Play it to ten different people, and you’ll get 10 different opinions.
But somewhere in that mix, something will ring true, and confirm a sneaking suspicion in your own mind that he/she is right. Or maybe there’s enough in all 10 opinions that you’ll want to start over….or realize that you’re ready to send it — just like it is.
That’s the wonder of letting ears besides yours hear your work. They find things to which your ears are deaf. Those extra ears — and the opinions attached to them — also help you see things you didn’t think of before.
Great, Dave…but my friends are getting REAL tired of me bothering them every time I have a new recording I want them to hear! Where can I go to get fresh, free, educated and seasoned opinoins about my stuff?
Submit your demo, audition, practice recordings, or even paid jobs with a copy of the script. The file uploads and resides on the Edge site according to any number of categories, or searchable parameters. The script is visible. Then, anyone can stop by, play the file, listen, and comment on what they hear.
All the comments are threaded, and anyone can see what earlier visitors have contributed.
It’s the kind of thing you need, often when you most need it.
You can also search for any entries by the same categories, even by script genre.. Everything’s dated, names are included, and everybody’s civil.
Listening to these offerings either tends to make you feel like you’re ahead of the crowd, or you need lots of work, or anything in between. It’s a great barometer of what’s out there, especially those who are posting the work that they got paid for…THAT’S what clients are buying!
As I said, it’s free, but does require you registering with the site. Trading your contact info for a service like this — I think — is a pretty darn good deal.
Give it a whirl….what’ve you got to lose?