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PIRATED VOICEOVER VIDEO

voiceovers graphicBritish actor, writer and voiceover artist Jonathan Kydd wrote and stars in this gripping voiceover video drama.

I am sharing this video with you with Jonathan’s permission. © by Jonathan Kydd. All Rights Reserved.

Two things you probably don’t know about Jonathan:

* He has what he proudly proclaims to be “a ridiculous singing act” called The Amazing Singing Dentists.

* Maybe you did spot this, but I didn’t: In the video, Jonathan plays not only the voice actor but also the director.

More info on Jonathan Kydd at his website.

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  • Johnny Milford October 17, 2009, 7:29 am

    OMG! I LOVE IT! Brilliant and so true!!!

  • Liz de Nesnera - Bilingual English & French VO October 17, 2009, 8:10 am

    This is one of my favorite VO videos.
    It’s BRILLIANT!

    Peace!

    Liz

  • Scott Snailham October 17, 2009, 9:51 am

    I remember many years ago we had an agency guy come in with a client at the station who took 2 hours to do a :30. As radio stations are often “spot factories” I could see the production director going nuts because he’s getting backlogged for the day by the agency guy who is probably very close to the character in the video.

    I could never be VO talent for reasons displayed here. You need a incredible about of patience and focus. Hats off to those who do it for a living.

  • Bobby Ellis October 17, 2009, 9:52 am

    This is so relatable it’s not funny… it is funny but it’s not funny! And by the way to anyone who need to know….a phone number counts as 7 words NOT ONE!

  • Dave Shropshire October 17, 2009, 9:52 am

    Very funny video … thanks for sharing !!”

  • Bob Abbate October 17, 2009, 9:53 am

    “Go quicker, but sound slower”. Priceless.

  • Dave Shropshire October 17, 2009, 9:53 am

    Actually I had to do that on two seperate VO sessions yesterday . It wasn’t as exaggerated as the Pirated voice video ( nor as funny) but I was able to pick up a few seconds and still maintain a relaxed story-teller read. In my sessions if it appears to the agency creative that we are having to rush to get” it in ” ..they’ll cut copy .

  • Neil Wyrick October 17, 2009, 9:55 am

    Shiver me timbers that’s funny.

  • Jeff Shade October 17, 2009, 10:38 am

    I’ve been there. I’ve had clients and directors take out “the” to shave 3 seconds. QUESTION: How do these types of agency people get these jobs if they don’t know anything about it?

  • Becky Palmer October 17, 2009, 10:38 am

    When it comes to walking the plank in shark-infested waters, we know who’d be the first to go…and the sharks would likely throw him back…. 😀

  • Quinn Weaver October 17, 2009, 11:08 am

    I absolutely LOVED this. As a former production guy I found a couple of nightmare agency people that reminded of the director. This video should be up for an award!

  • DJW October 17, 2009, 12:09 pm

    Agency directors …they’re drivin’ me nuts!

  • Adam Garey October 18, 2009, 8:46 am

    Excellent Work !

  • Tom McGuire October 18, 2009, 6:27 pm

    Been there, done that many years ago in Minneapolis. My only on camera, back when I had lots of hair and my ZZ Top beard. After that, I stuck to VOs, though it’s doubtful I could have made a living as a pirate.

  • John E Douglas October 19, 2009, 5:09 pm

    Been there for me too… but I always remembered they can screw with you for one hour then they have to PAY again!! And suddenly they realize they have to pay that studio at $200 an hour as well… eventually they stop.

  • Andy Curtis September 6, 2010, 7:04 pm

    G’day All,
    Gave me a much needed giggle this morning…
    Thanks!
    Andy C
    That Aussie Voiceover Guy…

  • Bernard B. Carrrman! February 14, 2011, 2:24 pm

    Well, shiver me scurvy… t’ mate must be a starrr!
    Thank ye for t’ good cheer!
    Bernard B. Carrrman
    Audio Engineer, Sunspots Productions