The first thing I do when I work on a proposal with a client, is I request a sample of raw audio from them. The sample is incredibly important so that I can give a turn around time. Time is money, and I want to make sure that I'm setting accurate expectations with my clients, so that they can get their work back in a timely fashion.
I want to discuss the process I go through to determine my turn around time for the audio.
1. I start by putting on a filter that takes out the background noise and making adjustments to it so that the voice keeps its integrity and doesn't sound overly tinny or robotic.
2. Next, I put on a noise gate. The noise gate will filter out anything below a certain decibel. This is great for taking out breaths, mouth noises, and any other sounds that the filter missed.
3. I listen for how many mistakes are in the audio. Cutting out takes doesn't take very much time, but if there are a lot of takes to sift through, or if you have multiple takes per paragraph, that time adds up quickly.
By this point, I have built a filter profile for the client, and can determine how much per finished hour I will spend on cleaning up the takes, and how much time I will spend mastering the piece.
I will go over mastering audio in my next post.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone,
I am so happy to say that the work at Resonant Moon has been challenging and satisfying I have been enjoying working with all of my amazing clients, and the stories they are telling.
So what's new?
Well if you didn't know, I've been doing a YouTube Show called Cold Reads, where I get new and experienced voice actors together to read short stories and talk about how to make the readings better. They air every other Thursday, but given that today is Thanksgiving in the US, I am pushing this week's show to tomorrow.
I'll be doing a back log here in the blog for my previous short story episodes.
If you'd like to get involved, click the button below, and drop me a line.