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  1. Hehe thank you for the kind words! So apparently I misunderstood the information the metric tracks: they don't track deliveries but rather messages after the request has been placed. So you just have to let the buyer know you've received the request and that should be enough. Hope it helps!
  2. Thank you very much! It baffles me how I was unable to find a link to create a new ticket. 😅 I'll update the thread with whatever they tell me, in case this helps anyone else having similar issues.
  3. Hi! I recently noticed the "order response rate" now tracks the "revision requests within 24h", something I don't remember happenning before. I understand this has been done for a reason, but I need to stress that it doesn't have its desired effect and gets unintentionally abused by the client in my specific use case, which hurts my metrics without me actually delivering late/not being responsive. I deliver (expensive) voice overs for big clients worldwide. Usually these orders do not come from the brand itself, but rather from an agency or production company. These companies need the final approval from the big brand before comfortably closing the order knowing they won't need revisions. Understandably so, if the big brand is unresponsive for a day or two (things work at the pace the final client wants, not the other way around) I've had buyers take 2 routes: They don't notice/know the order will automatically close after 3 days. Once they realize it has been marked completed they send me a private message requesting a review, which I gladly offer through the messaging system (since it was included in the order). Requesting a revision for the sake of keeping the order open until they get feedback from their end client. I don't blame them for that, it makes perfect sense for them. I have never told any of my off-Fiverr clients I won't provide revisions after 3 days. I then wait until they either actually request a revision, or tell me it's all OK and that I can re-deliver the original file in order to complete the order. This supposed no drama before, as it didn't impact my metrics. Now if I find myself in the #2 case my order response rate will get punished for no appropriate reason. I also believe I shouldn't be the one educating my clients to allow the order to get marked as "completed" and trust me to get their revision done if they ever actually need it. I'd suggest to not have order response rate metrics track the "revision delivered within 24 hours" data. That's my 2 cents! Thanks for the read 😄 PS. I wanted to contact CS about this, but haven't been lucky to find any way to do so. Is there any way as a seller (Pro at that) I can contact CS to bring this worry to them? I believe the options on the site simply disappeared.
  4. Never had any, but if I had to choose I think I'd stick to a dog. Prefer their character better.
  5. Where are you guys migrating to? Really dig Discourse, pretty interested to know what’s coming next 😃
  6. I assume he requested a revision and you delivered a new take and that was the message after it? What usually happens when a client doesn’t like and/or doesn’t end up using your VO is they still pay the session fee and no rights, but that’s when we’re talking ads. On small projects like these, it really is up to you and how you want to treat the client. I could make a point for still charging him since the work has been done, and he either mis-explained or mis-booked the talent, which is not your fault. He clearly misread the gig title (and somehow skipped through the gig video? 😅), and purchased it thinking it was something else. At the same time, and from a business standpoint, I also could make a point for just cancelling the order and giving his money back in order to keep the client as happy as possible. One never knows if he might want to come back for something else. Good luck!
  7. It’d be great for us folks to catch a VOD of it. I couldn’t attend but I’d love to hear what was discussed 🙂
  8. Had the luck to voice the main characters of the Spanish dub of some Netflix productions, most notably Sweet Home, The Babysitter: Killer Queen and Dash & Lily. Those were great projects to work on!
  9. Since I mostly only do VO, I usually stick to Pro Tools. When I’ve got to edit videos or larger projects I’ve found myself using Audition instead. I’m just extremely used to the Adobe suite and it fits the workflow better.
