Three Audio Pros On Making eLearning Sound Better

This week, my guests are Tim Keenan, an audio producer and two voice over artists, Christi Bowen and Blair Seibert. In this (almost) hour long conversation, we hit many topics all related to audio and voice over and how to make elearning sound more cinematic and professional.

Show Notes

  • What are your current projects you are working on?
  • Are you seeing more VO work for elearning than in previous years?
  • What kind of elearning are you working on today?
  • What are your opinions on the blending of filmmaking techniques with elearning?
  • Is there a difference between VO for elearning and VO for other kinds of projects?
  • How important is it for a VO artists to know their audience and how does it affect how you perform?
  • How do you research the audience that will be listening (or watching) your elearning project?
  • In what formats do you get your scripts and how do you break it down?
  • Any special tips or techniques for annotating your script?
  • What does it mean to write for the ear and not the eye?
  • What do you do with a poorly written script?
  • What’s the balance between proper enunciation and natural speech?
  • Formal or informal speech, which format works best?
  • What are some tips for directing a non-professional SME during a VO session?
  • How do you guys, as professionals, like to be directed?
  • What’s the minimum amount of software and hardware you recommend for building your studio to sound professional?
  • What kind of exercises or breathing techniques can you offer us to make us sound better?
  • How do we get rid of mouth clicks?
  • How do we make elearning more cinematic and less boring?

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  1. Well done, Marcelo! Great content. I also work with Tim on a lot of those construction e-Learning projects he was talking about. I’ll give a listen to the other podcasts as well. Happy holidays, Sir!


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