Last week, I spoke about my favourite style of voiceover – the natural/real person spot. But more often than not, I receive scripts with a direction like this…
- deep male read
- nice solid mature read
- strong hard sell read
- Deep Male VO Hard Sell/URGENCY
- tear your throat out over the top screamer hard sell read please
- big beefy male read
- ballsy macho guy for this…someone that scratches mozzie bites with a hot poker.
Can you seriously believe that last one ? Believe it or not, I cut that line directly from a script I received just last week.
Anyway, sure I can do the “big beefy” style…and I can do it well, but when asked to sound like “me” – that’s easy too and it’s a lot lighter and pretty friendly as well. Here’s one I read recently for Triple M Brisbane, I think you’ll get what I’m talking about. Let me know your thoughts !
So bottom-line, I’m not just a “big beefy” voice – I can sound a little younger, because that’s the real “me”! …although I did feel a little old the day the call came…and the script arrived for a “Prostate Care” commercial. …sigh… at least it wasn’t for erectile disfunction !