Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions by Freshers who contact our Studio for work or training related enquries. ( If you don't find an answer to your query, kindly contact us on facebook, whatsapp # 9810269265, email at email@example.com).
Q1. Is there any Age limit to apply as a Voice Artist ?
A 1. No, Any body can apply; from a kid, adult to an Aged person as long as you have a clear voice, language command & ofcourse how to work.
Q2. Is there any Qualification or Certificate required to apply ?
A2. No. Voice Over / Dubbing is totally a Talent based Industry. Real Voice Artists, who are working in the Industry in Recording Studios for years actually have no Certificates as such. The Only judgment factor to get work in this Industry is your Voice Samples. To Judge a voice artist listen to the Commercial samples of voice he or she has done. Nobody will look into your CV, Qualification & Certificates etc. There are places which lure with providing certificates of voice over training which is something a Studio will never ask for.
Q3. People say that I have a good voice so I want to apply for work.
A3. Making career in this Industry is a serious game. It is never advisable to approach for work when you are unprepared or have no idea of Industry & are only depending on basic elements like having good voice or good communication skills.
Q 4. Is there a Competition in this business?
A 4. No & Yes. This is a Quality Game. Here only those survive who have the real talent & know how of the Industry. There are so many people claiming to be Voice Artists. Many directly want to apply or are willing to work on low cost, or even for free. In Voice Over Industry those people who have the right talent repeatedly get the Mainstream work. So for example on an average if there are 100 claming to be voice artists, there will be only 10 amongst them who actually are the Artist Material & they will be hired repeatedly for commercial projects. For less professional work people are ready to work even from home from few hundreds to thousands rupees or even free of cost.
Q5. I can sound like that TV Ad guy, or make voices like cartoons so I want to apply, as I think I can well modulate my voice very well & I have that confidence.
A5. As a Production House, on an average we get around 10 enquires though emails, whatsapp etc from people who want to apply only on the basis of Instinct. It is advisable for such people to hire some sound recording studio & make a demo reel for applying & never send mobile recordings directly. Studios have professional equipment to record ( mics like Neumann, Rode, Sennheiser ) - Remember that no Studio will give you a second chance in this field. So directly approaching the studio for work while you unprepared has its potential risk. It is advisable the demo samples must not have any background music unless you have worked for some Projects. Duration should be 30, 40sec less than a minute voice samples. Don't send mobile recording voice samples as your demo.
Q6. What is the way to Become a Voice Artist ? Should I join some Institute ? Is Training Mandatory ?
A6. There are only two ways to become a Voice Artist.
It is a Well known fact in the Entertainment Industry that many people, who lure people of quick stardom. Promises of making you Actors, Voice Artists etc. in few days or weeks are very common in Metropolitan cities like Mumbai & Delhi. One should thoroughly enquire such places/ people, because most likely you will come out to findings like – such people who promise you quick success & work are the ones who themselves have not been able to make a mark in industry or do the mainstream work, so to survive themselves in this field they start to sell the Dreams they once looked for themselves. They will claim you to make you voice artists but you never get to have a look at their works. A foolproof method to verify such place/ person is to look into their work profile rather than blindly trusting their words. For example If somebody claims you to make an Actor in few days you should check his Acting work first, if somebody tells you make you a Voice Artist in a matter of day or two or even few hours, check their voice samples, or videos they have worked in. You will automatically get to know the truth. Only a Real Actor can tell you how much time & effort it takes to Learn Acting. These days people are in hurry, so initially they join such places & then blame the Luck or blame the Industry. There is nothing to be blamed, to be successful in this Industry you only need the right talent, & once you have acquired that Good Luck will automatically follow.
Q7. I don't have any past Experience of any Studio of Film, is there any hope I can get work with you. I don't have Studio demo. Is it full time or part time job ?
A7. Although nobody will ask you about any Experience, but no body will even call you directly without listening to you Studio recordings. Its a part time freelance work. For those who do projects regularly it becomes their mainstream source of Income.
