May 24th, 2010

Voice over scripts for free!

Voice over scriptsAnyone looking to become a voice over actor needs scripts to practice with. And since you can't just walk into any bookstore and pick up a collection of scripts complete with radio, television, telephony, narration, video game, multi-person dialogue and more, it might seem a little daunting. But never fear! Getting your hands on voice over scripts is only a mouse click away...

Over 4,400 free voice over scripts!

The good people at Edge Studio have put together a collection of over 3,500 voice over scripts that are completely free to use as you see fit.

Commercial script categories include:

  • Business
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health and Beauty Aids
  • Kid's Products
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Travel and Entertainment
  • Character
  • Dialogue
  • Promos
  • Trailers
  • Imaging
  • Public Service Announcements

Narration script categories include:

  • Animation, Cartoon, Video Games, and Toys
  • Audiobooks
  • Biographies
  • Corporate
  • Documentaries
  • E-learning
  • Inspiration, Relaxation, and Meditation
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical
  • Podcasts
  • Promotional
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Telephony

Getting access to the scripts

To grab up these scripts for yourself, all you have to do is head on over to their website (by clicking on the link that follows) and signing up for their free newsletter. I know that many people are afraid to hand out their e-mail address — and rightly so. But the Edge Studio newsletter is pure information that only comes out about once a week or so. It will never clutter up your inbox and, in fact, give you even more helpful advice for your voice-over journey.

To grab the free voice over scripts, click here.



14 Responses:

  1. J. Christopher Dunn

    This tip is spot on. The number of scripts available at Edge is amazing. I make a point to go to the repository on a daily basis and grab one new piece of copy to practice with. I typically look for something I haven’t been casted for or those that are significantly more challenging than others.

  2. David R

    J. Christopher Dunn,

    Thanks for the comment!
    Edge Studio really is the best out there. I went as far as copying the whole script collection to my hard drive, keeping the categories in tact. Took a devil of a long time! But now I can search the database to quickly find what I need.

    -David

  3. Frank

    just looking for scripts to practice with

  4. Matt

    This resource is terrible. The only scripts provided are scripts that other’s have written themselves and posted. The website simply gives them a place to do so. I do not see over Three Thousand scripts on here. Maybe a few hundred at best. Nice try.

  5. David Radtke

    Matt,

    About 6 months after I wrote this post Edge Studio changed their format. There still are about 3,500 scripts, they’re just hiding within multiple categories and spread out in-between comments. The new format is actually harder for those looking to download massive amounts of scripts in one visit, though.

    Some original scripts have been sent in, but they are only a mere fraction of the total you can find there. Believe me, many voice actors and coaches still use this as their main source for good scripts.

    -David

  6. Brian

    Checked the site as well, the scripts are terrible, amateur-written garbage. There are few passable samples, but the signal-to-noise ratio is very low. Anyone have anything better?

  7. jules

    agent said: we need mp3 voice over to book you. but wont give me sides- too much trouble i expect (agents dont work for their talent any more. we work for them, and they take our money. so i google. am led to site after b.s. site either charging money or claiming–like Edge- that they have thousands of free scripts. what they hv are things ppl wrote for ‘practice.’ and badly written ad after badly written ad. i dont need ‘practice,’ i want what you advertised. feh.

  8. J. Christopher Dunn

    Jules-

    The Edge Studio script repository is an excellent cache of practice scripts. Many of them are from “real” advertising campaigns. Once you log in, you will have access to thousands of scripts. Some of them are written by contributors.

    One option is to take an existing script from Edge and modify it to make it your own. If you don’t have the skills find somebody who does. Which, leads me to my next suggestion.

    If you’re looking for original “professional sounding” scripts I recommend that you contact the producer who created your voice-over demo and ask for a referral to a copywriter who could write a number of scripts for you.

    Good luck!

    -J.

  9. me me

    this is what i got upon clicking for the scripts:
    Oops!
    Looking For Something At Edge Studio?

    The page you tried was not found. You may have used an outdated link or may have typed the address incorrectly.

  10. J. Christopher Dunn

    Edge updates their site from time to time and it looks like the scripts library has been moved.

    Click http://www.edgestudio.com/script-library. You’ll see three sample scripts and the offer of access to the entire library after (free) signup.

    J.

  11. David Radtke

    Thanks for pointing out that the link was broken and for supplying the correct link.

    I’ve updated the link in the main post to the correct one.

    Thanks again! :)

  12. Urban Intoxic

    Thank you for this information. It is a Blessing!!

    Sincerely,
    Urban Intoxic

  13. Michael Scott

    I think my only question is can I use copy found on Edges Studio website for my demo.

    Been working on putting together a A+ VO demo for cartoons and such

    Any ideas

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