Voice auditions

| Thursday January 21 2010 2:46 am | Comments (2)

Submitting MP3 Voice Auditions

Almost every actor working and wanting to be working has not only an on-camera career, but also a voiceover career. You almost can’t help but look for and get work in the world of voiceover – it’s so clearly parallel with the world of on-camera acting. Some actors are strictly voiceover actors, making their living solely from doing off-camera voice jobs. If you’re a voice talent who receives auditions via email, and you respond by recording and sending back an MP3 audio file of your audition to the agent, Rehearsal has a very special feature that’s designed to make your life a breeze – and from anywhere you can find a quiet space, with the iPhone’s remarkably good microphone (or a third party mike if you’re using the iPod Touch).

Here’s all you do:

  • Import your script.
  • Highlight your lines, if it helps you to do so.
  • Record the script, slating your name as usual. Record until you’re happy with your audition. Tip: hold 3 fingers between your mouth and the mic to act as a pop filter.
  • Once you record the take you like, tap the Action icon in the upper right hand corner of the Script screen.
  • Tap the button that says Email Scene Audio as MP3. Adjust the file name to your liking, then tap Done.
  • A mail document will appear. Address it to your intended recipient, then tap Send.

And that’s all there is to it. You can handle a number of voice auditions in a very short time, with ease, confidence and surprising audio quality.

Note: you’ll be copied on every audition you send to anyone other than yourself. Once you get that email, it’s a great idea to open that MP3 up and save it in your iTunes library. If iTunes is your default MP3 player, double clicking on the attachment will do the trick.

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2 Comments »

  1. Comment by Stacy ross — July 18, 2016 @ 3:27 pm

    Is there a limit o the length of scenes that can be sent as an MP3? I’m trying to send a rather lengthy scene and it seems to upload, but then I get an error:500 message….
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks
    st

  2. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

    Yes. The MP3 will be emailed, so it needs to be small enough to be sent via your gateway. I’m not sure what the limit is for Earthlink, but if your file is too long, it won’t send. If you’re trying to sync between devices, you should use the SYNC function of Rehearsal┬« Pro, not trying to send yourself an MP3 file.

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