Hi everybody, Paul Stefano here. Voice actor a voiceover voice-over
artist you know the drill by now, with another VO booth confessional. Talking about bad demos. How does this still happen? You would think it would be easy with all the information out there on the interwebs and in Facebook and Google+…oh wait not that one I guess . Still, you would think it’d be easy to find out who was a good demo producer and who is just trying to take your money, or may not care that much about their work.
Now, our colleague Tom Dheere at https://tomdheere.com put out a
post this week on one of the Facebook groups about a person who got duped into making a bad demo. Now the frustrating
part is that the talent was actually pretty good. They had some quality reads and definitely showed some some spark in their performance. However, the demo production was really, really bad. In spite of all the information out there, people still get confused. I know in my podcast I’ve tried to tell people some of the good resources to use in order to make a demo, but the fact is some people still get duped.
So it got me to thinking, what if there were some volunteers in this great voiceover community that we all love that might be willing to donate some of their time or at least give a substantial reduction to someone who may have been tricked into making a bad demo
through no fault of their own? So I have a pretty good studio here based in Baltimore and I’d be happy to donate my studio time. It’s probably the only thing I can really offer at this point in my career.
I wouldn’t want to direct somebody or offer coaching, but I can offer my space and my engineering abilities behind the
board, and I’d be happy to do that.
I was wondering if anybody else out there might be willing to offer some of their services? Maybe a demo producer, a casting director, a coach. Anything at all that might help someone who again, through no fault of their own really got screwed when shopping for a demo. Let’s call it the VO Cavalry.
If that’s something you think you might be able to do please let me know in the comments here. In doing so, maybe we can help
people who really have gotten hosed when producing a demo because they didn’t really know what they were doing.
Let’s do some good in the world and put an end to Bad Demos!