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Kim Fuller
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject: voicing a chart Reply with quote

I've got a couple medical device videos to narrate. Not a problem except that in one section, there's a chart with graphics and...the voiceover directions just say Voiceover: "walk through chart".

I've written to ask the client how they would like this done. I can write out my own description for the grid and submit for approval, but...anybody have any advice for voicing a chart?
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done it many times. You basically pretend that you're reading for the blind, and you're going to paint a "picture" of the chart.

It would help to see the chart. Can you share with me or the group?

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bruce - think I'll have to forgo sharing it. Client specifically asked that I not share...but I've sent them a list of questions along with my suggestion of how I should read it. We'll see if they approve.

Good to know its not unusual. I may ask you to elaborate when we next meet up...
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I often receive UNscripts from people, it's the nature of our business. We need to communicate with people the difference between "to be seen and not heard". Most will take a great deal of no notice.

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a senior manager telling me of their intentions. I replied with an "if this helps ..." email. The response was clear. WE DON'T CARE! She was a little more polite than that, but I got the point.

Yesterday evening I spent around 20 minutes editing a word doc. Five pages of text boxes, colours, repetitions and stuff I simply did not need left me with a 2 page useable script. They pay me $250 per hour to do the job of a script editor.

I feel your pain.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick phone call would be a time saver and hopefully get a clear perspective.

Hey Philip, I'll be your editing huckleberry for $250/hr Money Mouth
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help, all.

Turns out, they decided to have a scientist write a couple of paragraphs about that chart with the graphs and add it to the script, so now I can just narrate and no longer have to interpret and write my own.

That ended well Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes I have to voice the chart and other times they write "see insert." I never try to waste my time guessing b/c it is my time. I'd rather spend that time listening to the very expensive CD of Philip's pauses. Fascinating stuff. His inflection...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time and money well













Spent
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i see what you did there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me












too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure this is what is meant by














social distancing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

although
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as with anything
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it can be taken too far.
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