wilddoktor

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  • in reply to: VO Industry News/Trends #69383
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    Any ideas on what category this should be in? Thanks!

    in reply to: VO Industry News/Trends #69201
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    I have a “rate” question for you!

    A person has created a 10 minute long video that will be published on youtube. It’s a video of him playing a certain popular game…he travels by air from one popular spot in the world to another, and shows off the amazing game scenery and the mechanics of the game throughout the video. He’d like me to narrate a script he wrote that covers the first approx 3 minutes of the video; it greets all the youtubers and then explains not only what he’s about to show them, but also talks about the departure and destination cities, telling about popular features of each. There will also be some interesting facts about some of the scenery between the cities.

    So the question is: According to https://edgestudio.com/rate-cards/, what rate category would this type of job fall under?

    I don’t think its “video games”, because he’s playing a game that’s already created…so I’m not a voice in the game.
    I don’t think its “explainers”; it’s apparently too long for that.
    Maybe Guided Tours?
    My first guess was “Documentary”, but…that’s not a category.

    Any help would be great…thanks!

    in reply to: VO Industry News/Trends #67295
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    After thinking about this a bit, I guess there’s no real “recourse”…I’ve been in many classes where the instructor has spun up a youtube video or something else online without paying for it or even acknowledging the source. That’s what I feel would happen with this narration.

    And I’ve decided to be OK with that. Maybe it’ll be viewed / listened to; or maybe not. Maybe it’ll generate some interest in my / my voice; or maybe not. The main goal is that this public domain document be more publicly available; maybe people would be more willing to listen to it than they are to read it.

    Thanks for reading; I’m of course still open to any comments!

    in reply to: VO Industry News/Trends #67279
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    I’m wondering if anybody knows the answer to this and would be willing to share?

    I’m currently narrating an important public domain document that I intend to share online. Not for pay; mostly because I want people that I know to hear it, and also to keep up my narration chops. And it will make a good demo. It could easily be used in e-learning situations, though, so I can see where I might be approached and asked for the rights to use my recordings.

    The question is: if I just put these recordings “online”, do I have any legal claim to them? So if somebody uses the recordings without my consent, do I have any legal recourse? Of course I can contact them and ask them to either pay or stop using them, but…is there any legal backing for that if I’ve put them up on the web for free?

    Thanks!

    in reply to: Forum Issues and Feedback #59274
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    Now that the winners have been announced, I don’t see my submission listed in the 4 pages of submissions.

    in reply to: Forum Issues and Feedback #59273
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    First of all, congratulations to last month’s audition contest winners!

    But…the feedback is super confusing to me.

    The audition text says:

    Director’s notes
    This is a simulated audition for a Washington Mutual radio spot. We are looking for a classic announcer style, yet without any hard sell. One take only, slate username at the end.

    Yet the feedback says (paraphrasing): “This is a TV commercial and we weren’t looking for the classic announcer read.”

    I’m pretty new to VO; I spent a year researching, learning, and doing over 450 auditions on a P2P site 2 years ago, without getting a single job. I listened to as many of the winning / finished VOs as I could to figure out how to improve my reads, and found the same thing: I’ve not once heard a finished read that even remotely resembles the instructions in the audition text.

    I gave up in frustration and have been out of it for about a year; but had somebody ask me to do a read for their youtube video recently (for free, of course), so I did. Then I came back here to try again, but…yeah…I’m still confused.

    Obviously, the 3 winners were mind readers!

    in reply to: Forum Issues and Feedback #58607
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    Thanks! It seems that section of the site needs work; no matter what browser I use, the playback of previous months winners doesn’t work. And, there’s only one previous month.

    I love the new look/feel of the site, it just seems to need some tweaking.

    in reply to: Forum Issues and Feedback #58259
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    Is there a way to know if my “monthly contest” submission was successfully received? That page has a few issues, so I’m not sure if I should submit again or not. Thanks!

    in reply to: Character #58258
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    Oops, sorry…they was meant to be in reply to @rubasrosh47!

    in reply to: Character #58257
    wilddoktor
    Participant

    I took the same class almost 2 years ago and got a very positive eval; if I had the money, I’d have signed up for the two-demo deal in a New York minute! I feel like Edge is a pretty professional outfit, and I’d trust them with my voice *and* my money (if I had any!).

    Ask about their Black Friday sale…I’m drooling over the great prices…

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