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

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!

March 18, 2021 2:24 pm

YES!Delft

Video for a tech company which – as the explainer goes – provides a crucial contribution to the society and economy, turning promising ideas and teams into solid startups. They have an ecosystem of experts, mentors, corporate partners, and investors with some unique programs, geared to “building tomorrow’s leading firms”

March 18, 2021 12:56 pm

Pun-Filled EU Piece

A pun-filled little piece I voiced for a European client. More often than not, I don’t get to see what I’ve put my voice to. In this instance, the client was gracious and sent me the link. I never really know what half the things I voice are going to be about before I see the script – often as the session begins – or whether they’re going to be... View Article

February 8, 2021 4:30 pm

Game Voiceover Harry Potter Wizarding Quiz

I play the role of the “GameMaster” in this funky hit-the-button-to-answer-first type game, sold around the world. I didn’t want to sound like Leslie Philips (UK actor who was the voice of the “Sorting Hat” in the Harry Potter movies), or Dumbledore (either the Richard Harris or Michael Gambon version). So I came up with something approximating both combined with a bit of a ‘wizardry-acting’ thing thrown in – a... View Article

February 8, 2021 2:24 pm

Passive Aggressive Voiceover – AEOLUS Tyres

For this online ad, the concept was for the voice-over to be tough, a little cynical, tongue in cheek and to convey an attitude of “if you like wasting money, don’t buy these tyres!”. The passive/aggressive approach sometimes works in advertising – if done correctly – and, in this case, it apparently did…

February 8, 2021 11:01 am

Explainer Video Voiceover – SmartCharge

Every now and then, I’m offered the opportunity to stretch my vocal capabilities and deliver something other than a corporate, documentary, e-learning, or commercial narrative, such as I did for my client “Geotab” as the voice of both the “Smartcharge Homes” and “Wattson” characters in this amusing short presentation about EV (Electrical Vehicle) Charging. It’s an online explainer used on Geotab’s website to show and inform people using EV Charging how... View Article