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Freddie
Pronunciation Guide for VO work-- "click and hear" words spoken
on Mar 21, 2007 at 2:48:13 pm

I work for a medical publishing company. Recently I've been assisting audio projects in the recording studio acting as the monitor. I have zero medical/science training, yet I am being asked to make jugement calls on pronunciations. We include pronunciation keys in the scripts, but I find this cumbersome and difficult under pressure. $400 an hour you can't delay too long with these things!

What I need is a talking cheat-sheet. I plan to revisit old projects we've already recorded and extract sound bytes of terms. I can save each as a .wav or .mp3.

Wondering if anyone has done something similar and if some type of program exists to automate the search/click and listen element. If all else fails, I'll probably create hypertext links for all and host the data files on a root directory.






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Ty Ford
Re: Pronunciation Guide for VO work-- "click and hear" words spoken
on Mar 21, 2007 at 9:36:57 pm

Hello,

A number of years ago (over ten), I narrated 6,000 medical terms to be used as a pronunication guide for the medical industry.

I did not record them here. They may still be around somewhere.

Regards,

Ty Ford



Ty Ford's "Audio Bootcamp Field Guide" was written for video people who want better audio. Find out more at http://home.comcast.net/~tyreeford/AudioBootcamp.html
or http://www.tyford.com
Download Ty Ford's "Existential Boogie" from iTunes now.


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JC Boulay
Re: Pronunciation Guide for VO work-- "click and hear" words spoken
on Mar 21, 2007 at 9:45:44 pm

That must've been lotsa fun, Ty.

At the studio here, we use Soundminer software to archive, database, audition and transfer sounds over the network. The system we use is total overkill for you, especially if this is a lone contract, but they do make other versions. I'm not sure if anything fits your bill but it may be worth checking them out at http://www.soundminer.com. Also don't hesitate to drop them a line, they've always been nice and helpful with us.


good luck!

JC Boulay
Audio Z
Montreal, Canada
http://www.audioz.com


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Ty Ford
Re: Pronunciation Guide for VO work-- "click and hear" words spoken
on Mar 23, 2007 at 1:49:42 am

I spent 12 hours in preparation with a Dorland's Medical dictionary.

The session was three days, about 4 hours a day. I cut a deal through AFTRA so they wouldn't have to pay the first hour rate on the second and third day.

Two medical dictionaries; my Dorland's and the one brought by the RN. Some terms were in neither dictionary so I gave it to 'em 2-3 ways so they wouldn't need to call me back.

I was very happy when it was all over. I have contacted the people frome the production house to see if any of the masters are available.

Regards,

Ty Ford


Ty Ford's "Audio Bootcamp Field Guide" was written for video people who want better audio. Find out more at http://home.comcast.net/~tyreeford/AudioBootcamp.html
or http://www.tyford.com
Download Ty Ford's "Existential Boogie" from iTunes now.


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Freddie
Re: Pronunciation Guide for VO work-- "click and hear" words spoken
on Mar 26, 2007 at 2:06:50 pm

Ty,

I'll get in touch with you through your site. We are always looking for people with medical VO experience. Thanks!



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