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I'm a bean counter. I count beans.

I'm damn good at my job too.
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I own a HVAC repair company.
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I work for the Angie's List, as an account manager. Pays well and is easy enough.
    
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Right now, I'm aiming to get involved in voice work.
A bit difficult because in order to get into an agency, you have had previous gigs.

And I can't get previous gigs without getting into an angency.
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Craigslist for the win. I am sure you could find work doing that. There is work around here with voice stuff.
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post #2206 of 5914
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Originally Posted by A-E-I-Owned-You View Post
Craigslist for the win. I am sure you could find work doing that. There is work around here with voice stuff.
Pickings are a bit slimmer here so I haven't had too much luck. Fingers crossed though.
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Studying Multimedia Technology and Design whilst trying to be an active musician at the same time. Ive had to cut the music down alot for this degree but hey, i love both .
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post #2208 of 5914
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Pickings are a bit slimmer here so I haven't had too much luck. Fingers crossed though.
FOr you I would suggest going to youtube and trying the following:

1. Find an animator or a show maker and do some free voice work for them (I say free because you are unlikely to get the oppurtunity if you ask for money as they will just find someone to do it for free).

2. Make your own videos and take on a narrator perspective to get your voice out (would post on sites like youtube, and hope you get a lot of views and likes as that will make it easier for you to get a gig or into the agency)

3. Make sound bites and stuff of accents, tones, and the like. Then post those on youtube so you can show your versatility in the voice area. (I would suggest making the sound bites of a comidic nature even if you aren't looking for comedic work as you are more likely to generate views and likes).


Overall goal here is to find and make your own voice work to fulfill your "past gig" quota they want (especially so if they did not state any specific requirements ). Reason I say use youtube is because if you can get say... 50k-100k views and quite a decent amount of likes, they are less likely to ignore you. You will also have materail to give them as well as can show them that people like your work and all that. In the case of number 1, if you do a good job and the video gets popular and your voice is liked, people will be asking who's voice and if the right person asks, they may ask you to do some work which in turn gives you more gigs and fluffs your resume a bit. No matter how small, it's still work done using your voice and you can use it on your resume and should be able to help you get into that agency, or possibly hired by a private contractor (say an animated show on adult swim or even children's cartoons) then you can tell the agency "and to think you could have made some money off of me... You lose" xD. Just find and make as much as you can and hope for the best.
     
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I'm a QA Technician at a Game Developer in Portsmouth, UK.
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