  10. Lovely new forum space! Thanks for creating it @fvrrmusic 🙂 I’m a 26 y/old voice actor from Spain. Mainly dub movies and TV shows (with the current pandemic, Netflix shows is what we work on the most), and also voice commercials and audiobooks. Been working with my voice since I was 18, went full time voice acting 3 or 4 years ago. Really enjoying the ride! See you folks around the forum 😃
  11. I’ve settled for a U87 in my studio, although I use an MKH416 for streaming at home. The MKH does have that punchy sound that some people tag as “pre-EQ’d”, and it does give you a nice tight presence boost. Works wonders for that “radio/podcasty” voice when processed. I just don’t fancy it that much with my voice acting style, sice I usually approach my recordings with a more laid back/natural tone and I’ve found the u87 deliver a very well-rounded, smooth capture. Also had a TLM103 way back, but it now sounds a tad harsher than the u87 to my ears, so wouldn’t go back to it (even though it’s a great mic!) Have an Avalon VT737sp waiting to be hooked up to that u87, really looking forward to hearing how it sounds compared to my current Avalon M5! Need to move to a bigger booth first, though. It’s a thicc boi. In due time!
  12. As long as the client gives you his written consent, I don’t see why there should be a problem.
  13. Still believe those are the points to take into consideration 🙂
  14. So, Until now I think she is genuine. She understood my point of view and she is ready to order the gig without me signing the NDA but let’s see what happens. Hope for the best. 😍 Yeah, I told the customer about not sending or receiving any sensitive personal information that is not regarding this order. 🤓 In setting up the social media pages, I only need information that will be publicly available on social media platforms. So, in other words, I am not asking for any secret information that would require me to sign the NDA. Thank you all of you guys for the suggestions and sharing the experience. :v:t5: They might want you to sign the NDA just to make sure you don’t share any of the project information until those social media profiles are set. Which is a perfectly valid motivation. I am constantly signing NDAs, albeit not for waste management businesses or alike. 😂 I do understand why they might want you to sign an NDA - but I also understand the points shared by @cyaxrex. I’d take my decision to sign it or not judging by how they approach me. Might ask for previous background (portfolio, past companies, whatever) if the project sounds fishy. Either way, since you already chose a way to proceed kindly keep us updated on the outcome! 🙂
  15. I don’t usually get to record projects that get to fatigue my voice that much, but if it happens I just try and project it fully from the diaphragm - and release stress on my vocal chords/neck. Think of it as “bypassing” the chords. Makes the voice sound a little bit deeper, but at least I can keep on going. Best advice, other than drinking water constantly as you already do, is take plenty of breaks during recording. I take 20 minutes after every 40 minutes of recording, even if I don’t feel that fatigued. Otherwise, some things I take if I feel like my voice isn’t on point include hot milk with honey and/or some sort of propolis spray or propolis with honey candy. Hope this works! 🙂
  16. I just try and focus on other activities (currently found a lot of enjoyment in casting Age of Empires II matches) and wait for the lull to fly by. It always is something temporary. The clients do not know what you are going through, and I belive it should not affect the level (and price) of deliveries.
  17. Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the dates and try and take a little break from all this freelancing hard work 🙂
  18. Let’s go! 1.) Something interesting I have done is… survive a night in Magaluf, Mallorca. Oh, and eat snails. It’s pretty common here in Catalonia. 2.) Something interesting I haven’t done and won’t do is… I’ll have to think this one through a bit more :thinking: 3.) Something interesting I haven’t done but would like to do is… parachute jumping!
  19. Greetings and welcome, from Barcelona! 😄
  20. As stated previosuly, you seriously need a video reel. It could even be a stationary image with your picture! Just make it as easy as possible for the client to listen at you. You might not appear at the top of the listings. You might even not be on the first page! If I have a screen filled with one-click-away videos to evaluate, I will not stop to enter the profile of that guy without a video.
  21. Indeed, it’s nice to find you are being heard. And about the criticism… no wonder @torrelles is from Spain like me… we are the masters of criticism! the reason is simple: In Spain, blaming each other all day long and fighting between us is a national sport… At least some Spanish try to be constructive and creative 🙂 Oh yeah! It doesn’t matter the moment or the situation, we’ll always find a way to criticise things and people. You guys shouldn’t get into Twitter Spain, that’s a rage fest. 😂
  22. I did reply, but it wouldn’t surprise me to not hear back from him. It was a great gesture from him to drop a message anyway 🙂
  23. Guys, we did it. I received a very special private message today.
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