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    Municipal Broadband Utility Video

    Script:

    We’re making broadband a public utility just like your home’s water, sewer, and power connections, but we will not compete with the private sector by providing internet services over this infrastructure.

    No one will be forced to participate in the municipal fiber network. Residents and businesses who don’t want it can “Opt-out”.

    Those who choose to participate will select from a list of ISPs and internet plans based upon their needs. But here’s the best part, subscribers can switch providers and plans in less than 60 second, as easy as shopping online.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Municipal Broadband Utility Video

    Script:

    We’re making broadband a public utility just like your home’s water, sewer, and power connections, but we will not compete with the private sector by providing internet services over this infrastructure.

    No one will be forced to participate in the municipal fiber network. Residents and businesses who don’t want it can “Opt-out”.

    Those who choose to participate will select from a list of ISPs and internet plans based upon their needs. But here’s the best part, subscribers can switch providers and plans in less than 60 second, as easy as shopping online.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    7 11

    Script:

    So it’s 2:00 in the morning...and you’re starving. Nothin’ in the fridge, and nothin’ in the cupboards. You don’t even have dog biscuits hangin’ around. You think about cooking, but then you remember the 3-alarm fire you started last time you tried using the stove. Well, check out 7-11. There’s gotta be one right near ya’. They have everything from burgers to tacos...24 hours a day...7 days a week. 7-11. Think of it as your own personal walk-in kitchen.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DomCStudio's recording

    I recently completed the Technique 101 course and wanted to practice my tone, pitch, tempo, and volume. I would like to know if my description of each is noticeably applied to the read. In addition, I always have a hard time thinking my breaths are natural. If you can please let me know if my breaths distract from the read. Tone: Casual Tempo: Late night craving. Slow in decision making. Volume: Soft in the beginning but raises after 7-11 is introduced Pitch: Neutral

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very good read, Dom! The more you can get out of your head with regard to technique, the more natural you will sound. (e.g. Do my breaths sound natural?) Practice is key. I really like the shift at "Check out 7-11" Sounded friendly and relaxed. Thanks, Bill A.

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    7up

    Script:

    7up
    7UP Plus with Calcium. Introducing a whole new kind of soft drink. With real fruit juice, 10% of your daily calcium and only 10 calories in every 8 oz. serving, it tastes so good you can feel it in your bones. For great taste with calcium, the only way to go is UP.

    41 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DomCStudio's recording

    I recently completed the Technique 101 course and wanted to practice my tone, pitch, tempo, and volume. I would like to know if my description of each is noticeably applied to the read. In addition, I always have a hard time thinking my breaths are natural. If you can please let me know if my breaths distract from the read. I also completed another read for 7-11 that I was hoping would be a contrast in tempo. Tone: Excited Tempo: Fast ball of 7Up hurling towards you. Volume: Raised slightly higher than normal Pitch: High

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    Fidelity -- College Savings Plan

    Script:

    It may seem far away, yet the best time to start saving for your child’s college education is now. That’s why we created the Fidelity College Savings Plan. It guides you through the steps you need to take today, so you and your child can have a head start on the high college costs of tomorrow. For a free FIDELITY COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN Fact Kit, call 1 (800) 544-3889.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Will-Reierson's recording

    After having spent a good chunk of time on editing/mixing already existing commercials, I decided to do this one without any reference. How'd it turn out? The mix? The read? Again, palette spreaders are hell and make mouth noise that HAL wouldn't be able to remove, so please excuse the clicks, as well as the pronunciation.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Will, I think this turned out pretty good. You hit the right tone, the read was very authentic, the pacing was good, the lullaby and the baby crying is a nice touch. The only criticism I have is that the lullaby and the baby crying might be just a tad too loud.
    Nice job!

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    Beavers

    Script:

    The beaver builds its lodge out of intertangled twigs and sticks; as freezing weather nears, they plaster their lodge with mud, making a concrete layer that no predator can break through. During the early nineteenth century, the beaver pelt was the single most valuable commodity; the pelt being used for robes, coats, clothing trims, and top hats.

    36 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marquiss420's recording

    Trying my voice with documentaries.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice job with keeping your pacing in check. Most people tend to speed up (I know that's my tendency), so props for maintaining a slow and understandable speed.

    My suggestion for this read would be to tap into the emotion more. As it is currently, things are sounding a little bit monotone. Try feeling the script out and find places to put more emphasis.

    If it were me doing the read, I'd put some more emphasis on the words 'freezing weather' 'predators' and 'nineteenth century', as those sound important to the story that this script is telling. There are others, but those are just some examples.

    If you want a place to start, try a prosody exercise to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Start the script, then raise your voice in pitch until it's as high as you can go, then slowly drop it to as low as you can go, and repeat until you've completed reading the script. Repeat it a few times, just to get used to pushing your voice to its limits. This way, you wont get stuck using only a small portion of your vocal range.

    Just take a listen to David Attenborough. His voice goes up and down and all over the place, and it's absolutely captivating.

    Keep it up!

    Peer Feedback:

    Not bad! you recording sounds pretty clean, I can't detect any background noises and your volume is great. For documentaries, you might want to slow your pace just a little, remember there will be on-screen images you're speaking to. Slowing down might help you express more emotion as well.
    Good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    You did a good job with listing off items and keeping the tone overall closer to a documentary style. The one piece of advice I would give is to slow down your tempo. One key element I always think of in documentaries is the imagery being displayed and the narration matching up with that imagery.

