Voiceovers and Data – The Not Silent Blog 1/19/21

Data has always been in short supply in the voiceover industry.

Nobody knows how many voice actors are out there, how much money they make, which genres they narrate, etc. A valiant effort is currently underway to address this issue.

Beloved voice actor and good friend Carin Gilfry has created a survey on behalf of the Voice Actors of NYC. It’s an attempt to collect data on how the voiceover industry currently functions from a voice actor’s perspective. I myself took the survey and the questions are fascinating.

Carin tells me that more surveys will be posted to drill down on the data that is collected from the inaugural survey as well address other areas that are in dire need of exploration. Knowledge is power!

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Take the survey! It will go a long way toward collecting voiceover data. Yes, only a fraction of the voiceover industry will participate, but noticing trends and patterns could reveal some interesting insight into how the voiceover industry currently works. If nothing else, surveys are fun to do!

NEWS AND NOTES

Thursday, January 21st @8PM EST: the Edge Studio Business and Money 201 Webinar: ‘Rates, Negotiating, and Billing‘. It caps at 25 students and sells out fast so sign up ASAP.

Saturday, January 30th @5PM EST: The Voice Actors Studio ‘eLearning Performance’ Workshop. eLearning, training modules, and instructional content is a leading category in voiceover opportunity! Join me for a focused eLearning Performance workshop!

Wednesday, February 17 @8PM EST: VO How-To: Explainers Explained! What is an Explainer Video? How do you narrate one? Where do you get the work? These and many other questions will be answered in this online workshop! If you can’t attend the night of the event, the webinar will be recorded so you can watch the video at your convenience.

HAPPY HAPPYS

Happy Popcorn Day and Thesaurus Day!

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Tom Dheere is a voice actor with over twenty years of experience narrating just about every type of voiceover you can think of. He also helps voice talents navigate the voiceover industry as the VO Strategist. When not voicing or talking about voicing, he produces the epic sci-fi comic book Agent 1.22.

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