We’ll start playing back the narration, non-broadcast stuff on Wednesday. Here is the assignment:
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, 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 either the “testimonial” for your particular gender OR the narration piece. The two sections require a different mindset – and would require different “Who are you?” descriptions to be turned in if you do both.
Do NOT select Company Voice Mail – it is not complete – editing error in the book.
There are two parts to the Written homework.
- 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.
- A short self-evaluation of what you recorded and why. Answer these questions
- 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.
- Of the possible scripts – which did you like the least and why.