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    Amstel Light

    Script:

    Hey... if life were perfect, magazines would never smell like perfume,dogs would walk themselves, and algebra would really come in handy.Well,look on the bright side,at least there’s AMSTEL LIGHT.It has only 95 calories,but you still get real imported taste.You don’t give up a thing.Who says nothing’s perfect?...Amstel Light.

    34 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear stefitch's recording

    I am looking for constructive criticism on my delivery and speed.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I love your accent and I think it adds a lot to the read. Southern Scotland?

    Anyway, you really capture a casual relaxed delivery here that I think really suits the read well. It's difficult for a lot of people to break out of the 'announcer' style read, and you've done a beautiful job here of doing just that.

    My main advice is just slow down. Even though I agree - the read probably should be done in a casual way - that doesn't mean you should throw pacing out the window. The commas are there to help break the script up, so if this were an actual piece of copy from a client, you'd follow them unless you were able to persuade the client otherwise.

    Also, remember to add emphasis to the important parts. For example, this drink only has 95 calories. That sounds like the selling point to me, so I'd really hit that bit hard, and pause for a brief moment before saying 'but you still get real imported taste'. I'd also hit 'real' and 'imported' a bit harder, as, again, that sounds like a selling point.

    A great exercise I've found is to slow the read, whatever it may be, way the hell down to a point where it's almost ridiculous. From there, read the script out and actually think about the words. Why am I saying this? What is it's importance in the context of the copy? Should I be emphasizing it? Why or why not? HOW should I emphasize it? Warmth? Fear? Happiness? Experiment and see what you come up with. Once you've done that, increase the speed in small increments until you're up to speed again.

    A good reference point is that a lot of commercials are 30 seconds long. Your read here is only 20 seconds, so you've still got a good ten seconds to play around with what you're saying.

    Keep up the good work!

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    App for Reading

    Script:

    When you’re inspired to learn, you want to know… well, everything.
    So you find all the books you’ve been meaning to read…
    You immerse yourself in a web of knowledge, instantly, at your fingertips…
    … and though there are things you can never understand…
    … your world is expanded.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear kenbond's recording

    Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, Ken. Smooth, clear, and warm delivery. Good recording quality too. This sounds like a competitive read to me. Room for improvement? It may be too smooth, slightly announcer-ish. The "want to know...well, everything" suggests a conversational style read. You're close with this, but I think you could smear it up a little -- a phrase Bill DeWees uses. Thanks, Bill Anciaux

    Peer Feedback:

    I would agree with Billanciaux in that your read is very smooth and warm. I would lengthen the pause in the beginning, but you did a good amount of pause towards the end of the script.

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    A Story

    Script:

    Every moment has a story. And every story matters.

    The first men painted stories on stone walls, the ancient Egyptians chose the chisel instead.

    The Incans told story with dances and fire, aborigines told it with star and spear.

    Stories are at the very essence of human life. They count the breaths of every sunrise, the beats of every emotion and the silence of every heart. Stories take the fleeting temporal and makes them eternal.

    52 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear c.r.underhill's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really like your voice but don't think the tone you used is the right fit for this read. It sounded ominous and dark. IMO, it should be somewhat upbeat and intriguing.

    The tone you used would be perfect for a Haunted House-type script.

    Peer Feedback:

    In that this script is about an idea that connects humans across centuries, I think a rather epic style read like this makes sense. I did hear a little of the ominous too, but overall liked it very much. My suggestion would be to vary your rate somewhat. It is too steady. Storytellers themselves vary pacing skillfully for various reasons, the biggest being to captivate their audiences. I think your performance starts to sound slightly robotic in the pacing after the first two lines. Good mic technique and clear audio! What mic are you using, if I may ask? Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you! I am using a Rode NT1-A

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    Air Demo

    Script:

    Air
    It's much better fresh, cold, or warm. if it's not clear, it can make you sick. animals, trees, insects, and plants use it too. what is it? it's air. that substance that none of us can live without. THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION is doing its part in americas quest for a healthy environment. you can too. Don't pollute the environment. Our survival is at stake.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mnicholson2003's recording

    been a while since I've posted anything...thought I had better get back to practice.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Awesome pacing and tone change through the script. I'd say you rushing through your smaller words ie "If its" But overall awesome.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the kind words and critique!

    Peer Feedback:

    One thing I noticed is that the words and phrases could be connected a bit better. One example is the last sentence, where there is a disconnect between the word 'survival' and 'is at stake'. Otherwise, you sound great.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have such a warm voice - liquid gold! Just don't be afraid to let some imperfections show too. You'll still sound awesome, but even more authentic, real. I'd suggest lowering your volume, projecting/supporting less. EQ out a little of that bass too with a high-pass filter. The voice sounds too bassy compared to the ambience, which emphasizes that announcer quality in your voice, I think. I would set the roll off around 100Hz, possibly a little higher and see how it sounds. Overall, really nice read and recording quality. Thanks, Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the tips, Bill! Greatly appreciated!

