A-list celebrity + voice impressionist=brand recognition
Matthew McConaughey is an actor who is known for his southern drawl and likable personality. But, when he isn’t acting, he’s often seen on TV interviews, sports games, or even sharing some if his motivational speeches to massive crowds.
Voice Actor Guy is a voice actor or voice-over artist with over ten years of experience who delivers impressions of over 400 celebrities, animated character voices, accents, or just normal professional-sounding voices for any possible scenario. When he was contacted by a company to imitate Matthew McConaughey for a promo, he thought that this could be a great celebrity to bring into his repertoire. He knew that the topic was controversial but felt it could be an opportunity to keep the income train moving forward!
Is it wrong to imitate a celebrity for a living?
We don’t believe so. Impersonating celebrities is a booming industry. Voice actors are hired to imitate the voice of their favorite celebrity or movie character for various projects all over the world, whether it’s for promoting a business or just making someone smile. Let’s face it—not many companies can afford a celebrity for their branding without a large marketing budget.
Voice Actor Guy has a talent for imitating others which spans from the early days of cartoons to now CEOs and public figures around the globe. We’ve all heard the statement “imitation is the highest form of flattery”, and we believe that to be true. Voice actors are using their skills to make a living. Take Saturday Night Live for example. Comedians imitate celebrities, political figures, etc.; and commercialize it. But let’s be honest, celebrities are public figures and their on-film characters are how they make a living, so it’s not cool to use “their” voice against them. In other words, don’t take a big project like a national ad and claim you are the celebrity in the ad or even take on a negative script that could be used against them. Chances are, you aren’t that good of an impressionist….but Voice Actor Guy is pretty darn good, maybe even the best at McConaughey.
How do you get started as a voice-actor?
The process is as simple as it gets: you build a profile, record an audio sample or reel and upload it to the site of your choice for auditioning, and there you’ll find all the gigs that your type of voice is needed for. And once you’re chosen, you’ll be paid – usually per minute or per word depending on what has been agreed on with the client beforehand or the parameters you set for your gig. The more gigs you have and the more content and reviews you have to back up your talent the better. This usually takes time, however, so don’t get lazy or expect to make the big bucks until you put forth the time and effort to prove that you have what it takes to be a pro! The process is as simple as it gets: you record an audio sample and upload it to the site of your choice for auditioning, and there you’ll find all the gigs that your type of voice is needed for. And once you’re chosen, you’ll be paid – usually per minute or per word depending on what has been agreed on with the client beforehand.
Where do you go to promote your talent?
Voice Actor Guy started making a living using platforms such as Voices, Voice 123, and Fiverr that helped his business grow internationally, and has broadcasted his talent in over 33 countries to date. Fiverr has a variety of talented folks to take your project to new creative levels including writers, web designers, logo makers, voice actors, and a whole host of others. This is a gig economy and if you are good at something people can benefit from, then check it out. You can even be someone that is looking for marketing for their business or product, funny collaborations for YouTube projects, school assignments, or celebrations of every kind!
If you are looking for talent that sounds a little like your favorite on-screen hero and are interested in building a brand or need a great voice for your product or service, or maybe even a unique gift like a birthday wish, then check out www.voiceactorguy.com/shop
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