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British Professional Voiceover Artist, Mike Cooper
I’m Mike Cooper, an experienced, professional, British Voiceover Artist based in London, who works for clients both here in the UK and worldwide. My voice is characterised as believable, authoritative and friendly, with an “everyman” quality that’s easy to listen to, and this is reflected in a broad range of voice over projects to date.
My clients range from small businesses looking for a voice for their on hold messages, through to companies requiring a voice narration for their latest corporate video or podcast, right the way up to international broadcasters like the BBC, where I can regularly be heard as a commercial voiceover, announcer and newsreader on the BBC World Service. I regularly supply voiceover tracks for everything from e-Learning and training projects to podcasts, on-air promotions, TV continuity and commercials. In short, if my voice fits your requirements, I’m happy to help, with no job too small or large, and at competitive rates.
Because I have my own professional recording facilities, I can provide a cost-effective voice over solution with fast turnaround to meet your project deadline – and without the cost of hiring expensive production facilities and staff. Your finished voiceover can be supplied over the internet as an MP3, a WAV – or virtually any other digital format – with the professional-quality, finished files sent via email or FTP to a site of your choice. I can also connect instantly to other studios worldwide, using industry-standard ISDN, or the newer AudioTX and Source-Connect VOIP codecs.
On this site you can hear clips from my previous voiceovers, find out who I work with and, most importantly, get in touch. If you’ve never booked a Voiceover Artist before (or “voice actor”, or “voice-over actor”, or even “voice talent” – the terms are interchangeable), then take a look at my Q&A page, where I’ll answer some of your questions.
August 19, 2013 • Mike Cooper Voiceover Announces New Web Animation Partnership
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for your animated web video – complete with a British voiceover – then look no further. I’m proud to announce a new partnership with Igloo Animations which promises web video production at a fraction of the cost you may have been quoted elsewhere.
Igloo’s most popular service, “Gimme The Short Version” is a simple way of explaining any subject using animation. It can help companies explain what they do in a nutshell, but it’s flexible enough to be used to make simple overviews of complex subjects too.
Press “Play” to watch the example below, voiced by me.
To find out more, click through to read the story in full, or go straight to the site now at www.GimmeTheShortVersion.co.uk
Of course, I’m very happy to voice for web video myself, but other talents are also available. At launch we have four of the UK’s most familiar voices to offer you. And, in time, our aim is to provide you with a full selection of British voiceovers right on the site, so you can choose the best fit for your animation, without having to shop around!
February 12, 2013 • Mike Cooper re-voices and narrates “Top Guns” for Military History
Last night saw the premiere of a new re-voiced series I narrated recently, “Top Guns”, for Military History in the UK.
It is a good example of how certain documentary narration are “re-versioned” and given “British localisation” for transmission in the UK market. Reversioning involves taking another look at the original script and adapting it for broadcast in a different country. You’d be surprised, but there are more differences between American English and British English than you’d think!
American actor and “Survivor” contestant, Colby Donaldson, fronted the initial show and where there’s so much of the original presenter in vision, the options for reversioning are more limited than in a documentary voiceover, but by changing the out-of-vision voice track for a British voice, we manage to give the programme more of a localised feel.
“Top Guns” which delves into the amazing story of firearms development, is a spinoff show from the highly successful “Top Shot”, for which I also provide the British voiceover. “Top Shot” recently completed its second season – with a third to be recorded this month.
Tune in at 9pm weeknights this week and next, and find out which of these historic weapons prove to be the world’s Top Guns!
- “Top Guns” is at 9pm/12am weeknights, repeated at 1pm the next afternoon
- Watch Military History on Sky 531 & Virgin Media 236
January 28, 2013 • New e-Learning and Training voiceover demo
Here’s a brand new voice over sample of e-Learning and Training work, including a fiendishly difficult bit of medical narration. Why not have a listen and get in touch to discuss your next voice over or narration project!