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    A Haunting Title

    Script:

    In this world, there is real evil. In the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places. Thee are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable. Between the world we see and the things we fear. There are doors. When they are opened. Nightmares become reality.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leslieagannon's recording

    My audience would be those adults who like the ghost hunting or ghost stories

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, Leslie.
    Good mic technique! The cadence sounds off to me, not that there's one way to deliver this. Did you edit out breaths? That can throw off the rhythm of your original read. Better to past room tone over the breaths to maintain the rhythm. Keep the pacing fairly steady but not to the point of sounding robotic. I think some parts sped up suddenly and found it a bit distracting. Your voice sounds great; I like the tone you went with on this too. Thanks, Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    I would slow down and read this a bit slower. The script seems to have this mysterious vibe too it and I think with your voice and tone you could really bring that out more. Very nice work!

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    AEC Foundation

    Script:

    AEC Foundation narration

    Every child deserves to grow up with opportunities to learn and thrive. With his skills, her talents, each is a potential leader, a contributor, a productive citizen. How kids grow up will determine their success as adults. But sadly, more than one in five children in America are growing up in poor families and poor neighborhoods, where the chance to thrive is anything but a given. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to changing that.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leslieagannon's recording

    Just wanting feedback on the read

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    Peer Feedback:

    Another good read. Your voice is so pleasant and warm - so marketable. I like the connected flow of words in the opening line with the subtle inflections. You sound pretty relaxed at first, more genuine. (Best line in the entire read.) Then you hit some words pretty hard and pause in several places to add emphasis, I think? Keep the flow of the first line throughout and use subtle inflections to emphasize key words. (Example: do not pause in the last line after the word "foundation"). Very solid recording quality too. Thanks, Bill

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you did a great job with changing your tone throughout to match the emotion of the script. The volume seemed a bit on the low end to me. Well done!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jinglesunchained's recording

    The take is dry and are for different character voices.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the characters were good I thought the quality of the recording was also good. The narration was good maybe just a little more clarity with the words. Good job

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed the character voices. The narration felt a little choppy and could flow more naturally. Overall really well done! Thanks for sharing.

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    Meditation

    Script:

    Meditation

    Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair.
    Close your eyes.
    Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
    Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
    Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marquiss420's recording

    Trying for a warm and calming tone.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the recording quality was good, I felt the pauses were a little to lengthy at the beginning. But your voice was tranquil, it was good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good but maybe too much volume at such a close position. Warm it up with just a bit of a smile. This is an intimate moment, so to speak, so add just a touch of tenderness. The pauses were fine and would be adjusted as needed by the editor/producer. Good job sounding relaxed and without any tension. So important for a guided meditation! Thanks, Bill A.

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    Berserk (1997) Griffith monologue

    Script:

    For some men these are the most precious, but I believe beneath them there is something even more precious than these. They are driven to pursue it, and they pursue is solely for their own sake, not other. One man's dream can hold dominion over the entire world, for one who dedicates his life to the forging of a single sword. While many can pursue their dreams in solitude, other dreams are like great storms blowing hundreds even thousands of dreams apart in their wake. Dreams breathe life into men, and can cage them in suffering. Men life and die by their dreams, but long after they've been abandoned, they still smolder deep in men's hearts. Some see nothing more than life and death. They are dead. For they have no dreams.

    75 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear billanciaux's recording

    I'm posting this to demonstrate how sitting close to a mic and lowering one's volume affects the performance. More subtle details come through when you don't feel the need to project your voice. This is my attempt to sound like I'm speaking to one person, sitting right next to me. I like the script, and, as I read it over a few times, started to feel more comfortable with the character and his message about dreams. Mostly, this posting is just to show the effect of a particular mic technique. Thanks. Bill A.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for providing this example Bill! Sounds very clear and easy to listen to and a great example for this mic technique. I will have to try it out myself and see if what I learn.

    Peer Feedback:

    I loved listening to your voice. Smooth and your mic technique is great. I will try that as well.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great timing. The varied pacing within a phrase makes it sound very natural - and provided the right emphasis and emotion. Very good work!

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    Callaway Golf Clubs

    Script:

    The club that changed everything is once again changing the way the game is played. The most beloved titanium driver in the history of golf has a new look, new technology, and new distance-enhancing features. Great Big Bertha is Back! From Callaway Golf.

    77 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, Geoffrey. That's the way to billboard the product name! I liked your emotion/energy overall. Note the way you end sentences on "the game is played" and "distance-enhancing features." Similar. To me, almost like you are throwing those phrases away. Solid recording quality. Thanks, Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    The recording quality sounds a bit tinny/metallic to me. Otherwise, great job. You sound perfect for this type of read.

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    Hoover Steam Cleaner

    Script:

    We’re rolling out the ultimate deep cleaning machine with seven rotating brushes. Only Ultra gives you a five-brush rotating head technology and separate powered hand tool with two more brushes for stairs and upholstery. Nobody else has anything like it. Hoover SteamVac Ultra with powered hand tool. No family should be without one.

