U.S. voice over shop records spans the globe's languages.
NEW YORK CITY (March 11, 2011) - In how many authentically spoken languages has Edge Studio produced voice overs? That depends -- what day is it? A recent production incremented the number to 100, and yet another language may be added at any moment. When "non neutral" dialects and accent are counted (plus a dozen varieties of English), the number grows further.
"Most of our work is in English, but with our wide range of work for Disney, Fortune 100 companies, technology firms, and international businesses, we have non-English voice over jobs all the time," said David Goldberg, Edge Studio owner and director.
With studios in the New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. areas, Edge Studio is well situated to provide native-sounding non-English speakers. In the few cases where a trained voice actor is not available in the desired language, Edge Studio is also well able to find and coach a qualified speaker -- because the studio is also a leading trainer of voice over talent.
"Unless you've done this often, you could overlook pitfalls until it’s too late," Mr. Goldberg notes. "Regions have variations in vocabulary, rhythm, intonation, and idioms that local speakers will readily recognize. So we must recognize them in our planning."
Recent projects include online tutorials in Korean, video games in Malaysian, museum tours in Puerto Rican Spanish, telephone announcements in French, and talking ATM machines in White Hmong.
Edge Studio language-related casting, translation, copy editing for time, foreign-language direction, recording with language monitor, dubbing, synchronization, business vocabularies, confidential governmental projects, and other services for commercials, podcasts, audiobooks, ESL (educational programs), corporate presentations, GPSs, and more.
For more information visit www.EdgeStudio.com, or http://www.edgestudio.com/voice-over/production. For a profile of Foreign Language voice over projects, visit www.edgestudio.com/voice-over/production/language-foreign.
About Edge Studio:
Edge Studio specializes in production of voice recordings, and training of new and established voice actors, narrators and other spoken-word performers. Edge Studio facilities have produced or recorded more than 13,000 voiceover projects, spanning all genres.
Edge Studio has facilities in New York City, Connecticut, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, and regularly produces and trains remotely via telephone, ISDN, Internet, Skype, and other technologies.
For more information, or to schedule an interview:
Sara Guttman, Assistant Director, Edge Studio