Sending out my demo has me wondering about the word, "experience." See, I may lack what some might call "experience" when it comes to voicover work. Believe me, it's the farthest thing from the truth.
See, I'm no "one-trick-pony." Doing voice work is not my only profession. I have been a practicing attorney since 1996 and a classroom teacher since 1990. My degree is in radio/TV communications with an emphasis on production. I have some acting and singing experience to add to the resume as well. So, why is it that I would be considered "inexperienced?"
The answer is probably because I haven't had my voice recorded in a studio and played on a radio station for about 20 years. Hell, my voice has been on TV in the interim. So, I don't really consider myself "inexperienced" when it comes to commercial voiceover work. Here's why.
I took the one-day voiceover class at the (world famous) Marc Graue Voiceover Studios in Burbank. Marc is a great guy, and I consider him to be a mentor. The most important thing I learned that day was that my entire life's experience made commercial voice work come easy for me. I was nailing reads of all types (with the exception of some medical jargon that trips up everyone): commercial, narration, animation, and ADR. I was pretty stoked.
So, based on that "experience," I have cut my demo, sent it out, and wait for replies. Sure, I don't have a SAG or AFTRA card (yet), but I have plenty of "experience."