    80 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, Geoffrey. This copy seems like a better match for your voice than the Calloway Golf spot. Your phrasing is excellent. Connected and inflected really well. Note here how you end the phrase "for stairs and upholstery" is better, in my opinion, than the gold club performance. Small thing but you are ready to compete and small things matter. I'd suggest you try playing with your pacing. It's very steady and a touch slow, perhaps. I think this audition is terrific. Bill Anciaux

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    Berserk (1997) Griffith monologue

    Script:

    For some men these are the most precious, but I believe beneath them there is something even more precious than these. They are driven to pursue it, and they pursue it solely for their own sake, not other. One man's dream can hold dominion over the entire world, for one who dedicates his life to the forging of a single sword. While many can pursue their dreams in solitude, other dreams are like great storms blowing hundreds even thousands of dreams apart in their wake. Dreams breathe life into men, and can cage them in suffering. Men live and die by their dreams, but long after they've been abandoned, they still smolder deep in men's hearts. Some see nothing more than life and death. They are dead. For they have no dreams.

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear drogersusa's recording

    Trying Bill's suggestions from my last submission. Sitting closer to the mic, volume down, imagining I am speaking into the ear of one person 12" away and speaking softly.

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    Peer Feedback:

    HI,

    I hear something that I got feedback from coaches on myself. At first, I was told my reads were "choppy". If you listen to your first sentence, for example, you will hear lots of pauses that you wouldnt actually make if you were not reading and recording. If you were saying it in a conversation, it would flow. SEven if you mentally insert a
    "comma" for meaning sake, you shouldn't take a break.

    For some men . . . these are the most precious, but I believe . . . beneath them . . . there is something even more precious than these.

    You can can use inflection to show a change of phrase, or even hold a word - without actually pausing.

    Sounds like there's some reverberation or something going on... perhaps needing some sound baffling. What kind of mic are you using?

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey,
    I agree with Geoffrey. Also, I just posted a recording of this script using close proximity and low volume to show the effect it has on a performance. Hope that helps. Thanks, Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Geoffrey for your informative feedback. I listened to Bills recording and I can clearly see what you are talking about. I will make those corrections in my future readings.

    I am using the MXL 990 studio mic - large diaphram with shock mount. I have an Aokeo Professional Microphone Pop Filter Mask Shield in front of the mic and a mic foam cover over the mic. I am using the Aokeo 48v Phantom Supply to connect the mic to the Lexicon Alpha as my mixer. The entire mic setup is surrounded by an Monoprice Microphone Isolation Shield. I have also put up padded blankets on the walls in front of the mic and in back of the mic.

    Thanks again for all your help. Diana

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    VIDANT Case Video Script - REV

    Script:

    VIDANT Case Video Script - REV

    OPEN ON A SERIES OF NURSES DOING NURSING THINGS.

    VO: Nurse recruitment and retention is a challenge facing health care systems nationwide.

    CUT TO A SERIES OF EMPTY HOSPITAL BEDS AND CROWDED EMERGENCY ROOMS.

    VO: For every empty bed that results from a shortage of nurses, a hospital loses approximately four million dollars in operating revenue. And hundreds of patients go unserved. The added stress this causes for the hospital’s nursing staff creates high turnover and ultimately affects quality of care.

    FREEZE THE FOOTAGE AND PUT UP GRAPHICS.

    VO: In fact, the number of nurses leaving the workforce has increased each year, from around forty-thousand in 2010 to an anticipated eighty-thousand by 2020.

    SUPER: Graph showing the increase to the future state.

    VO: Systems that serve smaller or rural markets are being hit the hardest.

    CUT TO VIDANT MEDICAL CENTER FOOTAGE.

    VO: Vidant Health, based in eastern North Carolina, knows this all too well. To help Vidant recruit and retain nurses, we wanted to understand what makes nurses tick.

    CUT TO A SERIES OF NURSING FOOTAGE.

    VO: It’s no secret that nurses work unbelievable hours under unimaginable stress. They know they’ve chosen one of the hardest professions.

    VO: But in conversation after conversation, nurses let us know they wouldn’t have it any other way.

    SUPER: “I’m not looking for easy.”

    SUPER: “There’s nothing else I would do. I never had a backup plan.”

    SUPER: “It chose me. I love nursing.”

    SUPER: “It’s in my genes.”

    CUT TO SCREEN WITH COMPETITOR AD SAMPLES.

    VO: Yet, in recruitment advertising, we saw a generic sea of scrubs, stethoscopes, happy smiles, crossed arms, and sugarcoated promises.

    REMOVE AD SAMPLES UNTIL ONLY THE TWO OFFENDING ADS ARE LEFT.

    VO: It was so bad that some competitors chased recruits using the same stock image.

    CUT TO DOCUMENTARY NURSING FOOTAGE.

    VO: In the end, we learned that nurses can see past the B-S. They know they have a tough job that can be very rewarding. They just want to work for a health system that values the work that they do.

    [ROLL VIDEO]

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Conshab's recording

    Hi, I have been having success with audiobooks and landing jobs but am having less success with pay to play sites. (One job out of many many auditions) I am wondering if the problem is more likely my recording quality, something performance -wise, or a combination. This is an audition that has passed and I did not get the job. I am using audacity. I normalize, use a limiter when needed, and create an MP3 at 112kbps. When I do work for audible, I make an MP3 at 192kbps but voice123 asks for 112. Equipment: Presonus audiobox USB 96 Rode NT1a vocal condenser KRK RP8G3-NA Rokit 8 Generation 3 powered studio monitors beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 32 Ohm closed Studio Headphone Audacity Thank you in advance for any input you may have. Connie Shabshab

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    Peer Feedback:

    HI ,

    Sounds like perhaps there is some reverberation in the midrange? I'm not an expert... but its what I think I'm hearing. What is your recording space? What do you have for sound baffling?

