Star award against gradient background  | Blog - Where clients and voice actors can find valuable information on pre-production, technology, animation, video and audio production, home recording studios, business growth, voice acting and auditions, celebrity voice actors, voiceover industry news and more! Did you showcase your talents for the character voice-over contest from Round Island?
Over the summer the UK-based voicereel production company Round Island launched a character voice-over contest for UK residents headed by renowned British voice actor Guy Harris.
Guy is one of UK’s busiest voice-over artists and is widely known for his work on television, radio, video games, web and explainer videos, apps and virals. He provided professional guidance to Round Island and acted as judge for the competition.
Find out who won the contest in today’s VOX Daily.

Contest Refresher

To enter all contestants had to do was get out their smartphones, record three of their best character voices, and submit the track to Round Island. sponsored the prize pack which included:

  • A year’s Premium membership to
  • A remote personal workshop – ‘Getting Started in Voiceovers’ webinar with
  • A copy of ‘Voice Acting for Dummies
  • A fully produced character/game/animation track produced by Round Island in their London studio
  • Discounted Round Island Services

And the winner is….

Richard Mann! Congratulations Richard!
Proving that the critical component in voice-over is acting Guy Harris said Richard was chosen because “he had a really good grasp of characters” and that he came from “some sort of acting background too.”
The Runners Up are…

  • Nicola Redman
  • Greg Snowden
  • Chris Lew Kum Hoi
  • Alan Humphreys
  • Andy Secombe
  • Kevin Parr
  • Faisal Shaker

Congratulations everyone! Runners up will receive a copy of Voice Acting for Dummies, written by the owners of David and Stephanie Ciccarelli. The books will be delivered from Round Island in the coming months.

What is Round Island?

Located in London, England, Round Island creates premium showreels, voicereels and web design for those in the entertainment industry. They serve actors, directors, casting directors and agents as well as theatre and production companies ensuring that the products they produce are not only of the highest quality but also the best platform for their clients. Round Island will be launching a new website to even better serve their clients in November 2013.
To keep informed about future Round Island competitions and more follow them on Twitter @roundislandnet

Is your production studio holding a contest?

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All the best,

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David graduated with honours from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology. David’s background in audio production continues to inform’s innovation in the areas of mobile recording and digital media products that contribute to Canada’s economic and cultural future. As Chief Executive Officer, David is responsible for setting the vision, executing the growth strategy and managing the company on a day-to-day basis. He often writes about these experiences in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes.


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