Thank you so much Nancy. Through the quality of my commercial demo and Jason Sikes' (Village Green Studios) artwork, I was able to get an agent within a week of sending out my demos. I also got my first paying job in the audiobook business by taking your advice and putting my narration demo on Voice123. You're the best!
-Mike Chamberlain (Daniel Hoff Agency)
Am I proud [the buyer] hired my audition over a bunch of others? Um, yeah.
But the truth is, most of the attention I get does not come from my auditions but from my demos.
The ones you produced. People hear them and contact me directly.
Glad I found you.
One HUGE advantage of the Nancy Wolfson School of Thought in VO is that - sometimes as talent - you just don't feel it. Maybe it's your day....maybe the copy just isn't connecting or is just plain shitty, maybe the heel on your shoe just broke or you lost out on something on Gilt.com...
Whatever the reason - it's extremely helpful to have a method of analysis and a bag of tricks to pull from to get you there - and eventually - it does. It spares us from floundering.
I truly have enjoyed your teaching and coaching. The progress I've made from day 1 is amazing. I am confident and prepared to compete with anyone out there in the Voice Over world because of you. Even though my Demo is still in post, I felt so much more powerful when I left that session knowing I will have a killer Demo as my calling card. I have already begun to see the rewards of my hard work.I booked and voiced a 10 minute corporate narration!!
Holy crap...the demo is awesome. You guys did such a great job with it. Thank you. I said to my wife on a couple...I don't even think that is me...LOL. Thanks again. See you next week.
I love my animation demo!! It sounds so wonderful! All the sound effects are perfect and the music is perfect--none of that Casio shit I hear on animation demos all the time. You guys did a great job YET AGAIN! I am so excited!
- Anna Vocino (VOX)
Last week, the nice folks at Ralph Lauren were evidently trying to figure out who they want to sell their new Ralph HOT perfume and decided that it would either be me or this other girl, based just on listening to my demo!. Remember my demo? The one that you helped me make what.. like 5 years ago now? Hah! It still does me well after all this time, and that, of course, is very much due to your awesome directorial skills! I was thinking recently that I might want to change it, add some of the things I've done like this Oxygen stuff, but gee... why even bother when it's still working so well?! I just wanted to let you know that I remain ever-appreciative of all of your amazing mentoring.
I spoke with Jenny Kaye, who, as you probably know, is a casting director over at Kalmenson and Kalmenson now. She told me that they really likes my demo, and it's in their database! I just wanted you to know that - and thanks again for a great demo!
-Pete Scherer (VOX)
Tonight [recording my demo with you] was the end of a journey for me.
And I honestly can't believe I made it this far.
After working with you for a little over a year, I now have a better understanding of who I am as a voice actor...and how much more I still have to learn and explore.
But I definitely know that my day to day production work sounds a heck of a lot better.
Thank you for sharing your time and talents with me.
Thanks for pushing me to do better work.
Thanks for showing this schlumpy little disc jockey how to be an actor.
Or at least act like one.
Clear Channel Productions
Just wanted to share the joy with you. Lynda just called me with an audition for a KIA commercial based on the
"Levi's Jeans" spot from my Braintracks demo. Cool, huh?
-Sally Dana (Daniel Hoff AgencyThank you, Thank you!)
I am speechless.
Now I can't wait to for all those people who said,
"Voiceovers? You can't do Voiceovers! Only people blah blah blah can do voiceovers!"
to let them have a listen to this new demo.
You have found your place in this world and I am all the better for it.
That Voiceover demo you produced for me some years back continues to get me noticed.
The people at VH1 heard it and hired me to narrate a new reality show entitled "Broke & Famous."
Just got back from that gig.
I don't remember if I told you that back in August of this year, someone from the Democratic National Convention heard it and they hired me to narrate the video montage of the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. It ran on the last day of the convention.
YOU are the gift that just keeps on giving.
May God bless you and take you even higher in your professional and personal endeavors.
I'm speechless Nancy...wow! The difference between this and my old demo that I sent Jason earlier today is well...BEYOND MY CAPACITY AND MY VOCABULARY TO DESCRIBE!!!
It's been a hell of a journey and I never would have been able to make it without you. You're the best! Thank you,
thank you, THANK YOU!!!
AAA is representing me in VO now
and when I spoke with Mark and Valerie,
they were very impressed with my demo.
They said that usually they don't get that kind of quality.
-Brittany Paige Krall
After one of the last shows on our recent tour, someone left a message on our website about what a good time he had, and mentioned that he was in commercial and documentary production, so knew audio quality when he heard it. I contacted him, told him I did VO work, and sent a link to our demo. He flipped - at last count, he's sent word to about 15 of his associates in San Antonio, Indianapolis, and Chicago. He mentioned specifically how impressed he was with the demo...
You'll like this, I got hired this past Monday, to do the narration for OnStar's new NAV System specific for Cadillac that will play at the for Cadillacs on display at the autoshows. The client and I were going over the script and she was giving me all of the specifics. She says to me, "you know what Cadillac is about and what they're looking for, you've worked for them before." I looked at her perplexed and she said "well it was on your demo." I immediately played it off and said "oh, you heard my demo, yes, great." I forgot I did a Caddy spot on the demo. The Nancy Wolfson Braintracks Audio produced demo is still getting me hired four years later. That's why I love Nancy Wolfson!!!
I just got selected to do the VO for a show called "L365" which airs on American and US Airways. Also got selected for VO for Delta and I am on the shortlist for the main voice for the new shows being produced on Virgin Atlantic.
They found me by "Googling," which was the first great news, and, chose me because of my awesomely produced Braintracks Audio narration/documentary demo.
Thank you for paying attention in art history class!!!!
Amy King shares her demo success story with Voices.com:
Thanks to my new demo produced by Nancy Wolfson of
Braintracksaudio.com and the fabulous workings of Voice123,
I have already been contacted by several interested clients.
After hitting them back with a quick audition, I have booked enough jobs to pay for
my Premium Membership for the next several years and more!
I'm actually on my way to the studio to record one of those jobs right now!
-Rachel Anslover (Abrams Artists, NYC)
Just wanted to let you know that I booked 2 jobs last week just from my demo...
more specifically, the first spot - Safeway... thanx once again for your expertise!!
I just got booked to record all of the openers and closers for NBC and NHL. I'm the guy who says "NBC Sports welcomes you to the following presentation of the national hockey league." It'll play before and after every hockey game on TV!
And they chose me solely off of my Braintracksaudio demo, so thank you!!