Animation Voice Over
The Mary Poppins of Animation Voice Over. If you need a British female voiceover talent for your animation project then let Deryn arrive on the East Wind with her versatility, RP pronunciation, sense of fun, and ‘spit spot’ attitude to every detail..
REQUEST YOUR FREE SAMPLE READ
To ensure that my voice fits your animation project I am happy to record a few lines of your project for free before you place an order. Just fill out the form indicating what genre the recording is for, add a few lines of your script plus a short description of the style and tone.
Animation Voice Actor, Deryn Oliver.
The Mary Poppins of Voice Over.
Animation has come so far in the last 25 years, not simply in terms of the technology behind the likes of Pixar and Dreamworks, but more in just how much choice there is.
When I was growing up in the 70’s pretty much all cartoons and animation was aimed at children and talk to anyone over the age of 40 and they will probably be able to name all the characters in The Looney Toons as well as do a few voice impersonations of the famous lines.
Sufferin Succotach was one of my favourites when Sylvester failed yet again and just the two words ‘Meep, Meep’ will have many people thinking of Road Runner, the speedy prey that Wily Coyote never managed to catch.
Today the variety and amount of animation for both children and adult audiences has grown exponentially with animation used for educational and training purposes as well as entertainment. Animated characters can capture the viewers attention more easily than a real human image and the voice that is chosen for that character is also key for that attention to be held.
Just think of Homer and how his voice is just perfect at encapsulating the personality of frequent immaturity, stupidity, dim witness, selfishness, laziness, and explosive anger of the ‘average Joe’. Dohhh.
Being the voice of a cartoon character is a skill in itself. One has to find a voice which suits the character’s visual characteristics, as well as their personality. As a creator you will probably have a clear picture in your mind as to how their new characters should sound, and it’s up to a voice artist to pick up on as many nuances possible in order to create a character which feels ‘real’.
Cartoon viewers are happy to suspend their disbelief, but only up to a point, and if the voice just doesn’t feel right – they’ll know.
I’ve had the great pleasure of voicing a number of animated characters – either for cartoons, animated films, video games, or even public information films and would love to be the voice of your next character.
When I was about four years old my mum took my brother and I to the cinema for the first time to see that timeless classic Bambi. Although it was a long, long time ago I do still remember the excitement and the thrill of seeing colourful, animated characters loom large on the big screen ( I had only seen black and white television before then) and I know that I was enjoying the experience all the way up until that terrible bit when Bambi’s mother is shot.
After that I was a wailing mess and had to be taken out, much to my brother’s annoyance.
The next film I saw on the big screen was Mary Poppins and this was a far more successful outing. I loved the film from start to finish, especially the animation with the horse race and dancing penguins, and will still watch it now with my husband who likewise had been taken under its spell as a child. Although PJ Travers did not approve of Disney adding the animation to her story I feel that the fantasy sequence definitely was the hook that caught my seven year old imagination and the fact that today I am in the envious position to be able to add my voice to animated projects is simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
What I can do for you
Whether you are looking for my spit spot RP or BBC English, a croaky old witch or a cutesy voice for your animation I am more than happy to provide you with a short Free sample read to help you decide if my voice is the one you are after.
Once we have agreed the project, I will read the full script, make any notes and queries I may have for you and will be in contact with you throughout the process to ensure that you are happy. I can to be directed via Zoom etc or and have Source Connect if preferred or if required can travel to studio .
Once completed I will send you the file in either WAV or MP3 to check and will make the agreed revisions if necessary.
Since starting out as a voice over in 2017 I have voiced a wide variety of characters and countless voice over projects. I have voiced numerous witches from friendly and helpful to downright evil and on the other end of the scale have been the voice of a giant Christmas tree for a theme park in Canada and my clear diction and warm tone is perfection for the role as a narrator.
Amazing work! Deryn went out of her way to make sure we were happy with the characters before recording.
AudioBook Voice Over
You’ve worked for weeks, months and maybe even years on your book and all that hard work deserves an excellent audiobook narrator.
Animation Voice Over
As a voice actor, I have the skills to add realism and depth to your story with a specialism in voicing Witches, old crones and posh, foreboding ladies!.
Meet Deryn Oliver
Even as a child at infant school in the 70’s I was complimented on my clear and confident speaking voice. When asked for volunteers to read out loud in class it was my hand that shot up as although I wasn’t great at science and maths, I knew I had a talent for speech.
And, as I found out in later years, a talent for acting too. Combine those two talents with a cheery disposition, a sense of fun, a touch of perfectionism, a smidgen of silliness and a large helping of reliability, and you have your 'go to' voice over artist.
'Let’s not complicate things that are really quite simple’ - Mary Poppins
And I agree wholeheartedly. (Or should I say ‘Indubitably’) as being simple and straightforward to work with is what I am all about.
I will record a high quality voice over to your specifications for your project, will follow your directions, give feedback, chat with you about progress and above all will do all these in a timely and cheerful fashion.
I approach every voice over project, however large or small, with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail and ensure I have all the information up front in order to give you the best.
What makes me different
As well as having a quintessential English voice aka Mary Poppins, I can also bring other elements of her qualities to your project.
No, not the ability to sail up the banisters, fly with the aid of an umbrella or dance with penguins but I can bring a bit of calm order, and professionalism as well as a sense of fun and versatility to your voice over project. And if desired, I can magically change my voice to sound less like Mary and more like Bert (though with a better cockney accent!) or a wide variety of other voices.
And if you want to hear me voice your words before placing an order, I am more than happy to record a short sample for you to help you decide. Just fill out the form with details of your project and a small sample of the read and I will send a file via which ever method you prefer.
I'd Love to Help You
I’m so lucky to be able to work in this wonderful industry and I would love to hear about your voice over project so I can bring character to your words.
Check out my variety of vocal styles in the demo page or for a quick idea of my voice click on the audio link below.