A - We try to keep it very simple so you know what to expect when determining a budget for your project. Every project includes a written contract. Work begins upon your written approval.
Here are some typical price ranges for voice-over work used in regional market broadcast (local radio and television), including internet or industrial/educational projects:
Minimum charge - $129 Discount for nonprofit, humanitarian and relief organizations - 50% off.
PSA, 1 minute dry (voice only, no music) - $199 PSA, 1 minute VO with music* (fully mastered) - $349.
Station ID, 10 to 15 seconds with music* (fully mastered) - $169. Station ID, 10 to 15 seconds dry - Minimum charge.
Promo, with music* or audio background (fully mastered) - $25 per second (finished file). Promo, dry - $15 per second (finished file).
Narration, with music* or audio background (fully mastered) - Special quote. Narration, dry - $50 per minute (finished file).
Video production work - Special quote.
Here are some typical price ranges for voice-over work used in large market broadcast, including national markets and very large metro areas:
Minimum charge - $249 Discount for nonprofit, humanitarian and relief organizations - 50% off.
PSA, 1 minute dry (voice only, no music) - $349. PSA, 1 minute VO with music* (fully mastered) - $469.
Station ID, 10 to 15 seconds with music* (fully mastered) - $299. Station ID, 10 to 15 seconds dry - Minimum charge.
Promo, with music* or audio background (fully mastered) - $55 per second (finished file). Promo, dry - $35 per second (finished file).
Narration, with music* or audio background (fully mastered) - Special quote. Narration, dry - $70 per minute (finished file).
Video production work - Special quote.
* Included music is from our extensive commercial library. Custom composed music or ambient background sound design may require an additional fee.
Q - Are you fast?
A - Faster than most, but of course the turnaround time depends on the scope of the project and the availability of the client to review and approve work in progress. For example, a one minute PSA may take a day to schedule in plus another day to produce. Custom background music or completely original sound effects may require additional turnaround time.
Q - Are you union?
A - Currently we can accept both union (AFTRA) and non-union projects. Please contact us directly for fees and terms for union work -
or 1-877-99-GEOVO (1-877-994-3686)
Q - Can I receive the finished files on CD?
A - Yes, at your option we can send a CD or DVD via your preferred carrier.
However, most prefer to download their files directly from our web site. Each client is given an independent password protected area on our web site. You will be able to log in, review your project and download the finished files from anywhere at any time. We maintain multiple LinkSky servers for high speed file transfer day or night.
Q - Do you do character voices?
A - Yes. The Demos page contains many examples of this kind of work. Please see the Characters Fiction and Characters Fantasy tabs.
In reality a "character" or style is developed for each project; however, true character acting is more demanding. A study of the character's back-story and given situation is a major aspect of the prep work. My fees for character voices fall within the narration category.
Q - You don't list some kinds of VO services on your site. Will you give us an estimate for doing a project that is off your beaten path?
A - If I believe I can create an outstanding game character, telephone prompt, commercial advertisement, etc. for you, then I'm all for it. Send us your script and project description and let's see. We're always open to expanding our focus and adding new clients.
Q - Are you self directed or do you work with a director?
A - As for self direction, nothing is ever done in isolation here. Even the smallest of projects are given full review by our quality assurance personnel who have trained ears and are highly skilled at language and communication arts. In addition, for larger projects we will usually bring in an associate voice-over director to review and critique the performance during production.
Of course client direction is paramount and a major aspect of any OneGeoVO project. Our clients have their own protected area of the OneGeoVO web site for quick review of their projects during various stages of production. Quick feedback and direction can be provided to us via telephone or email. In addition, real-time client directed voice sessions can also be scheduled. In such cases we utilize our high quality phone-patch/Audio Broadcast Host.
Overall, our clients are quick to discover that we have a knack for applying our experience and creativity throughout the production process. Our main goal is to exceed your expectations at every turn.
Q - So what the heck does OneGeoVO mean anyway?
A - Multicultural awareness, the protection of natural resources, or simply the inspiration to take a close look at the world around us, the very best narration work can occasionally touch on these aspirations.
While we will take on most any kind of project, I hold out hope for even the smallest opportunity to help keep that 'ol piano in tune. For us, the title OneGeoVO is an expression of that hope.