Male Talent 5 is a recent addition to our stable of voices and he has been a great catch. His sleek smooth voice has been a real favourite amongst our customers, his tone has matched perfectly to retail and informative commercials, corporate and elearning voiceovers.
We have found Male 5 to be very passionate about voiceovers so we asked him a couple of questions about his career -
How did you become a voice talent?
It was something where people kept telling me I had a good voice for radio or voiceovers and I enjoyed hamming it up a bit, putting on that old-school radio announcer's voice. One day I just thought, maybe I should give it a go and try and get into voiceover work. So I made a demo at a local studio and sent it out to a few people. I had some really good mentors along the way that encouraged me and provided useful feedback and advice. Over the years I gradually started pursuing it more actively and have now built it up to become my full time job, which I’m very proud of.
How long have you been a voice talent?
I first started out back in 2005 and I’ve been doing it full time for just over 12 months now.
Do you remember the first voiceover you ever got paid to do?
A friend of my sister worked for a creative agency and got me a job doing the in-store promos for a chain called Civic Video here in SA. I thought it was the best thing ever and I actually did that as a regular monthly job for a few years before it eventually dried up.
What’s the best voiceover you have ever done?
Hard to say what the best has been. I genuinely enjoy doing most of them. I recently did a TVC for Elite Singles. It was short and sweet and the client was great to work for. Plus it’s fun to tell people I’m the voice of a dating agency.
What’s the worst voiceover you have ever done?
I don’t know if I have a worst (aside from when clients are extremely indecisive and keep changing the script) but an amusing one I did not long ago was a phone message for a cosmetic enhancement clinic that talked about some ‘personal’ procedures that I had no idea existed! haha
Do you have a favourite commercial on TV at the moment?
I’ll be honest, I really don’t watch a lot of TV but funnily enough when I do, I’m more interested in the commercials these days! I like to try and pick who the voiceover is. I do like the Air New Zealand commercials though, they’re quite clever.
If you could voice the part for a cartoon character who would you like to be?
Boris Badenov from the Rocky & Bullwinkle show!
Male Talent 5 is available 9am-5pm weekdays. Contact us to book him now.
Click here to listen to his demo - http://www.mediagroup.com.au/voice-artists/male/all/AU/Radio