The first time I recorded a radio commercial I was working in radio. I walked into the booth, sat down in front of the microphone, put the gargantuan headset on, and waited for the cue from the producer.
Then I threw up. Continue reading The Unrehearsed Voiceover
One of the most common questions I’m asked by clients is, “how soon can you do this?”
We live in a world of deadlines and urgency. Things need to get done by yesterday because tomorrow hasn’t even come and we’re already behind. I’m not sure why that is, exactly. All I know is that seldom do clients want to wait, or can wait, for their audio. For me, this is not a problem. If you need audio recorded quick I’m more than happy to oblige.
In every job that I audition for and every proposal that I deliver, I tell clients that in most cases I can offer turnaround in 24 or less. Obviously if you need me to read one hundred pages of copy it’s going to take a little longer. For 99% of the work I do, however, 24 hours is my offer. The fact of the matter is, it’s almost never 24 hours. Most of the time I can record your audio right away. If I can’t do it right away, I can likely do it within a few hours. This is one of the services I offer to clients that keeps them coming back. They know that when the crunch is on, I can deliver.
Another common question is “how will you deliver my audio?”
I can create audio files for you in WAV, AIFF and MP3 format. If you have special instructions for the audio just let me know. For example, do you need one large file? Or do you need a number of individual files, perhaps broken up in conjunction with slides for a presentation? Either way, I can accomodate. As for the actual delivery method, I can email you audio if the file sizes are small enough. Otherwise I will post the files to my FTP site and provide you with access information. I have a general FTP for most jobs, however if you require it, I can create secure folders as well.
If you need a voiceover in a hurry I can help you. If you catch me in the morning I can deliver it by noon. If you catch me in the afternoon I can record it in the evening and have it waiting for you in the morning. In nearly all instances I can turn your project around less than 24 hours and deliver the audio to the exact file format and specifications you require.
Are you ready to book? Do you have more questions? Lets talk. I look forward to working with you.