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Observations, musings and rubbish from the mind of an IVO (International Voice Over)

August 9, 2021 9:49 am

United Heavy Industries

United Heavy Industries – a very technologically driven voice-over put together by OD Media, providing, for the client “a video that showcases steel manufacturing and the uses of steel which their company focusses on. [OD Media] worked extensively with the team to source the correct footage, drawing on a large stock library and sourcing an international voice over artist based in the UK” – that’s me!

August 9, 2021 8:22 am

Smartlog Maasvlakte

Smartlog Maasvlakte – to quote from the website’s written introduction, this voice-over talks about the fact that “Smartlog Maasvlakte is located at the Distripark Maasvlakte West. In the immediate vicinity is Europe’s largest container hub with state-of-the-art deep-sea, barge and rail terminals and container depots. The strong Rotterdam chemical and freezer clusters are also nearby. Distripark Maasvlakte West has excellent connections to the European hinterland via high-frequency multimodal connections”. Often, I... View Article

August 5, 2021 10:12 am

KPN Talpa Network

KPN & The Talpa Network, Netherlands – an interesting voice-over for a video which sets out to explain “Targeted Television Advertising”. The subject matter contains information as to how data-driven digital targeting works, referring to how often a specific ad can be ‘served’ to a specific audience in a specific context. Ultimately, delivering the right advertisement to the right household at the right time. 21st technology becomes more and more... View Article

June 7, 2021 11:56 am

SABB

SABB: this is something I did quite a lot when I was based in Dubai and working with UAE and Saudi clients some years ago. The Saudi British Bank as it was first named, merged with the Alawwal Bank, making it one of the largest Saudi Banks with, as of March 2021, over eighty branches across Saudi Arabia. To voice an “explainer” such as this, I have to walk a fine line between... View Article

June 7, 2021 11:53 am

Rolex

ROLEX: a nice, thirty-second online commercial for the famous watch brand, voiced some years ago and probably on the web for a few months at the time of the promotion. I cannot remember how this project came about. Such is the nature of being a voice-over! Occasionally, I receive an email completely out-of-the-blue asking me to audition part of a script – and then hear nothing. Other times, it turns... View Article

April 23, 2021 8:50 am

Viduate Loading Systems

Sometimes, I get to voice something quite technological but which looks and ‘feels’ almost beautiful when viewing the footage – even though I don’t usually get to see the vision before (and, mostly, after) I’ve supplied the audio! Here’s another classic example. I wasn’t really sure what this script was all about, apart from the fact that it was talking about ’safety’. When I saw the finished product, it all came together. Again, lovely footage, beautiful backing... View Article

April 23, 2021 7:40 am

Crafty Games: Buru

Quite frequently, I get to voice what’s known as an “Explainer”, which is me explaining something to an often specific potential audience by way of a video clip, posted on a client’s website, YouTube and other social media platforms. This is me ‘explaining’ how a new game, about to be launched, not only works but the ethos and origins behind it. Unusually perhaps, this is a board game as opposed... View Article

April 23, 2021 6:33 am

Klaus: Complexity Filter

This is a pun-filled piece relating to something called a “Complexity Filter”. Quite often, I have no idea as to what the product or service I’m voicing about is, well, actually “about”! This is one such example. However, watching (and listening to) the 1.26-minute video, to me, it’s a kind of “ah, so that’s what this is about”, an almost revelatory moment! Take a look and see if you can... View Article

March 22, 2021 12:53 pm

Medical Care – Bergman Clinics

A nice narrative about the largest chain of private clinics for plannable medical care in the Netherlands which focus on treatments in orthopaedic, eye and skin care – as well as other treatments – covered by the Dutch health insurance system.

March 18, 2021 3:55 pm

Bespoke Furniture – ROBOS

Really nice video depicting a super usable online contract furniture catalogue for a bespoke series of cottages and more in the Netherlands. Lovely graphics – and a 4.8 star rating!