Live Directed Sessions
WHAT IS A LIVE DIRECTED SESSION?A live directed session takes place when a client and a talent in two different locations, connect with one another online to record audio. Instead of a client and talent working together in the same place during a studio session, or a talent recording their audio and sending it to the client for review once it’s finished, a live directed session allows the client and talent to remotely collaborate on the recording in real-time.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE CLIENT NEEDS A LIVE DIRECTED SESSION?If a client requests a live directed session, they'll indicate this when they're filling out the job posting form, and you'll see the information in your job invite emails as well as in the job list, in your filtering options, and in the detailed job posting view.
HOW DO I LET CLIENTS KNOW THAT I CAN PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE DIRECTED SESSION?To indicate whether or not you are able to participate in a live directed session and what technologies you are comfortable with, navigate to the edit profile page. Go to the Overview tab and you'll see a section called Live Directed Sessions. In this section indicate whether you offer Live Directed Sessions and the software you're able to use. This will give clients the information at a glance when they're looking at your profile.
HOW DO I RESPOND TO JOBS ASKING FOR A LIVE DIRECTED SESSION?
When you're responding to jobs that require a live directed session, you'll audition as you normally would, but you'll see two places to provide a quote; one that covers the voice over work and any licensing requirements, and the other for the cost of providing a live directed session. The client will simply see the total quote on their end.
You can also update your response templates with an optional Live Directed Session policy. This is an open text field that you can use to specify logistics and any specific detail you think would be helpful for clients to know about your process for Live Directed Sessions.
WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY LIVE DIRECTED SESSION POLICY?
Let clients know what your process looks like when you conduct a live directed session, how long you typically run a session for (might depend on the type of work, i.e. audiobook vs. ad), and the types of software you’re comfortable using, as well as any availability information clients might find helpful. This is also useful for clients who are looking at your profile and might invite you privately from there.