When Roy Martin, the founder and editor of Radio Today turned 40, his colleague broadcaster Stuart Clarkson contacted me to deliver Marty McFly and Doc Brown, Back To The Future impressions, in this fun parody video.
Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd
The two lead actors Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd both have very distinctive voices and after studying videos of the them on YouTube, I felt that I could get pretty close. Marty is fairly high pitched, with the occasional break in it when he gets excited and animated, kind of like an American teenage kid! Doc Emmett Brown has a rasp in his voice, which is ever-present. He always sounds like he’s stressed and on the edge!
The recording process
When I recorded the voices for this animation, I voiced each line several time, so the producer had options and could choose which ones they preferred. I voiced the whole script from top to bottom, switching characters. What you hear is the result of the producer picking their favourite lines and cutting all together as a conversation.
Back To The Future
If you have a project that needs an impression of Doc Brown and Marty McFly, please do get in touch, let me know what you need and I’ll be happy to help you.
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