Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Grand Theft Auto Vice City the Untold Story

On a recent Sunday, I was looking through Craigslist ads and spotted one wanting a voice over for one of the most successful video games of all time-"Grand Theft Auto". I immediately emailed a reply and the producer emailed back with some copy for me to do a quick audition. He liked what he heard and hired me as the narrator. He puts together these types of videos and parks them on You Tube and gets thousands of views.  The one I voiced is about 80's crime and drugs. WARNING: This video is violent. So,  it's up to you. No nudity either. Here's a link to the video I narrated. Open the video and then you'll hear me throughout. It runs about 13 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYh3LvTjFok&feature=youtu.be

Monday, May 4, 2020

Slower is better for on hold messages

So no joke,over the years I have voiced hundreds and hundreds of on hold messages. It's a different style of read. Go a bit slower with your pace so the caller can take in all the information. When you are recording the on hold script and come upon the company's phone number, hours of operation, and address, slow it down. You don't want to go too fast in these sections. All in all, it's a slower voice over than say a TV commercial or radio spot where things move fast .
Remember, when recording on hold messages, slower is better! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Finding your "Mr. Microphone"

I often see posts on a voice over forum I go to online with questions about what is the best microphone for voice over. The short answer is there is no "best" microphone. And a mike that
you sound good on may not be right for me. That said, there  is one low budget entry level mike that I have owned and think is very good sounding for the money (around $90) and that's the Audio Technica 20-20.It gets really great reviews and I used mine to record four amusing commercials that aired nationally on the Game Show Network. Personally, I think for the money, it's a fantastic buy. Go on Amazon and search "Audio Technica 20-20." You can read the reviews and customer ratings.