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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