Flying above it all

Gotta love the past. Some accomplishments fade, some stay with you forever. When I was 16 I was awarded a flying scholarship. Since then I’ve flown. On a few occasions I drifted away from it. That’s just happened to me over the past few years. But now…

I’m back in the air! Oh and how I’ve missed it. It’s a positive part of my life and it’s always inspired me to be my best, and to trust my skills and decisions. Planning and making it happen. Life is an open flight plan!

Moving Forward

Well the websites are being streamlined and in the next few weeks there will be many changes. We are upgrading to SSL so the sites will be secure for our e-commerce systems.

The content will be the same, however there will be new features and products available.

We will devolve our domain “thecrossroads.tv” to forward to xRds.TV as well. The domain will continue to be available however it will forward to xRds.TV. This will hopefully reduce the confusion with other broadcasters in North America using the same name. This site first started in Europe and there was no conflict or confusion.

So there you have it. Change is what it is!

Martin

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.

Dreams and Reality

I woke up this morning after a rather profound dream. I was being insulted by someone at the table I was sitting at because I took a moment to check my phone when a message arrived. I responded with, “I’m sorry but with my current personal and financial situation I must check my messages often. If I do not, I may miss an opportunity to earn the income I need to survive.”, I continued, “If it is so bothersome, I can stop to appease you. However, in doing so, I will be one step closer to living in a cardboard box.”

Dreams are interesting aren’t they? I really dislike phones in social situations and this made me think about some situations…