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by Chris on June 16th, 2014

Have you been thinking about a career in voiceovers? If you have, then there are some things you need to think about. Here is a pretty good read if you haven't read it yet:
Should You Pick The Voice Over Career


by Chris on January 29th, 2013

So you are in the market for a demo. Dan Courvoisier has a great perspective on why you should NOT produce your own demo. His perspective is one that I share and he explains it in very clear terms; you can check out the blog here. If you need assistance finding someone to produce your demo, contact me for more info and I also highly recommend the folks at VOCareer.com 

by Chris - VO Edit by Design on January 18th, 2013

I just finished a book with Melanie Haynes; it is called A Warrant to Kill. This one was not as involved as most books so it actually took less time than usual; we were able to finish the book in less than a month. Stay tuned and I will let you know when the finished book is available for your listening pleasure :-)

Have a great weekend!

by VO Edit on January 14th, 2013

I've had many people asking about audio books lately. Here are some things I have noticed regarding this subject.

1. You have to understand that while audio books are good for the experience, you don't really get paid a lot for doing them. 
2. The amount of effort it takes to record, edit, and finalize is not equal to what you are getting paid.
3. Make sure you understand the terms of the deal and be sure to confirm with your editor or consult with one, if you are unsure about the amount of time,  before you sign on the dotted line. 
4. You should have someone else, or a team of someone elses, to be your second set of ears.   After hours upon hours of recording, the last thing you want to do is spend more hours of editing listening to your own voice.  

The last is probably the most important to remember. This is because (simply put) after a while you get numb to your own voice, and factoring in fatigue, you are less likely to catch mistakes. I mean let's face it, editing to most folks is the worst part of any project, much less a project that you will be working on for weeks at a time LOL. A good editor should be able to work with you on the payment scale (I offer a per finished hour rate just for audio books). 

Again, audio books are great for putting on resume and for getting experience with long-form narration. Just understand that it will be a very time-consuming project; but with good help and a focused mind, you can easily get through the process and have a completed audio book you can proud of. 

For me, as one who is married to someone with Dyslexia, there is a satisfaction that comes along with a finished project as well. Just knowing that there is another book that is available for people with reading hindrances such as Dyslexia to enjoy makes me very happy.  For what good is any book if it can't be enjoyed?

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to comment, send email, or call.

Best of luck in your endeavors!
Chris

by Chris - Owner on October 30th, 2012

OK, so I have to say for my first hurricane, I was a little disappointed but I'm glad for several things. Friends and loved ones are safe and unharmed, we did not lose power as expected (which goes into food did not go bad, etc.) and no damage to the immediate area that is plainly visible. Fortunately Sandy downgraded to a tropical cyclone so her speed and winds weren't as bad as I thought they would be.
I know that we were lucky as others in surrounding states and counties got a lot worse and my heart and prayers go out to those severely affected. I hope that the clean-up will swift so that everyone can take care of the damage that was done to personal property. 

Giving thanks early,
Chris





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