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Monthly Archives: January 2010
Recently, I’ve been seeing a great Dr. Pepper advertisement on TV that I wanted to spotlight here. Of course, that spurred me to do a little research and see if I could find any great voice overs from soda giants Coke and Pepsi as well. What I got was a little bit of a history lesson, as well as some great voice over examples!
Whether you’re a casual fan, an obsessive fan (like myself), or not a fan at all, there’s no denying the impact that The Simpsons has had on popular culture. But where would the show be without that indelible cast of voice actors bringing the characters to life each and every week for 20 years?
I want to look at the advertising for the EA Sports Active Game for the Nintendo Wii (hereafter called simply the Wii Active, as it’s commonly known). Below is the full-length commercial for the game, and I think it has some rather neat voice over aspects to it.
What you don’t see in this four-minute promotional video are the dozens (if not more) of lesser-known voice actors who provided voices for this game. Even characters with one or two lines each–which are plentiful in a video game this size–are usually performed by a number of different voice actors. Some of them will play multiple characters, but a major video game effort like this usually involves the recording of some hundreds of characters. Remember, while the average Hollywood movie has approximately 2,000 lines of dialogue, the average video game has anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 lines of dialogue.
In this week’s Voice Overs of the World, I want to take a look at Pop Secret’s new ad campaign. I have to admit that I really do love these commercials. Not only are they clever and funny, but they’re well-animated and feature some terrific voice overs. And the best part is, each commercial uses multiple characters, meaning that each one also provided work to multiple voice actors.
A behind the scenes glimpse into voice overs big and small; videos, news, and commentary on the stuff that you don’t see (or more accurately, hear) with most voice overs. This gives you some insight into how many voice overs are created, recorded, and cast.
In their newest series of ads, various items that cause damage to cars such as tree branches, potholes, and even other cars are brought to life via some clever and well-acted voice overs.