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

July 28, 2015 12:26 am

The Dancing Voice-Over Monkey in a Box…

  It’s been a while since the last blog-fest, mostly because I’ve been away travelling with my famous voice-over PortaStudio™ via Dubai to the UK and back again. There, I “danced” in my own box to, mostly, my own tune. However, the “dancing voice-over monkey” title of this little blog-ette is something which sprang into my addled brain when I was living and working in the UAE during 2014 and... View Article

January 18, 2014 8:01 am

Movie-Trailer versus ‘gravitas’

“In a world…”.   These are often the 3 words uttered by many well known (and not-so well known) voice-over artists over the past 30 something years at the very beginning of the soundtrack to what’s called the “trailer”, a short clip shown as a precursor to and means of promoting a variety of movies, mostly in the categories of drama, action, thriller, sci-fi, horror – and even sometimes comedy... View Article

January 15, 2014 1:54 am

Wassit like being a voice-over for a living?

  Sometimes, I have no idea how I do what I do for a living. And I’ve been at it for over 30 years. What’s it like? It’s not easy trying to describe in one blog-post because, essentially, I still don’t know! What I do know is that I am constantly amazed at the intricacies of earning a crust by simply opening and closing my mouth. The act of doing so... View Article

January 13, 2014 8:31 am

Shall I grow my hair long?…

  It seemed trite to start this blog on January 1st, 2015, the International Year of Light as well as, apparently, the International Year of Soils. Wonderful to hear that Light and Soil are being celebrated over the next 12 months. So, I published on January 13th – because I like the number 13. Launching the blog (and the website) on 1/1/15 may also have appeared a contrived effort on... View Article