LONDON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Local voice actors across the UK are flexing their vocal chords, many times still in their PJ's, and their voices are being heard far and wide thanks to a one year old startup that connects voice over artists with those that require their services. The website last week booked its 1,000th British voice over job.
The Voice Realm UK is seeing bookings of English voice actors almost double in recent months, as the demand for their clear and refined tones is being helped by shows such as Downton Abbey.
Advertising and production companies are being directed by their clients to use voice actors that have a sound that is easy to understand, lightly accented and stands out from the crowd, according to the voice over artist agency which reported to talent last week.
Marketing Manager Robert James says that the balance of gender split in voice over jobs is getting closer to even also, which is great news for female voice actors who have been virtually nonexistent in roles such as voicing movie trailers. A corner of the industry that has been dominated by male voices due to the belief that a strong, deep and gravelly voice gave more impact.
"The gender gap is closing in for females, when we analysed the data from all the bookings so far this year, we can see that 54% of jobs went to males, 46% to females. That's up 5% from the previous six months," Mr. James said at an event to launch the company's addition of new support staff in the UK.
The website offers affordable voice over actor rates online to anyone in need of a professional voice over talent. Something that in the past used to cost tens of thousands of pounds to secure a professional studio, hire a casting director and then spend days auditioning potential talent.
Industries that benefit from voice casting websites where everything is processed and completed online include audiobook publishers where audio recording sessions can run for weeks.
The website gives anyone the ability to send voice actor auditions for free before committing to a hiring.
Mr. James says that the little known but lucrative industry continues to grow in size due to the use of real human voices for applications such as e-learning narrations, professional voicemails, video games, corporate narrations and much more.
The website operates with live voice over agents 24 hours per day, every day of the year at http://www.thevoicerealm.co.uk
Contact: Robert James
The Voice Realm
SOURCE The Voice Realm