Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Can I do a voiceover audition for you?

We have had several enquiries in the last week or so - either on email or via our Facebook page - about whether people can just come and do a voiceover audition for us.

I am afraid that in the voiceover world you will need a professionally-produced showreel to get taken seriously by anyone in this industry – whether that is future potential voiceover clients or any reputable voiceover agent or voiceover directory.

We know of a company that asks would-be voice talent to audition via a premium-rate phone line. You simply cannot judge someone's talent on the phone.

Here at BigFish Media we simply don’t have the time or resources to audition everyone who makes contact. Most people will need some experience  - ether of acting, public speaking or broadcasting - behind them to be able to perform to the standard required in a voiceover session. 

All that said, we do take on a few people who have more unusual or rare voices, accents or languages who are less experienced. But even then they will have invested the time and money either in voice training or to make a voiceover showreel.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Voiceover News August 2012

I am delighted to say that BigFish Media is going from strength to strength. Despite the economic situation August was our busiest month - ever.

August also saw the arrival of two new members of the team: John and James A are our new Audio Editors/Studio Engineers who have just worked on a huge E-Learning project for BT/Cisco. They will work alongside Andrew (Sales & Marketing/Studio Engineer), Nathan (Audio Producer/Studio Engineer) and James K (Audio Producer).

Here is what our team of Voiceover Artists have been working on:

For the international voices, Adam recorded an American voiceover for an Exponential training DVD, Alain voiced in a Chinese accent for eBay; Leonor did the same but in French and Vladimir recorded another Russian voiceover for Bowers and Wilkins.

For the male voiceover artists, Ricky recorded an induction video for Centrica's South Humber Bank Power Station, another video for Centrica's ITH hydraulic tensioning equipment. Steffan recorded a voiceover for the Fusion Core Solar application for CCTV systems, James K voiced for the website of Pulsar Watches and Alec was booked again to voice for Erwinaze.

Both Sally and Scottish voice artist Angus voiced an advert for Daikin Air Conditioning for transmission on Mood FM Jordan. Sally also recorded a voiceover for Forest Nebusal. For the rest of the female voiceover artsts, Gwen voiced for Narbeth Council Museum, BBC Radio 2 Newsreader Fran recorded her first voiceover with us - for Blackmore Estates, Audrey voiced on-hold prompts for Gwalia Housing Association, Michelle's voice was used for Beadles' service plan and Sue recorded voiceovers for a psychic advisor line.

In other news, we carried out the audio production for an advert for HiQ - voiced by Simon - airing on Awaz Radio in High Wycombe, gave Voice Training to Kathy from Brighton, made a Voiceover Showreel for former Broadcaster Patrick M from Sussex and Ricky carried out another day of newsreading training at UCA in Farhnam, Surrey.