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All I want is a straight announcer read

 
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jrodriguez315
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: All I want is a straight announcer read Reply with quote

When a client asks for a "straight announcer read", what do they mean precisely?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relay the the script in a professional manner. Informative, without putting people to sleep.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can mean no overt personality or character to the read. Also, it can mean being a bit formal and "announcer-y" without going overboard.

It's usually pretty boring stuff, but it pays a good portion of some people's bills.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure Joe. I am certain that phrase has NOT been uttered since 1989. Everyone seems to want the exact opposite of announcers (or at least they think they do). Even so far as to say...NO ACTORS. That one always gets me laughing. You feel like saying...well, I need to have your product given to me so as I am not acting in this spot. I know what they mean....I'm just sayin'.

Preferrably it would be a Jaguar or a Lexus spot as previously mentioned on this board not too long ago.

I would go with Dan-O and Bruce though.....they are not looking for a character read, guy next door read or any of that. Just a smooth, crisp announcer sounding professional.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned above... a straight announcer read is one where you sell the words and emotions with a no-nonsense read.

I make a pretty good living doing that read... (well almost make a pretty good living... LOL) Rolls Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't buy it Frank. With you they AREN'T getting an "announcer" read. They're getting an F2 read, and there's only ONE place thay can get that.

I like THIS take on "announcers" from Marc Cashman.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Dave. I really appreciate the sentiment.

Nice read from Marc, too.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. I did the read to the best of my ability. The client liked it. I got my first Paypal payment (woo hoo!) for a voiceover job. As always, I hope that the sentiment "work begets work" is true and I will have many more of these. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always considered myself a "straight announcer".

... get it?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(I love Marc. I know him in real life, and he's a very genuine and generous guy.)
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