So what does a voiceover artist like myself do? I get asked this question quit often, usually accompanies with a bemused face. Well technology has come a long way over the past 5 to 10 years, so there is not much that a voice artist can not do with his voice. The audiobook industry is booming so that’s one area covered. Also the gaming industry has over taken the film and music industry combined, so theirs two areas covered.
Then there are a few more options like these: Websites, Cd-Roms, Interactive DVD’s, iPad, iPhone and Android Apps, E-learning courses, Podcasts, Interactive children’s storybooks, meditation CD’s, toys with embedded sound chips that speak, museum and exhibition guides, pre-recorded announcements on transport, public information services, in-store commercials, theatre shows that require pre-recorded voice, infomercials, shopping centre announcements, film dubbing for foreign film, Answer phone messages, interactive on-hold messages (I’ve done that too), corporate presentations, promotional updates for websites, YouTube videos and external pitches to clients, to name a few. …. The list goes on.
Keep your ears open and listen to all the voices you hear, including your sat nav and smart phone.
The video below is me in my studio narrating (with mistakes), editing and finally the finished product.