Early 2016, I began developing a business specific to videos for voice actors. I noticed many fellow actors used video to showcase their work. Most were links to full TV commercials, explainer videos, and corporate videos. I imagined a better way to visually demonstrate talent would be to use multiple short clips in a single demo video and make it available on a voice actor’s YouTube channel and website.
Ready for the video Internet?
Guardian Editor, Chris Trimble, wrote that by 2017, video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic. Internet portals YouTube and Vimeo will deliver videos to everything from mobile devices to your desktop computer and your living room television.
Trimble continued by writing that small businesses which don’t embrace video in their marketing approach, “…will do so at their peril.”
That caught my attention. So, the first part of the process was creating a setup guide to help get a person up and running on YouTube. My initial thinking was to charge a token amount that could later be applied to the cost of creating compilation videos for voice talent.
The guide is in three parts and instead of selling it I’d like for you to download it for free. No strings attached.
About the videos
Here are two different approaches. One using a business card form factor mixed with details about me. The second is a compilation from a number of projects that use my voice. It works well for audio demos, why not video as well?
The final development stage of this business is in progress and I’m getting close to releasing it to the wild. Stay tuned!
Merry Christmas! Here’s the link to a zip file that contains the YouTube setup guides I mentioned.
And, here are the individual guides.
It’s yours to peruse and keep forever. Look through the guide and let me know what you think. Is it helpful? Missing crucial details? What would make it better?
Leave your feedback below and happy videoing.
© 2016 J. Christopher Dunn