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How to get up-to-date casting information

Hey, there!

I’ve seen a lot of VO artists and actors chasing their tails when it comes to keeping up with casting directors.

CDs move around a lot, because, like us, once they finish one job, it’s then their job to find another job. Which usually means a new show or commercial project, and a new office, which isn’t always announced.

And you want to find out.

And you don’t have the time, do you? Well, here’s how.

There seems to be a website for everything, and there happens to be a great one for keeping close tabs on casting directors, their projects and their contact information. You can find it all at Casting About:

http://castingabout.com/david

That special link gets you a week free, no strings attached, no credit card numbers asked for until you decide at the end of seven days you want to continue.

And I get nothing for sending you…you just get seven free days because your old buddy David.

Why?

I know a guy.

Two guys, actually.

Casting About was the brainchild of two very smart guys, Blair and Brian, actors who were sick and tired of trying to remember where CDs were and what they were working on, so they decided to build a site to house all this hard won data.

Now, after becoming a part of Breakdown Services, they’re still actors, but they now have a staff that does the keeping-up-on-things for them.

And they’re good guys, too.

This is a site that’s worth every penny – it’s less than 10 bucks a month, or, even better, less than $40 for the year. Well worth it when you’re looking up shows and campaigns, who’s casting them, and where you can send the little gifts after you book your job with them.

You can even keep notes on CDs. I share my notes with my agent and my manager – this just the kind of site that keeps my team humming.

Try it out and you’ll be totally connected.

Hope this helps.

David

10 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

  1. Kelli August 18, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    I feel really good about my demo. It is a quick and fun process, even for someone like me who gets very self concious. :)

  2. David Britz September 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    The demos are great. Superb quality. Why go anywhere else?

  3. David Britz October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to record my Narration VO Demo!! :))

  4. Mike Brang December 31, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Having a well-produced demo is one of the most important things in the VO business. I had a number of demos made from other producers in the past and they all had one thing in common — that manufactured, cookie cutter sound!
    What sets David apart from the rest, besides his affordable price and tremendously fast turn around time, is that all of the clips you record with him sound unique. Each spot sounds like an actual commercial you recorded for a job.
    My agent loved the quality and even asked who produced it to refer his other talent there!

    Thanks again, David for producing such a great, high quality demo for me. You made the process relaxing and enjoyable. I urge anyone reading this unsolicited reply to listen to David’s student demos to hear the difference for yourself. Anyone would be lucky to work with him

  5. Kristy Liles February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    I can not thank you enough. I worked so hard on 15 page IVR project, one day I cryed, look for answers, pull my hear (not really) but I was about until another VO send me this great tool. Thanks!

  6. Frank June 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    David

    When v123 indicates the audition is for a student/ nonprofit are we to assume it is for $0. If so, why does the audition ask for an amount to be entered?

  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    David,
    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!
    Shirley

  8. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    …too good…not togaed.
    The one time spell check didn’t work!

  9. Bernard Prame July 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    extremely helpful demo. Thank you!

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