Q8. We are a group of 6 Students in Mumbai & have done Mass Comm, we need Internship in Voice Over ?
A8. Voice Over Work depends on individual's performance & perfection, not on trail & error basis. Internships don't happen in this field.
Q9. How can I apply for work at deepakvoice.com or other studios in general ? I don't have samples can't I come directly to give test of my voice ?
A8. If you don't have ur studio demo reel mostly likely you are not a voice artist, Every studio will ask for your samples rather than directly calling you for work or audition. In case of Dubbing, Voice Acting or cartoon work even after your samples are approved you might still need to go for audition & based on your performance you will get the work.
Q 10. Hi, I got some training from some place, but still my demos look normal reads, how can i get work ?
A.10. Before joining any voice over training institute or workshops one must enquire about the person or the place where you will be taught. Whether the person claiming to teach you is a Voice Over Artist or not ?, Have you heard his/her Voice Samples, Have you checked some Videos where his voice is used. Any body can teach you things like vocal exercises, modulation etc. as everything is available on Internet free of cost as well. You can even learn such things on your own. The real Industry skills can be learned only from the one who is working in the Industry & you have seen or checked his work personally. So without falling into the traps of quick promises, shorcuts of over night success etc., look into the profile of the Person & work environment. This was a question asked by a lady who did some voice over training lessons. On asking about the profile of the Trainer, this lady had no clue about his voice over works, in terms of videos or voice samples. According to her she had only seen his videos on his website preaching about voice over world & how it is done. She had not seen any of his works in the form of Audio samples or Videos & simply relied on the self made website.
Q 11. Hi, I am interested in voice dubbing. I am a Fresher. I have no experience, do I need training ? Basically I am interested in part time work as a voice over artist. How will i find that I am suitable as per your requirement.
A11. There is no need to disclose it to the studio that you are a fresher as that will only lessen your chances of selection. Further more it will not the sound enggineer more than a minute or even seconds to discover that you are a Voice Artist or not. Training need depends on your Seriousness. But as such no one will ask for any certificates in this industry. Here only your talent is your certificate. The talent of a Voice Artist is showcased by Voice Samples, Videos, Films etc. No one will ask even your past work experience. So make sure if you join any voice over classes check the Commercial samples of the Trainer first, because at the end of training you will be judged on this basis only. Voice Over work is always done in Part time manner. A professional voice artist can tell you what work you are suitable for. In general people have mis conceptions if they have good voices, or fluency so they are Ready for the Industry. These days as media is so wide, almost every voice is suitable for voice over work. Voice Over Dubbing as it looks simple on TV, is not at all actually it takes hours of labour by Dubbing Artist, Sound Engg, Directors etc. & once you come across real dubbing session in Studio you will get to know what it all takes to make it look like that simple. ( An example of Dubbing )
Q13. I work in a Company where I have to do presentations etc. & they say I have a very good voice, & also on the phone you listen to me can you give me a feedback whether my Voice is Fit for Industry or not?
A13. Having a Good voice certainly gives to an edge over others in Voice Over Industry. Today Media & Industry is so vast that actually every voice has some requirement. If you believe or people say you have a good voice this shows the potential which you can utilise. One major thing which freshers in voice over industry often ignore is the Delivery Styles. Unless untill you don't know the various delivery styles as per clients expectations you will eventually be a part of crowd who think its very easy task to do voice overs. Every Saturday We conduct Free of cost Assessment Auditions at our Sound Recording Studio in Delhi for freshers who want to pursue this career, are interested in voice over training, or just want to start voice over & film dubbing work directly.
Q14. Do you also provide Voice Over training in Noida ?
A14. We provide Voice Over, Voice Modulation & Dubbing courses in South Delhi, Near Noida & Faridabad. Our Sound recording Studio is in South Delhi. The voice over artist course can be availed online as well.
Q15. What is the duration of Voice Over workshop in Delhi ?
