-ready with SFX & mixing of your demo.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO YOU CHARGE PER HOUR FOR DIRECTION?
I round to the nearest half-hour. The average studio charges round-hour rates, meaning if your session lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes, you're charged for 2 hours. I charge per half-hour instead. This means that if you go over the minimum anticipated 1 hour, you will not be charged for 2 hours but 1.5. Keep in mind that if you choose to record at a studio, you will need to pay their rate (and whatever their rounding policy is) in addition to my direction rates.