Writing a script for the first time can seem like a daunting task. Like any good story, you need to make sure that you have a good outline and then, of course, fill in the details of your piece. However there are few things you should know when you are putting together a script for a voice over artist.
Read Through the Material. Before you send us your script, read through it yourself first. Listen for any difficult phrases or terms that may need further explaining. Ask coworkers for their opinions and suggestions or ask them to read it. This is a great way to learn if there are any words that need phonetic explanation. This will also help you to determine the length of the finished piece.
Record and Listen. For some of us, the sound of our own recorded voice is like chalk on a chalkboard. (Let's face it, that's why you called us.) However this process helps you hear repetitive phrases or odd sounding concepts. You can use voice recording devices on your phone or to really play around you can download Audacity, a free voice recording and editing software.
Make Adjustments. If you find that during this process you need to make changes, remember to read and record what you have changed. This is a great time to add any sound effects you are considering using to hear how it will impact the final product.
Walking through these steps prior to sending us your script will help to save time and money in the long run. It eliminates the need for costly retakes and unnecessary editing on your part. For more information about voice over services from Voice Talent Now, contact us or take a look at our website to learn more about how the process works.