TALENT: Rebecca Frith
PRODUCTION: Light + Shade
It’s a tribal chant synonymous with passionate league supporters north of the Tweed.
It’s a war cry that brings the Sunshine State together.
It’s a word that will inspire the mighty Maroon woman’s State of Origin team this year when they tackle the Blues:
Seasoned performer Rebecca Frith was more than ready to lead the call as part of the Queensland Goverement’s greater Health and Wellbeing initiative.
The local voice actor was cast by the creative guns at BCM – another decorated team with a healthy understanding of all things Queensland!
The film was crafted by the talented crew at Light + Shade, with the audio beautifully polished by Ross Batten at RosscoAudio
To hear more, listen to Rebecca’s demos here
TALENT: Megan Shapcott
With 25 years on stage, screen and radio around the world and across Australia, Megan Shapcott knows a thing or two about performance. No wonder she’s a popular choice as voice talent. Hallmark Homes understands the value of her talent, and have been calling on Megan to deliver their message for a number of years now.
Suncorp called on Megan’s reassuring tones too when they produced a radio spot for their Funeral Insurance product (listen below).
You can rely on Megan too. Reach out to her for your next read.
TALENT: Walter Williams
With Anzac Day coming up on April 25 Walter Williams reflects on one his proudest Voice Over projects of 2020, when he was asked by RSL Queensland to be the “Voice of God” (as it’s known in the business for live announcements) to commorate the 75th Anniversary of VP Day.
A five and a half minute short animation was projected onto Brisbane City Hall, in Adelaide Street.
Thousands of locals and tourists gathered in the cold of a Brisbane Winter in King George Square rugged up to watch the screening every night from Monday, August 10 to Friday, 14th from 6pm till 8pm every five minutes.
The presentation included a roll of honour for our World War 2 Veterans, plus archive footage and audio from the era.
It was quite a moving event.
As William Faulkner, wrote in “Requiem for a Nun”, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Walter’s narration was recorded in his own Broadcast Quality Studio on a Neumann TLM 49 microphone with a digital signal chain of Solid State Logic 2 Plus audio Interface using 4K, Mogami Gold Cables, TwistedWave DAW and edited on iMac27, through Fostex Monitors. That’s tech-talk for great recording gear.
The final mix and post production was handled by NW Groups’ Spyglass who’ve been helping create unforgettable events around the world for as long as Walter has been talking to himself in padded booths.
TALENT: Michael Goldman
BrisVO original, Michael Goldman was recently thrown a drop-everyting-instant-voiceover challenge. Unfortunately for him, he was on a Citycat cruising into Brisbane at the time. Lucky he’s a man that thrives under pressure. How do you think he did?
If you reckon he’s the voice for your next gig, get in contact. He’s got his own studio you know, or he could use yours. He definitely wont need to dial in from a boat.
TALENT: Hugh Parker
PRODUCTION: Hired Goons
Versatile Brisbane actor, Hugh Parker has been having fun lately. The prodigious homegrown talent has been plying his trade in the movies, on the stage and on the web!
Local Queensland video production company, Hired Goons appreciate his gifts. They recently entrusted Hugh’s subtle skills to ham it up for a little self-promotion piece they produced.
Earlier in the year Hugh took part in a Queensland Theatre Play Club Zoom reading – where he played Roland Henning in Toy Symphony by Michael Gow.
And more recently, he’s been filming scenes on the new Elvis movie due to wrap on the Gold Coast later this month.
Hugh has quite the repertoire.
To demonstrate Hugh’s versatility, have a listen to his read below for “Come Home to Kirra” (below). It’s certainly a change of pace.
TALENT: Liz Buchanan
Storm season is here! When you need a trustworthy voice, but you still want it to sound warm and friendly, Liz knows how to strike the right balance. Like in this fresh spot for the Northern Territory’s TIO Insurance.
Over the years, Liz has voiced campaigns for hundreds of government, banking, insurance and business campaigns. Narration and e-learning are also where her expertise in grounded, authoritative vocal delivery shines. Just ask her to dial the smile up or down, and she’ll connect with your audience every time.
