The demo process usually involves prior coaching with Johnny or demonstrated skills and experience by the actor. I’m happy to chat with actors seeking a demo or coaching to determine the best course of action.
The demo cost includes 3-4 coaching sessions with Johnny and a brief demo-prep. Mastering/Editing is an additional $100 cost payable to the engineering artist – Chrissy Farrell – who learned her craft as an Associate Producer and Post Production Engineer at Hachette. (The student must pay Chrissy separately). If you are adept at mastering, you may choose to do it yourself but I recommend Ms. Farrell.
Typically, the demo will consist of 4-6 selections from fiction & non-fiction and include at least 1 dialogue piece.
I will only direct a demo if I feels the actor is ready to be competitive in the marketplace. Even a good Audiobook demo is no guarantee of work but a bad demo or a demo done before you’re ready is a surefire way to torpedo your career!
“Johnny’s insights into the business of audiobook narration and production have been invaluable to my ability to move my career forward.From performance nuance to building relationships with publishers and authors to applying the lessons learned during coaching sessions to the creation of quality audiobook demos, Johnny provides everything a narrator needs to excel in the audiobook production business”- J Rodney Turner