Nov 17 2023
Sara Starling: The one with the Wildcard Poo Incident!
In this episode of “How Do You Say That?!” sponsored by britishvoiceover.co.uk, Sara Starling joins Sam and Mark to talk about voiceover in the dark recesses of space, and how to bring a real person to life when you're voicing their words!Our VO question this week is all about the average day in a voiceover's life!Get involved! Have you got a Wildcard suggestion that we should try? Send it to us via Mark or Sam's social media or email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.orgScript 1I don’t often get foxed, but I came mighty close on Sarabande for Dead Lovers. Now, the filming was done in Prague. And there’s a scene in it - the retreat from war. Now, to have a retreat, you need an army. And when you have an army, that means 300 extras. And when you have 300 extras, you need uniforms, tricorn hats and 300 pairs of buckled shoes. Clothes were still on ration, but I managed to get everything ... except the shoes. Oh, you could get two pairs here, half a dozen there. But 300? Script 2[Reporters talk in German, Italian and French] [Neil Armstrong recording]From walking on the moon [pause] to landing on Mars, silicones have played an integral part in taking us to space, pushing the boundaries of innovation and our knowledge of the universe.Derived from quartz extracted from the Earth's crust, silicones enable technologies that allow us to explore outer space [pause] and help us understand [pause] where we come from [pause] and where we are going. Silicones. A world of possibilities.**Listen to all of our podcasts here - you can also watch on YouTube, or say "Alexa, Play How Do You Say That?!"About our guest: Sara Starling is a versatile and intuitive voice over artist with a whole clutch of awards under her feathers, and a voice that makes you feel as though all's well in the world. Sara's been voicing for 3 decades, starting her career at the BBC as a radio studio manager in the days when razors & sticky tape were all the rage, before becoming a BBC continuity announcer, newsreader & presentation director, pressing a lot of buttons along the way.Since 2006, she's been voicing for clients worldwide from her studio across all genres, for clients including Netflix, ITV, PepsiCo, Boots, Ocado, AstraZeneca, Sky Kids etc (that drama degree still comes in handy).From commercials to corporates, promos to fiendishly complex medical narration and fun-filled animation, she voices it all. She hopes you never have to hear her instructing you on how to use a defibrillator though!Her work? It's all about that magical human connection.Sara's Website @sara.starling.voiceover on Instagram @Voiceoverbird on Twitter Sara on YouTubeMark's demos & contact details: