How do I work with you?
Keeping it Simple and Friendly:
I like to keep things simple. So to start out with, simply reach out. Do you have a question about what I do as a voiceover actor, what my timeline is, or just to connect to say hello to start a conversation (maybe we have a common interest)? Send an invite and message through Linkedin. Drop me an email at email@example.com or through the contact page on my website www.judyfossumvoiceovers.com. Of course there’s always meeting initially through Zoom, which I’m happy to set up. Or…call! Yes the old fashioned…pick up your cell phone (or landline) and let’s chat option.
We’ll talk about your project, your needs, your ideas, and your dog (just kidding, but you get the picture). I’ll likely have a few questions for you as well. We’ll talk things out and see how we can help one another and partner on upcoming projects.
Once we’ve decided that we’re going to work together, I’ll first need the final/approved script for your project. It’s very helpful if you can make note of any challenging names and how they should be pronounced. Other items I may have questions on regarding your script are how you would like me to handle numbers, years, and acronyms. For example, for the year 2010, would you like me to say “twenty ten” or “two thousand and ten”.
Before I begin recording I’ll review the script to see if I have any questions. Some other questions I may have for you are about the “performance” and if you have any specific directions for me on how you would like your project read or performed. “With a smile”, professional, like I’m talking to a friend, with some authority, an expert, dramatic, “over the top”, really anything. The more specific you can be with your directions, the better idea I’ll have as to how you want your project to sound.
I’ll also need to know about the “techy” side of your project about what format and what audio specs you would like me to save your audio in. For example, would you like me to save it as an mp3, wav, or aif file, or something else? 44.1 or 48 kHz? 16-, 24-, or 32-bit? 128-, 160-, or 192 kbps? It’s also important for me to know the length of time that I have to get the voiceover in at (ie – does it have to be exactly two minutes, or can it be between two and two-and-a-half minutes)?
Into the Recording Studio:
And…that’s about it. I like to keep thing simple and honest. Once I have this information, you can just sit back and relax and I’ll start the recording process.
If it’s the first time we’ve worked together I’ll send you a sample audio piece using a portion of your script to see if I have the correct tone, pace, and performance you are looking for.
I’ll then proceed with the recording session and will edit the audio per your specifications, save it, and send it to you likely via WeTransfer, Dropbox, or Google Drive. If the audio file is small enough, I may simply send it as an email attachment.
That’s a Wrap:
And that’s a wrap! Really it’s a simple process. The next step is for me to send you an electronic invoice.
Remember that anytime during the process you can reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 307.421.8817 to discuss any questions you might have.