Medical Narrator Blog
Along with the explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic came an interest in the medical artists from the CDC who created the now-iconic red and grey image of the Coronavirus. With that, the illustrators and animators who explain science to us every day in 1,001 ways are coming out from the shadows, getting their 15 minutes of Andy Warhol fame, their day in the sun, their artistic due. In her new medical narrator blog series, Drawn Together, Debbie invites you to get to know them better. Amazingly talented, often humble, and frequently shy, these extraordinary artists have an equal passion for science and art, which drove them to become medical animators and illustrators, satisfying their curiosity about the world and fulfilling their creative impulses.
As many of my readers know, I started this Drawn Together blog series as a way to highlight medical animators and illustrators. The people who create the medical imagery we see every day and everywhere in our lives. From the ubiquitous red and orange Coronavirus image to simple signage in hospitals. From data visualization charts […]
What a year! As 2020 comes to a close, don’t we all deserve a participation award, a certificate of completion, and maybe a glass of champagne? (Cheers!) I can’t be the only one who fell victim to hoarding toilet paper, yeast, and flour, right? Whether surreal or serious, this has been a tough and transformative […]
When I started writing this post the world was “only” upside down from the Coronavirus. Now it is upside down and inside out. Since the global protests in support of #BLM, I’ve questioned the value of talking about anything other than race, justice, and survival. The topic of human rights is so important, I’ll share […]
As we continue our Drawn Together Series, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how much we’ve come together while staying apart. For me, it’s been a refocus on family, our new Golden Retriever puppy, Rūmī, on designing a new website so it delights my visitors, and having genuine conversations with clients who, like me,
Whether you’re cuddled up in your favorite chair with a cup of tea or enjoying a little pumpkin-spiced treat outdoors, in what is now the perfect sweater weather where I am in the Northeast, I hope this next profile in our Drawn Together series finds you well and in good autumnal spirits.
The New York Philharmonic is celebrating 100 years of American women having the right to vote with Project 19. They are commissioning and premiering 19 new works by 19 women composers for a multi-season initiative. The original works are being presented alongside classical pieces. The performance I attended on February 13th (and I’ve been going […]
If you are looking to hire voiceover talent for medical narration there are some important questions to ask. Maybe you’ve found a voice actor whose medical demo sounds great, but can they deliver the same sound for you? What is the breadth and depth of their experience? Do they have their own broadcast quality studio, […]
The truth is it’s not easy, and that’s why most voice actors shy away from this kind of work. For me, it’s challenging, educational and rewarding. But most of all, I love working with the fine artists who are illustrating the animations, creatives who care about excellence, perfectionists really, who produce stunningly beautiful work, which brings us back to the AMI Conference.
So, what did you think about my NPR interview? The content discussed was DTC (Direct-to-Consumer), in which the narrator’s voice needs to project a caring and concerned tone (like a mother, caregiver or healthcare professional), conveying confidence and experience. Advertisements, whether for hospitals or medications, must be delivered with a human touch. Today it’s all […]
It’s a question we ask ourselves countless times a day. Should I sprint across the street or wait for the light to change? Should I push through the pain of an exercise or be gentle with myself? Should I risk telling someone how I feel, or keep my counsel? Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, Blink, […]
MEDICAL ILLUSTRATOR BEST PRACTICES Recently I narrated four medical animation videos about cleft lip and palate surgeries while working closely with four female graduate students in the Biomedical Visualization Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): Sam Bond, Melanie Conrad, Samantha Olson, and Eva Mae Natividad. Also known as medical animators, these bright […]
As the Medical Narrator, I’ve narrated medical device videos, such as this one, which was produced by James Archer of Anatomy Blue for St. Jude Medical. But, this video was never intended for the general public, so ask your doctor if this ad is right for you. The health care industry spent $14 billion on advertising in 2014, according to […]
Measurable Goals It’s important to put your business objectives into measurable goals. One of our goals for 2015 was to collaborate more within the medical industry. Looking back at our year-end numbers, in dollars, my team and I discovered that the Medical Narration jobs outweighed the bulk of my other voice-over work, and it was […]