Year: 2019

Singapore English Podcast

“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram, a sentence with all 26 letters of the alphabet. Font sellers love this sentence since it showcases all 26 letters in one go. This is a podcast, so …

“That’s Not How It Works In London”

This is what a producer from a London-based agency told me when I informed her that in order to book our studio for a recording session, her company would have to make full payment in advance. It may well be …

Time is Money

There is one great equaliser in life, one thing that is constant no matter who you are. From ordinary citizen to oligarch, an hour is an hour – it’s always 3600 seconds no matter what walk of life you come …

Asking for a Friend

What happens when we get this kind of enquiry? One of my friends is looking for voiceovers to read his ads. What is the pricing structure and is it different for repeat orders? Will we get the file of the …

Ghosting

Scenario 1 Client: I need a VO (gives me various parameters) Me: Sure, we can help. It will cost S$ X Client: (gives me new parameters) Me: OK… in that case, it will cost S$ X Client: (gives me new …

Groundhog Day

Client: I need a studio. Send me pics. Me: We have a Neumann TLM103 in a Whisper Room Booth and a mega-specced ProTools DAW Client: Gimme a quote Me: Who do you want to use for the voice? Client: Dunno. …

Get A Load This Joker…

I get a lot of emails from wannabe voice talents asking for work. We have strict guidelines on who we will add to our database because clients expect us to recommend people who can get the job done when the …

Surprise, Motherf##ker!

Negotiation – a tough skill to learn at best, and an unlearnable black art at worst. No-one likes to negotiate unless they’re coming in with a position of having an overwhelming advantage. No one likes to lose – I get …