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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 +

Bring on the magic… Holiday Magic!

Remarkably, the most rewarding project I’ve recently worked on was not the one which paid all the expenses for our family summer holiday in a 5 star hotel in North Cyprus (flights included), but William’s and my participation in the 2011, 9th edition of Holiday Magic, a Gift for Children of All Ages CD! The goal of this annual production is to brighten the holidays for the sick children spending the season at Children’s Hospitals and their siblings who often feel lonely due to the Read More +

VOICE 2012 Challenge – Part 2

When you have an audio challenge, who you gonna call? EWABS!!! – Last time we saw members of the “International VoiceOvers” panel having lots of fun getting ready (10.30am Wednesday, be there!)… but it took 6 year old William to spot the problem – they need to be heard in English! With VOICE 2012 just a matter of weeks away, here’s the second in a series of fun promo videos (check out Episode One here if you missed it). If you have any doubts about Read More +

VOICE 2012 Challenge – Part 1

On the one hand it seems so easy – members of the “International VoiceOvers” panel are having lots of fun getting ready (10.30am Wednesday, be there!)… and yet have they overlooked just one minor detail? With VOICE 2012 just a matter of weeks away, here’s the start of a series of fun promo videos. If you have any doubts about the value of the connections formed at VOICE, the reality of the community, make sure to follow the whole series. We may often work alone Read More +

Season’s Greetings a.k.a. Happy Christmas!

The past year seems to have disappeared in a flash, as I look back at the videos I shared this time last year in my post “It’s the way that you say it: Happy Christmas” these are so fresh in my memory I just don’t know where time has gone! It’s tempting to do a brief review of the year, but suffice to say I’m proud of William and all he’s achieved – 24,000+ views of his Teletubbies “audiobook” notwithsatnding (OK: see Audiobook Stars Hail New Read More +

Audiobook Stars Hail New Reader

An award winning panel reviews the debut audiobook narrated by William Boyns. Aged just 4 years he already captivates his audience, whose chants of “more”, “more” can be heard once the story comes to an end. Having already recorded telephone ring tones, a promo (well, a “fauxdition” for ABC News), and more recently been heard singing, William decided to turn the tables on the bedtime story genre, and started telling the story back at me. It seemed a natural progression to develop this, and here’s Read More +