Here’s how it works.
1. Getting started
The first step is for us to have a talk about what you need 1, when you need it by and what it’s for. This will allow me to provide you with an accurate quote and ETA.
2. What will it cost?
I work out my pricing based on industry standards which are calculated using two main elements:
- The amount of work involved (length of recording, whether it needs to fit into a pre-made track and whether you want to direct the session in real-time or not)
- Where it’ll be used (website, internet, television, radio etc) and for how long.
You can choose to either pay for a licence for a pre-determined length of time (and then extend it down the track if need be) or “buy out” the usage meaning you can use the recording indefinitely.
3. Before I hit record
Once I’ve presented you with a quote and my terms of service, you’ll need to agree in writing – usually return email is fine. If you would like an NDA signed at this point too, let me know.
Then you’ll provide the final version of your script (make sure it’s been approved by all decision-makers) and if you’ve chosen to direct the session online, we can lock in a time. If I’m recording this without live direction, I’ll ask you to provide some notes on how you’d like the voiceover to sound. Depending on the project, we might decide that I’ll record a short sample to run by you to make sure we’re on the same page.
4. The big moment
The groundwork’s done so now I’ll hop into my studio and work my magic on your script, recording and editing it so we end up with a clean and polished broadcast-quality track that’s ready to be used in your project. Your editor or sound designer will love it too because it will be in a form they can work with easily.
- clean, clear audio, edited and processed to your specifications
- extra takes to give you options (for character voices or short scripts)
- breaths removed (as needed to suit your script)
- supplied as .wav, .mp3, or any other file type you need
- delivered via email, Dropbox or Google Drive
5. Then what?
That’s all, folks! Well, most of the time.
On the very rare occasion that something isn’t right, I’ll make sure it’s fixed; your happiness is the most important thing here. If it was my mistake, I’ll obviously fix free it of charge and get it back to you quick smart. If words need changing, something’s added, or you change your mind on how you want it performed, I will charge a percentage of the original fee. Sound fair? Deadly.
Need an Australian female voice over artist?
Contact Sumara: she has a neutral accent and a warm, expressive voice. She’ll communicate your message in a way that truly connects with a global audience, no matter the tone or context… just check out her demos.
To get in touch with Sumara head over to: https://sumarameers.com/