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 voice remains out of sight but 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.
It just so happens that I’ve been the voice on all of those shows, and plenty more – well isn’t that handy…
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. I very much see it as my job to help make the event feel special.
Timing has to be impeccable, difficult names pronounced correctly and the announcements need to be clear, authoritative and with credibility.
For me, as it’s an evening of celebration, also fun! For this particular event with its youthful audience I also enjoy adding my own favourite specialist ingredients; irony and parody of the genre.
I find the odd ad-lib also never goes amiss. Always a fantastic event, in a wonderful setting it’s a genuine pleasure to be part of.
As ever, the evening was a huge success.