Friday, 26 April 2013

Voiceover and Audio Production News for April 2013

This month we are very proud of our Audio Production of a radio commercial for Asda which was voiced by Sally

We also carried out the Translation of video scripts for Optasense from English to Russian, Chinese Mandarin and Arabic.

Among our international voiceover artists Lisa recorded a  commercial which aired on Mood FM in Jordan.Michel voiced a commercial in French for ActivTrades airing on CNBC and Bloomberg TV; Max did the Italian version.

David B recorded voiceovers in French for two videos for Plastics Europe, Martin voiced the German version,
Jacek did the Polish, the Italian was done by Giovanni
and Jose voiced the Spanish versions.

We made two Voiceover Showreels this month: one for actress Susanna Gordon, the other for Russian actress Vera Horton. Simon from Bath also came to us for Voice Training with Cameron in Bristol.

Ricky recorded voiceovers for Panasonic and the European Powder Metallurgy Association.

Craig  and Natalie voiced for the UK Government pension scheme and Scarlett recorded more voiceovers for Lakeland videos.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Net Loss

Water. Food. Electricity.

We take them all for granted. And so it is with telephony when you are running a voicever business.

How can anyone run a business these days without phones and broadband? It's twice as hard if you are an internet business and the internet doesn't work!

That's what we faced recently. The internet went down - and BT's fibre optic 30MB internet at that. After much jiggery-pokery and re-booting, we realised it one of the phone lines was off too.    

Yes - the fibre optic broadband still relies on the old copper wire to take the internet from your nearest junction box into your premises.

And so the business hangs by a thread...

Add to that the fact that the ISDN line had already gone off a week or so before. And so it went off again on the same day. So no internet, no ISDN and only one phone line.

I spent most of that Friday trying to get my a new wifi dongle to work so we could get the internet back. It was less than satisfactory and that's being kind.

Anyway it turns out, according to BT man, that the workmen - digging holes in a nearby road - were "less than careful" and had disrupted all the telephony lines.

So how do we prevent this sort of voiceover nightmare in the future?