Voiceover Casting 101 for Creatives: Answering Your Questions on Working with Voiceover Talent through the VO Château

by | Aug 8, 2023 | VO Chateau

So you want to hire voice talent? Have no clue where to start? Welcome to the VO Château, where we eat, sleep, and breathe voiceover. Our job is to match creative projects with the right voiceover artist, so you don’t have to worry about it. 

If you’re new to the industry and process, you probably have a few questions before diving in. 

With so many options out there, how do I know what type of sound is best for my project?

No one has time to listen to hours and hours of auditions to find the right voice, so it’s crucial to narrow down your project’s voiceover options. That’s where we come in – the VO Château provides a hands-on, personalized, customer service oriented experience to clients looking to hire voice talent. 

Unlike alternative methods of finding VO professionals such as pay-to-plays or other online casting sites, we are there every step of the way to meet your projects’ specific needs. All you have to do is send us your script and help us better understand your desired tone and audience, then we can begin helping you bring your vision to life. 

How does the audition process work? 

The VO Château offers free, custom, same-day auditions to make the talent decision process as seamless as possible. Just submit your script and project description with talent specs. Then sit back, relax, and let us send over your audition lineup! 

When can I expect my project to be completed? 

After you find the right fit for your project, expect to be dazzled by the turnaround. Our talent all come equipped with professional-grade home studios and are pros at not only meeting, but beating, deadlines. 

And a quick finish comes at no expense to quality – our talent are skilled and reliable professionals who strive to deliver their best work in every project. 

Can I offer feedback to the talent? 

Absolutely! Sometimes the first take isn’t precisely what you’re looking for, and the voiceover artist is here to collaborate with you on your vision. And don’t worry about being able to explain in VO terms what was off for you; the artist is a VO pro and will know what questions to ask to make sure they’re understanding your thoughts. 

You can even do a directed session and be on line when the talent records their takes, allowing you to offer feedback in real time. It’s up to you and your preference how you give feedback! 

How much do I pay for voiceover? 

If this is your first time hiring VO talent, or you still feel like a novice in any way working with the voiceover industry, you’re probably unsure of what the rates are for artists’ time and talent. Don’t worry, that’s another reason the VO Château team is here! 

We offer fair and competitive rates for our talent roster, so you can feel confident you’re getting the most voiceover bang for your buck. We also help educate on rates and provide custom quotes based on the usage of the project. To get a head start on learning about how voiceover rates work, check out the GVAA rate guide. 

How do I get in touch with VO Château? 

First of all, we’re so excited to work with you and help bring your project to life! To get started, email your script and a description of your project to Aya, our Head of Casting, at aya@celiasiegel.com, and she’ll email you within 24 hours with your custom auditions and pricing quote. 

Regardless of if your brand has used voiceover a million times, or never at all, the VO Château is here to help you find the best of the best for your project. Reach out today!