2019 Voice Over Rate Card

2019 Voice Over Rate Card – Martin Huhn

You  need to get a voice for your project… For example. the company needs a voice for the phone system. It could be just a welcome message, or a fully interactive IVR set of statements ranging from small to elaborate. What about your Real Estate videos? Want to impress those buyers with not only a beautiful virtual tour, but why not have a vote that affirms the buyer that it is being presented by a professional agent!

Broadcasters and advertisers know that the voice for a product is as essential as the images and text. Emotion, breath and pace will catch the attention of the viewer when they leave the room when the ‘commercial’ is on. I have the experience not only with voice, but also with the writing and production of hundreds of corporate videos, training films, e-learning projects, and every form of broadcast there is. TV, cinema, radio, internet, phone, audio guide commentaries, etc.

Martin’s voice has been used by pretty much every global company and broadcast on every global English language news channel! You can have a look and listen to his Electronic Press Kit.

When you are looking for a voice to add to your project there are many variables that must be considered  in the price that include:

  • Broadcast or non-broadcast
  • Size of the market
  • Market exclusivity
  • Duration of use

These are just a few of the factors that make up the pricing for a voice over. With all this said, here is the list. If you cannot find the exact use (i.e. podcasts, ADR), please contact Martin via email.

NON-BROADCAST: Corporate, Business

  • 00 – 05 min: $250
  • 0
    5 – 10 min: $350
  • 10 – 15 min: $450
  • 15+ Quote

NON-BROADCAST: Narration Video / Training Video
:

  • 00 – 1 min: $150
  • 1 – 2 min: $200
  • 2 – 5 min – $250
  • 5+ min: Quote

NON-BROADCAST: E-Learning (aviation, medical, engineering, etc)

  • 0 – 2000 words: $0.25 per word.
  • 2000 – 4000 words: $0.21 per word.
  • 4000 – 10,000 words: $0.18 per words.
  • 10,000 plus: Quote

BROADCAST: Television (minimum rate/spot)

  • Local: $450
  • Regional: $750
  • National: $1500
  • Global: $3000

BROADCAST: Television Tags (minimum rate/spot)

  • Local: $100
  • Regional: $200
  • National: $300
  • Global: $600

BROADCAST: Radio (minimum rate/spot)

  • Local (Small Market): $150
  • Local (Large Market): $250
  • Regional: $350
  • National: $750
  • Global: $1000

BROADCAST: Radio Tags (minimum rate/spot)

  • Local: $100
  • Regional: $200
  • National: $300
  • Global: $600

NON BROADCAST: Telephone, IVR, On Hold

  • 0 – 400 words: $100
  • 400 – 800 words: $150
  • 800 – 1200 words: $200
  • 1200 – 1600 words: $250
  • 1600+ words: Quote
  • Monthly retainer and bulk rates available.

NON BROADCAST: Real Estate/Automotive Virtual Tours

  • 0 – 5 min: $150
  • 5 – 10 min: $250
  • 10 – 20 min: $300
  • 20min+: Quote

So there we have it. All these prices are in Canadian dollars and billing will have GST added to them. Invoices are emailed and online payment options are available.

My Grandfather Rocks!

I have been working on a media transfer project the past while. I received around 80 hours of reel to reel tape. The tapes were my late grandfather’s. (It should be mentioned that his reel to reel inspired me to become an audio engineer.) I’m transferring all the tapes to digital. It’s a slow process but it’s a labour of love.

My grandfather was an accordionist. Well known too! He had a live radio show on CKCK in Regina long long ago. So going though the tapes I found one that has some interesting history to it. It starts with him introducing a Mr. Marconi. The first bit of the tape is missing but he mentions that Marconi is not the one who invented the radio, but his second cousin! Yes! My grandfather has him say something in Italian and then the two jam with Marconi on trumpet!

Can’t wait to share these recordings!

Before he was Billy

Archives are great. Being a pilot myself, I have found something of interest to aviators and aviation buffs.

Here is a scan of Billy Bishop’s attestation document for the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WWI… Before he was to be known as the flying ace “Billy”…

 

New Community Website

There is a great place I have found to connect. It is so new that there are only a few people on it so far. It’s like Facebook meets Twitter meets WordPress meets Google Docs!

It is designed for Vancouver Island however I’m sure it is okay for others to join in. It is for adults only and you must create an account to get in. Data is not sold and it is self moderating. Be kind and don’t be a troll!

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