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    Dr Seuss From Then to Now

    Script:

    Dr Seuss From Then To Now
    By now you should be standing in front of a series of world-famous children's books created by Dr. Seuss - beginning with number 88 on your left: Green Eggs and Ham.

    It's no doubt familiar to you and your family - over 1.5 million copies have been sold annually since its creation in 1960. In fact, even forty years after its debut, children still mail the author green eggs and ham. By the time this book appeared in bookstores and libraries in 1960, Dr. Seuss had become an industry.

    Take a moment and study the outrageous colors and free-spirited style the characters are rendered in. Look at the cover. It's quite unlike the traditional Dick and Jane books so popular before Dr. Seuss. You probably are already pretty familiar with the verse. But note how it all comes together on the pages displayed - the art, the verse, the design, the colors... even the size of the book itself. Not a wasted inch or unnecessary verse. It's all a symphony of very well orchestrated nonsense. And like all of his creations... it works; wonderfully.

    36 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear linda.shortman's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Not too much, not too little - enjoyable read, good sound and voicing. Diana

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    Private Equity Video

    Script:

    Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn a little about private equity.

    In this presentation, you’ll learn the basics about private equity and the role it can play in your clients’ portfolios, as well as in your practice.

    Your ability to address the needs and goals of clients in these important segments will help you attract new business and build your practice

    Clients have goals related to seven life priorities, with Finance being the connecting point among them all. Understanding these life priorities can help you identify concerns clients may have in their pursuit of their goals.

    For instance, a client in Segments 4 through 9 may want to:
    -Invest according to my values.
    -Save for retirement.
    -Enhance returns while lowering risk.
    -Help preserve my original investment.

    For many of these clients, private equity can be an important solution to help them pursue their goals.

    Specifically, we’ll discuss how private equity solutions can:

    -Fit into your overall goals-based approach with clients.
    -Help your clients pursue the goals that matter most to them.
    -Help you attract new assets.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    This is an audition demo. Please rate it 1-10 for performance. Additional feedback would be helpful. Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    What script were you doing ... it is not the one above. Lot's of noise - so much so that I could not actually make out what you were saying. Perhaps a redo with less noise?

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    I'm just starting out in the voice over industry. Your feedback would be most helpful. Thank you.

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    Lexus commercial

    Script:

    Want proof there's more than one route to the top, meet the 2016 Lexus Ls and the new Lx, where leading edge comfort safety and performance technology are just the beginning. Experience the Ls and Lx at your Lexus dealer. With a 383 horsepower V-8 engine, active height control and 4 zone climate control, the new 2016 Lexus Lx lets you choose your own route to the top. Visit your Lexus dealer to experience the Lx.

    37 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rchyoung1's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think you have a great voice but you need to improve on the modulation a little.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice too. I am not sure what it is "missing", sadly - I am not a voice specialist - I enjoyed the read, but it does seem to be lacking something - just can't put my finger on it.

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    Private Equity Video

    Script:

    Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn a little about private equity.

    In this presentation, you’ll learn the basics about private equity and the role it can play in your clients’ portfolios, as well as in your practice.

    Your ability to address the needs and goals of clients in these important segments will help you attract new business and build your practice

    Clients have goals related to seven life priorities, with Finance being the connecting point among them all. Understanding these life priorities can help you identify concerns clients may have in their pursuit of their goals.

    For instance, a client in Segments 4 through 9 may want to:
    -Invest according to my values.
    -Save for retirement.
    -Enhance returns while lowering risk.
    -Help preserve my original investment.

    For many of these clients, private equity can be an important solution to help them pursue their goals.

    Specifically, we’ll discuss how private equity solutions can:

    -Fit into your overall goals-based approach with clients.
    -Help your clients pursue the goals that matter most to them.
    -Help you attract new assets.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear EstieWhite's recording

    I'm working on making corporate presentations engaging. Thanks for listening!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Recording quality is good. Performance was excellent.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good read - no critic from me.

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    Famous Dave's Baby Backs

    Script:

    Dave's Baby Backs are back at Famous Dave's!
    Try Dave's original Baby Backs, Seasoned, smoked for hours, then slathered in Dave's very own honey sweet BBQ Sauce. Or try Dave's Memphis style Baby Backs. dry rubbed with herbs then flame kissed to lock in the flavor. Hurry in to Famous Dave's! Dave's Babies are back, but only for a limited time.

    52 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rchyoung1's recording

    Not trying to compete with Bill, his recording of this script was excellent, I just wanted to try a southern accent to it!

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    Peer Feedback:

    First, I like is as I love the voice.
    Maybe a little slower and would suggest a longer pause between sentences.

    Peer Feedback:

    I love your voice for this spot - the smokey, deep, resonant, and gravely characteristics evoke images of ribs smoking on the grill. The accent adds an authenticity/credibility too. Great choice. Regarding performance, I would love some of the words a bit more: seasoned, smoked, slathered, dry-rubbed, flame-kissed. Imagine those ribs, and imagine you're hungry for them as you read it! MissLil pointed out that you could take your time with this to bring out the flavor a bit more. I agree. Thanks for sharing! Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is great for this spot ... but, I bet you could get a lot more energy in those words if you wanted too! I agree with Bill - close your eyes and see them, taste them, smell them ... Diana

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    The War - Introduction

    Script:

    The greatest cataclysm in human history grew out of ancient and ordinary human emotions: anger and arrogance and bigotry, victimhood and the lust for power. And it ended because other human qualities — courage and perseverance and selflessness, faith, leadership, and the hunger for freedom — combined with unimaginable brutality to change the course of human events. The Second World War brought out the best and the worst in a generation and blurred the two so that they became, at times, almost indistinguishable.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear billanciaux's recording

    I was watching this documentary on Netflix and was gripped by this writing. Pushes the limits of language and imagination. So, I decided to use it for a practice piece. Thanks for any feedback. Bill A.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice and recording quality are excellent as usual! The pace seems a little to slow though for me.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    What a great recording! I think you will be a great documentary narrator. Your voice grasped the gravity of the words, but was never distracting. Along with the music, you freed my imagination to run with your content. Your voice was well-wielded. :)

    Peer Feedback:

    I am new to the arena of Voice Over, so this is more of a question than a critic. You have a very good narrator voice. This was a good read - a bit slow for me too. My question - is music always used in documentaries? I would have much preferred to focus on the magic of your voice. Just a personal thought. Diana

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    "Stranger with My Face" by Lois Duncan

    Script:

    It is a long time since I have seen her, but I know she is here. In bed at night, above the sound of the surf on the rocks beneath my window, I hear very faintly the rustle of her passage down the hall. She moves softly, but I can hear, for I am used to the sound of her.
    She pauses outside my door.
    In my dreams I hear her voice. But, are they dreams? Or in the months since I saw her last has her voice become so slight that this is the only way she can reach me?
    I blame you, she whispers. Only you.
    I am not afraid of her any longer, but her presence here disturbs me. Even the beauty of the ocean is no solace. I stand at the window and stare out at the sun-dappled waves of the summer sea, and I brace myself as though against an icy wind.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kristin Lynn's recording

    Hi Carol! Hope you're well! Thank you so much for the last round of checkup + coaching! This is the same piece I submitted on my last checkup. As always, both technical and performance feedback are welcome. Thank you!! Best, Kristin

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    Peer Feedback:

    The first paragraph was choppy and sounds more of a read. Starting with paragraph two, "In my dreams..." I hear more of the character, I recommend making the entire read like the second half.

    Good luck

    Peer Feedback:

    Trying to keep it "soft" and still have "energy" is hard ... I enjoyed your read, but felt you did not put a great deal of your own "feeling" into it. Diana

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    "Stranger with My Face" by Lois Duncan

    Script:

    There was a time when I, too, loved the Cliff House. It is perched on a ledge of rock that hangs out over the ocean, and from the balcony off my bedroom I can look out into forever. In the summer the skies are such a brilliant blue that they seem to have been painted on cardboard, and the water varies from light blue to dark blue, to aqua, to emerald green. The island is fun in the summer. The cottages at the south end fill up with vacationers, and the Yacht Club has sailing races, and the Tennis Club has tournaments, and young men from Harvard and Yale and Princeton come swarming out from the mainland to compete for jobs as lifeguards. The Brighton Inn imports live music on the weekends, so there is a place for dancing, and the roads are filled with cyclists, and the beaches with picnickers, and the warm, sweet air with the sound of laughter and the smell of suntan oil.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kristin Lynn's recording

    Hi Dan, I recently set up my home studio and am still figuring lots of things out! The room is well-isolated and fairly "dead", I think, but there is a deep hum that shows up when I turn up the gain (building noise/fan system). Generally speaking I'm trying to get it to a point where I'm ready to audition. I didn't alter the recording at all, and there are a couple of spikes. There is also a flub at "so there is a place for dancing" coinciding with the page turn. However, I decided to send it for your initial feedback before I start to overwork the piece further. (This is a brand-new genre for me.) Thank you so much! Best, Kristin

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    Peer Feedback:

    I have no issue with your recording quality. If this is a audio book then I could listen for a long time, in other words it serves its purpose. In my opinion more emotion and inflection would help though, thanks for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    You put more of your own feeling into this one ... good read, I don't hear any problems with the recording either - Diana

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    Cool Scientist Character

    Script:

    “Ah, hello there. How are you? We here at the Squid Research Lab are doing wonderful, as it's our job to present research on the ecological curiosities of this fascinating squid creature. This particular squid can in fact transform into a humanoid! In squid form, they can dive into and become one with their ink, while in humanoid form... they can utilize various tools to cover turf with it. "While we have officially named this breed of squid the "Inkling," we prefer to just call them squids. Like more common squids, they can alter their appearance at will, including skin tone and eye color. For some reason, though, their hair-like tentacles seem to change color automatically in combat situations. Science tells us that the squids' natural nemesis is the octopus, or in this case, the Octarians. But "octopi" will do. It seems that one “Cap'n Cuttlefish” has ordered the inklings to take back a Zapfish stolen by the Octarians. With Cap'n Cuttlefish's expert advice, they may just take back that Zapfish.”
    Script from Edge Studio's 5,924 Practice Script Library > English Adult > Narration > Video Game

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear drogersusa's recording

    This is a straight character - well not the "evil or errie" stuff. How does my audio sound with it?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Greetings,

    Your sound is boxy as if you need more acoustic treatment or a smaller room. I also recommend you don't stretch or somewhat sing some of the words.

    Good luck

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you CTvoice, your observations are greatly appreciated.

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    Ghosts From Your Past (2)

    Script:

    “You can get lost…”
    ”...but the ghosts from your past...”
    “...may still find you… and haunt you.”
    “You thought it was over.”
    “But things of that magnitude…”
    “… Do not end easily.”
    “...and stories unfinished… tend to carry on when you least expect it.”
    “And so it begins…”

    Script from Edge Studio's 5,924 Practice Script Library > English Adult > Narration > Video Game

    63 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear drogersusa's recording

    I am trying out new settings for my equipment. What do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Based on the read and interpretation, I am thinking that the sound may be right. I don't hear an echo, but it almost sounds like it is coming from a tunnel. A pit in the upper registry. It may be worthwhile doing a more straight read to hear how you have your audio set up to be a better judge. Like the pacing and the foreboding of the telling of the script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Wooow, that was really good. Very sinister and perfect for a video game character.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you KevinKarsner, I have done another one that is a little straighter ... I appreciate your kind take on my readings ... it is helpful. Diana

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Korsewind50 - I appreciate your kind words on my reading very much.

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    "Poof" by leawms

    Script:

    Script:

    Have you ever noticed what happens when you put in a movie?
    It's amazing.
    You just stick it in,
    Sit back,
    Hit play, and...
    Poof.
    The rest of the world just disappears.
    Gone.
    Suddenly, it's just you and your family.
    You remember them. Your family. Some of them look like you.
    At Movie Gallery, we have thousands of great movies. Including your favorite holiday movies plus the latest releases. And every one of them is guaranteed to have the same magical powers.

    Movie Gallery.
    Play on.

    leawms: https://www.edgestudio.com/user/103152/feedback-forum

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CaliGator's recording

    I feel as though that while I read the script well, my concern resides in my breathing. I'm not sure this would be suitable as an appropriate submission for an audition. I appreciate your feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I am not a voice over expert, but from the viewpoint of a listener - your recording was really fast - possibly you might consider slowing down a bit and adding a little more feeling to what you are reading ... kind of felt like you were in a hurry to get through.

    Peer Feedback:

    As most of the coaches I have dealt with have stated, slow down, let the words come alive. Try to evoke the emotion of talking about the good ol' days, when it took effort to watch a movie. This read evoked Dane Cook to me for some reason. Audio sounds good.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the second half better, I would just use your natural voice instead of the high inflections in the first half of the recording. Thanks for sharing!

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    Paid Job Recording:

    Click to hear Tony Vanderwaal's recording

    first sample piece for KSCO Santa Cruz

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    Peer Feedback:

    Real cool the way you used such current content for your sample. Shows how quickly you can created pieces like this. I found your first line, the set up, a bit buried in the mix; the effect was partly to blame as was the length of it. Could you break up the line and intersperse it with Trump audio: "President Trump's response...(Trump Audio)...on why he backed off..." Not too many times. Or maybe rewrite the line: "Only minutes before a retaliatory strike on Iran...(Trump Audio)...President Trump backed down...etc. Your delivery is great. Not sure what this station's imaging is now but I wondered if the effects in the second half were the right fit for a news promo. Sounds like a music station imaging to me...effects wise. Anyway, really enjoy your work. Good luck. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice - it flows well with this sort of reading. I am not a voice over expert, but rather an older listener - for me, the background music and noises were so loud I could not focus in on what was being said. You have talent - good luck on your journey.

    Peer Feedback:

    Perfect voice for this medium! Happy to cheer on a fellow Santa Cruz resident!

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    Ghosts From The Past

    Script:

    Welcome to Cross-Paths, you can grab your gear now.
    Look out!... You may get lost if you go inside.
    You are about to unlock the ghosts from your past... Are you sure you're ready?
    Either select 'joystick' or 'lever.'
    Ha ha ha... and you thought you were done...
    Hmmmm.... your opponent seems to be of your magnitude!
    Record your score here.

    Script from Edge Studio's 5,924 Practice Script Library > English Adult > Narration > Video Game

    76 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear drogersusa's recording

    Thought I would try one of your Practice Scripts a try ... what do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    The pacing and way you stretched ghosts and sped up grab your gear, kept me engaged and listening. The laugh was eerie too!

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounded good from what I could hear. Your voice has some great characteristics and you sound comfortable and "in character" for the most part. If you decide to upgrade your mic and treat your space, I think you'd hear a big improvement and others could give more specific feedback on performance. This sounds promising. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you DJ and Bill, your observations are greatly appreciated. I have been working on my set up for a month now and getting closer ... it is truly a learning process.

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    Air Purifier 2000

    Script:

    Air Processor 2000
    To install a new capsule into your air purifier, switch the unit “off.” Then remove the new capsule from its 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.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DJLANCASHIRE's recording

    PLease comment on pacing and tone.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought this was very nicely done ... not too fast and not too slow. Nice even tone, easy to listen too. Diana

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    7-11

    Script:

    7-11
    So its two in the morning and you're starving
    Nothing in the fridge and nothing in the cupboards
    you don't even have dog biscuits hanging around
    You think about cooking, but then you remember the three alarm fires you started the last time you tried using the stove
    Well check out 7/11, Theres gotta be one right near Ya'
    They have everything from burgers to tacos, 24hrs a day, seven days a week
    7/11! Think of it as your own personal walk in kitchen

    75 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rchyoung1's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice and your delivery ... everything was smooth - but for some reason when you said "stove" it grabbed my attention and broke the flow - not sure why. Everything else flowed nicely, good tone ... enjoyed the read.

    Peer Feedback:

    The pacing was great! You had several up tones on the end of lines 1-4. then you evened out on the last 2 lines. I loved the background music.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Roger, I could have re-recordered that part but didn't want to jeopardize the entire read. Practise practise !
    Thanks for the comment.

    Peer Feedback:

    Love your voice. Keep practicing to develop that conversational delivery. Enjoyed this! Bill A.

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    Kick Off Video

    Script:

    We’re building an inclusive environment that’s rich with opportunities for diverse talent to grow and excel. While we each define our own Conagra Experience, the company is constantly working to make sure the groundwork for that experience is supportive, dynamic and enriching for all

    66 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear eddiethatvoguy's recording

    How is the audio quality? What can I do to improve the quality? if it needs to be improved.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Not an expert on sound quality so I'll defer to someone else for that.

    As far as performance, I thought the delivery was a little choppy. You also sounded kind of tense. Needs to be more relaxed and natural

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is pleasant but sounds too monotone. I believe Bill had mentioned to pretend your talking to 3 different people, hope that helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the second version better than the first. You seem to relax about 1/3 way into the script. Did not feel a lot of energy ... more like just reading the words without a lot of feeling.

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    Web Promo Video

    Script:

    Meet Steve Hudson, owner of Hudson’s Cafe. This year, he opened location number twelve. Business is good... ‘cause the food is good.

    But there’s still work to do. See that pick-up and delivery counter? It’s got real potential, but Jessica can’t seem to crack the code.

    Jessica handles marketing for Hudson’s Cafe. Her team manages the new web site and the Facebook following. But what she’s about to propose will turn those marketing channels into real business growth. It’s called ChowNow.

    ChowNow puts your pick-up and delivery business online with simple, integrated ordering for your web site, your facebook page, and the custom iPhone app ChowNow creates just for you. Welcome to online and mobile ordering, Steve. You’re about to make some money.

    Go online and go mobile with...

    ChowNow

    We can take your orders.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kevinkarsner's recording

    Another demo reel. Working on an Internet Video.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the personal feeling when you say "Steve your about to make some money" and your inflections are great. Watch the ending of sentences that they don't drop off as far as emphasis, I have the same problem. Nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Enjoyed the read - well done.

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    WGN News

    Script:

    You're watching WGN News...
    with Jackie Bange, Bob Jordan, Jim Ramsay and Rich King.
    This is Chicago's Very Own WGN News at 9.

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kevinkarsner's recording

    Trying to see how the mix is on the audio with music bed.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought this was very nicely done until the end there is a quacking like sound that starts when you spell the station numbers until the end ... I am not a great fan of loud background music ... a little lower would have been appreciated be my old ears. I enjoy your voice ... it fits this reading.

    Peer Feedback:

    Sorry, but I don't think your voice is the right fit for a stager like this. Regarding your read, I think the tone is too friendly/folksy and needs a bit more seriousness and some urgency. Not over-the-top though. Good clarity, pacing, and energy. Bill A.

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    Clifford Cd Rom

    Script:

    Everybody loves Clifford on CD-Rom! Clifford and his pals make learning BIG fun with these CD-ROMS packed with exciting adventures, which help kids practice reading, memory skills critical thinking and more! Available where software is sold or at www.scholasticstore.com.

    76 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Horsewind50's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like how you interpreted this, very upbeat, and directed at kids that may be listening or watching the Clifford cartoon. The audio needs work. Definitely, have some echoing going on and there seems to be a wind coming through. I did like your pace throughout.

    Peer Feedback:

    Concur with Kevin. Definitely need to take care of the echoes.

    I like your enthusiasm but think maybe it was just a tad too much considering the target is kids. Maybe tone it down just a little.

    Peer Feedback:

    There was a lot of background noise. You had good energy, but a bit of echoing. Since I am new at this I have not solution for you. You have a good voice for children.

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    Bus Safety Rules

    Script:

    Hey kids...Be cool and follow these rules. Remember, school bus safety starts with you every morning and every afternoon. So just keep these 10 rules in mind. They’re easy to learn and simple to follow. And they start before the bus ever stops. So be cool...and follow these rules. First, be on time for the bus. Second, never run to or from the bus. Third, stand back from the curb. Fourth, don’t push or shove. Fifth, stay in your seat. Sixth, don’t yell or shout. Seventh, always obey the driver. Eight, wait for the driver’s signal before crossing. Ninth, always cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus. And tenth, never crawl under the school bus.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Horsewind50's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your pacing was excellent. The quality of your voice started out happy and became a matter of fact tone. It was perfect for a list of rules. You have a very pleasant voice.

    Peer Feedback:

    Enjoyed the read - you have a good voice. Just curious - every time you said a number your tone never varied ... wonder what would happen if you varied your tone just a little as you count the numbers down?

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    Employee Orientation Excerpt

    Script:

    Let's transition away from the Design Center and make our way to the Sales Counter. While the visual aspects of the Sales Counter are not going to generate quite as many "wow's" from our customers that the Design Centers will - making sure they are kept clean and organized is very important to appealing to our customer's perception that frequent the Sales Counter - namely the Contractors. The Counter Sales staff need to be diligent about keeping the counters themselves cleared and neat. Point of Purchase displays are supplied with important information and should only be placed in appropriate locations on the counter. Making sure the floors are kept clean and free of debris - especially since the warehouse is very near the Sales Counter - also requires diligence. Stocked merchandise placed around the Sales Counter like caulk displays, Care and Maintenance products, tools and accessories as well as transition strips all need to be kept properly stocked and neatly organized. Most of the orders are placed at the Sales Counter and as a result most of the payments get processed there as well. We need to make sure those areas where that kind of money is handled are kept clean.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear EstieWhite's recording

    Trying to make this script clear and interesting. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like how you are working on interpreting this script and I hear the inflections throughout. One thing you should work on is trying to make this more conversational, so it doesn't come across as just read. Think how you would be speaking to a new employee, actually showing them the sales counter and giving them the benefits of what needs to be done. Work on the B.A.S.I.C. (Backstory-is this an orientation, a coaching session, etc; the Audience-who are you speaking to, a new hire, a peer; Scene-where is this taking place; I-put yourself in the role; Character-who are you supposed to be, a manager, a peer, etc. Your audio comes across clear and you have very nice pronunciation.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a very clear, clean reading style. I know it says it is an Employee Orientation - I would not have guessed that. Sounds more like a "Changes are coming" monthly meeting. I think it was a good read.

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    Dove

    Script:

    New Dove Face Essential Nutrients Pillows are revolutionary. Add water, and they foam with a nutrient-enriched lather. The textured side removes dull skin. The other side gently cleans new skin. Leaving your face glowing with health. They're a lot of care in one little package. Learn more at www.dove.com.

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    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

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    Peer Feedback:

    you sound very happy with the product. Nice work.

    Peer Feedback:

    The reading was good, nice tone and clarity - but I kept hearing a background "ticking/clicking" very low, but noticed it enough to comment on.

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    City Harvest

    Script:

    Millions of pounds of good, edible food are thrown away each year by New York City food businesses. At the same time, an estimated 1.5 million people are hungry, one third of them children. City Harvest is the link between those who have so much and those who have too little. City Harvest is committed to feeding hungry people in New York City using a variety of innovative, practical and cost-effective methods. Our primary approach is to rescue food that otherwise would be wasted and deliver it to those who serve the hungry. City Harvest strives to be a model for others to fight hunger in their communities.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear EstieWhite's recording

    This was a script given to me by my coach. I've been focusing on the "Happy-Sad School of Acting" and trying to offer a compassionate tone. Any suggestions?

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    Peer Feedback:

    The whole thing was very well done, my only correction would be the last two words. I feel they're too drawn out. Very well done nonetheless!

    Peer Feedback:

    Since I am a newbie, it is hard for me to say what I want to in the words that it would be understood clearly. You have a very nice voice, good even tone, and this was well read. Perhaps "read" is the key word. I did not "feel" the reading - I did not "feel" a sense of urgency - the need to get on the phone and donate. It is not meant to be a negative, just an observation. If the script is not to get money, then you wouldn't need to "feel".

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    From a Weber cookbook gifted to me many years ago. This is the introduction. Such creative writing!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice read. I like the turn after the faux-biblical-Charlton-Heston first part. Really nice work. How ofter are you booking these days?

    DS.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a good narration voice. Good luck in your journey.

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    Mountain Home, Arkansas

    Script:

    Welcome to Mountain Home, Arkansas, where visitors can enjoy watersports like kayaking, canoeing and floating on the White River. Mountain Home is ideally situated between two colossal lakes and is only 15 minutes from the three rivers, the Buffalo, White and North Fork.

    Not only are the water sports spectacular, the fishing is world class. Whether looking to land striper, trout, walleye or bass, the waters in the Mountain Home area are always stocked.

    Mountain Home, take time to relax and enjoy what we have to offer and to be part of our down home family.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear walk64005's recording

    I worked on enunciation and sounding more down home....a little slower pace as that is how folks who travel to this area would like to hear the details.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I especially like your performance on the second paragraph. You sounded so genuine on "the fishing is world class." Overall, a great read. I agree with your decision about pacing and think your voice is a great fit for this script. Two small critiques: there are three rivers but you say Buffalo White as though it is one and then North Fork. Need a little pause between Buffalo and White. Also, not sure I would say the "t" in Mountain so clearly. Ease up on it slightly. Nice job! Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    You seem really comfortable with the script and have a strong voice. That said, I think the slow pacing made the read feel really stiff to me. You can have the southern "folksy", but strong narration at a swift, profession pace -- think Trace Atkins on the Wounded Warriors commercials.
    overall, nice read, and nice voice. I liked it. Now make it sound pro.

    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Enjoyed the read - especially once you got into the roll in the second paragraph. Good voice, good tone, good read - possibly consider a bit more umph... in the first paragraph like you have in the second.

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    ARF

    Script:

    Berea Animal Rescue Friends (or ARF as we’re known) finds adoptive homes for almost a thousand stray or unwanted dogs and cats each year.
    We’re a no-time-limit facility, which means that our small staff and 300-plus volunteers care for animals for as long as it takes to find them a loving home. We provide shelter, food, medical care and love 365 days a year.
    And we do so exclusively through donations and fundraising events.
    ARF is grateful for all your support over the past 25 years. Yet now we need your help more than ever…

    Recent years have been record-breaking for ARF. Maybe it’s because of the economic downturn. Or maybe it’s just that more people know about us and our services…
    Whatever the reason, ARF’s operating costs and the number of animals we serve continue to climb.
    And while these numbers have gotten bigger and bigger, our small 1500 square-foot facility has remained the same.
    It’s overcrowded (pause), outdated (pause), and desperately in need of structural repair.
    That’s where you come in…

    ARF performs an essential role in our community by taking care of some of the area’s most helpless creatures. This community needs ARF – and ARF needs our help.

    ARF needs a larger dedicated facility… a more spacious home for our area’s unwanted and abandoned animals.

    It would be a home for the entire community, too. A place where you could get everything from pet training to low-cost spay/neuter programs.

    A larger, more efficient facility will provide a healthy and humane space for abandoned animals, a family-friendly environment for adoption, and a valuable resource for the entire community.

    With our current facility facing double capacity, our animals need your help now!
    Please go to the Berea Animal Rescue Friends Building Happy Beginnings Capital Campaign website to find out how you can support our cause.
    And get us one paw closer to our $5 million goal.

    
Donate now at
ARFhappybeginnings.org

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    Practice Recording:

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    Interpretation, pace, vocal inflections

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    Peer Feedback:

    My comments are from a listeners point of view and not a voice over professional. You have a nice, smooth delivery, but - for me personally - it was too long and I did not "feel the urgency" in your delivery. If the goal is to get me to press a button and give money - well, it was quite a mouth full for the website - I am not sure I could have remembered all of it to be able to get to the website to give money. Just a thought, but perhaps a shorter - more power packed delivery might be more effective.

    Berea Animal Rescue Friends (or ARF as we’re known) finds adoptive homes for almost a thousand stray or unwanted dogs and cats each year. Our operating costs and the number of animals we serve continue to climb - our small 1500 square-foot facility has remained the same - it is now overcrowded (pause), outdated (pause), and desperately in need of structural repair. That’s where you come in…our animals need your help now! Please go to the Berea Animal Rescue Friends Building Happy Beginnings Capital Campaign website to find out how you can support our cause.
    And get us one paw closer to our $5 million goal. 
Donate now at
ARFhappybeginnings.org

    Peer Feedback:

    Great job! This appears to be the narration for a video to be shown to supporters of this non-profit. I like your performance because you sound engaged, not just reading the words. Your tone isn't too dramatic; it would complement the images well and not distract from them. The main idea line could be re-done, though. Super important to say it clearly: "Yet now we need your help more than ever..." Maybe a bit more warm/smile on the last few lines. It's the call to action and reminds people they can make a difference! I hear it in your performance here but think you could warm it up just a bit more. Overall, very good job! Bill A.

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    Harvard Summer School

    Script:

    For writers at all levels, the Harvard Summer Writing Program offers small classes, college credits, a reading series, a student magazine, and workshops on special topics, such as Writing with Sources and Writing College Application Essays.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Peer Feedback:

    Interpretation was right on. Very pleasing voice but it would better at slightly slower pace.

    Peer Feedback:

    I am new to voice over, so my opinion is one of a listener - not a voice over professional. I like your voice, and I agree with montereichert about possibly slowing down the presentation a little bit. I also noticed a great many "ssss" sounds which you might possibly be able to "fade out" a little using your audio software. Just a thought. Diana

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice sounds great with this spot. Youthful, mature...and encouraging. Good pacing but I too notice you speed up from "and workshops..." to the end. Almost as though you were trying to finish before time ran out. Small thing. It can be robotic to keep the pacing perfectly even too, so kind of a subjective point. Good distance from the mic and recording level. I do hear some air hitting the mic capsule/diaphragm though. You'll want to remedy this before submitting auditions. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid TV commercial

    Script:

    With the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
    the end of your battery charge isn’t the end of the world
    It runs on electric and has gas if you need it
    for a range rating of 340 miles
    The all new Clarity Plug-in hybrid from Honda

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    Click to hear CTvoice's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    First off, your audio sounds really nice. I like the way you're working the mic and your acoustics sound pretty good too.

    If I were directing you, I'd ask you to give me an even smoother read. That is, make the inflections softer and connect the words/sounds. I'd ask for another version of the phrase "if you need it" and have you emphasize 40 just a bit more. -- three hundred forty miles. (Impressive number)

    Again you sound terrific and I can hear you doing commercial work like this. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    Toyota Echo

    Script:

    I'm here from Toyota with a hypothetical question. You're out driving. Up ahead you spot a nasty pothole. What do you do? If it's your car, you swerve. But if it's a rental car-you just nail that sucker. That's how we tested our new Echo. We rented them to yahoos like you.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lassiter66's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read. There are some interesting transitions in this script. I'd like to hear them in your delivery a little more. Not so much a volume thing as you give on "nail that sucker" but an attitude thing as you give on that same phrase. (You're working with a basic mic which may not pick up some of the subtleties, but try anyhow.) For example, I think the closing "rented them to yahoos like you" is a tongue-in-cheek compliment. You could say it with a little grin and a wink, maybe even a gesture like a finger point toward your imaginary listener. Just some ideas. Overall, love your energy and attitude. Good clarity with a basic mic. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice diction. I think you also hit the important keywords. However, I bet you could have a lot more fun with this script. Maybe playing images in your head of people treating personal cars vs. rental cars in the ways you're describing would help you put more smile into your read. Also, I would emphasize "yahoos" without the pause - just stretch out the word more - with a huge smile! :)

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    .Neuroendocrine Tumors

    Script:

    Although pathologic concepts regarding squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma have remained relatively stable during the past 10 years, those regarding the class of neuroendocrine tumors have continued to undergo revision and refinement. Neuroendocrine tumors are defined as those that produce biogenic amines. Pathologically, this can be demonstrated by a positive argyrophil or argentaffin stain, the presence of nerursecretory granules by electron microscopy

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JayC777's recording

    Looking for quality and performance critiques. Any replies, positive and negative, will be greatly appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The recording quality sounds good. You sound like an expert on the topic.

    Peer Feedback:

    Easy for you to say! ;-) Great job delivering a smooth read of such technical material. I thought you hit "those" too hard but overall liked the narrow range of inflection. You have such a rich voice and, I agree with lassiter, combined with your performance, you sound very credible. Well done! Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a very good voice for this presentation - sounded a lot like my cousins cancer doc - we are always saying "layman terms doc - layman terms". Good read.

    Peer Feedback:

    ummm. There're some mispronunciations in a script loaded with challenging terms. Microscopy is pronounced Mike-CROS-cuh-pee. same with uh-DEENO-car-SIN-noma. and amines is pronounced "uh-MEENS".
    Unfortunately, those misses would be audition killers. Youtube has the right pronunciations.

    Regarding performance - If I were the director, I'd have you do another take on "neuroendocrine tumors" and not hit "tumors" -- hit neuro-END-ick-rinn instead.

    I hate to get into specific direction on these, because it can go down a rat hole unnecessarily.

    The technical quality of your performance isn't competitive -- but maybe that's not a focus at this point. If/when you want to take your VO to the next level and get paid for it, you'll need to invest in a better recording environment. It doesnt have to be expensive, but it takes a lot of attention to detail.

    Listen to Bill Anciaux's submissions -- no background noise and crystal clear VO tracks. that's the ticket. (Bill's skill level is up to you to accomplish with coaching, and tons of effort and practice - no exaggeration.)

    Hope that helps,
    DS.

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    The Seven Vagabonds by Nathaniel Hawthorne - paragraph 3

    Script:

    “What an admirable piece of work is this!” exclaimed I, lifting up my hands in astonishment. Indeed, I liked the spectacle, and was tickled with the old man’s gravity as he presided at it, for I had none of that foolish wisdom which reproves every occupation that is not useful in this world of vanities. If there be a faculty which I possess more perfectly than most men, it is that of throwing myself mentally into situations foreign to my own, and detecting, with a cheerful eye, the desirable circumstances of each. I could have envied the life of this gray-headed showman.

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    Click to hear drogersusa's recording

    I am new to voice over and for practice, I would like to read this short story for LibriVox - Volunteer Readers who read books from the public domain and provide it free to everyone. I would like to know if my voice would be ok for narration of books and any thoughts about how I might improve any flaws.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The performance sounds good. There is good expression in your reading. The reading is done at a good rate.

    Peer Feedback:

    After reading the text more closely, I think I understand your performance choices. Yes, this starts with the exclamation of an astonished man. True, he describes his outlook as more enthusiastic and positive than others. Even so, I think you could bring down the pitch and volume, especially after the first line. I feel like you're almost shouting at me. The language suggests an educated and rather refined person to me, one who might speak with a more reserved, sophisticated quality. Best of luck with your work and kudos for volunteering for LibriVox. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you lassiter66 for your evaluation - it is greatly appreciated. Diana

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you billanciaux for your evaluation - it is greatly appreciated. I am very curious, LibriVox has walked me through setting my volume to 89 db because that is what they require for their readings and their training video says this is considered "normal" . I use Audacity and they showed me after completing the work, to select all and under Effect use ReplayGain "Analyze" , then adjust the Amplify using the resulting numbers shown in the Analyze. Before doing that I did not qualify for reading - after doing this, I now have been approved for reading. Am I doing something wrong? Before working with them, my recordings were quite a bit lower in volume and pitch.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm not familiar with LibriVox's requirements and am not sure what you mean by setting your volume to 89 db. I'm guessing this is the gain level for your microphone and it's actually a setting of 8 or 9 on a 1-10 scale in the audio sound card (preferences) setting on your computer. Setting the gain is important to record a strong signal with your microphone without exceeding 0db. If you do exceed 0db while recording, the audio with distort or "clip" and this is not acceptable. When finished recording, your unedited or raw audio should have a dynamic range from about -24 to -6 db or so. Then you will process it with your software to meet their specifications. Typically, this means adding some compression to reduce the dynamic range and some gain to compensate for the compression. The final processing step is to normalize to -3, -2, or -1. This establishes the peak amplitude. The Average RMS is the perceived loudness/volume. For audiobooks, it should fall in the -18 to -24 range, a comfortable level for long-form narration. Commercials, trailers, and imaging are louder, with an Average RMS around -10db. With most digital audio workstations, you can get this information with a click or two. On Twisted Wave, for example, I can click File>Analyze. I haven't used Audacity but am sure you can figure this out with internet search. You can also learn all about dynamics, peak versus RMS Average, etc. I am not an audio engineer but have watched lots of videos to learn how to edit, process, mix, and master voiceover projects. Still learning. Lots of great resources out there. Good luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you "anonymous" for the information. It is greatly appreciated. Diana

    Peer Feedback:

    You're welcome. Guess I wasn't logged in when I sent it. Good luck with your audiobook work. Great way to learn and improve. Bill A.

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    Domino's Pizza

    Script:

    Only from Domino’s, new pesto crust pizza. Sweet basil, parsley and garlic, baked right into the dough. Then sprinkled with romano cheese all around the crust. Call and get a large, one topping, just 9.99. Get the door…it’s Dominos.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear monicarachelle's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very pleasant voice and nice pacing! I enjoyed it! Nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderful enthusiasm and energy. Is it possible to push clarity too far? Well, I think you may have with "dough" and "around the," for example. It loses some of the friendly, conversational quality as a result. You have such a clear speaking voice already -- just relax a bit with the articulation. Nice job! Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    This opinion is someone listening to your recording on the radio - not as a professional voice over talent. Very nice presentation, however, I had to turn my speakers up as high as they would go to hear you clearly. Diana

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm a total rookie so don't take my critique as someone who has a great grasp of the industry as of yet. I loved your presentation, and other than what has already been explained, I would definitely adjust your microphone recording level up.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read. A few things I noticed. First, I heard you pronounce "dough" as "dough-ah" Also, make sure you don't add words to the script (i.e you added "pizza" after "one topping".

    Over-all it was a nice read.

    Peer Feedback:

    That is a nice read. Competitive. Really nice "millenial" voice - spot on.
    the one teeny tiny thing I would offer is......back off the pronunciation/diction a little tiny bit. You sounded a little sharp on some sentences. You sound like you get work, so you know what to do with my advice (like any free advice. LOL)

    best,
    DS.

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    Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Connect (Science Writing) by Frans de Waal

    Script:

    What intrigues me most about laughter is how it spreads. It’s
    almost impossible not to laugh when everybody else is.
    There have been laughing epidemics, in which no one could stop
    and some even died in a prolonged fit. There are laughing churches
    and laugh therapies based on the healing power of laughter. The
    must-have toy of 1996—Tickle Me Elmo—laughed hysterically
    after being squeezed three times in a row. All of this because we
    love to laugh and can’t resist joining laughing around us. This is
    why comedy shows on television have laugh tracks and why theater
    audiences are sometimes sprinkled with “laugh plants”: people paid
    to produce raucous laughing at any joke that comes along.
    The infectiousness of laughter even works across species.
    Below my office window at the Yerkes Primate Center, I often hear
    my chimps laugh during rough-and-tumble games, and I cannot
    suppress a chuckle myself. It’s such a happy sound. Tickling and
    wrestling are the typical laugh triggers for apes, and probably
    the original ones for humans. The fact that tickling oneself is
    notoriously ineffective attests to its social significance. An when
    young apes put on their play face, their friends join in with the
    same expression as rapidly and easily as humans do with laughter.

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    Click to hear billanciaux's recording

    Thank you for any feedback. Adding this to my Audible samples as a piece of "warm" narration. Bill A.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really enjoyed this! I can almost see the smile on your face! Very, very nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    What an excellent choice for "warm narration". I too enjoyed the listen. Only one thing I noticed - and as a novice - not an expert, it is meant in only the truest of "just a thought for your consideration" - their are numerous areas where you take a noticeable breath and I was wondering if perhaps these areas could be softened just a bit? Diana

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm a total rookie but I did enjoy your recording. To me, it sounded broken in a couple of spots but, overall, impressive.

    Peer Feedback:

    excellent. nothing more to add.

    DS

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    Discovery Kids -- Dinosaurs

    Script:

    Discovery For Kids – Dinosaurs
    Tyrannosaurus rex was 40 feet long, weighed in at 6 tons and stood 15 feet high.
    Enormous, powerful legs could have stepped over a car in a single stride.
    Four-foot jaws, raggedly-studded with 7-inch teeth could crush bone and consume 500 pounds in a single bite. Clearly this was the ultimate predator —
    the undisputed master of its Cretaceous world.
    Or not. One of the world's top paleontologists says that T. rex was not a hunter at all. The fiercest giant of dinosaur lore was but a well-designed scavenger that had much more in common with buzzards and hyenas than with lions and tigers.

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    Click to hear SJBartell's recording

    THis is practice for a script-type for my narration demo. Comments on all elements will be appreciated. Thanks. StephenJ

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    Peer Feedback:

    You tonal change at "Or not" was good. Make it a bit more distinct and I think you got it. There was a bit of background noise at :28 . Overall, a good read for you.

    Peer Feedback:

    The energy and gravity of this script would be great for Discovery Kids. I thought a couple of the transitions between sentences was a bit jerky, and I think I would have asked for a second reading of "not a hunter at all." It might sound too much like the "or not" that came just before it. Overall, I love your voice. A pleasure to listen to.

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    Fox 54

    Script:

    Buckle your couch belts. This weekend FOX 54 takes you for a ride! Saturday night at 8, get on a Harley or get out of the way when Mel Gibson takes to the open highway in MAD MAX. A biker gang terrorizes innocent pedestrians. MAD MAX is gonna put the pedal to the metal and blow the bikers right off the asphalt! Then at 10, Charles Bronson is back...cracking down on crack in DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN. Mr. Vigilante goes after the dopes who deal drugs. The deal is...he does it his way. Bronson takes the war against drugs personally. All right here on FOX 54.

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    Click to hear rchyoung1's recording

    I did this without professional equipment. I am looking to develop character voices first, thanks for listening.

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    Peer Feedback:

    My suggestion would be that you keep the energy but increase your pace. TV promos move along much more quickly. I like your voice for this genre. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Bill, your right about pace. I am just trying not to stumble, need more practice!

    Peer Feedback:

    My opinion is one of a listener, not a voice over professional. I like your voice. I believe you held back and that you could put a lot more "energy" into this reading if you wanted too. Just a thought for your consideration.

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    American Teacher

    Script:

    The debate about public education has never been louder. There are dozens of theories about what works and what doesn't. We've experimented with charter schools, test standards, class size, curricula and technology. It turns out that most people agree that a teacher is the most important in-school factor to a child's success. And yet the teaching profession has never been less respected and less understood.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leslieagannon's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Eliminate the pauses and narrow the range of your inflections and this would be a much better read. More importantly, think about who you are and who you're speaking too. Perhaps you are a finalist for a school principal position who, in a one-on-one conversation with the superintendent over coffee, is responding to a question like, "Why have so many initiatives failed to bring about real change in schools?" Imagine the person across from you. Speak to them but not with the nervousness you might have in an interview. Rather with confidence that you've already got the job and they just want to know your thoughts. I think this would help you sound more conversational and authentic. Great voice and good mic technique. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with making the infections more complimentary in this piece You interpretation at the beginning was a very strong start. I think you should have carried it though. You also had some clicking/mouth noise in there was well. Green apples and water help a good bit with that. Nice voice! Thank you for sharing.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice, I did however pick up quite a few breathing areas that you might be able to soften or remove with your video software - just a thought. Listening as a novice and not an expert, I felt you probably could have read it with a bit more conviction if you really wanted too.

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    Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

    Script:

    With the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid the end of your battery charge isn’t the end of the world
    It runs on electric and has gas if you need it for a range rating of 340 miles
    The all new Clarity Plug-in hybrid from Honda

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    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    And another car commercial... thought on interpretation and delivery most appreciated. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    the inflection sounds great for the commercial. Very clear recording. The only thing I would do is lower the pitch slightly.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think this was nicely done. Diana

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    Nissan Rogue

    Script:

    We don’t just make cars we make technology that moves people. The Nissan Rogue featuring tech like ProPilot Assist helps keep you centered in your lane and in control. This is how Nissan intelligent mobility is reinventing driving for everyone. Now the most exciting tech you own is in your driveway.

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    Practice Recording:

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    More practice... the dreaded car spot! Thoughts on interpretation and delivery?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice it sounds intelligent like a professor!
    I would speed up the pace especially for a car commercial, and lower pitch.

    Peer Feedback:

    A novice opinion - nicely done, good voice ... possibly could speed it up just a touch. Diana

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    Humane Society

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    Up to 6 million homeless animals enter shelters nationwide every year. Some abandoned, some sick or injured they’re just looking for a place to call home. When you rescue a shelter animal you won’t just be making a difference in their life, you could be making a difference in your own. Visit your local animal shelter today and save a life

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    After some great feedback from another contributor on the site I re-recorded the spot. Any thoughts on performance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    This take is more engaging for sure, Kenneth. The edits are noticeable though, so I would practice to make those little shifts in one take...or session. In this take I noticed ideas that I didn't in the previous one. For example, the "making a difference in your own" phrase; your performance here got this idea across and had me thinking about how I'd benefit from rescuing a shelter animal. Funny, the words were there in the other take, but your read didn't make an impression like this one does. Keep practicing, with different scripts, and you'll likely find it gets easier and sounds even more natural. Good work! Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the quick feedback Bill! Weird ...in listening again it does sound like there were edits from different takes but there weren't. I think it was overworking the mic... I was really getting into imagining different points of focus and I think I was moving around too much instead of just shifting focus in my head. Thanks again!

    Peer Feedback:

    My opinion is from a layman point of view, not a voice over professional. I like your voice, but - for this advertisement - I did not feel "sadness" as you spoke. Since this is an ad that is focused on getting the audience to take immediate action - maybe it's worth a try. Diana

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, I wanted to say that I really thought the beginning was very strong (in a good way), but near the end, especially the sentence, "you could be making a difference in their life", it sounded as though you were unsure. Also, the last sentence also sounded a little unsure (but that's just my opinion). It was good though.

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