    Good performance. One thing that stood out to me is that you glossed over the "B" in "B-S". First listen, one might not be sure of what you are saying. I think the two letters should perhaps have more equal weighting.

    All the best!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marcia.vega1978's recording

    my coach requested I post three PSA recordings. Please note that I am out of town and had to record this on my phone without any editing.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nothing plays when you "click to hear" your recording.

    Peer Feedback:

    same. it says "This type of audio file isn't supported"

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    2014 Buick Enclave

    Script:

    When everything’s in the right place, you can’t go wrong. Which makes the Buick Enclave such an easy choice. It’s full of features like the IntelliLink voice-activated sound system, the industry’s first front center air bag and available seating for up to 8. Finally, a perfect way to get comfortable with technology. The redesigned 2013 Buick Enclave.
    It’s your kind of luxury. Discover more at buick.com

    78 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jasonyoungvoice's recording

    Hi. My name is Jason and I'm looking for performance feedback. Thank You

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    Peer Feedback:

    For me, the music was a bit overwhelming (possibly the beat, maybe a touch lower) taking my attention away from your voice, which is nice. Your pauses between sentences were long. Maybe a bit more energy might be needed on specific words. I am not a VO specialist - just personal observation.

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    Leprechaun in the Hood

    Script:

    A friend with weed, is a friend indeed. But a friend with gold, is worth more I'm told

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Wendigo's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-164920/script-recording-107263.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    sorry for my bad recording I do not have the sound equipment to make clean recordings.

    Peer Feedback:

    You did sound like what we would expect a leprechaun to sound like ...

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    Dupont

    Script:

    If you can unlock the secrets of nature, you can find miracles. At DuPont, we've been finding them for 200 years now. Miracles that have taken us from cold to warmth. From then to now. And on to a safer, healthier world. DuPont. The miracles of science.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear billanciaux's recording

    Just some practice. Thanks for any feedback. Bill A.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really great recording. Quality is superb.

    The pacing is a bit different with the first sentence compared to the rest, I think. Everything else seems a quarter-beat faster compared to the first sentence. Barely noticeable, though. Was that on purpose?

    Peer Feedback:

    Good reading

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    Koolaid Jammers 10

    Script:

    Low in calories. High in fun. Introducing Kool-Aid Jammers 10. The first 10-calorie juice drink for kids in a pouch. Made with real fruit juice and 100% vitamin C.

    78 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear michellemittelstedt's recording

    Hi! I am working on lighter commercial reads. I would really appreciate feedback on tone, tempo, and read quality. Thank you for your feedback!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-143892/script-recording-107253.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The key word here is "fun" and I think that tone could be turned up in your performance. For example, you say "in a pouch" with a rather ho-hum attitude. A bit more smile will probably do the trick. Clear and well paced as usual. Thanks, Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Michelle,

    You're doing great. Sounds like there's a little looping or something going on in your recording. Did you have speakers monitoring as you recorded?

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    Dodge Ram

    Script:

    There’s a certain kind of honor that stops you in your tracks
    A respects that demands attention
    And a pride that no matter where you come from you can appreciate.
    It’s like a song that we can all hear but only in the most special moments do we all come together to listen.
    Veterans own that honor. They deserve that attention. Because we could never appreciate their sacrifice enough.
    So this Veteran’s Day stop... take a minute and say thank you.
    At Ram we will too.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Wendigo's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-164920/script-recording-107251.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Like the southern accent, adds character to the narration. You added "Long" before the word, song. At the start of the script I'm hearing background noise and as it continues it goes away. Just wanted to add that.

    Peer Feedback:

    haha funny didn't realize a said long song thanks

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds to me like you're pushing the low end of your voice too hard. Are you trying to sound like somebody else? Sam Elliot? Ease up on that and relax more. You have an interesting voice that might be a good fit for this script, but I hear too much tension. I too like the accent. Thanks, Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Bill A. this is not my normal range I`m just doing a voice. trying to work on it.

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    Video game, male, cowboy

    Script:

    Listen to me, if I get into trouble down there, you make every shot count, yeah?
    And just so we're clear about back there, it was either him or me!

    67 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Wendigo's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-164920/script-recording-107249.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    HI! I really like the character interpretation in your read. There is static present when speaking your lines. You may want to double check your equipment settings. Nice Job! :)

    M.

    Peer Feedback:

    thanks I don't know if I can fix it just using my head phones from my xbox and my laptop to record

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    65 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    Apart from the background noise, (which I will fix in later recordings) any feedback on the style of voice? Is its persuasive enough and does it fit the script? Too cartoonish?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-25072/script-recording-107247.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! I could hear some nice interp choices, however, there are a lot of plosives and you may be too close to the microphone. It is interfering with being able to give a more thorough review. I would do your edits, then post again for feedback:)

    Thank you for sharing your work,

    M.

