Voice actors use demos to show their range, which encompasses tone and types of reads they can perform. Because we’re voice actors, these demos have historically been audio demos in the format of an mp3 file. Well, ok, it’s not ALWAYS been an mp3. Before the mp3, there we CDs, and before that, there were cassette tapes. My first demo was a cassette tape… clearly, I’m dating myself!
Lately, though, there’s been a surge in voice actor video demos. Same idea is at play, to show your range and depth of talent, but it’s a little more entertaining since the audio is paired with video. I mean, why not make it a fun experience for the listener… now turned viewer?
Recently, I re-vamped my web site… and I mean, it was a complete overhaul. In the process, I decided I wanted to use video demos as a marketing tool on the site, and beyond. Now, there are plenty of folks out there who will create video demos for voice actors, and their talents (and rates) vary. But I have to tell you, I couldn’t be more pleased with the work my colleague and friend, Humberto Franco, did to create my video demos.
Now, Humberto is a busy voice actor, and a very talented one, at that. But his talent also truly shines through in the beautiful video demos he creates. Humberto is professional, conscientious, and an absolute pleasure to work with. When he creates a video for you, he schedules a meeting via Zoom so he can play it for you to ensure you like it. With my marketing background, I can be pretty darn particular about the look, feel, and flow of things, but I had virtually zero commentary to give about the videos Humberto produced for me. I loved each and every one of them out of the gate, and I even cried watching the very first one he produced. (I know, I know, I’m weird.)
Here’s Humberto’s information. If you’re a voice actor looking to have video demos produced, contact Humberto. You won’t regret it one bit!
Humberto Franco — www.humbertofranco.com