In the vast and varied realm of voice-over (VO) work, the domain of medical narration is unique. Not every voice actor wants to pursue it. Not every voice actor should pursue it. Many sub-genres in VO require specific skills– for example, if you’re voicing animations, you can expect to make grunting, shouting, yelling, screaming, hitting, […]
BIOMEDevice Expo Medical narration is my expertise, which encompasses Medical Education, Medical Legal, BioTech and Pharma, and Medical Device content. So I jumped at the chance to attend the BIOMEDevice Expo in Boston and learned about new gadgets and gizmos changing the face of healthcare delivery. The dizzying array of new technologies blew my mind: […]
It began with a train ride from Grand Central Station in New York to Yale University in New Haven. My mission: to speak to a group of pre-Med and pre-Health students; members of a national organization called MedX, whose mission is to explore the healthcare field from an array of interdisciplinary, holistic perspectives. Objective: to pose the question: is medical narration just icing on the cake?
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, […]