In a world…
As a voiceover artist, I’m often asked to deliver a movie trailer voiceover, you know the sort of thing: “In a world…” “One man, one desire…”
This style was made famous by the great Don LaFontaine, who developed the movie trailer genre and was renowned for pioneering that awesome movie trailer voice. Others have since taken over the mantle such as Ben Patrick Johnson, Beau Weaver and the late Hal Douglas.
Movie Trailer Voiceover
One thing these guys all have in common is a great set of pipes! By that I mean, a rich, deep and resonating voice, that can make any cinema sound system shake! The movie trailer guy is all man and whether he’s voicing promos or adverts, the style is instantly recognisable and will make the listener sit up and take note. When I’m asked to voice in this style, I drop the pitch of my voice considerably and summon up my inner Don LaFontaine!
I work from my broadcast quality studio that I had specially designed and built and when voicing movie trailer voiceovers, I add some awesome processing to my voice, in order to give that rich, distinctive sound that we all know.
This was a fun video comedy short for BBC 3
Here’s an example of my movie trailer voice that was used to narrate this video for Geoban.
A fun radio advert, for KMFM.Now that you’ve heard what a movie trailer guy sounds like, please do get in touch and let me know what you require, as I’ll be happy to work with you and deliver a tone to suit your read.
I’m passionate about delivering the very best voiceover and working with clients to ensure that they receive the style of voice that best represents their brand. If you need me to demo for you, I’ll be more than happy to read for you and if you need characters, then get in touch and we can discuss what you have in mind.
FAQ About My TV Commercial Voiceover Service
Q: What am i getting for my money?
A: When you book me to voice for you, you’re not just paying for my voiceover, but the reassurance that it will be broadcast quality with no erroneous room noises for you to have to worry about.
Q: Will I have to edit or do anything to the voiceover?
A: Unless you’re a producer or prefer me to send you the raw file, you can be assured that I’ll edit my read for you, so you receive a finished, high quality file.
Q: How long will my voiceover take?
A: I pride myself on a fast turnaround and will always endeavour to send you back your file within 24 hours.
Q: I’m not entirely sure how to explain the voice, character or style I need, can you help?
A: Of course! I’m more than happy to chat over the phone with you your requirements and won’t hit record until we’re both happy that I’ll be voicing in the style that suits your read or character.
Q: Can I be directed during the recording?
A: Yes! If you prefer to listen in to the recording process and direct me, then I’m available on Skype, ISDN, ipDTL and Source Connect. I’m also happy to travel to studios for sessions.
Q: Do you charge for revisions?
A: Any mistakes made by myself will be corrected free of charge. Any script changes that occur after I have sent my recording will have to be charged. The fee will depend on the length of the read and number of changes.
Q: What are your payment terms?
A: Upon receiving your voiceover, I’ll also send you your invoice. My terms are 30 days net and all my bank and payment details are on the bottom. I can also be paid via Paypal and I politely request +6% to cover their fees.