Your narration demo is essential to getting work. Auditions are extremely rare. Clients will choose to work with you based solely on what they can hear in your demo. Home made demos are possible but only if you have a good mike and the ability to mix and cross fade music to make it sound professional. If you have talent, you will make the cost of a professionally recorded demo back in your first job. Without a good demo you won’t GET a job! Please read the following guide and listen to the samples. You can record your demo at our recommended studios or depending on the job at our in-house studio.
Sample Narration Demo (Donna Burke)
Here is what you need in order to start.
A profile about yourself in English and Japanese. This should be one page and almost read like a publicity sheet for you. In your case, at the top, I would write XXXXXXXX Musician*Performer * Narrator or something like that. Make it only one page with everything on the one sheet
About Your MP3 Demo – Include the following demos:
- Straight Narration
A narration that sounds like it is for a video with music in the background. ” In 1971 the Mitsubishi opened it’s first plant in Narita in 1856. Since then, productivity has increased every year by 7 %- a remarkable achievement by any standards. In the future, Mitsubishi aims to have similar plants open all over Asia”…blah blah blah. It should be no longer than 90 seconds
Read an article from a Newspaper. Should be no longer than 60 seconds
In a very straight, normal voice you say things like (REMEMBER MAKE YOUR OWN UP!!) “One. The cat sat on the mat” “Two. The cow jumped over the moon” “Three. I have my coffee with milk” Do this up to about 10
- TV Commercial Logo
Just one or two words for example (REMBEMBER BE ORIGINAL!!!) “SANYO” “THAT’S MAZDA” “GODIVA CHOCOLATES” Do this is a few different voices-sexy, deep, whisper
- Happy Shopper Announcement
Like your advertising for a super market “Today in the 2nd aisle we have tomatoes on sale for only 4 cents! That’s right! Only 4 cents! Should be 30 seconds maximum
- Character Voices
Read a short play with all the different voices you can do-Grandma, mum , child, baby, witch. Don’t worry if you can’t do this sort of thing- you can leave this part of the tape out. No longer than 2 minutes.