My 1st Voice-Over Job!
I’m doing my 1st paid voice acting job – how fab! Talk about being thrown in at the deep end!? I have even got words in Spanish – a language I don’t speak – which I need to say. Glad I did those Italian lessons, as it gives me a good starting point.
In general, I’m hired as an American accent, they decide for this eLearning project, they want a few Spanish words, hence why they got me, those Italian lessons help. So, a quick call to a friend who does speak Spanish and, Bob’s your Uncle, I’m clear on how to say those few Spanish words.
What I do to prepare…
I read the script several times out loud to get a good feel for it. In situations like this, I feel a bit luckier than other actors who don’t have musical training. Why?
Well, because I make notations from music that fit nicely on the written page, especially when the words aren’t laid out clearly – you know when the last word of the sentence is on the next line. When that happens, I either put an arrow to remind me to keep it moving or I write the word in, remembering to scratch out the typed word on the next line. This makes it easy to follow, along with some other easy markings for speeding up, keep it moving and breathing.
The job is now done and what fun! Nice group of people to work with, got it done in less time than set aside, and you can hear it on my Listen Page. Glad I’ve got the 1st one in the bag and with ease.
Looking forward to the next 1…..wonder where and when it will be?
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