Elizabeth Bower was so pleased with the voice over reel we produced for her that she referred us to Robert Wolstenholme. Robert is theatre director with a natural vocal ability. Having done voice over work for The Hive, I kid’s cartoon currently on ITV, he was looking for more voice over work, so he decided to put together a voice over reel to send to agents.
We took Robert to the studio with a selection of scripts to work with, some of which suited his voice perfectly, others which didn’t immediately, just to see how he could stretch his range. It was fun seeing how he could change his voice and tone, accordingly!
Back at base, our new production assistant Santa added appropriate music and relevant sound effects, setting the scene for each script he performed.
Overall another great session which Robert had a great time doing. So if you’re looking to break into voice over work and need a sample showreel to get the ball rolling, get in touch.
“Many thanks again for your time and help – I’m enjoying this process, even if listening to myself is sometimes excruciating” - Robert Wolstenholm
Last week we were in the voiceover studio with one of our actor friends, Elizabeth Bower. While Liz gets regular acting work, she wanted to get more voice over work. So having done her research and found an agency she wanted to impress, she asked for our help. She wanted a showreel of her vocal talent, show her range of tones, accents and character voices. She came to us with some scripts she’d written, we helped her with a few more. We went to the studio, recorded her audio, then put the reel together with music appropriate music behind each one. She’s very happy with the reel, and I think it shows her talents brilliantly!
We’ve now heard that the agency have accepted her! So that’s great news for her.
Liz’s profile is now online at Castaway, and she’s already had her first test session for a large supermarket chain. Go Liz!
We’ve just completed a piece for Commetric, who do some really interesting work connecting communications with business activities. We produced a voice over with music for a powerpoint presentation.
As it was our first job we did for them, we asked for a little feedback. Here’s what Chris Shaw, CEO of Commetric, wrote:
“As someone who has never done any form of production – where to start/what to do/what is involved were a complete fog. So we looked for speed and understanding; prepared to listen to the brief and develop it. No technical jargon.
You gave good customer service – accessible – provided advice and a series of options; you seemed to get what we wanted extremely quickly and delivered a great result.”
Great to hear that kind of feedback! I think the reason we do is because we listen to our clients, ask a whole load of questions to make sure we understand what they’re after before starting work. Of course, there are times when we make suggestions in a different direction, but the most important thing to do is listen to what the client has in their mind at the start.
Today we did a great voice over session with the multi-talented actress/comedienne/writer Ruth Bratt. We were recording for Commetric, a new client who wanted a serious, authoritative tone to the voice over. This is not what I associate with Ruth, who’s a funny, bright, vivacious woman. But suddenly in the recording booth, she turned her voice into something so completely different to her natural way of being, an octave deeper, slower and mature tone, sat in the other engineering room I could hardly believe it was her voice! Brilliant job.
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