My STC Summit Proceedings paper on voiceover techniques (Voiceover)
When you present at the STC Summit, you're supposed to submit a proceedings paper describing your presentation. Given that only a fraction of my followers are members of the STC, and an even smaller fraction are attending the Summit, I'm providing my proceedings paper here: "Developing a Personal Voiceover in Audio" (PDF). (It's allowed under the STC copyright agreement.)
As you know, I wrote about this topic at length on my blog through a series of posts on voiceover techniques. I had about 10,000 words overall throughout the posts. In this proceedings paper, I mostly used the material from these blog posts, but I reduced the length in half. I also implemented some of the feedback from the comments (thank you, by the way).
It turns out that consolidating individual blog posts into a longer essay works well, as I was able to condense it all in just a few hours. Based on this experience, I'm going to write more series posts. Look for an announcement about my upcoming series tomorrow.
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