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Do you protect your voice demos with watermarks or sound effects?


Greetings,
This week, I thought it would be apropos to write about watermarks and why you as voice talents may use them in your custom demos for clients.
A “watermark” is basically a sound logo or sound effect used to protect your work. These can be used at the beginning, throughout or at the end of a demo.
Some talent employ different techniques when protecting their work, including:

  • Watermarks
  • Slating your name
  • Strategically Placed Sound Effects

The concept of watermarking is a gray area for many people, including clients looking to hire voice actors.
I wrote an article in the client blog earlier this week introducing demo protection techniques, explaining what they are, why they are used, and positive ways that they can embrace these as professional precautions instead of as an annoyance.
You can download watermarks and sound logos at Voices.com to help protect your work.

Click here to download watermarks and sound logos (you’ll find music too!).
Always here to help 🙂
Have a great weekend,
Stephanie

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her blog serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling through the power of the human voice. Stephanie was recently listed on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Absolutely imperative! I usually will use a sound bed and/or sfx in my demos. I send the prospective clients mostly custom demos because:
    A)It helps protect my work and,
    B) It shows the client my abilities and the pride I take in my work even before I land the gig.
    Blair

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