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Want to learn more about voice over? Come to our Voice Over Crash Course at The Actor's Centre on 28th January 2020 10.30am-1.30pm. Book Here!

Or for the next step there's our full day Voice Over Intensive on 4th March 2020 10.30am-5.30pm. Book Here!

 

About Us

Who We Are

Both Ruth and Katie have over 20 years of experience between them voicing numerous adverts, documentaries and video games. We started directing voice reels after actors approached us unsure of how to get the best out of their reel. The world of voice over can seem ambiguous and a bit daunting so RVL's mission is to provide you with a Voice Reel that reflects your natural voice whilst ensuring you have  an informative, relaxed and fun studio experience. 

 

Ruth is best known as The Voice of EE Mobile Phones. Alongisde various video games and commercials, Katie features in the 2019 ITV Drama, Manhunt.

Why Choose Us

We believe having a career in voiceover isn't just about having a good voice reel, it's also about knowing who you are and what you have to offer the industry. 

 

At Reel Voices London we build you a reel specifically tailored to your voice giving you the best opportunity to approach agents and find work in the voice over world.

Reel Samples

Click through our sample voice reels of previous clients' to hear a variety of voices. We pride oursleves in creating you a voice reel that explores a range of adverts and narration whislt staying true to your natural voice. After all that's what makes you special. 

 

Spot the light and shade!

And while you're browsing click on our Testimonials page too and see what our clients say about us.

 

What We Do

Consultation

We will sit down and have an indepth chat about you and your voice and what you would like to include on your voice reel. We will discuss the brandability of your voice and what is a natural fit. 

 

We believe the best voice reels show a SPECTRUM of VOICE QUALITY. By this we mean using a variety of scripts to show the light and shade of your voice, once a listener has heard one 'up-beat salesy ad' they don't need to hear another one. We will ensure that your voice reel reflects the right amount of variety. 

 

We work with you collating scripts and  make sure  you have them well in advance of the session. We will then organised a phone call with you a few days before the recording so we can run through everything and make sure that all parties are happy before we step inside the studio.

Recording and Studio Time

We give you a two hour studio slot to record your voice reel. We work with the brilliant professional technicians in a London Recording Studio.

 

Why only two hours?

We find this is plenty for recording. We would have ensured your scripts are practiced before hand so we can hit the ground running and spend the time on playing with alternative reads rather than getting over familiar with the material. 

 

Using a number of jingles and any necessary effects the technician will do all the post production to leave you with a professional voice reel of 8 tracks and a montage.

One Off Tracks / Amendments

You may wish to update your voice reel or record a single track and we are happy to help. Like with any voice reel we will consult with you on the appropriate scripts for what you want to achieve, source the jingles and complete all post-production. This can take as little as 20 minutes so why charge you for an hour studio time? We won't do that but instead we will do our best to book you in with other clients to keep your costs down. 

 

Please make an enquiry for this service and we can discuss availability and prices. 

 

Samples

Woman 20's Irish - Warm, Friendly, Accessible
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Man 20's Scottish - - Natural, Warm, Smooth
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Woman 30's RP - Sexy, Husky, Smooth
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Man 40's Essex - Friendly bloke, Easygoing, Amused
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Man 20's Newcastle - Friendly, Bright, Everyman
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Woman 20's N. Irish - Bright, Upbeat, Full of enery, Natural
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Man 30's London - Cheeky, Blokeish, Warm
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Man 20's- - Smooth, Warm, Urban
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Man 50's Midlands - Earthy, Deep, Relaxed
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Woman 30's RP - Smooth, Natural, Friendly
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Woman 20's RP - Bright, Clear, Friendly
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Woman 40's RP - Warm, Light Husky, Corporate
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Female Video Game Sample -
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Male Video Game Sample -
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Workshops

Voice for Commercial Media

As well as providing bespoke voice reels we also offer an industry-ready skills workshop, Voice for Commercial Media, providing information and key tools for the actor who wishes to work in commercial voice over.  Our workshop will help the actor to deliver a client’s specific requirements with confidence, versatility and professionalism. For drama schools and education providers we tailor our sessions to utilize and expand the training you already provide for your students, with a goal to transfer tangible and direct skills born from our own experience in the industry.

