New online feedback tool at EdgeStudio.com gives voice over talent fast, free advice from other VO professionals
NEW YORK CITY (April 27, 2011) - Professional voice-over talent and voice actors know there are a dozen ways to read a line. But which way is better? And do they really sound as different as the performer thinks?
Feedback from a director or other listener can help, especially when you're learning. That's the thinking behind Edge Studio's Practice & Feedback Forum at EdgeStudio.com/voice-over/practice-scripts. The Forum provides those fresh ears, many of whom belong to established professionals and sometimes even an Edge Studio voice-over coach.
Any visitor to the Practice & Feedback Forum can upload their performance as an MP3 file, to receive constructive feedback from other visitors.
"In coaching voice over talent, Edge Studio stresses the importance of daily recorded practice," says David Goldberg, Edge Studio owner and director. "But even so, often it takes someone else to hear an error or suggest an alternative that the performer hadn't caught or thought of."
This peer-to-peer practice room is free, and in the short time it has been online, has already enabled people to help other people more than 10,000 times. An uploaded recording typically receives 2 or 3 comments. (The average is 2.2.)
"There are hundreds of blogs about the business side of voice over – they discuss voice over jobs, pricing, and the like," Mr. Goldberg notes, "but few focus on the performance side. In fact, our Practice & Feedback Forum is unique in this respect, considering all that it offers.
Mr. Goldberg cites other benefits beyond feedback. The website tool also enables VO performers to:
- Hear the work of other voice over talent
- Ask questions
- Build relationships with peers
- Build a reputation in the community
- Network within the industry
- Have an additional incentive to practice
- Support other professionals
- Share their work on the Web
And like most other aspects of our coaching and studio recording services," adds Mr. Goldberg, "our students and clients can access Edge Studio's Practice & Feedback Forum from virtually anywhere."
For more information visit EdgeStudio.com.
About Edge Studio:
Edge Studio specializes in production of voice recordings, and training of new and established voice actors, narrators and other spoken-word performers. Edge Studio facilities have produced or recorded more than 13,000 voiceover projects, spanning all genres.
Edge Studio has facilities in New York City, Connecticut, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, and regularly produces and trains remotely via telephone, ISDN, Internet, Skype, and other technologies.
For more information, or to schedule an interview:
Sara Guttman, Assistant Director, Edge Studio