Composing the Audition Email

Assuming you’ve already identified a pool of potential actors for your project, you now have the task of contacting them and asking for their submissions.  If you’re new to hiring voice talent here’s a run-down of best practices to ensure that you get the best possible responses to your audition query. A well-designed audition email will accomplish two things: You’ll get better performances from your talent pool. You’ll save yourself from the administrative nightmare of multiple emails and other organizational challenges. To begin, let’s look at this sample email audition request from our friend, Mr. Big. I [...]

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Scratch Track or Audition?

Not long ago a potential client asked me to record a scratch track for her project.  It’s a request I hear from time to time that generally requires a handful of emails to sort out.   When I see the term scratch track in an email subject line, I start to feel itchy because I’m never sure exactly what I’m being asked to do. Let’s clarify the difference between a scratch track and an audition. Scratch Track To quote my colleague Tom Dheere: Scratch tracks are used as a placeholder to assist in the timing of a video [...]

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Composing the Audition Email

Assuming you’ve already identified a pool of potential actors for your project, you now have the task of contacting them and asking for their submissions.  If you’re new to hiring voice talent here’s a run-down of best practices to ensure that you get the best possible responses to your audition query. A well-designed audition email will accomplish two things: You’ll get better performances from your talent pool. You’ll save yourself from the administrative nightmare of multiple emails and other organizational challenges. To begin, let’s look at this sample email audition request from our friend, Mr. Big. I [...]

By |September 29, 2023|Categories: Blog, Featured, For Producers: Working with Voice Talent|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Composing the Audition Email

Scratch Track or Audition?

Not long ago a potential client asked me to record a scratch track for her project.  It’s a request I hear from time to time that generally requires a handful of emails to sort out.   When I see the term scratch track in an email subject line, I start to feel itchy because I’m never sure exactly what I’m being asked to do. Let’s clarify the difference between a scratch track and an audition. Scratch Track To quote my colleague Tom Dheere: Scratch tracks are used as a placeholder to assist in the timing of a video [...]

By |September 14, 2023|Categories: Blog, Featured, For Producers: Working with Voice Talent|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Scratch Track or Audition?
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