By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 15, 2010
Did you know that you can be directed by a client over Skype if need be?
In today's VOX Daily, we'll be exploring how you can do this and also be providing real examples of projects that have been completed in this manner.
You don't need to have ISDN anymore simply to be directed remotely.
Want to learn more? Read on!
Ever Done a VO Session Directed via Skype?
Technology is a wonderful thing.
With tools such as Skype, you can receive artistic direction from a client who lives halfway around the world in real time! Geography is no longer a boundary and if both you and your client have Skype, you can do this for free. All you need to do is download Skype, add whoever it is that you want to talk to as a contact and you're all set!
Here's a video of the final product promoting tourism for Macau featuring a voice over that was directed via Skype, performed by voice over talent Christian Lee, an American VO based in Singapore.
On his YouTube channel, Christian writes, "I love technology! I was directed over a skype phone call, and it's seems to get easier and easier to get recording sessions done, without everyone having to meet in one place."
Here's What a VO Session Sounds Like Directed via Skype
Voice over pro Terry Daniel posted one of his sessions online to show you what a session that is being directed via Skype can sound like.
Tips For Doing Voice Over Sessions Using Skype
"I believe we are not far from the technology where the talent is on one end of a large screen, client is on another, and director is on another, and perhaps other talents on big screens all working on the same project. What an opportunity to utilize global talents. Also, for myself, who is located in Hawaii."
"I do that in iChat on my Mac, twice a week with 4 different TV affiliates...everyone receives the same audio feed."
"Always put a marker on your timeline for each and every take and never delete anything until it is over."
Do You Have Any Tips To Share?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
StephanieRelated Topics: acting, business, direction, feedback, ISDN, session, Skype, TV, voice overs, YouTube