Since the early 80’s I have been voicing documentaries, film, television, advertising, radio, messages-on-hold and many online voice overs.
I have worked in ad agencies as a copywriter (Ogilvy & Mather, EURO RSCG, Ad Pacifica), radio stations, television stations and as a freelance voice artist in four different countries.
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If you are wanting a voice over. Then I am your first choice, of course! But I will share some information on our industry including the pros and cons. Just because a voice over artist has a certificate it does not make the voice over artist.
If you are in business and are wanting to understand more about voice talent you will find this website resourceful. I am not a talent agency. Although I will share some anecdotes as a voice over talent, as a copywriter, producer and director. For many years I also hired voice talent – I share some of the greats and some of the horrors.
If you are starting out as voice talent you will also find some interesting tidbits to help you along your journey. From basic voice lessons to choosing the right microphone. You will also find some ideas on voice over marketing.
As business owner or producer it is important you hire the right voice talent. He can make it sound great. She knows when to pause. They know how to bring that script to life.
I also discuss scripting. A badly written script is a nightmare for any voice talent. What makes a good script? How should I type it? Does font and spacing make any difference?
In our on line world we have non English speakers asking native English speakers to correct scripts. Not all English speakers are scriptwriters and most have never studied advertising or voice in their lives. Tread carefully and ask for experience. You have to live with the end result.
The voice talent will be part of your life for a short time. The voice talent’s recording may be with you for years. So getting the right talent will mean the world to your production.