 

The workshop is flexible and can be adapted to fit in with your scheduled timetables and unit structure, providing a few hours or whole day sessions. Similarly we can provide feedback and assessments of students if this is a requirement.  

 

THE WORKSHOP WILL EXPLORE THE FOLLOWING:

  • KNOWING YOUR VOICE/ WHAT AGENTS WANT

  • GETTING THE RIGHT VOICE REEL

  • TECHNIQUES IN THE STUDIO

  • WORKING WITH THE CLIENT

  • THE BRANDABILITY AND USABILITY OF YOUR VOICE

  • EXPERIMENTING AND RECORDING YOUR VOICE (ADVERTS, NARRATION, CONTINUITY, PROMO)

  • TROUBLESHOOTING

 

Clients include Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, Hull University, The Actors Centre, London.

 

Price List

We pride ourselves on our competitive rates, keeping costs to a minimum for clients. Below is a guideline but we appreciate everyone's requirements are different so just ask if you want something not listed. 
 
8 track Voice Reel
We consult with you, work with you sourcing scripts, we then direct, record and do all the post production, emailing you all your tracks as MP3's.

£400 (no hidden extras) 

 

Reel Updates and amendments

If you want to update your reel or add a track then we will put you in a studio with other clients to keep the cost down. Please email us with your requirements. 

 

Video Game Demo Reel
We are getting an increasing number of enquiries about recording video game reels. We do not recommend that these be included in your 8 track demo reel but if there is time in your studio session we can add one track. If you would like a reel specifically for Video Game and Character Voices we charge at an hourly rate.

£175 per hour

 

Voice for Commercial Media Workshop

 

Half Day workshop from £150 per facilitator

(up to 10 students. For larger groups we would provide two facilitators)

 

Full day Workshop from £300 per facilitator

Session lengths can be tailored to requirements and learning outcomes.

 
Voiceover Coaching

 

One-to-one sessions from £50

We tailor a session to your needs to help you better understand effective delivery and tone for numerous script scenarios, including commercials, documentary, continuity, promo and audiobooks. Get in touch for more info.

Testimonials

"I had a fantastic time recording with Ruth at Reel Voices London,  she was slick, professional, knowledgable and encouraging and she really helped me understand exactly what I was selling and the best way to market myself!  I was over the moon when I discovered I had five offers from different voice over agencies shortly after sending out my completed reel, and I'm proud to say I very recently signed on with my first choice!
As a recent drama school graduate, I was struggling to decide which company to cut my voice reel with and if you're in a similar position, know that you can't go wrong choosing Ruth and Katie!"

Rodney Gooden

"Ruth and Katie's warmth, patience and combined wealth of experience made for a first class experience that has seen me go from a total novice in the field, to a professional, working voice over actor in under 2 months. If you’re serious about doing this kind of work – I highly recommend getting Reel Voices London in your corner!"

Dino Fetscher 

"Working with Ruth has genuinely been the best. I decided to do my voice reel straight after drama school and kind of saw it as a big financial investment that I wasn’t even sure would pay out or that I was “ready” to do just yet. Not only did it work out, as I am now signed to VoiceSquad, but I genuinely took a lot of pleasure in bringing those texts to life in the recording studio. I really think Ruth directs very effectively as she was always so clear and concise. She makes you feel at ease and gives you the confidence you need to be relaxed but never in an indulging way. Super smooth, uncomplicated, no bullshit experience. Truly recommend it."

Carolina Santos

 

“Working with Reel Voices has been brilliant.  I couldn’t have chosen a better company to help me refresh my voice reel.  Katie was brilliant to work with and her advice, guidance and direction was fantastic.  Getting one-to-one support from an industry professional has been an inspiration – thanks!”

