DIY Narrator: For Instructional Designers Who Narrate eLearning
Ok, I'm just going to start by saying I'm obviously biased in my opinion about where AI can (should?) live in the eLearning narration world. Full disclosure, in the last year (2020) around 50% my income was from eLearning Narration work.
Last week, the wonderful Devlin Peck released a video titled "Does your eLearning Project Need Narration?" - which I thought had some great ideas around necessary application of narration in eLearning. If you haven't watched it,
A piano, guitar, and the alphabet walk into a bar... Oh wait. That's a different thing. After a bunch of questions, I'm revisiting the concept of practicing your eLearning narration. Many of you have asked "How much do I need to practice?
Ask any good musician and they'll tell you the trick is the space between the notes. That's what we're here today to talk about. Pauses. We're usually so focused on the words and the performance of them, that we forget to address intentional silences. ...
This month I've been working through a huuuuge eLearning Narration project. I mean, HUGE. Nearly 80,000 words, more than 30 modules, all for one client. That equates to probably close to 8 hours of completed audio.
Today, we're talking about finding your intent in your eLearning Narration performance. And I may have just simultaneously written the best and worst headline in the history of the Internet, but it will all make sense when you listen to the episode.
"I still sound like I'm reading!" I've heard that sentiment from a number of people trying to get better at eLearning Narration... Then I realized something. All of these people (possibly even you!) are missing one key ingredient when it comes to impr...
With apologies to Eli Manning. My breakdown of his voice over performance.
A conversation about room treatment for eLearning Narration recording with Neil Zielsdorf