Great voices all over the world are being given the secrets of making their way in voiceover acting by a Banbury company.
Gravy for the Brain, an enterprise of studio owner Hugh Edwards and celebrity voiceover artist Peter Dickson of The X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, has become the biggest training provider globally for voiceover acting.
The company has reached out all over the world with its e-learning course, Voiceover For Beginners, which is enjoyed by more than 8,000 people, many now taking their new skills towards earning money in recording advertisements, corporate videos and commentary work.
One graduate of the online course was booked for a television advertisement from her first casting and is now the ‘voice’ of Emirates Airlines.
Mr Edwards said: “Peter is a highly-skilled professional voice over artist with years of experience.
His career began on BBC Radio 2 but he is now best known for his vocal work on big award-winning shows such as The X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, All Star Family Fortunes and Live at the Apollo. His voice is heard daily on TV and radio commercials. He is currently the voice of British Gas and Dominos.
“My background is in voice-direction, casting and studio recording. Together we give a 360 degree view of how to be a voice artist. Groupon saw the potential and we’ve sold more than 8,000 courses in the UK and the USA with Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to follow soon.”
Mr Dickson said: “I’ve spent the past 38 years in darkened rooms behind the mic and I thought it was about time I shone a light on what I do.
“People I meet, who are not in the business are genuinely fascinated and interested in what I do for a living.
“By creating the Voiceover for Beginners online course with gravyforthebrain.com anyone with the slightest curiosity in voiceover can now learn the skills necessary to succeed.”
See gravyforthebrain.com for more details.