Comments from Internetjock.com customers
1.You guys are awesome, thanks. Andre
2. Wicked fast service, excellent! Please thank our Kenny canuck for us from here in Ontario!
3. Got it and all dropped in. Worked out great. Thanks so much. You rock!
What is a Voice Over? The answer lies here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice-over The voice over world is growing daily and this is the true definition on what voice over means.
Radio stations streaming their broadcast signal is very common these days. If a station is not streaming they are in the minority. Voice-over artists that recorded commercials demanded they be paid extra if their voice was to be streamed. So today when you hear a radio station you won't hear the real commercial breaks, you will hear the voice of the announcers or radio DJ, but when it comes to commercial time the Internet stream will either throw in a seperate set of commercials with non union voice over talent or a song. Read all about it http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/RadioGuide/
Comrex is the latest piece of equipment making it possible to broadcast voice talent all over the world. Now you can take their box , hook up to a cell phone tower and your ready to broadcast your voice all over the world to another radio station or even a cable company. Sending voices over the internet is not new, but broadcasting voices with Comrex is. Check it out
Comcast will take over NBC soon and change it's name to Xfinity. Now sure how this will change the way Comcast Spotlight does business with the voice over world. Even thou Comcast & Comcast spotlight are seperate divisions we believe the name change will be a welcome change to voice talent at Internetjock. http://thenextweb.com/us/2010/02/04/comcast-promises-service/
Hopefully the change will not effect the way Comcast does business with the Voice Over world.
The New York Times has a great article on the voice over business. Voice talent Don LaFontaine is mentioned along with others. These guys are the pros that make the big money, unfortunately not everbody can be these type voice over artists. Check it out for your self http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/movies/12heym.html?_r=3&scp
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The first article ever written about Internetjock in 1999 http://books.google.com/books?id=kw4EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA70&dq=KUPL&lr=&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=33#v=onepage&q=KUPL&f=false
Internetjock has come along ways since 1999. We now have over 100 voice over talents, including Spanish Voice overs, Character Voice Overs, Narration voices, Radio and TV imaging, kids voice over, British Voices, Infomercials, Telephone On Hold messages, Concert commercials, Jingles and much more. www.internetjock.com/demos
The Portland Tribune writes a piece about Bob and his industry experience. Read the article here: http://www.portlandtribune.com/features/story.php?story_id=125858126253830100
Bob Ancheta also a voice over artist in Portland and owner of Internetjock has done it all. He has been a major voice in radio, Stage Manager of the Paramount Theater, Manager of a band called Sequel, and now owner and CEO of a voice over company called Internetjock.com . He currently does a Blues Radio Show on KINK Radio Sunday Nights 7-10pm Pacific Time. Listen to the voice of Bob Ancheta doing his Sunday Night Blues Room show.http://www.kink.fm/KINK-FM-Stream/5458478
Bob's voice can also be heard on line 24 hours day on the Internet version of the Blues Room http://www.customchannels.net/streaming/kink_blues/
Internetjock wins Best production Web Site in 2005, since than they have redesigned the web site to better suit clients voice over needs and ordering system. www.dwstudios.net
Since the award Internetjock has redesigned its web site to meet the needs of our voice over talent and clients. The automated site allows voices who do work for Internetjock easy access and usage.
Click on the lick blow for software the really does enhance and speed up the performance of your computer. It allows you to optimize many different functions and turn off additional non essential features that can really bog down its performance, particuliarly if used for VO and production.www.auslogics.com/en/software/boost-speed
Click on the link below for expert tips on optimizing Windows XP if you use Adobe Audition 3.0.
The Dymo postage machine is so esay to use, check it out. Perfect for a business our size.
We're waiting for the new Windows 7 before we order our new Dell Computers.
