I found the ultimate example (and it’s not Bodalgo).
Meet DirectVoices.com…a site that has yet to reach full functionality.
So, why would I say it’s a global site? Because even in development, the team producing the site works from France, Ecduador, the Phillipines, and North America (maybe other countries).
What is DirectVoices? A new way to connect voice talent to voice seekers, but its founder and visionary — Constantino de Miguel — NOT on the P2P model, rather, voice talents will have DIRECT contact with voice seekers, that’s why the name DirectVoices.
To me, Constantino is a kindred spirit. He is a tri-lingual news broadcaster operating out of Lyon, France, providing stories to Latin America, China, and the U.S. He is a coach, and a producer, and of late has discovered the side-career of voice acting (sound familiar?), and in his peripatetic creativeness… launched into DirectVoices.com some months ago. It’s an ambitious undertaking.
You can go to the site right now and sign-up for the eventual true launch. There’s already quite a bit of good information on the site, and merely from a web-production standpoint, the DirectVoices seems quite professional.
I sat down for a one-on-one with Constan just the other day on Skype, and I must say his unassuming and confident style makes me even more of a believer in his vision.
I asked him a lot about DirectVoices, yes, but in this interview you will also find out much about the changing nature of the international VO market, and Constan also discusses the challenges of remote recording in European countries with a mobile set-up. It’s really a very engaging interview.
Here’s the interview: