Before taking on the services of a voice over artist, it is highly recommended for you to get a quote from them. This is going to make it easier for you to sort out your budget for the job. However, here’s a look into how you should go about getting a quote from your chosen artist:
Script should be part of the conversation
Yes, this one is pretty obvious, but at the same time, this is something most people overlook when speaking with a British voice over artist. When creating a quote and proposal, having a script in hand is definitely going to help the artist out. If anything, it will go a long way in terms of finding out about the final script length. Most importantly, he will also be able to comprehend the nature of the script. This way, if the quote is specific to a certain industry of a medical or technical nature, the artist will be able to research and learn the right pronunciations of the words. This is obviously something that the artist will factor in when giving you a quote. In case you don’t have a script ready, make sure that you discuss an estimate of the number of words with him.
What tone and style are you interested in?
It is extremely important for the voice over artist to know the sort of feel and style you are interested in getting from the script. It is best for you to give them an audio sample so they may figure things out. You need to let them know if you want a conversational, light, humorous, serious tone or more of an authoritative read for the script.
Do you want special effects or background music?
The artist that you are interested in working with needs to know if you are interested in using special effects or background music. While working at voice over recording studios, this will help them provide you with a better quote for the project and you will also find out if they have the potential to provide the additional sounds as well.
Information about the audio file format
You need to bear in mind the fact that there are countless audio file formats out there these days. In most cases, the voice over artist you choose to work with would be more than willing to provide the recording to you in the format you are interested in. However, for this, it is necessary for you to let them know in advance as to what audio file format you want.