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Tag: translated scripts

Why We Insist on Seeing a Script

We received a request to quote for a 145-word script, which the production company estimated had a run time of around 1 minute. The word count made sense for a 60s spot. We did our sums for the chosen the …

Same Day Turnaround

Twice this week I’ve had a prospective customer call up in a panic, telling me they need a voice recorded the same day. The first one called at 9 pm Singapore time (UK-based client) and I told them that the …

No Hidden Extras

“Does that include the studio time for recording?” It’s an oddity when we are asked if our quote includes studio time for recording a voice talent. Sometimes, the question that follows our quote is way more blunt – “Any extra …

No Give Backs for Licensing

1. You walk into a McDonalds & order a Big Mac. Pay for it & walk out. Can you go back a day later and get a refund for your burger if you haven’t eaten it? 2. You book a …

Verified by voiceovers.asia

Most of our sessions use a voice talent that we’ve organized, but occasionally the client provides the voice talent. For these sessions, we only have one stipulation – the voice must be listed on this website. Why? Well, this is the …

Where in the World is? Geolock Explained

If you’re an English voice talent, then you’ve definitely come across this before – how do you make sure your client, who wants to do a digital ad, pays you fairly for your voice in the territories agreed when quoting, if …

The Art of the Deal – What it’s Really Worth

I had a production house contact me for a series of 5-6 minute sponsored programs with associated trailers that needed a narrator & wanted full broadcast & online rights in perpetuity, worldwide. They’d shortlisted six male & six female voices. …

Dance with Them that Brung Ya!

Human psychology is fascinating – watching how people react in a group where ranking is involved makes for great soap opera. The scenario I’m most interested is who hires the voice talent and how that affects the session. There are …

Shortlisting – It’s Not a Negotiation!

Most Asia-based voice talents record in a commercial studio, and someone has to organize the session. The studio, the production house, the agency or the client itself. Often, how a client chooses a voice involves short-listing. What most voices don’t …

Odd Pronunciations

Weird words are the bane of any script for a voice talent if they don’t know how to pronounce them correctly. Having to do an unpaid re-record as a result of a mispronounced word sucks. If you’re producing a script and your …

Loading – What is it?

Scenario 1: Imagine you’re the marketing head at Mercedes-Benz, and you have a killer 30s ad that has to air in Germany, France, Britain and Italy. You get the voice done four times, once per national language. No problem. Then …

The Oxford Comma

The clients are in the control room, the voice talent is in the recording booth, everyone is ready for the magic to happen. “OK, we’re recording. This is Generic Script, Take 1.” The voice talent opens their mouth, out come …

Pick Two, Any Two

It’s an tried and true axiom – there are 3 options in any business transaction. Quality Speed Cost Clients can have any 2, but never all 3. In our voice work, we do not compromise – we record with a Neumann TLM103 …