Blog: Navigating online voiceover services

Why some Cable companies choose online Voiceover Service?

The folks working in the Creative Departments at Cable companies work at a steady and usually pretty darn fast pace making commercials for their clients. This can be extremely challenging, since they are constantly trying to "beat the deadline", while still keeping quality top of mind.

We decided to ask some production executives at some of the larger providers why they like using online VO services when producing spots.

First we spoke to Andrew Soucek from Midcontinent.

 “I’ve been using online voiceover services for a little over two years now at Midcontinent. It’s...

How to successfully order voice overs online part one

Using any kind of service online can be a bit intimidating at first, and that can definitely be the case when ordering VO's online.

We asked InternetJock Customer Service Manager Extratordinare Derek Dearment what his best advice would be to get just what you want, before or at the deadline you requested.

"Well first, you must decide what style and delivery are you looking for, and how to best communicate that.

"Ordering a voice over online, and getting what you need can be tricky. Here are a few ways to make the process go smoothly, and help you...

The art of the Car Commercial Voiceover

What makes the VO for a car commerical stand out? Well it starts with choosing the right voice actor, and ends with that talent nailing the spot. We spoke to a couple of execs that put the commericals togther, and a couple voice actors that do A LOT of these campaigns, and here is what they had to say.

Jen Price, Digital Creative Producer from Dick Hannah says that they have been using a certain high energy male voice the past few years for most of their dealerships, but recently realized they wanted to make their spots more diverse to reflect the different types of cars...

Why choose an Online Voiceover Service?

Why use an online voiceover service?

There are numerous way to source voiceovers, and one solution that has been growing by leaps and bounds the past few years is the Online Voiceover Service.

The traditional audition process can become a bit tedious, and along with bidding for projects requires a lot of back and forth communication. One advantage to using an online service is that most of them list their prices up front, and have demos posted to listen to at your leisure.

Since we all seem to be seeking instant gratification more than ever with the speed and accessibility the internet offers us, we tend to expect to get things as fast as possible, quality...

The challenges of voicing Characters

Voicing characters is a whole different ballgame than a regular read for voice actors. I asked some of our busiest character talent how they approach character VO’s, and they had some great insight.

Internetjock Melody has done numerous character voices, including Madame President for Call of Duty Black Ops 2. She says first and foremost, in order to pull off a great character, you have to have the acting chops.  It's not just enough to use "a funny voice."  The acting skill must be there in order to make a character sound believable.  And...

Female vs Male voiceovers

You want to make sure your project makes an impact on your target audience, so choosing the right voice is critical. At InternetJock we often get asked what are the main criteria for choosing the right talent. Of course there will be a certain tone, and tempo you want to capture, but how do you choose between a male or female voice?

We asked Greg Press, Creative Director at Stream Companies about...