Guide to voiceover rates - 2018
Hiring an experienced professional like myself will add value to your project. Make use of my many years of broadcast and advertising experience to receive fast delivery of professionally recorded audio files with all rights paid for in all media. Voiceover rates are generally determined by script duration, where it is to be used, for how long and the amount of editing required.
If you have a long-term project or multiple scripts, I am always open to offering a good deal for you. I am very reliable and am pleased to receive many excellent testimonials from clients who use my services regularly.
NON-BROADCAST RATES - 2018
( Corporate, IVR phone, Industrial, Training video, Event announcements etc.):
Custom demo recordings and auditions FREE FREE FREE
Scripts up to 3 minutes (about 350 words) $120 US €115 £99 GBP
Scripts up to 5 minutes (about 750 words) $160 US €150 £135 GBP
Scripts up to 10 minutes (about 1500 words) $220 US €201 £178 GBP
Scripts up to 20 minutes (about 3000 words) $315 US €299 £255 GBP
Scripts up to 30 minutes (about 4500 words) $350 US €330 £283 GBP
NON-BROADCAST VOICEOVER FEES INCLUDE:
✔ All rights in all non-broadcast media for ever (Internet OK)
✔ Fast delivery of audio files – usually same day (UK time)
✔ Script preparation, such as researching pronunciations
✔ Recording and studio time
✔ Editing of mistakes and major breaths
✔ Audio level and sibilance optimisation to industry standard -3 dB
✔ Uploading to a fast, secure server for you to download
✔ Unlimited re-takes - even if your client’s script changes!
Frequently Asked Questions
As an experienced professional voiceover, what sort of projects do you record?
I record a wide variety of material, including training video scripts and podcasts, audio books, commentaries for documentaries or corporate videos, web promotions, tourist audio guides, radio, TV & cinema commercials, exhibition videos, English versions of non-English films, even transport station announcements! I can voice Standard (RP) Polish, “International” or "European" Polish / English in various accents.
What do you need sent from clients before you record?
- A script, which is fully checked, please, especially if it has been translated into Polish. If it hasn't, I can provide you with a TRANSLATION.
The text: Read it aloud yourself…does it make sense; is the grammar correct? If Polish is not your first language, I will happily check this for free and make changes with your permission. Are there any difficult or unusual pronunciations such as people’s names or place names I won’t be able to find out the pronunciation of? Please write these words out phonetically for me please, or why not send me mp3 files with you reading the word(s) slowly and clearly.
- What style do you need from me?
Please listen to the voice samples and let me know.
What do I need to consider?
Is time an issue in your script?
Do I have to get everything into a set exact time?
If so, please mark this clearly on the script.
How quick is the turnaround time?
Unless you’d like me to record with another voice such as my female partner, Katy Brody, usually the same day and in under 4 hours, Imy engineer and I are often in the studio 7 days a week, (although I have been known to take short holidays!) with files sent by e-mail for by a large secure file transfer service. If there are any problems with the recording, technically or editorially, I will re-record at the soonest opportunity, at of course, no extra cost. You can direct me via video Skype if you like Skype name: daniel.perskawiec
What audio studio equipment have you got?
I have a broadcast quality soundproofed studio in the United Kingdom with 2 Neumann U87 microphones, a Neumann TLM 103, a Yamaha O1V96VCM digital mixer, 2 Marantz Professional Digital Recorders and I edit the recordings using Adobe Audition software. You can have files as either large.wav or .aiff files or .mp3 files at any data rate…most clients who want mp3s ask for 128kb or 320kb/sec, but it’s up to you. People usually choose the mp3 option if it’s for direct uploading to a website, Powerpoint use or for a phone answering service. The larger wav or aiff files are better for smooth video editing.