Tag: Audio

Stop yelling at me

Job applicants, be forewarned.  TV news directors don’t want you to shout.  They don’t want sing-song delivery, nasality or sloppy articulation, either, according to a 2005 survey by Ann Utterback.  But they hear a lot of it.  Former news director…


Vocal warm-ups

One way to improve your delivery is to warm up your voice before you record or go on live. How do you do that? A couple of years ago, I sat in on a session at the Michigan Association of…


Use a voiceover, already

Why do so many news Web sites use full-screen text instead of voiceover narration for video and slide shows? Angela Grant, multimedia producer at the San Antonio Express-News, believes “producers are afraid of using voiceovers because they are ‘like TV.’”…