Working in the creative field for a long time I earned value by becoming a of jack-of-all trades. Now, this wasn't for bragging rights but mostly survival, some curiosity, and a lot because I'm a control freak. Recently, I had a client ask if I could take a Keynote presentation and turn it into a video, with me as the narrator. Originally I just wanted to narrate it, but this was now something else entirely. For most voice talent, I imagine, one of 2 things would happen; either they back away from it because they have never tackled a task like this, or they take it on thinking "Well I wanna make this client happy so how hard could it be." Trust me when I say...very hard. The capturing, converting, recording, editing, mixing, timing, rendering, blah blah blah is just the beginning. The real task is knowing how to setup an efficient workflow, set good timelines, give your client realistic expectations, communicate, adhere to milestones, and deliver. That's the real challenge. If you don't have experience doing that, then don't do it. Do what you're good at and find others to help you. If you want to retain a client, they will come back to you if you understand the importance of taking partners and utilizing your resources. Just do what you can. But if you want to learn...ask for help.
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