A15. Voice Over training/ workshop is given on Individual basis. Normally it takes 1 & half to 2 months. But for people from outside Delhi we have customised the duration as per the choice of individual.
Q16. Are there enough Part time voice over jobs in Delhi ?
A16. Voice Over industry does not provide a regular job. Its a freelance career option. A lot of our artists are involved in other professions & do voice over work as an additional source of good income.
Q.17. Yuri - Hi! I'm a voice over artist in English and Hindi. Would like to register with you for VO jobs. I have a recording facility at home.
A.17. Hi Yuri, kindly send us your complete details + your voice over studio demo reel as per the link below
click here to register with our production house voice bank
Q.19.Hello,this is ......... I am interested for voice over. Got to know about your work few hours back only through random search.I have sent a sample🏼 from my mobile only. Would like to meet you. I am basically a HR professional but have craving for voice over, if I am suitable.
A. 19. If you are looking for voice over work, kindly hire some studio & make a demo reel & send it to us here. Sending Mobile samples firstly shows that you are not a voice over artist. Once a studio knows that you are a fresher they will loose interest in you. Q.19a. Can this be done at your Studio ?. A19a.Yes it can be done in any studio. Studios are hired on hourly basis, our Recording studio is in South Delhi. Q.19b. Do you have a Studio in/near Noida ? A19b. We have an office near Noida but only for Voice Over Training/ Workkshops purposes for people who come from Noida or nearby areas in Delhi. For recording your demos you will have to come Malviya Nagar Recording Studio only. Q.19c. Actually I am a working women into corporate HR. Havn't ever tried voice over/dubbing but it interests me very much. I want to try my hand in it as part time/ parallel job. Dont know how and from where to start, you came as rescue and I sent you the sample. A19c. We daily get such enquires, in short if you think that you are ready for this work make your sample & send it to us. The Studio will provide you scripts or you can take your own scripts. The important thing here is In the Studio no body will guide on how to record, so be prepared that way.
Q. 20. Sir, recently I did a small 2 day voice over training workshop in hindi about which I read an ad in Nav Bharat times, conducted by a Radio Jockey named............, who has trained many radio jockeys, but i couldn't learn much there as he taught about basics only.
A.20. First of all Voice Over & Radio Jockey are 2 closely related fields but still are different in many aspects. The experience of Learning depends on the fact, whether the person who taught you is a working voice over artist or not, have you seen his work ?, Have you heard any of his samples as a portfolio ? If the answer to this questions is yes then go ahead & if you cannot find any proof of his/her work, you can learn all the things free of cost on Internet. This is a performance field. Anybody can tell you ways to do modualtion, vocal exercises but when it comes to Voice Over Work, you need an ability to showcase the Talent. So don't go by any one's words of over-night success just look into his or her profile, because at some stage you will be judged after the training not by your talks but by voice over samples or work, so pay attention on work from the beginning. We regularly get samples from aspiring artists who put back ground music in demo recordings, re name their voice samples as big brand ads name, discovery channel.mp3 & so on. In a studio all such tricks are futile, in just a few seconds you will be judged by a Sound recording Engg.
Q. 21. How can Deepak Agnihotri School of Voice Over & Dubbing voiceovertraining.in can help me become a Voice Artist ?
A21. We can provide you Work, Assignments, Demo reels, Free assement auditions, & Training in Film Studio as per your need. We weekly conduct Free Auditions for aspiring people, in free feedback is given on personal basis based on your audition & On how you can take the further course of action. We make films in all Indian/ Foreign languages across the world & require VO Artists accordingly. You can have the opportunity to work with us. We also provide 1 & half months Training Program dedicated to Voice Over & Film Industry. The Training is provided on Individual basis directly by Deepak Agnihotri (having around 17 years of Experience in the same Business). We welcome you to browse through our Video gallery & voice samples on the home page & get connected with us on the facebook link for Regular Production updates, auditions etc.
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