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Are you ready to present your productions at MIP in October?

Posted on August 6th, 2017 by patricia

As any professional entertainment audio-visual material knows, the MIP is a unique occasion to meet the main deciders in the broadcasting world and find buyers for the series, movies, documentaries, reality TV, animation and all other forms of video production aimed at the general public.
The key to turning your visit to MIP into a resounding success is preparation.
So, what are the most efficient steps to prepare for MIP

1. Select the channels most likely to be interested in your production
This goes without saying but it is best to keep in mind that blasting emails to all participants to request a meeting is likely to end up as a considerable waste of time with little benefit.

2. Identify the relevant contact within the selected channels and contact them. Sending targeted requests for meeting makes it easier to send personalized emails and to follow up on answers, or lack of thereof. Picking up the phone and calling these select contacts a day or two after sending the email if they have not answered and mention the email in the conversation. This almost guarantees you will receive an answer.

3. In parallel to scheduling meetings, preparing demos to show during these meetings is crucial to turning these hard earned meetings into opening a broadcasting channel for your production.

4. As MIP is the occasion to export your productions to an audience speaking a language other than the language you use, preparing a demo already dubbed or subtitled into the target language will greatly help you close a deal with these foreign market. Depending on your budget, you can opt to dub or subtitle an entire episode or a mere 5 to 10 minutes sample. Deciding whether it is best to create a subtitled sample or a dubbed sample should depend only upon the cultural habits of the target country.Target countries decision to opt for dubbing, subtitling or lectoring is rooted in complex historical reasons that defy logic and are best not questioned.

Contact us today if you need help in localizing your production before MIP. We can provide you with narration, voice over, dubbing, lecturing and even lip sync in over 50 languages.

Voice Over Talents’ time has come!

Posted on August 1st, 2017 by patricia

Voice Over TalentAs a Voice Over talent, lacking graphic design gifts, surely you have been looking with envy at all these gif images that now populate any self-respecting social media platform.

Yet, Voice Over Talents toolkits do not include the necessary skills to create memorable gifs likely to get viral…

But never despair! The future is bright for you. Or even the present, as Shabaam just published an app tailored for all frustrated voice over talents. An app that gives a voice to gif images. There is where you can shine!

Though you might have to think about publishing your voice gif image in more than one language. Unlike words, images are easily understandable in any language. So, maybe this is the time for Voice Over Talents to polish their skills in speaking many languages and apply their skills at impersonating others to becoming others themselves 🙂

Anyway, seriously now, the way it works is actually quite simple.

Step 1

Simply browse through thousands of gif images and pick up those that take your fancy.

Step 2

Activate your creativity and come up with something witty, hilarious, creepy, weepy, cheesy or downright terrifying to say and record it in your own voice straight in the app.

Step 3

Share wide and large

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So, whoever you are and wherever you are, as long as you are a Voice Over Talent, go and gif loud and clear!