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I get calls every day from people wanting to produce their VO demos with me.
Here’s the conversation you want to have with me, or any other demo producer, to get the best results.
Making a demo with VO2GoGo is a breeze. It’s fun, it’s fast and it’s inexpensive. And you can start working right away. Our goal with VO2GoGo is to demystify and simplify the process of making a commercial voice demo, and to make the whole experience a satisfying investment of your time and money. We love watching clients walk away from sessions happy and excited, knowing that they can start getting auditions and work within a few minutes of putting their demos together. Here’s what to expect from the VO2GoGo process.
Step 1: Ya gotta want it
Ask yourself (and you may have already enthusiastically asked and answered these questions – if so, great): Do you really want to do voicework? Are you excited to work in a studio? Do you find advertising fascinating? Do you love performing, even if there’s no audience in front of you? Answering these questions with resounding “Yes”es is a prerequisite. It’s not about having a great voice (that helps, but it’s not the most important thing) – it’s about being committed to the art and commerce of commercial voice acting.
Step 2: Have a conversation with David
Start with a brief consultation with David H. Lawrence XVII. There’s no charge just to have a chat. Call 818-326-7700. He’ll actually answer the phone. You’ll talk about where you are in your voice career (a beginner needing their first demo? A veteran needing a fresh demo? An actor looking to sidegrade into voice work?), and you’ll have all the time in the world to explore any questions you might have about the VO2GoGo process, and the world of voice work in general.
While you’re chatting, David will take note of your natural voice, your style and category, and start thinking about the kind of copy that would fit you like a glove. That copy will be waiting for you when you come for your VO2GoGo session, should that end up being your plan.
Step 3: Make an appointment
After you’ve had your conversation, make an appointment with one of the links in the right hand column. You can also do so while you’re on the phone with David. That number again is 818-326-7700.
Step 4: Produce your VO2GoGo demo
The day of the session, try not to drink or eat anything creamy or that might coat your throat and change your voice. Try also to avoid sodas, coffees and non-herbal teas as they act as diuretics and tend to dry you out. Water’s good. Clear soups and juices are great too. Just take care of yourself and be well hydrated when you show up at the VO2GoGo studios.
When you arrive at the studio, you’ll go over your copy, you’ll rehearse, you’ll lay down the raw voice tracks with David’s direction and adjustments, and then you’ll watch as your demo is crafted before your very ears: sweetened with music and sound effects where appropriate, edited to show your best work up front, balanced to show range and performance, even tweaked to sound like each piece of your demo was recorded in a unique individual studio.
Once your demo is finished, you’ll receive a CD copy and high-quality MP3 files will be emailed to you right from the session, and will be waiting for you at home. We’ll also showcase them here, right on the VO2GoGo client page. And you’ll be given the opportunity to have your very own page and video testimonial from David.
Step 5: Feel the focus
Once your demo is complete, we don’t stop there – we send it to a top LA voice casting director for peer review – anything that CD notes that could be improved, and you agree with, we’ll do in a follow up session. For free.
One further word about revisions: David does a lot of things to make your demo appealing to one particular party: casting directors. If you play this demo for your mom, dad, friends, agent, manager or whoever other than casting directors, great, but their feedback doesn’t fall under the free followup session. Any revisions you want to make based on their comments will be made under extreme protest, and will cost $100 per revision. Just making sure you’re informed on that.
Step 6: Enjoy ongoing support
Once you’re a VO2GoGo client, you’re a VO2GoGo client for life. And unless you’re doing studio work, or you need a full blown coaching session, short simple questions and answers over the phone or via email are free. With the world of voice performance changing as rapidly as it is, it’s good to know you’ve got a professional advisor and world class support that’s as close as a phone call or mouse click.
And if you’d like to schedule your session now, click on the appropriate link in the right hand column, corresponding to the demo you’d like to produce.
Hope this helps.