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TV commercial: The woman from Del Monte!

Creating a tv commercial remotely Del Monte is currently on air with their first product-focused TV commercial in more than 30 years, and I’m thrilled to be the voiceover. Being a woman of a certain vintage, Del Monte fruit cocktail with its bright red cherries was a mainstay of my childhood, and who doesn’t love…

Voice Over AI is Coming, but is it Human Enough?

Change is hard. And change is definitely coming to the creative industries. Will you be embracing it and making it work for you, or are you still hoping it all goes away? When I started working in audio I was recording to tape and editing with a pencil and blade. I was pretty thankful when…
the voiceover booth at Natalie Cooper's studio features a large monitor, an ipad alongside, and a Neumann TLM mic inbetween

You want to be a voiceover?

Someone told you you’ve got a great voice, and now you want to be a voice over? Let’s start by assuming you have a modicum of talent, a glimmer of potential. You can read out loud, fluently. Oh, and someone has probably told you, you have a nice voice… First off – don’t. Just don’t.…
Teenage Voiceover Rosie Eustace

Teen voiceover, Rosie Eustace.

It’s all change here at Voiceovergirl Towers (which may include the name, but more of that another day). With a new office and studio, it’s time to bring in some new co-workers. Let me introduce my daughter, Rosie. Welcome to teen voiceover, Rosie. You may have worked with Rosie before. She’s been voicing since she…
Natalie Cooper voiceover professional studio

Hire an established voiceover.

I’m an established voiceover. I’ve been around the block a few times, built a number of voiceover booths, worked with my kids, and tried my hand at most genres of voiceover. I still remember when I was trusted to voice my first national radio campaign, and that aired 20 years ago! Once all three of…

6 steps to creating voiceover for a video

There are a few different ways of working on a video project. Sometimes, a client will simply provide the script and some guidance, and will then edit their video to fit. More often, the video already exists and the voiceover needs to match fairly closely for time and pace. This is a project I worked…
voiceover Natalie Cooper in her studio

How to direct a voiceover session from anywhere.

Chances are, you’re still working from home and are likely to be for some time yet. But you still need to do your job. You’re still making tv commercials and corporate videos, and videos for client web sites. Radio ads still need to be crafted. Tone of voice and clear direction matter more than ever.…

Start with a great script

I love communicating with written words. I spent some of my teens writing press releases for local arts events, and wrote for the local paper too. If the internet had existed back then, I would definitely have been an obsessive blogger. I spent a year working for a music management company and wrote press releases…
Natalie Cooper has a professional home voiceover studio booth.

Can we talk about what really is a professional home studio for voiceover?

There’s been a lot of talk on Twitter today about voiceovers working from their professional home studios in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Large studios have had to close and those voiceovers that usually work their way around the London circuit now have no place to work. Lovely as it might sound, setting up…
Safe space beach scene, blue skies and fluffy clouds

Your Safe Space: a guided meditation

As I imagine many of you are, I’m feeling quite anxious at the moment. I’m making sure I practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day, get some sunshine on my face as soon as I spot any, and try not to endlessly feed myself news from social media. I know that as a voice over I’m…