Voice overs for casinos are always so filled with wonder and excitement. I have a lot of fun doing them. This voice over was no exception and I love how it turned out.
Anthems are a lot of fun to do. This Shoppers Drug Mart voice over commercial was for the Life Brand at Shoppers Drug Mart, a Canadian drug store chain similar to CVS or Walgreens in the States. I love how whimsical this turned out. Thanks to the folks at CORUS in Toronto for their beautiful work.
These spots were a pleasure to do. Details really do matter. Jenn-Air wanted a “luxury” read and their appliances certainly lent themselves well to that kind of sound. After recording these and seeing how they turned out? I so wanted to buy some of their appliances. They look incredibly handy and well thought-out!
I get asked to be the “voice of reason” beside the wacky goings on around me, a LOT. This commercial? It was really hard to keep a straight face. The voice actor that did the voice of the oven was brilliant. And apparently, he’d given the audio engineer something like an hour or more of insane improv to choose from. What they ultimately went with was fantastic and I love how this commercial turned out. (Not to mention that Goo Gone is a great product!) It can be a lot of fun to be the “amused observer”.
George Whittam is a genius when it comes to fixing recording issues for voice talent. If you’re just getting into voice overs and you don’t know what equipment to buy, he’s the guy to ask. He has several options available from a super simple beginner’s set up, to a pro’s dream. And if you already have equipment you’re not sure how to use, he offers technical assistance at very reasonable rates. Well worth checking out!
And Rob Mayzes, a professional audio engineer and teacher from London, has a fantastic resource for those of us who got into this without realizing we’d need to be audio engineers as well. 😉 (You know who you are.) He explains the details of how to record your voice over projects in clear and easy to understand terms.
Here are some resources for singers that I’ve found useful…
Ok. I’ll be honest and say that some of these resources are ones I’ve compiled myself on other sites. That said, they’re still useful. 🙂
- Reference Guide for Singers on The Muse’s Muse – This is a compilation of the resources for singers that can be found on my songwriting resource (no longer updating, but still with some great articles). There’s also more discussion available on the Muse Songwriter’s Muse Message Board.
- The Vocalist Magazine – A fantastic, full color, glossy magazine (they also have a digital version!) that’s well worth subscribing to.
- Vocalist – a very helpful website to check out.
- MusicMoz’s Singing Resource Links – a list of resources for singers on MusicMoz – a division of Dmoz.org, a human-edited directory.
As with the voice over resources, if you have a resource you feel belongs in the vocalist resource list, email me and let me know!