If you can also provide a full syncing service, where you slice up your VO on a video timeline to precisely match the non-English paragraphs, that’s acceptable, but most companies handle this level of detail editing themselves. If you’re looking for more tips, Innovative Actor’s Studio has it for you.
It is entirely possible to build a successful firm from the ground up in around six to twelve months. You’d look to your email “in-box” for your daily money because life is highly flexible. You’d build up your client base to the point where you KNOW, statistically, that there’ll be a nice day’s work waiting for you each morning, even if you’d closed off all jobs the night before. The great part about becoming a voiceover artist is the diversity. Working on humorous voices, video game characters, audio books, and training video scripts, as well as advertisements where every second matters, means no two days or jobs are the same.
So, do you have any experience as an actor or actress? Do you have any experience with “doing” voices? That’s all right. In the same way that you get into character and stay in character when recording voiceovers, you must get into character and stay in character when recording voiceovers. That character could be a specific age, from a specific region of the world, with a specific social rank, and so on. It’s your responsibility to read the script and imagine the character in your thoughts, right down to how they’d dress and what they’d wear.
Many of the scripts are “narrator” voices rather than characters, but even so, you must develop a type of person to play. You envision yourself as a professor at the University of Bucharest, proud of your nation and its history, if you are given a screenplay for, say, the Romanian tourist board directed at future visitors. You’ve published a number of books on Romania and spend your weekends walking and riding in the woods. There you have it… Do you have a mental image in your head?