Voice Over: BU Terriers Unleashed
BU Terriers Unleashed. Episode 201
Throughout the 2019-20 season, Moody Street TV takes viewers behind the scenes of Boston University’s athletic program, giving fans an inside glimpse at the life of its student athletes.
In this episode, viewers are introduced to field hockey standout Miya Dennison, catch-up with the men’s and women’s hockey teams, and experience what it’s like to row for BU at both the Head of the Charles and Henley Royal Regatta.
A side note: Andy Taylor often narrates for partners while on the road. He voiced this episode of BU Terriers Unleashed from a hotel room in Doha – where Andy was hosting the 2019 Qatar PSA Men’s World Championship.
Thanks to Moody Street TV for the partnership.
Thanks Andy! Worked out great...thanks for getting it done.
– 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.