As a professional voice-over talent, you are an entrepreneur and a business person. As such, it is essential that you are efficient with both your time and energy in order to maximize results for your business. Let's take a look at some popular productivity techniques utilized by entrepreneurs and professionals in all industries, and explore some methods we can use to apply them specifically to our business as a voice-over talent.
Professional audio quality in a voice-over dictates that it should sound clean, clear, and most importantly - free of background noise.
But for most freelance VO Talent working out of a home studio, the environment they record in may not provide such audio quality right off the bat. While you should always address issues with your audio quality at the source, there are some steps you can take to further reduce background noise in your audio during the editing and post-production stage.
If you regularly audition for jobs on P2P and Casting sites, then chances are you've come across more than a few job postings that feel "incomplete".
The client will list some details about their project - the budget, deadlines, etc... but they seem to gloss over what many would say is the most important piece of information - the direction! When the job posting fails to give any detail on the type of voice they are seeking besides "Male" or "Female" - there are still a few things you can do to gain a sense of what they are looking for and deliver a competitive audition.