    Peer Feedback:

    "Audition" quality recording used to be a lesser quality than a "broadcast" quality recording. Nowadays, competitive voice actors deliver auditions that are already broadcast quality. They own the pro gear and possess the skills to use it. That's who you will be competing with if you hope to make money in this business, and there are many out there ready to compete. So, if your first comment about your recording is, please ignore the sound quality and tell me what you think of my performance, I think you need to wait before posting. Take care of the technical issues so you can present a clean recording to this forum. The technical side may not be as interesting to some voice actors, but they cannot dismiss it either. If you're just investigating voiceover and want some free feedback, that's what I'd share. Recording quality cannot be overlooked if you hope to be successful. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Michelle, what's interp' mean? Bill I understand that, but this recording was made in a hurry but I liked the sound of it and just posted it anyway. Will post clearer audio in future of course. Thanks for the feedback.

    Peer Feedback:

    So much distraction, it was impossible to hear what you were saying clearly.

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    Kingdom Hearts: Ansem's Report 1

    Script:

    Much of my life has been dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. That knowledge has guarded this world well. Not a soul doubts that. I am blessed with people's smiles and respect. But though I am called a sage, there are things I do not understand. I believe darkness sleeps in every heart, no matter how pure. Given the chance, the smallest drop can spread and swallow the heart. I have witnessed it many times. Darkness ... Darkness of the heart. How is it born? How does it come to affect us so? As ruler of this world, I must find the answers. I must find them before the world is lost to those taken by the darkness.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear drogersusa's recording

    Does this script need a deeper voice?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-163426/script-recording-107241.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    This performance sounds like you are sitting in a comfy living-room chair reading from a book to a small audience. The voice pitch isn't the issue. Sit close to the mic and lower you volume. Imagine you are speaking into the ear of just one person sitting about 12 inches away. Don't work so hard to articulate and inflect. Instead, imagine you are the character, relax, and speak much more softly. Just my .02 cents. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Everybody has a unique tone that can be applied to different scripts with just as much effect. What matters is to be genuine, natural, and read with feeling.

    Peer Feedback:

    you have a uniqe voice make it your own

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you all (Bill, Jesh and Wendigo) your input is appreciated.

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Script:

    Once upon a time in a far away land a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish and unkind. But then one winter’s night an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize but it was too late for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there.
    Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another and earn her love in return, by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast!

    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rchyoung1's recording

    I removed the musical intro, too long. Thanks for helping me with that. The "Disney" musical intro goes with the "Disney"script, so in my opinion there's no issue in a practice recording using the music to enhance the read! I believe I checked "practice" recording in submitting this. not looking for a demo critique. Thanks for listening.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-114036/script-recording-107239.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, Rich. I enjoyed this practice performance. You have a good storytelling style. As you practice, try to think less about how you sound and more about your audience and the story itself. You have an amazing voice and are obviously learning how to use it. Looking forward to what you share next. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Enjoyed the reading - you have a good voice and the reading was entertaining.

    Peer Feedback:

    good job man i like it

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice sounds good and the background music was good too. My only comment would be that you break up the flow with too many pauses. It felt like you were readying poetry and not a story. Overall, I enjoyed this very much thank you for sharing.

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    USA - Oldies But Baddies

    Script:

    Evil isn't a thing of the past. But things of the past are evil.
    USA presents three nights of ancient corpses...
    (clip - THE MUMMY RETURNS)
    ...primitive beasts...
    (clip - CONGO)
    ...and prehistoric monsters with bad breath.
    (clip - JURASSIC PARK)
    On USA, the past won't just haunt you. It'll hunt you down and kill you.
    Oldies But Baddies.
    Starting next Sunday at 8 with The Mummy Returns. Only on USA. Characters welcome

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rchyoung1's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-114036/script-recording-107237.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Recording quality sounds good. The drama in your read is very effective. You have a very "in a world" voice. Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderful vocal tone. You might want to let the jokes sparkle a little more.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, Rich.

    No need to read the title at the beginning. Your interpretation here is pretty good. Promos require clarity, precise articulation, and spot-on timing. This was a bit too relaxed, I think. Nice job on the "hunt you down and kill you" joke. It's verbal irony. You could play that line in various ways. Dead pan or throw away might be interesting on that line too. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Enjoyed the reading ...

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback everyone !

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked your voice, but I think the read would have been better, if you had provided a bit more clarity and excitement to it - and most importantly: slow it down a bit (if there is enough time).

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds like a good start. I would tighten up the edit after you said, "Characters welcome!". I feel you need to add life to the script instead of just reading it.

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Script:

    Once upon a time in a far away land a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish and unkind. But then one winter’s night an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize but it was too late for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there.
    Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another and earn her love in return, by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast!

    75 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rchyoung1's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-114036/script-recording-107236.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I listened to the first :30 with no voice acting, so I stopped. wassupwidat?
    You'd never submit this as an audition or use as a demo (besides, the soundtrack is recognizable as the famous Disney intro). You get about 5-7 seconds of the casting directors attention when you're competing for paid work.

