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  • Writer's pictureTim Maylander

Measure Twice, Cut Once

We all know the adage - or at least many of us do. But one of the things I've found that modern students struggle with the most is planning. See, planning isn't something that's taught on a standardized test. It's very hard to take a scantron to measure if someone is a good planner or not. But it's surprisingly easy to tell. Sometimes when you tell a student to write an essay, they can't. It's too overwhelming. But they know how to brainstorm. They know how to read and take notes. They know how to create an outline. They know how to write a rough draft. Many can even edit and respond to critiques/criticism well. Lo and behold, soon they have an exceptional essay.

How does that relate to voice acting and narration? Well, sometimes when you measure twice & cut once, it takes a while to get to that cut. It's like in woodshop class (do they even have those anymore? I digress...). Everyone wants to take their block of wood and hop on the saw right away. That's a good way for a room full of middle schoolers to end up short a few fingers and with blocks of misshapen, ruined wood. At Maylander Vocal Productions, we are just as new to narration and voice acting as middle schoolers are to saws. So we will be the first to admit that it is taking us longer than we'd like to get our studio built, demos recorded and our business up and running.

But you know what? We're okay with that. We have one chance to build a studio that differentiates us from our competitors. We're not going to mess it up. When it came to computing, some of our initial components didn't measure up. We replaced them. And if it takes multiple recording sessions to get our demos right, then that's what it takes. At Maylander Vocal Productions, we are always going to make sure our customers are satisfied and the final product is of the highest quality. Anything less is unacceptable to us.

So our thanks go out to everyone reading this post and to potential customers who are waiting for the company to take contracts. When the project is done to our satisfaction, we'll be ready to handle your projects with the same level of care and precision. In the meantime, it's back to studio construction for us - time to make sure our panel placement is level and our stitches are even. We'll be checking (at least) twice!

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