GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VOICEOVER PRODUCTION
When making your initial RFQ (request for quote) for your project, think about the following variables and communicate exactly where your project falls within them, even if you think it is obvious. For example:
• Is your project for a video? If so, send a link to stream the video so we can see how involved the syncing process will be. This not only affects your quote, but also cuts down on the email back-and-forth required to gather all materials for an accurate quote.
• Do you have a specific budget you need to stay within? Some projects have the luxury of being able to review many talents in all budget ranges and pick the voice that best fits; other projects start out with a defined budget that cannot be exceeded -- if we know that this is the case, we are able to quickly concentrate our efforts on talent who can work in your budget range, provide you a fast quote for you project, and not waste anyone's time presenting voices that will not be considered.
• Do you have a hard deadline? If you need it tomorrow, please tell us at the outset! Even if you need it today, we can often do that for you as long as we know right away.
• What are the editing requirements for the project? Do you need us to cut the audio we record into multiple, individually-named audio files? If so, how many? How are they named?
• If you need specifically a Male voice or a Female voice, this information is critical! It may seem obvious in the context of your project, but making this explicit saves time for sure.
• Finally, if you do have a working script -- even if it is not a final or a translated version -- send it along so that we have a visual idea of the materials we will be working with if the project goes forward.
The bottom line is that we aim to please, and you can help us help you get exactly what you need quickly and painlessly by laying it all out at the beginning.
Please see our Work Agreement prior to the start of your project and review our policies and warranties.