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Think Different… ly. What to do with bad copy in a script

After I posted about how to prep a translated script for recording, a reader asked what to do when confronted by bad copy in a script. Specifically, bad grammar, but it could apply to many aspects of a script, whether …

Script Prep for Translations

If you are recording a script that has to be translated into in a new langauge, here is our system for having a smooth session. For this discussion, let’s assume you have a script in English and you need to voice …

Child Voices

The old showbiz adage holds true to this day – never work with kids and animals. Why? Cos they’ll show you up. Kids are notoriously difficult to direct, from a voice perspective you’ll have to live with whatever junior decides …

What’s the $ breakdown of my iPhone X?

You’d be laughed right out of a minimalist Apple Store if you asked for a breakdown of the cost of one of their products. The transaction is simple – Apple decides on a price tag, and if you’re happy, you buy it. …

Turn Grammar Checker On!

This is an awkward one. Mid-session as the voice is reading the script, a glaring grammatical error is read out: not a mistake by the voice talent, but a grammatical error in the copy of the script. What to do? …

Hold the Slot For Me

How do we schedule requests in our calendar for a recording? We have to juggle a number of clients and fit them into a daily schedule that could have up to 8 separate sessions if the sessions are short, so being efficient in …

Payment Terms – No P.O.? No V.O.!

As a client, when a voice over recording is booked, when do you have to pay up? Cash flow is king in any business, so paying invoices as late as possible is the mantra of most in-house accountants, but here area …

Tips for a Smooth VO Session?

Here’s a few tips: Always insist that the decision makers attend the session, either in person or remotely (via phone / skype / etc.) and have them give the talent clear real-time feedback so the voice knows exactly what’s needed. …