Casting Voiceover: Working With A Hollywood Pro



➊ Casting / Hiring Process:

“Do you mail your mouth via FedEx? I don’t get it.”
Good question, my sarcastic friend. Let me break it down for the folks at home.

Hiring a voiceover professional (that would be me) is quite easy. After you’ve been warmed up by watching The Sizzle Reel™ and other playlists, just follow these steps:

Write your script and email it to me along with any voice direction.

 Tell me what your budget is for the voiceover. (Be brave, I can take it!)

 I record it, post it online (mp3 and wav or aif) and email you a link to an APPROVAL / INVOICE PAGE.

 You approve the voiceover by clicking on the PAY INVOICE button on your APPROVAL / INVOICE PAGE.

 You’re automatically sent to your DOWNLOAD PAGE to claim your artistically arranged audio vibrations!

 We rejoice at the simplicity of it all!


I am also available for Southern California studios, ISDN and Phone Patch sessions.

➋ Voiceover Questions:

Like I always say, “Question authority and voiceover guys with websites, man!”

“Where do you record?”
I come over to your house. Usually early. Please have coffee and fruit loops ready for me. {TAKE 2} I record in my home studio here in Los Angeles. For you nerdy types, I usually use an AKG414 mic, Presonus amp and edit in ProTools on a sexy Apple computer. There are other goodies involved, but they’re trade secrets.

“Aren’t you union?”
I’m Financial Core which means I work both union and non-union. Union jobs are handled through my Los Angeles agent – Abrams Artists (310) 859-0625. If you’d like to take your project union, go here.

“Are you expensive?”
Said the politician to the — oops, never mind. It’s actually all relative. Best thing to do is email your script and VO budget to me. More times than not, your budget will work.

“Will you audition?”
Do you know who I am?! The nerve…. Absolutely! Just ask. Audition audio files are posted online and locked. They can only be listened to via my website.

“What about retakes?”
Re-takes are free. I aim to please. There’s a small fee for rewrites after delivery. After 7 days, it becomes a new job.

“How do I write my script?”
Put in an explosion or car chase within the first two pages. {TAKE 2} Spell phonetically any technical/regional names or words in your script. Please note: humans read faster than they talk. Read it aloud and time it to see if you like it spoken that fast. Also, re-read that last sentence. If you need help with writing it, try RDM Copywriter.

“Yo! Didn’t I see you on TV?”
To be honest, I’m not sure what shows you watch. 😉 I do have a whole other on-camera career.

➌ Simple Voicemail Greetings:

“Dude. I just want a simple outgoing voicemail greeting!”

Listen, I have just the thing for you! A simple $50 voicemail ordering form. Can ya hear me NOW?





Using D.C. Douglas’ voiceover service is as easy as using a cliche about easiness.