My Voice Over Kids in the Studio – half term fun
My voice over kids have been busy in the studio again. It’s not often that your voice over family is your real family, but here at Voiceovergirl Towers, I’m lucky that all three of my children love to perform. And that means a lot of giggles and silliness in a fairly cosy space!
For this radio commercial for Wave 105.2, three of us stepped into the booth for a fun half term holiday event at Beaulieu.
As you might imagine, much hilarity ensued with the direction for Sam (age 9) to be “posh, and pretend to be grown-up”, and Edie (11) to “pretend to be posh and sound about 8 or 9 and giggly”. Given that Sam is prone to fits of giggles and Edie is most definitely above all that (ah, a pre-teen) they both worked their acting chops to the max.
Working with kids:
Working with my voice over children can be a lot of fun. If you book a child voice over, be prepared to take a bit more time than when working with adults. Plenty of positive feedback will be appreciated, and clear direction helps a lot. My kids are happy to read a script through, or voice a line at a time. If you want to feed them a line to get a particular take, that’s not a problem either. They can all listen well and are professional beyond their years.
It’s also worth checking that any child you book holds a Local Authority Performance Licence. This is a legal requirement, so don’t get caught out. We work with Wiltshire Council to update annually, and because of this relationship, my voice over kids can often work at very short notice, assuming they’re available.
Self-record and send:
All that said, the turnaround time was tight for this commercial, so I worked with Sam and Edie individually to self-record lots of different takes, with different inflections, varying speed and, in this case, “poshness” and then we sent the high-quality raw audio files to producer Fiona to work her magic, and create this sparkly and action-packed radio commercial.
Sadly, we’re yet to persuade Voiceover Dad into the booth, but if you need a slightly flat sounding, reluctant Cumbrian I’m sure we can help. Or maybe just stick with me and my voice over kids for now.
Booking details here.