Your first introduction to that presentation may have been from my friend and fellow VO blogger Paul Strikwerda, who wrote about Zellman’s new brain child “Done By Six” just as Cliff was hitting the stage at FaffCamp to explain. It’s a groundbreaking new way to develop a voiceover demo.
Going back many months, Cliff shared his idea with me in the bleachers at TCU’s women’s soccer stadium last October (see pic of us below this article in ‘related stories’). I had come to Ft. Worth to see my daughter play, and Cliff came to watch, commiserate, and excitedly tell me about his big idea. It was in the formative stages then…and I agreed to keep the news under my hat. Now it’s out of the bag…and WOW!
Zellman’s plan is to draw in expert associates to direct demo candidates, then to aggregate the resulting sound files into the cloud, where professional audio engineers do the final mix. That’s an over-simplification, but that’s why I’ve arranged with Cliff to explain it in his own words below in a Skype interview we did just yesterday.
Perhaps the most unique facet of Done By Six is the “dream team”…a set of top microphones that Zellman sends to each demo candidate to use in their own studio to record their voice. He explains the value of using different mics in the video.
It’s great hearing Cliff explain it himself, though, ’cause you can see the passion and commitment he has to this idea. Nonetheless, he DID supply me with this mission statement for Done By Six:
See? I told you it was a ground-breaking development in the making of a voice acting demo!
Now, hear as Cliff tells it in his own words, then a couple more notes about all this beneath the video player.
In case you don’t know…Cliff Zellman has more than proven himself as a producer, director, casting agent, audio engineer, friend, supporter, and colleague to many of us in this business. You can read Cliff Zellman’s professional bio here.
While you’re at it, stop by the Done By Six FaceBook Page and click “like”!
‘Can’t wait to hear your new demo…Done By Six!