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    Home Depot

    Script:

    Home Depot
    You spend so much time and attention designing the inside of your home, why stop at the back door with your deck?
    Become an exterior decorator with the Timber Tech Azek Harvest Collection at the Home Depot.
    Take your great taste outside with the beautiful and durably designed premium capped composite deck made to look like natural wood.
    Stretch your imagination to a deck that says you not afraid to go against the grain.
    The Timber Tech Azek Harvest Collection. Now at the Home Depot

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear bburrell's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-160704/script-recording-107238.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoy your common man approach like a neighbor talking.
    In my humble opinion try a slight more serious approach and highlite terminals. Nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Your style was good, but for an advertising you might consider adding a bit more character in the "Timber Tech Azek Harvest Collection" - just a thought.

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    Careerpath.com

    Script:

    You’re marooned on an island of unrewarding work and nightmare commutes. Luckily, help is here. Careerpath.com has the largest, most current database of jobs on the web. Pinpoint your search with criteria such as location, industry or even job category, and you’ll soon be on your way to a job that fits your style. So what are you waiting for? Get to a computer and click Careerpath.com today.

    73 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sjoekurczek's recording

    I'm working on making sure my volume is consistent, that I'm emphasizing the words that matter, and not swallowing my little words.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'd say you are making progress on those areas you mentioned. It's good to have a focus for your practice time. Good work! Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    sounds good ! Like your natural style, you should emphasize "Career Path" at the end, you seem to be speeding up a bit at that point.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very professional. Sounds like it is ready to air. Recording quality sounds good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Well done.

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    This Old House 2

    Script:

    Your kitchen sink may be the only thing in the room that works harder than you do. A good-quality sink can last 15 years, but even so it's likely to need replacing before you need a total kitchen overhaul. This month's Homeowner's Video includes step-by-step instructions for replacing a kitchen sink. It's your weekend project, from This Old House.

    77 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marquiss420's recording

    Open all to all feedback. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I would say slow down and connect more with the copy. You sound as if your in a hurry to read it through and not thinking about who you are talking to and why are you giving them this information. Also have a smile.

    Peer Feedback:

    As you went on and got closer to the end you slowed your pace down and had more emphasis on key words than you did at the beginning where it seemed like you were going very quickly and at the same level of emphasis throughout. If you could get the whole thing to sound like your last sentence it would sound great.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'd suggest backing off on the noise removal processing. Allow a bit more room tone through so your voice sounds more natural too. Good read. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    You did relax into the reading 1/2 way through ... maybe read it through once, then start recording as you begin reading again.

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    Air Processor 2000

    Script:

    To install a new capsule into your air purifier, switch the unit “off.” Then remove the new capsule from it’s protective wrapping. Open the capsule cap by turning in the direction opposite to that indicated by the arrow on the cap. Insert the capsule in the cap until the tabs catch the cap. Insert the complete cap into the air purifier. Turn the cap in the direction of the arrow. And then switch the unit back “on.” Your air purifier will now release a pleasant fragrance during operation. Either choose “repeat” to watch this demonstration again, or it will automatically close.

    79 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear moosevoice's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-58394/script-recording-107222.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read. The only comment I have is some of the words you hit, such as "on", have a hard onset. One of the tricks I picked up was to put in "h" sound in front of any problem words and then repeat the word, slowly removing the "h" sound. Well done and thanks for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    It all comes down to the visual link that would accompany your voice over and for that I believe your pacing is perfect. You've got this Moose! Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice. Articulate and good inflections. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nicely done ... could find no fault.

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    Ace

    Script:

    Let’s face it. You could shop online or wander the endless aisles of a big box store forever and never find the one thing that could make all the difference…a friendly face.
    Not that’s an image to consider. It might as well be the Ace logo.
    Because it represents authenticity, hands on experience, a genuine interest in everyone who walks in.
    Our faces say welcome, good to see you, how’s that project.
    Because at our core we believe we exist to help others and you can see it in our faces.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear bburrell's recording

    First timer. My coach said I should get a bunch of feedback, so I'm looking forward to the comments. Thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your tone and pacing but it felt "soft". Like you are close to the mic and using that for volume. Just my 2 cents. Thank you for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    This was a really good read. You sounded very personal and really connected with your audience. I would just say that it sounded very intimate for a hardware store commercial. Backing up off the mic and increasing your volume to match would add a bit more energy to this.

    Peer Feedback:

    I too like your friendly, down-to-earth style. I did find your breathing a bit distracting. Practice your breathing so that you take a quick, open, full breath at the start of a sentence and gradual release it as your deliver the line. I thought you were trying to grab lots of little breaths throughout and always a bit out of breath. Again, your voice has a wonderful texture and warmth. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your enthusiasm about the subject and your voice has some scratch to it which gives it a unique quality, I've heard other v.o.'s with that style, I think its marketable!
    The last line was blurred together too fast though, other wise nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Enjoy your voice, enjoyed the reading ... the breathing was a bit distracting.

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    Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary: The Making of a Rock Classic

    Script:

    When you break it down into its individual songs, there is the usual mix of masterpieces, gems, and lesser songs—within the context of still being the Beatles, which means even the lesser songs impress—but there’s something that happened when the Beatles, the time period, the studio, and the people who worked on the album came together. Much like the Lennon-McCartney songwriting team, and the Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starr combination, there was alchemy at play, and the result woke up the music industry to the fact that new creative frontiers were possible, and could still be commercial as hell.

