· Faith based (church) projects
· Commercials (TV-Radio-Online)
· Narration for teaching, training, church presentations, explainer videos
· Video voice syncing
· Non-profit organizations
· Documentaries, educational, inspirational
· Christian - Non-fiction audio books
· and any other professional Christian audio need…
Many factors can go into providing you the VO you desire. Rates vary based on several factors like the time to produce the project, length and difficulty of script, reach (local, regional, national), syncing, speed of delivery required, broadcast rights, and other factors.
We will, of course, discuss all of these issues easily on the phone or email. Prices charged are a win/win for both of us.
Simple. Email or call me directly with your project objectives and any questions you have and we'll come to an agreement and begin. Pretty simple.
Absolutely. I’ll send you a custom demo sample for your project. My goal is to help you capture the read you believe will best reach your audience and communicate your message. Your satisfaction is very important to me.
For timed scripts, it is important that you first read it aloud yourself to make sure it can even be read in the allotted time. Be realistic about content and timing. Leave some time in the script for emotion and feel to shine through. If it is crammed in tight, there is little room for emotion and genuine, real communication. It depends on your objective.
Here’s an example of direction that should be used in a script. Let’s use the acronym ISO. It could be spoken as either individual letters or as a word. If your preference is to say it as letters, then write it as I-S-O in the script. If you prefer it to be spoken as a word, then put quotation marks around it - “ISO” - and give a phonetic rendering such as “ICE-oh.” Capitalize the first syllable to show emphasis. For longer projects, it is best to develop a pronunciation guide that can be referenced.
Yes, of course. In most cases (unless it is a long read), I provide two reads for your comparison in a short demo.
Once the copy and style are agreed upon and the project is completed ... and you then want a retake because you’ve decided to alter the script, then there would likely be additional charges.
If a retake is because of my mistake, there is, of course, no charge. Any billable retakes will be discussed in advance and a quote will be provided and approved first.
Really fast ... depending on the project, the time of the day it was submitted, and how long it is. When we connect, we'll agree on a time-table for completion. Short projects can be turned around in a few hours or less. Longer ones may take a day or so.
You may pay online with your credit card or ACH. Payment by check is available for returning customers. I send out PayPal invoices within 24 hours of the project's completion. Payment is expected upon completion of the project unless other arrangements have approved in advance in writing.
Not generally. Post-production services (for example, library music or sound effects) are usually done by the client’s production facilities. You will receive a professional voice tract that is crystal clean, edited and ready for your production department to work their music magic. If you already have music you want to supply me, it is possible for me to mix it. There will be an extra charge. This may not be possible if there is critical editing of the music bed needed. I am not a highly experienced music editor. Voice is my thing!
First of all, make sure the script is ready and that it’s been seen and approved by everyone who needs to see it (re-records will add to the expense). Make sure it all makes sense with no extremely long sentences. Make sure someone on site knows and has communicated to me the proper pronunciation of terms and names in the script. Also, many larger VO projects require separate segment files (PowerPoint presentation, Tags). While I am fully capable and completely willing to prep your audio in individual files, you probably would find it less expensive for me to supply one complete file and then let your production team break it up into the pieces you need.
Yes. I would not be able to continue in this VO business were it not for repeat clients. You are my lifeblood. So, YES. No discount on the first job, 20% on the second, 10% on all future jobs.
Ok. I finished the demo and you approved. I then completed the product and delivered it to you and THEN you decided that it is not a good fit. What do we do now? Well, if it is a short project (2 minutes or less) then we part as friends, nothing is owed. I trust you’ll find the perfect voice for your goals elsewhere.
I am an independent voice talent.
Q: Now I have paid for the recording - can I use it everywhere anytime forever?
A: No. Rights to the voiceover accrue to me, unless you have paid for a buyout. For example, if a recording is bought for usage in a broadcast, your right is a standard one year of usage from the first date of broadcast, and only in the originally selected media. If the voice recording is intended for non-broadcast, it can, in principle, be used indefinitely, but still only for the originally selected media. Of course, you can choose a complete buyout of a voiceover (10% of agreed upon price). Then you can use it everywhere - and always forever and ever amen.