Voice of God Voice Over
One of the areas of work I enjoy most of all as a voice over artist is being a live Voice of God announcer.
The Voice of God announcer anchors an awards ceremony by signposting what’s ahead for the audience through live voice announcements.
The performer remains out of sight however is still very much an essential part of the event.
The Voice of God style is synonymous with the big intro voice you’ll hear on Saturday Night TV shows such as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Text Santa and Beat the Star.
Well that’s handy because it just so happens that I’ve been the voice on all of those shows, and plenty more…
Barbican Centre London:
One of many awards events I’ve worked on is the wonderful YCN Student Awards. In conjunction with universities, colleges and art and design schools they showcase emerging creative excellence. For the fifth year in a row it was a pleasure to be asked to be their Voice of God announcer for their live awards event.
I sit in the projection room at the back of the 250 seat theatre with the the producer. It’s my job to announce the commendees and guest speakers presenting the awards. Above all, I see it as my job to help make the event feel special.
In addition, timing has to be impeccable, names pronounced correctly and the announcements need to be clear, authoritative and credible.
Because it’s an evening of celebration, to me it also has to be fun! Consequently, for this particular event with its youthful audience I always enjoy adding my own favourite specialist ingredients; irony and parody of the genre. In addition I find the odd ad-lib never goes amiss. Always a fantastic event, in a wonderful setting it’s a genuine pleasure to be part of. To sum up, as ever, the evening was a huge success.