By Dan Friedman
It was long overdue. Sound4VO.com desperately needed a new look. However, that wasn’t what I was thinking the day I called my friends at NYS3, Asheville’s new premier acting school, for recommendations on a photographer. I thought I was just going to get some head shots. I ended up with so much more.
When I met Megan Brown of MeBeImagery for the first time, we connected immediately. Her professionalism was undeniable. She took a genuine interest in the voiceover business, my “raise the bar” message and she was especially interested in my career goals. As I was mentally preparing myself for getting some new pictures, I was thinking, “I’m in voiceover… when it comes to photographs, I’ll just need something simple”. Megan had a different idea.
Megan is more than a great photographer. She is a talented web designer with a background as an actress. She understands the needs of performers. She had done her research and was excited to help me with more than just photos. She presented a plan to transition Sound4VO.com from something boring, simplistic and ineffective (my words) into something dynamic, sophisticated and… 1000 times better.
As I shared my thoughts, Megan was finishing my sentences. She not only knew what I wanted, she knew what I needed… often before I did. There are many website designers who can build a site, help you develop your brand and who can and will do a great job. Megan is local to me, which I felt was a huge advantage. But more importantly, I feel that Megan “got me” and her enthusiasm for the project is reflected in her work. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
You simply cannot be in business without a website. No matter who does your site, be sure to find someone you connect with and who understands and believes in you. I highly recommend Megan at http://www.mebeimagery.com.
Sound4VO is a brand new site where I can proudly display my work. But even better than that, it is a place where anyone in the voiceover industry can come to buy a copy of Sound Advice – Voiceover From An Audio Engineer’s Perspective, read the blog, ask questions and get answers. Do you have some technical questions? Need a second opinion on your studio sound, a demo or audition? Need additional help, direction or production? Let me know by using the “Contact” page.
Sound4VO has a companion site, Dan4VO.com. Dan4VO is an additional resource for people searching for a unique voice that can help deliver their message. Need a hip, youthful, energetic voice? How about someone cool and conversational? Perhaps a sound that is intelligent or even a bit quirky? Want someone who is efficient in the studio and experienced on both sides of the glass? Think Dan4VO. I want to help you communicate your message by bringing your words to life.