Her home studio has been running hot this year keeping the remote-recording ball rolling, and she is Source Connect ready to link to your studio anywhere in the world.
TALENT: Sharyn Doolan
AGENCY: Carbon Creative
When the world closed its doors in April, the reassuring friendly voice letting us know about hand hygiene, how to care for our friends and family, and that everything’s going to be okay was Sharyn Doolan!
Throughout lock-down Sharyn’s been in the studio helping businesses get new COVID-19 messages out for their customers. You’ve probably heard her on Radio, TV, Phone Messages, Explainer videos and E-Learning programs.
A suite of materials was passionatley created by the clever folk at Carbon Creative.
In the early days of the pandemic the information sometimes changed on a daily basis, so business had to change messages quickly too. This meant Sharyn had to be ready for action at a moment’s notice! Sharyn’s always ready to get to work in your studio or hers.
In between gigs, she’s also been working on a Startup for all of us in the Creative Industries. It’s called Zijit. Have a squizz at Zijit.com
Think of it as the lovechild of IMDb & Shazam.
Hear more from Sharyn HERE.
TALENT: Todd Levi
PRODUCTION: Taxi Films
Big. Epic. Super supreme. Todd Levi dialled up the perfect balance of persuasion and performance for Domino’s latest spot.
Other key ingredients included:
Creative Director: Jono McCauley
Director: Jono Nyquist
Prod: Taxi Film Production
VFX and T-Rex training: Alt VFX
VFX Supervisor: Andrew Hellen
Sound Design: Stevie-Leigh Batiste, Sounds Like Butter
TALENT: Leon Murray
PRODUCTION: Leon’s Studio / Rosco Audio / GrowthOps
As a keen multimedia aficionado, there’s nothing Leon Murray loves more than bringing his voice to some amazing visuals.
His latest video demo reel features deep-space telescopes, million-dollar properties and the fastest cars on the planet. From explainers & pitches to sizzle reels & TVCs (and everything in between), if you need it said, Leon has the experience, skills and voice to say it.
Want to hear more from Leon? Check out his voice demos here.
TALENT: Sarah Kennedy
Sarah Kennedy is one of Brisbane’s most prolific voice artists. The in-demand performer is regularly cast for diverse range of corporate and commercial assignments.
Often recording from her own well-equipped home sound studio and linking through Source Connect to studios based all over the country and around the world, Sarah likes to keep her acting and voiceover skills sharp by taking regular workshops and classes with respected coaches such as Lisa Biggs, Marc Preston, Everitt Oliver and Australia’s own Tavern of voices.
Earlier in the year, Sarah was cast to record a 10 hour audio book called “The Sister’s Gift” for Penguin Random House, while her voice can be heard on a number of well-know video games.
You’re listening to her Video Game Voice Acting Demo now.
TALENT: Robert Coleby
PRODUCTION: Self produced
Veteran of the stage and screen. Accomplished voice actor. Talented singer songwriter. Robert Coleby is your classic triple threat.
While the theatre waits in the wings for its aniticipated grand entrance, Rob’s been keeping himself creatively active in his home studio with his collection of guitars, ipad simulated keyboard, harp, and Garageband. He’s recorded enough tracks for an album, including this original composition: Going Down.
In other news, Robert and fellow BrisVO alumni, Kate Wilson, had some fun early in the year recording ‘Do Us Part’ by Krissy Kneen for the Red Light section of the Brisbane Festival produced by Tara Hobbs. Guy Webster was the recording engineer at Hunting Ground Studios trying to keep a straight face while they got down to some R-rated business, in character of course, as Delores and Ivan.
We can only imagine.
TALENT: Tom Murray
Summer’s just around the corner and our beaches are opening up again. And with a couple of attacks making the news headlines recently, the Queensland Government has implemented a timely SharkSmart program.
The SharkSmart campaign features a series of online TV ads, each of which has been voiced by the very capable Tom Murray. Tom’s reads blend the perfect mix of authority and clarity with a hint of a Queensland smile. Smart choice, Queensland.