TimeSteps

Timesteps Productions Inc.

“Voices.com makes the onerous task of choosing talent and comparing voice over readings easy. For a busy producer, it saves time and allows for quick turnarounds of professional voice tracks. The whole process is fast. Plus every actor we were considering was able to work within my budget.” ~ Marilyn Petrokubi, TimeSteps


The Challenge

  • Marilyn Petrokubi, of TimeSteps Productions, was looking for a fresh voice. Someone young, enthusiastic, contemporary and male.
  • TimeSteps Productions, a company that offers writing services and video, stock footage, and soundtrack project support, was working with the New York Blood Center on an animated educational video using 2D graphics generated in After Effects.
  • The goal: to motivate people to donate blood, particularly those with the CORE 4 blood types, the four types most in demand by hospitals for their patients.
  • “TimeSteps has been producing videos for 25 years, and we have a stable of voice over talent, old friends, tried and true. But this project needed someone new, so on a whim, I tried Voices.com, and we were not disappointed.”

Solution

  • Marilyn knew that Voices.com would be her greatest asset in completing this project for her client: “I went to the website, and was puzzled at first as to how on earth I was going wade through 100,000 voices. But I was immediately drawn to the Most Popular 100 voices. I figured they must be popular because they were in demand, and that they must be in demand because they were good.”
    Marilyn’s plan worked: “I only needed to go through the top 25 narrators before I found several good choices, and three top contenders. Painlessly.”
  • “Before, I knew it, I had an account rep named Melissa handling my account, asking for scripts, contacting the talent, and delivering MP3 files of my top three choices reading the first page of MY script.”
  • That’s not all: “Melissa offered to have some of her own picks read the script too, and came up with ten more demos. I chose to show the client the top 6 that I liked, but the truth is, they really couldn’t go wrong with any of them. Ultimately they chose one of the first three I picked, Jordan Wiberg.”
  • A couple days later, when the script was locked, Jordan recorded the script while Marilyn gave him direction via phone patch. The rest is history.

Results

  • “Voices.com makes the onerous task of choosing talent and comparing voice over readings easy. For a busy producer, it saves time and allows for quick turnarounds of professional voice tracks. The whole process is fast. Plus every actor we were considering was able to work within my budget.”
  • Marilyn was extremely happy with the outcome of her Voices.com pick: “Jordan did a great job for us, and even though he lives in Vancouver, it might as well have been next door. He was personable, talented, responsible, efficient, and a perfect voice for our Core 4 video. Who could ask for more?”

 

Key Statistics

Web site: TimeSteps
Started: 1987
Industry: Film and Video Production
Services: Film, Video, DVD Production, Writing Services, Stock Footage, Soundtrack Design
Market: North America

About TimeSteps Productions

TimeSteps is an idea incubator and full service media production company servicing corporations, non-profit organizations and their agencies. We offer freelance and turnkey communications solutions for video, print and the web, specializing in health care, pharmaceutical, entertainment, informational, historical, and technological subjects.

Each and every TimeSteps' project bears the distinctive marks of a project designed with attention to detail, professionalism and care. This personal attention extends to our clients as our number one priority and spills over into the full creative process from writing the first word, to shooting the first frame, down to our soundtrack design.