Welcome to Resnick Interactive’s Spotlight Series. Twice a week, we take a little peek into the most pressing topics in today’s voice over industry. From services, to products, to the latest happenings, we’re revealing trade secrets and bringing you all the latest information. This week, we shine the spotlight on the role of the engineer on a production.
Speed, accuracy and good attitude are our three favorite qualities in our voice over engineers.
A smart production engineer can save a project time and money by making efficient choices as the session progresses. Many of the best moves an engineer can make in aiding a smooth and pleasant session happen before anyone else comes into the studio. From cueing up all the proper media and reference tracks, to organizing/knowing the schedule and game plan of actors, to making sure he or she is properly caffeinated, it’s not just about what happens when we hit record.
Some jobs, it’s hard to tell who has the goods and who is just talking a good game… but not the engineer. You can tell right away the pros from the not-so-pros.