When reading a recent blog post by another voice over artist on pausing
for breath during a voiceover read, I was reminded of a session I once did not so long back with the client present in the adjacent listening booth. On that day I had the misfortune to be recovering from a cold/cough.
‘Does she normally do that?’ enquired the client during my unintentional impression of Eartha Kitt with a frog in her throat. ‘Oh, no, Lindsay’s just a bit gravelly today, she’s had a cough’ replied the sound producer…’Can we just do a couple of pick-ups Lindsay?’. ‘No problem’ I said…or perhaps I should have retorted: ‘Shall I pick up from where the ‘frog’ left off then?’ Tip for voiceovers…as part of your training, you must learn the technique of never developing a cold…and certainly, never a ‘frog’….