Part of my job includes making promo trails for my show, for the BBC Jersey website and occasionally for other things as well.
Usually this just involves me writing 30 seconds worth of speech, finding a piece of music and talking over it with a fade in at the start and fade out at the end.
Sometimes I’ll pull together something a little more creative – adding sound effects, other voices, acted scenes.
Well the one I’ve just been asked to help on included singing and me on the guitar – it didn’t go out.
I thought I’d share it with you thought: Clash of the Colonies (sung radio trailer).
I will say in my defense that I didn’t write the lyrics, I’m not singing on it and was asked at very short notice to perform and write the music.
This would then give me the freedom to mix it properly and put together a properly balanced jingle.
I should probably also have played the music a key higher as well – but as you can barely hear the guitar – I don’t think that really makes much difference.
And if anybody is interested the trail is for a special being repeated this Easter on BBC Radio Jersey that was originally recorded for Commonwealth Day that saw an Aussie and a Canadian (both BBC Jersey journalists) argue for their own part of the Commonwealth.
What do you think?
Also I’m interested in improving my voice over skills so if anyone wants a good quality recording for their podcast give me a shout and I’ll do it for you – within reason based on legnth and copy.
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