Voice Over: BU Terriers Unleashed
BU Terriers Unleashed. Episode 2
Throughout the 2018-19 season, Moody Street TV takes viewers behind the scenes of Boston University Men’s Hockey, giving fans an inside look at one of the most successful Division 1 college hockey programs in the country.
Cameras go behind the glass and into the game, revealing what it’s like to hit the ice at hockey’s most elite amateur level.
In this episode, viewers travel with the team to Ireland, as the Terriers take on UCONN and Union in Belfast’s annual Friendship Four Tournament. Before hitting the ice, the guys get up close with the Book of Kells, visit the Titanic Museum where the fabled vessel was built, and take in the sights on the popular Game of Thrones Tour.
Thanks to Moody Street TV for the partnership.
Andy, thanks for voice over work...Sounded great. Nice job.
– Steve Sera. Moody Street TV President & Executive Producer
Narration for Network Programs, Promos and Sponsor Bumpers
As technology disrupts and transforms how viewers access shows, the role of voice over in television continues to expand. Traditionally, nonfiction programming like documentaries featured a popular host who spoke directly to viewers in frame. While the host narrated most of the program, the viewer still had an established idea of who was speaking. Meanwhile, for decades fictional sitcoms featured the same set of actors portraying known characters in weekly, relatable stories.
That said, with the 1980’s rise of cable networks and the subsequent need to design shows more affordably, faceless voice over spiked. As a result, nonfiction programming like news specials and documentaries often featured a single narrator, never seen on camera. Additionally, fictional sitcoms like The Wonder Years (inspired by narration-heavy movies like A Christmas Story and Stand By Me) used voice over as the driving narrative, as well.
What started as a cost-saving measure (voice-only roles don’t pay the scale of on-camera work), became an effective asset. Many producers and directors quickly understood the value of presenting content without a host’s intervention. Put another way – instead of hiring a “star” to deliver the narrative, the narrative was the “star.” No distractions. No viewer pre-judgement based on the talent hired.
Television Program Voice Over by Andy Taylor
Andy Taylor provides voice over for national and local network shows like Arthur Ashe Kids Day on ABC and BU Terriers Unleashed on NESN in New England. Additionally, he is the network bumper voice for ESPN’s coverage of World Team Tennis.
If you require American voice over for your upcoming television pilot, get in touch with Andy Taylor. Request a demo for your program and see if Andy’s sound fits your vision for the overall production.