Good news, bad news?
Well, after 380 auditions, 14 shortlists I finally was "hired" for 1 job.
The client offered me the job Monday evening around 10pm with the deadline being the next day. I stayed up all night recording the final version for submission. I delivered both Wav and MP3 versions, with post production and without post production. (4 files in total). They had originally posted that this was for a 3 minute animation. It took me 5 hours to find the pace and timing to nail the script and make it 3 mins long. I slept but 2 hrs because I was stressed that it was deadline day...what if they needed revisions? I had to stay up. They messaged me back saying thanks and they were sorry for not mentioning that the 3 mins was not a hard set duration. (doh!) Now I felt bad because they originally mentioned they liked my pacing which I had altered to fit the 3 mins. So, I re-recorded the entire script again with my original audition pacing and again submitted 4 file versions. Now, I had given the client 7 hrs of my time, plus the audition and 8 files for review. That deadline was 2 days ago. No word, no review and certainly no funds released. Granted, I may just be frustrated after 380 auditions, finally getting a sniff at making some money....
So, how long does it usually take to have the client review, communicate and eventually release funds?