Agreement to make Demo Clips

Which situation describes you best?

You would like to record samples (such as a demo) you can share. For this, we suggest visiting the Voice Acting Expo, or setting up a free consultation call. Otherwise, you must follow the Rules of Commercial Demos. Key points are summarized here, but you must actually read the rules. This is true whether:

  1. You have made a demo and want advice about it, or want to update it;
  2. You have recordings you would like made into a samples (such as a demo) you can share.

MOST IMPORTANT: We do not necessarily recommend you make a demo! Almost everyone comes to us believing they should make a demo. We are happy to help, but beyond three sample clips, we do NOT recommend talent who have come to one or two Voice Acting Expos make more than three sample clips until they are more ready. You can get ready via home practice or taking a series of lessons from an experienced coach.

The industry expects the first samples of your work to be COMMERCIAL samples. Even if your dream is animation, audiobooks or narrative, your first samples are expected to be commercials.

When you are new, agents will often listen to as few as 3-5 of your clips. Your best work should be first, so including more than 3-5 clips may mean including more lower-quality clips, which is a bad idea.

Each clip must sound like it is from a real commercial! If we can’t tell if it is a commercial, or it doesn’t seem like a commercial, don’t include it! No audiobook, animation, narrative or other types should be included. (Exception: Some kinds of narrative sound like a commercial, and these are sometimes okay.)

Generally, you should choose the most authentic takes from whatever recordings you have or will make of your commercial performances. You should choose more takes than you need, and we will help you narrow it down.

If you prefer a mixture of clip types (right hand of diagram below), we will refer you. We do not recommend a mixture of clip types, and will refer you or assist you. We ONLY make clips that are clearly commercial. There is a more comprehensive version of the diagram at the bottom of this page (scroll down).

Agreement with School of Voiceover before making demo clips

Your final cost will depend on how many clips you want us to make for you. We reserve the right to refund you if you make selections of your work that are not in line with the agreement above, or you provide selections that are poor quality.

1 for $21 … $21
2 for $38 .. $17 more than 1 ($19 each)
3 for $54 . $16 more than 2 ($18 each)
4 for $68 .. $14 more than 3 ($17 each)
5 for $85 . $17 more than 4 ($17 each)

(More than 5 requires prior approval):
6 for $96 . $11 more than 5 ($16 each)
7 for $105 .. $9 more than 6 ($15 each)
8 for $112 $7 more than 7 ($14 each)

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