Try the Mackie 1402 Audio console its perfect for all our voice talent. This console is easy to operate, looks fantastic, and has a good waranty. I have been using mine for over ten years producing thousands of voice overs. I use the one with the sliding pots, its much easier to use than the round pots. Check it out at http://www.mackie.com/products/vlz3series/splash.html
Many of our voice talents went to Broadcast Supply West and bought theirs. http://www.bswusa.com/searchresult.asp?searchType=keyword&searchValue=mackie
Our reports from our voice talent say BSW was great to work with, delivery was fast and their customer service is the best. Many voice artists from other web sites reprt the same.
From what we have heard Windows 7 seems to be what we have been waiting for, hopefully it will will work with all the audio programs we use like Adobe Audition.
Internetjock is now open 5:30am - 5:00pm Pacific Time weekdays to accomodate our east coast clients.
The best basic mic to use in this business is the Shure SM7, standard and priced right. You get great quality for the price. One of the most important parts of a voice over business is the microphone. Many voice over artists spend thousands on microphones, but it not that important if you get something tlike the Shure Microphone series. I have found that my Spanish Voice over artists use this microphone more than any other. Check them out at http://www.shure.com/index.htm or check E Bay out for a used one. Many voice over talents go here to get a deal on used one. http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=shure+microphones&_sacat=See-All-Categories
Internetjock.com is always looking for new talent that works from their home studio, has 2-3 hour turn arounds during regular business hours, and is patient and professional.
We choose talent very carefully, not everybody is chosen. Please review our prices under "rates" we charge a 35% commission and pay once a month. If you are interested send a MP3 128K Stereo demo around one minute long and attach it to this form. Please name the file with your name so we can sort them out. In the message box we require you to write "I Have read your prices and commissions" otherwise your application will be denied. Tell us a little about yourself and send. Because of the current economic times we realize many are looking for work and since we get so many demos we ask that you be patient, no phone calls please. We wish you well in your search for work.
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Bob Ancheta Manager
Internetjock has been in operation since 1999. We started the idea of sending voice Tracks to radio stations that were automated, and eventually discovered there was a whole new world waiting for new exciting voices delivered in a timely manner and at a much smaller cost. Since Congress deregulated radio this put many announcers out on the street wondering what their future would be. Many discovered that they could make a living from their computer recording commercials and voice-overs and sending over the Internet in a matter of minutes to clients. We began to recruit and train announcers willing to work for a lower rate than they were used to. We knew that the price of voice-overs would drop dramatically because of competition and the Internet with high-speed delivery. Many were skeptical because they made much more money, but the smart ones realized that the business has changed and if they wanted to survive they had to change their way of thinking.
Internetjock has over fifty people with demos on our web page. Demos include straight commercial reads, character voices, other languages, kids, narration and concert demos.
We try to keep our list of demos to around fifty because clients wanted variety, but not hundreds of voices to plow through. We add new voices when we find somebody who sticks out of the crowd of people we already have. They must be experienced and have access to a computer to record and send back to us within 12 hours or less.
The issues Internetjock has encountered over the years are the usual problems like, copy too long, wanting a spot in thirty minutes, pronunciations not clear, and announcer’s hurrying through the copy and making obvious mistakes that could have been prevented. We also occasionally get the client from hell wanting revision after revision, or changing copy. This has never changed, so we all need to be patient and roll with the changes, it’s the nature of the business.
As the owner and operator I work very hard to make everybody happy. We pay our people on time and expect them to get their projects done in a timely manner. We explain that clients pick the voices from our website 99% of the time and if they are not getting much business they need to update their demo. We also reluctantly part ways occasionally because it simply was not working out for either of us.
We work very hard to get new clients, and once we have new clients we try to educate them about how Internetjock works. We also stress they pay their bills promptly with a credit card or check. We have been burned in the past and we simply ask clients for a credit card before we do business together. We have a guarantee, if the client does not like the voice-over, they don’t have to pay for it.
Internetjock has grown 50% in 2004, and we hope to see a similar growth rate in 2005
Originally posted on MoFo Mountain Productions
Well, its not much of a review but hey we are listed on another website.
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