Dianne Rivers

"Being a newcomer to Voiceover, I felt overwhelmed prior to recording my voice reel. However, Ruth instantly made me feel comfortable after the initial meet, and I felt confident making bold and committed choices that worked for my voice. Ruth doesn't just help record your voice reel, she helped me form a believable and versatile mix of recordings to sell myself and realise my potential. I'm now happily signed with one of the best voiceover agents in the UK; QVoice and feel incredibly lucky I have this opportunity. I wouldn't have come this far without Ruth's support inside and outside the recording studio."

James Gladdon 

"It was a pleasure working with Reel Voices London; a personal, tailored experience that was like a masterclass as well as a demo recording. Highly recommend!" 

Gerard Monaco

 

"Reel Voices London helped me to identify my voice type commercially and made sure I had the best material possible on my reel to suit my voice style and range. The whole process was a lot of fun, I had a great time in the recording studio working with the experienced team who I knew I could rely on to give great advice and made sure I was completely happy with my reel." 

Lynsey Mc Quaid

"I was a little apprehensive when I started as I know how specific this kind of work is but Katie gave me such helpful and precise advice every step of the way. Having recently received my voice reel in all its glory , I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out and the email that followed gives me great tips on where I go next! Trust me, if you're looking to record a voice reel, then look no further than right here!" 

Katie Labey

"I was unsure about using my voice as a source of income but my initial meeting with Ruth put me at ease.  She clearly and professionally worked out my casting and helped me choose the scripts to use.

The recording process was a fun and professional experience which not only recorded my reel, but also gave me valuable coaching and insight into the recording process and industry.

I would recommend RVL to anyone needing a new or refreshed voice reel." 

Michael Willoughby

"Working with Katie at RVL has been great, she helped me pin down and identify my voice type and provided material that really suited my style and tone. I also got good constructive feedback and coaching which got the best performance out of me for my voice reel along with some industry tips. I would definitely recommend going with RVL if you're thinking about getting a voicereel made."

Jay Ramji

"Katie Lyons and Ruth Gibson are a fabulous team and each compliment the others style.  

They are authentic, enthusiastic and share practical skills to facilitate and create a first-class voice reel and move it forward. 

Katie chose the perfect scripts for my voice qualities and her knowledge of the business and advice were invaluable. I am thrilled with the results.

These are extremely accomplished and gifted women that give terrific direction and instil confidence throughout the process.  I can not praise them enough."

Giselle Wolf

"Working with Katie at RVL has been immensely useful. The workshop and individual coaching sessions helped me to understand the techniques that make a good voice-over, and through rigorous practice gave me confidence in my new-found abilities. Katie created scripts for my reel that fitted my voice perfectly, and gave me plenty of time to study and practice them. I was guided brilliantly through the studio recording, which meant that the work I did on my new voice reel was the best it could be. RVL provide exceptionally good practical and emotional support throughout the process. I'm really happy with the results!"

Silas Carson

"When deciding to invest in a professional demo, it was important to me to choose someone I'd worked with in a workshop context and a female who knew first hand what the demand for a voice like mine in the commercial industry might be. Katie and Ruth both fit the bill and the end result came across to agents as individualised and professional." 

Kim Hausler

 
 

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FAQs

Do you do a student discount? 

No we don't. We give each client the same amount of time, care and attention and, therefore charge the same.

Can you get me an agent?

We can't guarantee you will get an agent. However we will do everything we can to give you a reel that shows your voice off and gives you the best chance to get representation. We will also advise you as to what to do to get your reel out there after it is made. 

What if 2 hours isn't enough?

We will make sure you are fully prepared and confident before you step into the studio. We find that two hours is plenty to get the best read but keep it fresh. However, on occasion, where an actor may require more coaching, we may need to reduce the number of tracks in order to maintain the quality of the reel

Can I record more than 8 tracks?

8 tracks is the industry standard and this is what we put on our reels. Any subsequent scripts you wish to record will be charged at £100 hour.

Can I bring my own scripts?

You are welcome to bring any scripts you feel suit you. At the first consultation we will discuss together what combination of scripts work and pick the best for your voice.  

What if I have access to my own studio?

