The Producer

Verne : The Producer

“From the first draft script, through all stages of production, to the final dub, success or failure rests largely in the hands of the producer. Experience in this field does not come overnight. Rather it is born out of long years of creative and technical know-how, and above all a love for the job and all that goes with it, together with the ability to choose the right talent with which to surround himself.”

– Julian Wintle

Recently, I’ve been busy doing a number of things which have taken away part of my time to blog. Ideally I wanted to become a game producer. Unconsciously I took a different route by going through traditional media – attending a short lesson on basic photography. Then currently learning a little bit of minor directing and video producing. Never really thought I’d be in to this sort of thing. I  just got sucked into it. Inspired by filmmaking to do some short iPhone vids. Here’s my short take on the last post I made.

iPhone 4S Filmmaking

This was long overdue.  One of the videos I semi-produced.

and a more recent one.

It’s like there’s another door aside from the four that I mentioned in here – The Death Star – that I could open which I need a lot more work on. Producing is fun. I’m going to start producing some videos for myself one day.  Just waiting for that iPhone! Haven’t seen many videos made with the Samsung Note’s Cinenote, so if you can find me some, maybe it’ll change my mind! Have a good one.

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Simple Tips on Voiceovers

Voiceovers

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On some point of my life, I thought about doing voice dubbing. Just like what you see on TV. It’s one of those things I’d probably put and eventually cross out in my “bucket list. ” Sure, it’s not for a TV series or an anime but hey sometimes, these moments just come when you least expect it. I’ll take it anyday.

A week ago, my creative director pulled me out of nowhere and dragged me into the recording studio. Imagine Scorpion of Mortal Kombat shouting “Get Over Here!” – exactly! Had no formal training whatsoever. Was handed out a script. Got some ideas from our video editor on what kind tone and projection should i use. Ran with it because we had a 2 hour deadline.

To the people who know me well, I usually speak monotone. Never will you ever hear me this energetic even on a sales pitch.

Some basic tips and observations that I’d like to share with you guys  in terms of doing voiceovers are:

– For a 30 seconder like what I just did, it requires that you talk fast and put some sort of emphasis on words that need to be stressed.

– If you wear clothing that rustles like say a jacket, take it off. It will affect your recording.

– Make sure that there is silence in the room. Also a must for recording.

– Clear your throat and talk to people so that your voice is warmed up beforehand.

– Practice your lines and do it at “performance level” or at least the standards where your director/editor thinks it’s good enough.

– On your script, highlight which words or lines need to be emphasized or stressed in terms of intonation.  Doing it line-by-line is easier as you can experiment what parts of the line you can stress or highlight.

– Lastly, Confidence. Got to have it. Put your personal style on your delivery and make it yours. Own it!

For God knows where in Japan this is airing.  Here’s a treat from me to you.

Verne

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