Do you know these pro voice over recording tricks

Do you know these pro voice over recording tricks

The engineer walked Janice into the voice booth, adjusted the microphone and made sure she was comfortable.

He then closed the big soundproof door.

The session began and everything seemed to be going well until suddenly, it stopped. “Hold on a minute, ” said the engineer.

Janice waited in the booth. She could see the client and the engineer talking to one another but she couldn’t hear a thing.

She waited, and waited….and waited some more. She began to sweat. What were they talking about?
“They must be talking about me,” she thought. “They don’t like me. I’ve screwed something up.”

And still they kept her waiting.

Finally, she couldn’t stand it anymore and burst into the control room.

“If you don’t like me,” she said, choking back tears “I’ll just leave.”

“What are you talking about?” said the shocked audio engineer. “We were just going over some changes in the script.”

Believe it or not, this is a true story.

And because I would never want something embarrassing like this to happen to you, I’ve got your back in this week’s Inside Voice Over video training blog.

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Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

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8 Responses to Do you know these pro voice over recording tricks

  1. Susan, great stuff, I really love your energy, and as I travel through my VO journey, your tips come in very handy. I hope as I further develop my business, I will be able to work with you on one of your programs. I am a travel professional, and am focusing my work to that industry, and although not there yet, I am getting closer.

    Best Regards Susan and “keep talking”

  2. Another tip, if you flub a word or phrase, old school was to say “pick up”, and then repeat the word or phrase. With digital recordings, it is better to snap your fingers and then do the repeat. This gives the engineer a noticeable spot to edit from. Saying the words “pick up” just blends in with all your other words on the sound wave.

  3. Hi Susan,
    I’m just getting started with your programs and have been enjoying what I’m learning. I just want to compliment and thank you for the enthusiasm with which you deliver the information. It makes me feel hopeful and that success is really possible in this field.

  4. Always important useful tips to make us all better at what we do.
    I am grateful for all the expertise you and all at the Great Voice Company share.

  5. Hi Susan!
    I loved this advice because it was REAL. Helps you understand how to act when in a different environment- and basically your message is no assumptions- be confident of your talent, respectful of the environment, and take it one step at a time. The microphone touching is a great tip because who wouldn’t just reach up and move it? That could start the whole session off on the wrong foot for everyone. Thanks again- you give great caring real advice!

  6. I reall appreciate this video by Susan Berkley. I am interested in going into the voice over business but I am not sure where to begin. I found your information and I want to take part in The Great Voices Company’s Voice over Boot camp.

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