Avea TV advert – behind the scenes

I happen to love çığ köfte, so it was especially fun to have this role in the recent Avea advertisement featuring the English guy who doesn’t know how to make it… Hi, I’m John. I’m English, and I’ve lived in Turkey for 4 years. I don’t know how to make çığ köfte, but I do know how to use to the internet using Avea! For behind the scenes pictures… check out this link: http://bit.ly/avea_andyboyns     Links Avea Advert on YouTube – Avea Ingilizce Bol Kepce Tarifesi Agency: TBWA Read More +

Bana Masal Anlatma – Cinema Release!

Known and loved for writing the series “Leyla and Mecnun”, as both writer and director Burak Aksak brings “Bana Masal Anlatma” to cinemas with a star quality cast. Released in cinemas on 9th January 2015, here is the trailer which includes my cinema début: Riza (Fatih Artman) is a minibus driver universally loved by the folk of Surici, the neighborhood of Istanbul where he was born and raised. Ayperi (Hande Doğandemir) on the other hand is the outsider who will turn Riza’s life upside down, Read More +

Cutting Edge Voiceover Recording Technology

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you’re going to want a piece of this awesome technology specially designed for the voice actor on the go! This summer, having worked hard on their development, Mehmet Onur and I took the Peepers for a spin, and as you can see from the clip below the user experience and results are both awesome. Guided by the voice of our very own Anne Ganguzza, the Peepers have taken into account all the voice actor’s needs from providing an easy Read More +

Audio Description

Getting out of the car, my friend Flavio said, “Next time we come to the cinema, I’ll lend each of you a white cane – that’ll really freak everyone out if they think the driver is blind too!” Flavio had lost his sight in a road accident aged 15, but twenty years ago was an excellent example to me of how he was still higher functioning than most people I knew. Parachute jump fundraisers perhaps pushing the limits further than I’d want to go, he’d just started a Read More +

New voiceover niche!

Crafting any voiceover demands far more than just reading the words off the page. Focus, creativity, imagination, interpreting the character in the copy, attention to detail, and much more besides. This is especially true for audiobook readers, as they work to find the right mood for the narration, and worry about how many chapters can be finished before bedtime. However, in spite of this concentration on completing what for many has been described as a marathon work, it has become apparent that many are forgetting Read More +

Ellen! Take a look at this!

In my last post, one of the videos I featured was a great clip featuring the voice talent of Lisa Biggs and some toys she voiced, together with Diane Merritt as they fortuitously passed through a toy store. It was purrrfect! The monkey was unavailable for comment (he’d been sold out!) but happily Carolina Now took the opportunity to bring these two Voxy Ladies together for an interview this week, and the monkey has lots to say! Here are the Voxy Ladies on California Now!: Read More +

Virtually a day with friends

What an amazing weekend it was: just one or two hours’ sleep and global interactions. Sharing news, a recording session, and the opportunity to hook up live with Joe Cipriano’s book launch party – with a simultaneous international side party too boot! If you didn’t already know, I’m excited, and feel privileged, to have such great friends – in the real, not just “Facebook” sense – around the world, and constantly amazed that technology enables us to keep in close and very real contact with Read More +

Çay Molası – TV series travelling round Turkey

Q: What’s the best way to explore a country? A: Make a TV series! A month or so back many were vicariously travelling with me along the Black Sea coast, along the north of Turkey through my Facebook photos. Well, for those lucky enough to be here now, you can now watch the series every Saturday at 10am on Ülke TV. In fact, Çay Molası has confirmed my role as a professional tourist, having played a tourist earlier this year in the two TV series Read More +

EWABS 100th Episode – Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dan Leonard and George Whittam for 100 episodes of EWABS!! Since it’s the “East West Audio Body Shop”, and Istanbul, Turkey is known as the bridge between the East and the West (according to most of the corporate videos I record!) seems like we have a close affiliation! Catch EWABS at http://ewabs.com/ Sunday Nights at 9:00 pm Eastern 6:00 Pacific on UStream.tv To honour the occasion here’s a quick shoutout to the programme EWABS is the first interactive, online talk show for voice actors Read More +

Desperate Housewives (Umutsuz Ev Kadınları)

The comedy-drama series “Desperate Housewives” is reaching the second series finale in its Turkish incarnation “Umutsuz Ev Kadınları”. Andy Boyns joins the cast for Episode 78, broadcast on Fox TV (Turkey) on Sunday, 9th June at 7.45pm (*Please note this was rescheduled). Filming scenes for two days earlier this week, this was a interesting opportunity to visit the huge film set in Beykoz, as well as performing on location in Kuçukyalı, Istanbul. Here part of an American family, Andy plays the part of a father Read More +