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Spring Forth With Your Bird In The Voice Over Booth!

As we hurtle into Spring at a rate of knots, I remember the friend who said to me “You never look back. Do it – it can be useful – remind yourself of all the things you’ve done!” Well, I couldn’t have done them without you, lovely clients, could I?…

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A Brilliant Script, a Voice Over and A Horrible Mistake

It’s all Jeff Eaker’s fault. (If you’ve read my blogs over the last few months, you’ll know he’s a fabulous US copywriter.) He wrote a brilliant script. Well, how could this voice over possible resist A Horrible Mistake? We all make ’em, after all. What are you talking about little…

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A sound start to a life with mic’

From SM to voice over artist…. Thirty years ago on this very day, I was wending my way to the BBC training centre in Evesham, Worcestershire, having completed my degree course in Drama, Theatre & Television Studies. I was nervous, excited and oh so happy to be starting my career…

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A seasonal shift

The leaves are turning, jumpers hastily retrieved from drawers and feet ensconced in boots once more. In the voice over booth, there are whispers of Christmas as the first commercials for the festive season drift in. I don’t know about you, but with the transition from Summer to Autumn, I…

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Good to see you! Or is it…?

Does it help to know what the person you’re working with looks like, to see the face behind the voice? This debate continues amongst the voice over community. After all, you’re hiring a voice, not a face! If you see the face behind the voice, will it alter your perceptions,…

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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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It’s all about the sparks.

“because when the world was made, God made it out of magic sparks – everything that there is, was all made of magic sparks – and all the magic sparks went into things – deep down and everything was a spark – but it was quite a while ago since…

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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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How to choose the perfect Voice over artist for your project.

There’s so much choice out there, it can be difficult to know where to start! No two petals & no two voices are the same. So, in response to that very question, and after discussing with a producer friend, I’ve whipped up the following recipe. 1.) Consider the genre and…

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Going round in circles with your voice over script?

Perhaps I can help… A well-written script is a rare and beautiful beast. It’s easy to get caught up in the words and forget that they have to be spoken. Or to run away with the wonderful ideas behind the words and create cumbersome, impenetrable sentences that seem to go…

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