RichCraft…Voice Coaching with a touch of Magic!

If you didn’t already know i also work (when I have time) as a voice coach and showreel director. You can find out all about this by visiting www.richcraft.biz.  

Read what students have to say. Hear show reels. Read all about me and why you perhaps think of coming to me either in person or via Skype to learn the craft or improve your skills. Make a new reel or just gain vocal confidence or versatility.

Email me: richcrafttraining@gmail.com

 

 

The Natural Style Read

I have always liked the opportunity to voice Corporate Films and Promos, always choosing , unless otherwise requested, to produce a natural and conversational type read. I’ve never let the word ‘Corporate’ equate with ‘over the top/selly’ type of read. So when people ask for a ‘Natural’ Read it is an absolute joy!

This was a film I voiced for Highways England. Cast by Sara Hashem at Maple St Studios. Sara knows I am originally from the Black Country (Wolverhampton to be exact) and that I spent most of my life in Birmingham and Staffordshire. So I was her ‘Go to voice’ for this project. I used just enough of a ‘broad Midlands vowel pallet’ to get the sound they wanted and delivered the well written script. Here is the result.

 

 

 

So lecture season is nearly upon me!

Since 4th of January I have been beavering away in my studio on lots of different productions for radio, Tv ( Starplan Kitchens) , film, gaming and On hold systems. But soon I begin this years lectures and directing with Bath Spa University’s BA Drama Students. I have 12 students for this 7 week module. I teach them voice over acting for commercials, monologues, radio dramas and this year I’m introducing Corporate Video voicing too. This culminates for 4 groups of students to spend a day each in our foley studio making their show reels. This module is marked by me and goes toward their over all grade for their degree.

Of course, Being a voice over is my first love and my regular gig, so after lecturing and teaching all day, I come back and voice in the evenings! Luckily I only do 1 and a half days at the Uni, so lots of time to make lots of ads etc.,

 

Time flies when you’re busy voicing!

I was absolutely shocked to realise that it is an awfully long time since i updated this web site! Shocking! What to say, except that being a busy, working, full time Voice Over artist, I’m a little bit rubbish at updating my site. So what have i been doing well…voicing hundreds of on holds for companies as diverse as a Jaguar dealership in New Jersey, to Jo Malone and Staples Europe  Being everything on radio commercials from straight anno to christmas Elf, and voicing lots of corporates for companies like the DSA, Luxaflex, Storm seal etc., So don’t be put off by my NOT posting, know that when you want a super fast delivery of a quality voice over, I’m in the studio, and I’m waiting to voice your next project!

Here’s one of the Storm Seal instructional videos I voiced for Global Filmmakers. The style required was ‘natural’ and ‘instructional’

Recent work includes….

Videos for Phillips Netherlands,

Thames Clippers Line App

Plus all the hundreds of on hold messages and radio commercials I make per week.

Here are just 3 examples of different styles of radio ads. With thanks to UTV, RN Creative and UKRD for these.

I truly am a versatile voice, super fast worker and a pro. Except no substitute.

, Get the Rich factor!

 

Did you know….

That I am originally from Wolverhampton? I also spent half my life in Stoke on Trent and Moseley in Birmingham. Although my everyday accent is a mixture of RP and all the other places I have lived..I can give you a genuine Black Country or Birmingham accent. Variations are obviously possible from the softest to the strongest.

I am the voice of Birmingham City Council for their telephone System,, NHS choices Solihull plus many more companies from Worcester to Dudley.

When the new 111 service was introduced to Birmingham and the West Midlands I was their obvious choice of voice, as my accent is genuine, and local people can relate to it.

Here is a recent radio advert for Birmingham Community Trust made for Maple Street Studios

 

Jingle for Mix 96

Before i was a voice over i was a session and jingle singer, and occasionally i still get the opportunity to sing the odd jingle. Yesterday I was asked to sing this little cracker for UKRD

Langley Gerrard of UKRD asked for a 30′-40’s style cutsey, American style for a MIX 96 advertising initiative. I had great fun singing this;)