Noticed anything different lately when taking a bus ride in London, Ontario Canada?
According to some people I’ve spoken with, riding the bus in London has never been so exciting, or for that matter, sensationally sonorous.
VOX: How many prompts did you need to record for London Transit’s voice overs?
LIZ RAPHAEL HELGESEN: We recorded about 1,000 prompts, mostly street names and monuments that define various stops.
VOX: Did you have a favorite prompt when recording? Any street names that stuck out to you as unique?
LIZ: I liked 1st Hussars Museum. While researching its pronunciation, I became fascinated with the museum™s collection of military history. Also interesting is that it is located in the Old Middlesex County Jail, another historic London Landmark.
VOX: How long did it take you to complete the project?
LIZ: We recorded several lists of prompts over a couple of months.
VOX: Where did you record the voice overs?
LIZ: My own recording studios, Passion Fruit Productions in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
VOX: You are a voice on the move, literally, recording VO for mobile technology (T-Mobile to name one), automobile navigation and now public transit. Is there anything you find particularly satisfying about this kind of voice over?
LIZ: In our mobile, time-pressed society, people are constantly rushing around to get where they need to go. I am grateful that my voice can give people all over the world peace of mind and point them in the right direction.
Are you a voice “on the move”, too?
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