We need an Indian voice over artist (male or female) to do voice overs for our short stories for preschoolers IN ENGLISH. We care most about the pronunciation and articulation as we are trying to teach kids to read - so the Indian accent shouldn't be too broad or thick :)
At the moment we have a requirement to record 2 stories and 20 fun facts. This comes to approximately 740 words. Each story needs to be exported as a separate .mp3. All the facts can be recorded in one .mp3. So 3 mp3s in total.
We are looking for ongoing voice talent, as we will need to record more stories and facts throughout the year.
Budget is $50 USD (upwork fee included).
ABSOLUTELY MUST: This NEEDS to be recorded in a professional quality studio. No hiss. No hum. No background noise. If your samples have hiss or background noise, we will unfortunately not be able to work with you.
SOME THINGS TO BE KEPT IN MIND:
1. These stories are designed to help children to read. Unless specifically told otherwise, the words need to be read SLOWLY but without sounding disjointed. This is because we will be highlighting the text on the screen as the story is being read. I have attached a sample to show you the timing of these stories. Along with reading slowly, make sure that you properly pronounce each word.
2. The last sentence should really feel as if it's the last sentence - i.e. the inflection should go down quite a bit - the same way you would say "they all lived happily ever after" at the end of a story.
3. Please give all the stories to us in a single zip file, with all the mp3 files for a particular story present in a file of its own whose name would be the same as the name of the story. (eg. Once Upon a Time.mp3)
4. The title and author's name needs to be recorded (it is included as the first page content in each story). You'll see it marked in bold in the document we will provide.
5. Each page in a story is marked with page numbers. After you have finished one page, give a bit of a gap before starting the next page (makes it easier for us to edit). You can hand over one .mp3 per story, we will do the cutting and labelling.
6. Make sure you record it as professionally as you can, there should be no echo, hiss or background noise.
7. No gaps or empty space at beginning and end of files.
8. File sizes should be as small as possible without affecting quality. We only need .mp3s. It should be mono, exported at 128kpbs and recorded at 32000khz.
9. Recording Volume should be as loud as possible without distortion.
10. You're reading for kids, so please feel free to smile, be animated and a little dramatic - just keep in mind that your pronunciation is key. Kids should still be able to tell what a word is.
11. Don't patronise kids and talk down to them. Just be a good storyteller!
12. Make sure you have a home studio or access to one, because if a line needs to be redone, then you should have immediate access to be able to re-do it.
December 29, 2017
I am looking for a mix of experience and value