Oliver began his voice over career as a voice over when he was working as a producer for a local radio station back in 2005.
Oliver had a friend that he worked with on a daily basis that was very successful with voice over work. After taking such an interest with how they progressed early on in his radio career, he decided he wanted to have a go at reading some voice over scripts himself. He spent his lunch hours and time after work, practising with used commercial scripts. After a couple of months he was offered a regular advert sponsorship spot on his local station.
Oliver also worked closely with voice over artists in his production role. He had a lot of interaction with different styles and types of voice overs. By listening to and editing them every day, he was able to draw upon their experience, by listening to how they delivered their reads. This was fundamental in Oliver understanding how to deliver a voice over properly.
Oliver understood that there was always the temptation for someone new in the industry to read a script with an under-enthusiastic, or worse than that; over the top delivery. This was something that Oliver was very aware of from the beginning. Finding the middle-ground when recording a voice over can be very difficult for a lot of people, but Oliver found that middle-ground came to him very naturally.
Throughout Oliver’s voice over career, as well as recording voice overs himself on a daily basis, he has closely worked with other voice overs in a production capacity, and thus strengthening his understanding of what a good voice over should sound like.
Oliver has a great ear for voice overs, production and music and truly believes that this great ear has helped get him where he is today.