If you have access to a studio and technician we are happy to come and direct your reel for a fee of £50 and hour, however you will be responsible for providing your own scripts.

What if I need to rearrange the recording session?

We understand actors’ lives are varied and flexible, jobs come up and auditions can be very last minute. We will always do our upmost to reschedule the session if necessary, however due to studio policy we have a 48-hour cancellation period. If you cancel within this time you will forfeit your £180 deposit. 

Can I share a session?

We want to make sure we give each client our full attention and focus, therefore, we do not have more than one client per recording session.

 

This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.

 

Reel Voices London is a sole trader business providing entertainment services. It is not a limited company.

 

The law on data protection, based on the General Data Protection Regulation and formerly the Data Protection Act, sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process data. If you have booked us to provide the service of building a voice reel or running a workshop then we will need your contact details for example you phone number or email address.

 

In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example if we have worked for you before we may use your address details to send you direct information telling you about our services that we think my interest you.

 

We collect personal data

• When you visit our website

• When you make a booking

• When you engage with us on social media.

• When you contact us by any means to make enquiries

• When you comment on or review our products and services.

 

For a booking or enquiry we collect your name, number and email address. Details of your interactions with us such as with our website, email and social media.  Copies of documents you provide us or signed contracts. Payment information. Your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels, to help us respond to your comments, questions or feedback.

 

If you wish to change how we use your data, you’ll find details below. Remember, if you choose not to share your personal data with us, or refuse certain contact permissions, we might not be able to provide some services you’ve asked for.

 

Here’s how we’ll use your personal data and why:

• To perform any contract we’ve agreed with you. If we don’t collect your personal data during this process, we won’t be able to provide the required services and comply with our legal obligations.

• To respond to your queries or complaints. Handling the information you sent enables us to respond. We may also keep a record of these to inform any future communication with us and to demonstrate how we communicated with you throughout. We do this on the basis of our contractual obligations to you, our legal obligations and our legitimate interests in providing you with the best service and understanding how we can improve our service based on your experience.

• To protect our business from fraud and other illegal activities. We’ll do all of this as part of our legitimate interest.

 

Of course, you are free to opt out of hearing from us by any of these channels at any time.

 

We may use your data to send you communications required by law or which are necessary to inform you about our changes to the services we provide you. These service messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent when sent by email or text message. If we do not use your personal data for these purposes, we would be unable to comply with our legal obligations.

 

We’ll only keep your data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) requires us to keep records of contracts, payments and invoices for 7 years. We will therefore normally hold information of any contracts for this long.

 

We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties for example a studio technician. We provide only the information they need to perform their specific services.  They may only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in our contract with them. We work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected at all times.

 

You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.  The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.  The right to deletion, for example when you withdraw consent, or object and we have no legitimate overriding interest, or once the purpose for which we hold the data has come to an end. You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that we hold at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To ask for your information, please contact us at ruth@ruthgibson.co.uk. If we decide not to action your request we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal. Your right to withdraw consent whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent. Where we rely on our legitimate interest In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data

 

If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). • You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113. Or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns (opens in a new window; please note we can't be responsible for the content of external websites). If you are based outside the UK, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence. Details can be found in Section 16. 14. If you live outside the UK By using our services or providing your personal data to us, you expressly consent to the processing of your personal data by us or on our behalf. Of course, you still have the right to ask us not to process your data in certain ways, and if you do so, we will respect your wishes. Sometimes we’ll need to transfer your personal data between countries to enable us to supply the goods or services you’ve requested. In the ordinary course of business, we may transfer your personal data from your country of residence to ourselves and to third parties located in the UK. By dealing with us, you are giving your consent to this overseas use, transfer and disclosure of your personal data outside your country of residence for our ordinary business purposes. This may occur because our information technology storage facilities and servers are located outside your country of residence, and could include storage of your personal data on servers in the UK. We’ll ensure that reasonable steps are taken to prevent third parties outside your country of residence using your personal data in any way that’s not set out in this Privacy Notice. We’ll also make sure we adequately protect the confidentiality and privacy of your personal data.

