After a long build up and a disproportionate amount of worrying about shoes and dresses (as a voiceover my preferred uniform is anything vaguely resembling pyjamas) VOX 2015 blew expectations out of the water!
The UK’s only conference dedicated to the voiceover and audio industry took place last month. A packed schedule running from 10am on the Saturday through to a rather subdued Sunday morning, saw presentations from LA voice coach Nancy Wolfson (BraintracksAudio.com), on fine and exceptionally generous form, and also flying in from LA, studio owner and renowned animation voice Marc Graue. Representing the UK, James Cridland gave us a fascinating overview of the shifting radio landscape with “The Future of Radio: Beyond the Big British Castle”, and Sontronics were well represented by James Ivey with a selection of mics to try including the one Adele used to record Skyfall.
Once again voiceovers.co.uk sponsored the evening’s awards. Amongst a selection of truly excellent UK writing, production and voiceover talent, this was the standout winner for me – from Engine7 and Taff Girdlestone (winning Best Male Voiceover), for an ad for the Samaritans. A special mention also to Langley Gerald’s winning entry for Pirate FM which played perfectly with the listener with a creative spin on the same old story.
Enormous thanks must go to Posy Brewer and Stevie Cripps for their dedication and passion to make VOX2015 the best yet.
Next in the diary, the ultimate Christmas voiceover party with VOXMAS, and sponsorship opportunities for VOX2016. Check out the website here: voxevents.co.uk and get on the mailing list now to make sure you don’t miss out next time around.