The Timing’s got to be Right!

4 Sep

After a very fun voice over recording sesh with my Mentor, Bob Stephenson, this week — he told me that 1 of my commercial reads was too slow.  Goodness!  So, he gave me a couple of pointers to improve my sense of timing, because when it’s time to record — anyone in the biz knows that a :30 commercial needs to be exact, & not :32 or :27 seconds.  One of the most important things a professional can do is add or remove seconds when needed!

* Some scripts are written & never time tested.  Be sure to keep a stopwatch handy for your practice reads.
* Decide before recording when to pause/breathe & mark the copy accordingly.
* Keep in mind that the more white space you see — the more you pause.

& something else I found on the web that helpful ~
WORD COUNTS + TIME – I absolutely love this!

7 words 3 seconds
12 words 5 seconds
23 words 10 seconds
35 words 15 seconds
70 words 30 seconds
140 words 60 seconds

Happy Recording!
Rose Caiazzo, Professional Voice Over Artist
Based out of *fantastical* Jackson Hole, Wyoming

About Me:  http://about.me/rosevo
FaceBook:  http://www.facebook.com/rosevoiceover
YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/rcaiazzo

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