Homework for Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Thanks for the great opportunities on Wednesday to help you clarify your thought processes on what should be on a demo! This has been a great class – lots of good questions. As technology continues to change the way people interact with voiceovers – and as the long tail gets longer with more and more opportunities (albeit less $$), the class needs to evolve! So your insight has been helpful.

Your current listening Assignments – please refer to pages 13 and 14 of your Workbook – you should be watching documentaries and other longer form projects such as company marketing, employee training, corporate communications, MOA, websites, explainer videos, etc. The date to turn these two assignments in has not been determined. You can also start listening for IVR/Voicemail examples as well, that grid is on page 15 of the Workbook.

Homework for Monday, April 14, 2014. We are moving into new territory – longer form material.

Narration / Documentary / Multimedia

Moving on to documentary, marketing, training – and other forms of voiceover work. From Chapter 16 – select one piece to record and have ready for playback in class. As usual – read all of the exercises aloud before deciding which to select for playback in class.

The selections provide a variety of typical long form work – documentary, informational, employee communication piece, corporate rah-rah, training, audio tours, etc.

If you select the Talking Product script, please do an ABC read for each line. If you do not know what that means by this time, please ASK me before you do the assignment.

If you select Museum Guide – there is a date typo – find it and write it down. You may not know what the answer is, but you would know to ask the question. This is good customer service!

If you select Happy Homes Realty, record the “testimonial” for your particular gender AND the narration piece. The two sections require a different mindset – and will require different “Who are you?” descriptions to be turned in.

Do NOT select Company Voice Mail – it is not complete – editing error in the book.

There are two parts to the Written homework.

  1. Develop just the two Who’s this time – you need to know your relationship with the audience. Are you a peer? How does the audience feel about the subject matter you are presenting? Are you introducing a new concept to experts or explaining something new to the uninitiated.
  2. A short self-evaluation of what you recorded and why. Answer these questions
    1. Why did you select this particular script? This gets back to your need to be able to evaluate where you might fit in this business.
    2. Of the possible scripts – which did you like the least and why.

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