Studysync is a website and app that helps bring learning to life for over 2.5 million teachers and students. Over the last few years I've been lucky enough to have provided voiceover for many of their projects. I've voiced scenes from a number of Shakespeare's plays, excerpts from The Canterbury Tales, modern versions of ancient texts like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, romantic poetry by Coleridge and Wordsworth and 20th century classics like Elie Wiesel's 'Night'.
Knowing that the voiceover work I do for this client is used to help young minds learn gives it an extra special meaning and purpose for me.
I studied English Lit at university and once considered becoming an English teacher myself, so finally getting to do my Hamlet for the kids, albeit in voiceover form, is the fulfillment of a life-long ambition!
As well as plays and sonnets by Shakespeare I've recorded excerpts of much older texts like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This version has been re-worked into modern English by poet, Simon Armitage, making the text more accessible to today's young minds.
The following poem by William Wordsworth, entitled 'Lines Written In Early Spring', was first published over 200 years ago, yet it remains as poignant and pertinent today as it was the day it was written.
It was a huge privilege to be asked to read the following excerpt from 'Night', Elie Wiesel's account of his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. It's an incredibly moving text. I only hope I was able to do it some justice.
Whether you're a big agency used to dealing with voiceover or a small business with a concept you want to develop, I can help.