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ADR work

I've done some ADR voiceover work for the BBC and really want to do some more as it's well paid for an actor. There must be work like this going on constantly. Can anyone advise on how to get into this? Thanks!

  • ADR is specifically recording replacement dialogue (eg if there was a bad recording or they want you to change delivery or cut out a swear word) for a character you played, where voiceover may be for commercials, TV shows, all sorts. The difference is that you usually were not in the show, you wouldn't normally ADR a role that wasn't your own. Minor point, but will help avoid confusion :)

    Simply - ask your agent. Build up a voice showreel (and goodness you can do that so easily) showing the accents you can do, the range from whispery to loud, characters, do a fake radio advert, radio jingle, paced nature documentary style, etc. You get the idea. Stick it on your spotlight, there's a special section.

    1 year ago
  • As Paddy says, ADR is a bit different than voice over work. There are two things that come to mind: here in America, there is a lot of work for voice actors in the gaming industry. 2nd, perhaps there's a loop group (walla group) you could become involved in. For example, in a restaurant scene, the people talking in the back ground are just mouthing, not making any sound. In post, a walla group comes in and just makes shit up to give the restaurant atmosphere.

    1 year ago
  • Thanks Paddy and Dan. Dan, it's this background sound that I've been doing for the BBC and what I'm looking to do more of. Easy work, but seems to pay well. I'm trying to find people to contact to get more of this type of work.

    1 year ago
  • I'd contact established Walla groups to see if they are looking to add anyone (or work as a fill-in if somebody is sick or gets an acting gig). If that doesn't work, start your own Walla Group, and hit up indie films, price low and work your way back up to union gigs.

    By far, the hardest work in voice over is the gaming industry. Aren't there any game developers in the U.K.?

    1 year ago
  • Thanks Dan, appreciate it.

    1 year ago