One of the most common places you’ll hear professional Voice Over artists is on the Radio, but what types of voices are used, and how are they chosen?
We talk about this during the Introduction to Voice Over course, however this week Andy caught up with senior creative writer Geoff Esdaile from Hit105 / Triple M in Brisbane on this subject. Geoff shares his thoughts on how the variety of voices used in commercials has expanded and the voices he has recently cast for the last few radio commercials he has written.
The discussion on trends in voice over casting also looks at the shift to home recording studios. Geoff has some great tips to share for anyone thinking about setting up their own recording space at home.
We think you’ll find this conversation very educational and enjoyable.
Voices of Tomorrow ran the first Introduction to Voice Over Course on May 19 & 20 we were fully booked with 10 eager participants.
While we did spend plenty of time getting in front of the Microphone, firstly Cecelia had some great tips on looking after your voice, including how to warm up for the studio. Check out the short clip below for just a slice of the fun.
Over the two days we explored various voice-over styles, with plenty of scripts on hand for everyone to practice with. Here are a few snaps from the Voice Over booth.
Looks like fun right? Well it was… with the bonus of learning some new skills.
Here are some of the reviews we’ve received so far
I learned so much and had a great time. Both Andy and Cecelia are very experienced and are great instructors. I recommend this course to anyone thinking about voice over work – Stuart
Really awesome voice coaches in Andy and Cecelia who were experienced, professional, energetic, talented and so encouraging and helpful. It was a great learning experience, I enjoyed the Voice Over Workshop course a lot. A really fun engaging weekend – Joyce
Overall, I really enjoyed the course and found it very interesting and informative.
It was a great opportunity to have extensive studio exposure to gain confidence and experience and to receive copies of the recordings made throughout the course – Rod
Stay tuned. We’ll be announcing our next course dates for July in the next week.
If you have any questions about the course please contact us, and if you haven’t already register to stay up to date with the latest news from Voices of Tomorrow.
Update! Our Introduction to Voice Over course for May 19 & 20 is now full, however we’ll be announcing our next course date in the next coupld of weeks.
Over the past weeks we’ve received quite a few emails asking questions about our Introduction to Voice Over course. We’re more than happy to chat with you via email, Facebook or phone and answer any questions you may have before you sign up.”
With each of these course dates we’re limiting the number to 10 participants so we can give you the best experience with this course and give personal attention to everyone attending.
So, please do drop us a line via the Contact page, or head over to the Facebook page for a live chat if you’d like to ask anything …then head over to the Course Dates page and register you details so you’re the first to know when our next course date is locked in.
Has anyone ever told you that “You have a great voice for radio” or have you ever made the same remark to someone else?
The truth is, that ‘radio voice’ doesn’t really exist. Sure there are some outdated ideas of what types of voices belong on-air, but thing have changed.
Here I’m specifically looking at the voices you hear everyday on Radio & Television commercials /Promos, Documentaries, Youtube videos, Podcast intros and anywhere else you hear the work of professional voice over talent.
Casting a male voice talent with deep tones or a sultry sounding female has become, not quite a thing of the past, but now just a couple of options as the trend moves towards a mix of different types of voices.
Turn on your Radio. Listen to the next Ad break and take note of the voices.
Are they Male or Female?
What age range do you hear?
Style – Traditional ‘announcer’ style / conversational / quirky characters?
How many voices in the one message?
Listen to a few more Ad breaks across Radio & TV and then across other mediums that utilise professional voice talent and you’ll soon realise that it’s not just what your voice sounds like that will determine whether you’ll be successful as a voice over artist. There’s more to it.
We’re looking at some of the other skills and knowledge as part of a new “Introduction to Voice Over” course running in Melbourne over May 19&20.
The course if presented by Cecelia Ramsdale and Andy Wells, delivering a two day workshop that aims to give curious minds an opportunity to see if Voice Over is something that they may enjoy and pursue further.
You don’t need someone to tell you “You’ve got a great voice for radio” to be be part of this.
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