We hope this Privacy Notice has been helpful in setting out the way we handle your personal data and your rights to control it. If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please contact us at ruth@ruthgibson.co.uk. This notice was last updated on May 2018.

Privacy

Policy

This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.

 

Reel Voices London is a sole trader business providing entertainment services. It is not a limited company.

 

The law on data protection, based on the General Data Protection Regulation and formerly the Data Protection Act, sets out a number of different reasons for which a company may collect and process data. If you have booked us to provide the service of building a voice reel or running a workshop then we will need your contact details for example you phone number or email address.

 

In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example if we have worked for you before we may use your address details to send you direct information telling you about our services that we think my interest you.

 

We collect personal data

• When you visit our website

• When you make a booking

• When you engage with us on social media.

• When you contact us by any means to make enquiries

• When you comment on or review our products and services.

 

For a booking or enquiry we collect your name, number and email address. Details of your interactions with us such as with our website, email and social media.  Copies of documents you provide us or signed contracts. Payment information. Your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels, to help us respond to your comments, questions or feedback.

 

If you wish to change how we use your data, you’ll find details below. Remember, if you choose not to share your personal data with us, or refuse certain contact permissions, we might not be able to provide some services you’ve asked for.

 

Here’s how we’ll use your personal data and why:

• To perform any contract we’ve agreed with you. If we don’t collect your personal data during this process, we won’t be able to provide the required services and comply with our legal obligations.

• To respond to your queries or complaints. Handling the information you sent enables us to respond. We may also keep a record of these to inform any future communication with us and to demonstrate how we communicated with you throughout. We do this on the basis of our contractual obligations to you, our legal obligations and our legitimate interests in providing you with the best service and understanding how we can improve our service based on your experience.

• To protect our business from fraud and other illegal activities. We’ll do all of this as part of our legitimate interest.

 

Of course, you are free to opt out of hearing from us by any of these channels at any time.

 

We may use your data to send you communications required by law or which are necessary to inform you about our changes to the services we provide you. These service messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent when sent by email or text message. If we do not use your personal data for these purposes, we would be unable to comply with our legal obligations.

 

We’ll only keep your data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) requires us to keep records of contracts, payments and invoices for 7 years. We will therefore normally hold information of any contracts for this long.

 

We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties for example a studio technician. We provide only the information they need to perform their specific services.  They may only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in our contract with them. We work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected at all times.

 

You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.  The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.  The right to deletion, for example when you withdraw consent, or object and we have no legitimate overriding interest, or once the purpose for which we hold the data has come to an end. You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that we hold at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To ask for your information, please contact us at ruth@ruthgibson.co.uk. If we decide not to action your request we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal. Your right to withdraw consent whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent. Where we rely on our legitimate interest In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data

 

If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). • You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113. Or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns (opens in a new window; please note we can't be responsible for the content of external websites). If you are based outside the UK, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence. Details can be found in Section 16. 14. If you live outside the UK By using our services or providing your personal data to us, you expressly consent to the processing of your personal data by us or on our behalf. Of course, you still have the right to ask us not to process your data in certain ways, and if you do so, we will respect your wishes. Sometimes we’ll need to transfer your personal data between countries to enable us to supply the goods or services you’ve requested. In the ordinary course of business, we may transfer your personal data from your country of residence to ourselves and to third parties located in the UK. By dealing with us, you are giving your consent to this overseas use, transfer and disclosure of your personal data outside your country of residence for our ordinary business purposes. This may occur because our information technology storage facilities and servers are located outside your country of residence, and could include storage of your personal data on servers in the UK. We’ll ensure that reasonable steps are taken to prevent third parties outside your country of residence using your personal data in any way that’s not set out in this Privacy Notice. We’ll also make sure we adequately protect the confidentiality and privacy of your personal data.

We hope this Privacy Notice has been helpful in setting out the way we handle your personal data and your rights to control it. If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please contact us at ruth@ruthgibson.co.uk. This notice was last updated on May 2018.

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