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One Voice Awards Nominations

Written by Ian. Posted in Blog, Voiceover

2 Nominations, though one with a difference…One Voice Awards

The shortlist for the One Voice Awards have been revealed and I’m pleased to say that my name appears not once but twice! I’m nominated in the category for “Best Radio Promo Voiceover Performance”. Which is particularly exciting as radio imaging is the area of voiceover I first got started in way back when. The audio I submitted was a short compilation of work voiced for Nation Radio in Wales and produced by Devaweb.

The second nomination I have received is a little more offbeat, in “Best Outtake Of The Year”.  Now clearly this is for work which has never really seen the light of day. Of course 99% of the time everything runs like clockwork, scripts are rehearsed and delivered without incident. Occasionally a script catches you out, when I had to voice a commercial for the “Cock Inn”, well that’s all you need to know.

One Voice Conference

The One Voice Awards are part of an exciting new conference for voiceovers later this year in London. It’s called the One Voice Conference and takes place in the Docklands area of the city. Based on the American voice over festivals it promises to bring together voiceovers to learn about a variety of subjects. Plus great networking and social opportunities too of which these awards are a part of.

It’s the brainchild of one of Britain’s most well known voiceovers Peter Dickson (X Factor and more) and Hugh Edwards, a casting director and producer.  Together they also run Gravy for The Brain, a site dedicated to supporting and educating voiceovers at all stages of their careers.

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Written by Ian. Posted in Blog, Radio Work, Uncategorized, Voiceover

Music Imaging on WildHitz UK

Written by Ian. Posted in Blog, Generic Ramblings, Voiceover

 

If there’s one thing I’ve got more experience of voicing than anything else it has to be Imaging. Going way back 15 years or so, some radio idents were the very first thing I did as a voiceover, and being from a radio background that’s what I’ve done the most. Imaging can be as varied as anything else, it depends what “image” you are looking to project, are you soft and velvety, heavy grunge rock, or the latest dance music..? It doesn’t matter, what does though is making sure you get the right imaging to seamlessly match up with your product.

Get it right though and it can make a massive difference to your output, it’s the cherry on the cake, and really sets up what your channel is all about. Without imaging, or a brand identity you’re just playing songs, and as everybody knows, it’s much more fun going to a party with a theme than just sitting around eating crisps.

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Recently I’ve been working with a new online music channel called WildHitz, who after experiencing much success in Europe have now launched a channel just for the UK. The concept is simple, current big hits, very much like a TV channel but the difference is you can skip the tunes you don’t like and if you create a user log in then it also remembers the kind of tunes you like. Interspersed is hot imaging with great visuals which create a real cool sense of fun. It’s all about enjoying life, living for the weekend, and the way the branding is produced really gives the channel its sense of identity.

You can check it out here wildhitz.co.uk

And here is a selection of how the imaging featuring my voice sounds