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Full circle at the BBC

It’s been an interesting couple of months. Amongst all the usual (and unusual) voice overs, I was asked to help a rather panicked producer at the BBC, who was unexpectedly faced with the prospect of presenting the series of podcasts she’d been working on for some time. So, we had…

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Who needs human voice overs in a world of Artificial Intelligence?

This is the subject of much debate in the voice over world. AI has been creeping into our industry for a while. Just think about your sat nav, Alexa, Siri etc, which of course, have all been created from human voices. Aside from such apps, we are often sent videos…

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Time is a slippery beast.

Time is, in theory, constant…  But in practice appears to speed up & slow down at will. If you’re having a tricky time, it seems to slow down. If you’re having fun, it flies by! Oh and in the spring, we lose an hour and in Autumn, we gain an…

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There’s a bear in the voice over booth?!

“Doesn’t everyone have a bear in the booth?” I reply, slightly puzzled… Apparently not!  Allow me to tell you his story…. Once upon a time, on her 10th Birthday, a little girl was given the roundest, most golden, cuddliest bear by her Grandma.  “Oh my! Winnie the Pooh, no less!”…

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There are Gremlins in the world of voice over & they’re loud!

Gremlins aren’t the exclusive domain of the voice over – we all have them! Our minds are busy places, full of noise, pictures & constant chatter. Some of it we’re able to ignore or filter, but sometimes those gremlins lure us into dark places. They encourage us to do battle with…

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It’s a marathon, not a sprint – in voice over land & in life!

A phrase that applies both to life & to the career of the voiceover artist. There are days when we pedal like mad, just to stand still. Others when we sail along, helped by a following wind, a bar of chocolate & a few encouraging friends! It takes time to…

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Voice over Intermission

And now a little interlude… Time to sit back with your little tub of ice-cream & indulge me. Or alternatively, have a little snooze, or nip out to the loo! I am in sentimental mood, because I’ve felt rather touched by the events of the last few days. The people…

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