Edge Studio Provides New Tool that Makes it Easy for Voice Over Artists to Calculate Script Length for Jobs

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Edge Studio created a handy calculator to convert the length of a script for a voice over job to the time it will take to read it. This is a huge time saver for voice over artists and also helps provide more accurate estimates.

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It can be time-consuming to read a long script, and difficult to get an accurate estimate. Being able to accurately determine that is a huge time saver.

Edge Studio, one of the country's premier Voice Over education and production companies, provides an online tool that calculates the length of time it will take a voice over artist to read a script—down to the second. The tool is free to use, and can be found on the Edge Studio website.

“Voice over talent, scriptwriters, directors, and others often need to know the exact length of a finished script recording for invoicing voice over jobs and other purposes,” says David Goldberg, Edge Studio’s founder. “It can be time-consuming to read a long script, and difficult to get an accurate estimate. Being able to accurately determine that is a huge time saver.”

Voice over artists are often asked to give price estimates based on the projected length of a finished recording—when all they have is the script. In addition, scriptwriters are often called upon to write to a specific time—such as sixty seconds. For performers, writers, and others in the industry, this tool is invaluable.

The tool will calculate in a variety of ways. Users can input an exact word count or cut and paste the entire script into the calculator. They can also provide the average number of pages, number of words per page, and number of words per line—ideal for situations where a performer has received this information from the client but hasn’t seen the script yet.

The tool puts new voice over performers on an even playing field—allowing them to estimate length of time with as much accuracy as an experienced pro. It also allows scriptwriters to write precisely to time, and directors and others to know the exact recorded length of a script, without a lengthy read-through. For busy professionals in all areas of the industry, it’s a useful tool that you will want to bookmark and use all the time.

Full press release available here.

About Edge Studio:

Edge Studio specializes in production of voice recordings, and voice over training of new and established voice actors, narrators and other spoken-word performers. Edge Studio facilities have produced or recorded more than 13,000 voiceover projects, spanning all genres.

Edge Studio has facilities in around the country and regularly produces and trains remotely via telephone, ISDN, Internet, Skype, and other technologies.

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