    Love it or not, the album was groundbreaking. Let’s take a closer look at the elements that brought it all together, starting with:

    The Studio
    By the mid-sixties, The Beatles—who’d initially been turned down by every record label in town—ruled over Abbey Road studios.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marcus250's recording

    home studio set up. walk-in closet

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds intriguing, like I want to hear more. A touch more inflection variety may add to the intrigue. The volume seems a little low so perhaps more gain or a bit closer to the mic.

    Peer Feedback:

    The volume definitely seemed a bit on the low side. I would try playing around with the gain to see if that can help. Some of the words you "hit" didn't seem right like "Star" instead of "Combination". Overall, very nicely done. I liked your pacing and tone!

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked your performance and enjoyed listening to this story. Your audio sounded pretty clear but low. I also recommend you raise the input/gain on your mic a bit. When finished and before submitting, normalized to about -3 db. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Was a bit soft. I agree - a bit more inflection might make for a more interesting reading. You have a nice voice.

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    They're coming

    Script:

    *Running down street in rain, breathing heavily, stops at door*

    John: Hello?! Is there anybody there?! *Bangs on door* Hell-

    Nigel: Who the hell do you think you are?

    John: Please, let me in. I'm being followed. I need help. Please, just let me in.

    Nigel: Are you crazy or something?

    John: PLEASE!

    Nigel: Go away *goes to shut door*

    John: No, Nigel, wait! *blocks door*

    *Pause*

    Nigel: How do you know my name?

    John: Please, just let me in.

    *Pause*

    Nigel: Come in.

    John: Oh, God, thank you, thank you.

    *door slams*

    Nigel: Who the hell are you? And how do you know my name?!

    John: My name's John. We've met before.

    Nigel: I've never seen you before in my life- holy- you're bleeding!

    John: I know I am.

    Nigel: It's all over your chest! Here, sit down.

    John: No, I don't have much time. You need to listen to me.

    Nigel: I said siddown! I'm not having you pass out on the floor.

    John: Nigel, listen to me. It's not just me they're after. They're coming for you too.

    Nigel: What-What do you mean? Who's coming?

    John: Here, take this.

    Nigel: What is it?

    John: A note. Don't read it until I'm gone-

    *John is overcome with coughing and falls to the floor*

    Nigel: Oh no, oh no no no. John? John? Hello? Shit, shit shit.

    John: (dying) You need to run. They wont have figured out who you are yet. Get in your car, and go *dies*

    Nigel: John? John?? *pause, then the sound of paper being unraveled. Nigel gasps.* I... I need to go. I'm sorry, John.

    *Sound of receding footsteps, door slams, car engine starts and pulls away.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Will-Reierson's recording

    So a wrote a short script so I could record something more dramatic, and still work on my editing skills without anything to reference. How'd I do? How's the mix? The acting?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-147866/script-recording-107209.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Awesome. Such an immersive experience. Truly. Loved the performance(s), the writing, and the mix. I only wondered why the POV stayed with John at the end. Excellent job using sounds, mixing, and effects to create such a believable world. Thanks for sharing your talents. I loved it! Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds great. Good mix with sound effects. Voices are different enough that I could hear different characters.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nicely done.

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    Pfizer Corporate Orientation

    Script:

    At Pfizer, we want every colleague to feel connected by an inspiring vision of our place in the world and our future together.

    Achievement of the vision begins with clarity. As we continue through this orientation, you will see that we have rare clarity about our mandate as an organization, and the way people within it must pursue results.

    But the words can only be a guide for action. Each of us must feel energized by our purpose and mission, become a champion of our values, and behave as a leader.

    We are a great company, with a record of exceptional performance and success. But we have before us the opportunity to become an enduring leader, contributing more to human health than any company in history. It is up to each of us to find a way to lead.

    Understanding the principles that guide our quest is only the start. Bringing them to life through action is the challenge we face every day. Together, we can meet this challenge.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marquiss420's recording

    Taken from the Narration/Corporate list of practice scripts. All critiques are welcome. Thanks, Joe

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-162447/script-recording-107207.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice sounds good as does the recording quality. Very clear. I would love to hear the copy as if you weren't reading it maybe a little more welcoming and upbeat in tone. Good job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your pronunciation is great. You words are a bit broken up through and lack flow. Awesome recording quality as well! Keep it up!

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    Emily Dickinson

    Script:

    Emily Dickinson loved words ardently. Her feeling about them amounted to veneration and her selection of them was ritualistic. In one poem she states "A word that breathes distinctly has not the power to die". As an artist, she conceived of brevity, not as a way to sketch in miniature, but as a means of achieving the single moment of intensity. Dickinson knew she could not pierce through to the unknowable, but she insisted on asking the questions.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leslieagannon's recording

    I changed the settings on my DAW to make it sound louder and tried to maintain consistency of the recording.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-153487/script-recording-107204.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Quality sounds great. Your voice is really great for this type of script. MAYBE slow down the pace a little bit.
    Great read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Alluring vocal quality that fits perfectly to the subject. The read seemed well paced to me, and I enjoyed the slight vocal change for reading the quote. The volume sounded perfect, so that setting seems just right.

    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice read, (you have a terrific voice) but yes, a tad rushed. Consider an extra half-beat between sentences. Also, maybe a touch less "sultry"? (for lack of a better word).

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