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© 2019 Martin Whiskin

Photography by MWP

Website design by MWW

Martin Whiskin

British voice over artist

Natural, warm, friendly guy next door

About me

I've felt the need to be creative since I was quite young, but didn't know how or where to express it.

In my early teens, I went to my first gig and immediately knew that playing guitar and singing was the perfect outlet.

 

For the next 15 years, making music was my absolute passion. I was lucky enough to play shows and festivals all over the UK and even had a teeny tiny bit of Radio 1 airplay! I always took a camera with me and that developed into a keen interest in photography, capturing special moments in a single frame.

During that time I started to volunteer at a community radio station, playing tracks from local bands and live engineering them in the studio. This was my first taster of being a "voice".

Not content with playing in a band and being a DJ's sidekick, I still needed another avenue to create in. I started writing, filming and editing comedy sketches. This pushed me towards telling stories and I started to write screenplays and short tales with twists and turns. 

When I finally started to reign back my hectic music schedule, it gave me time to try something else. Jokes. This became a bit of an obsession, writing thousands over a couple of years and producing content for several Twitter accounts.

After being made redundant from my 'proper' job in 2018, I decided it was time to do something real with this creativity forever burning inside me.

 

Enter voice over.

 

I dipped my toes in the water after watching a webinar with Peter Dickson and Hugh Edwards, two stalwarts of the industry. I was fascinated by being able to produce so many different and complex emotions using just my voice.

 

This seemed like a challenge - and I was up for it.

So here I am...taking my love of storytelling into yet another medium.

Services

Corporate

Explainer

Radio / TV commercials

Radio / TV promo

Video games

Telephone / IVR

Email / FTP / WeTransfer

Skype connection

Source Connect Now

Studio

Kube vocal booth

Rode NT1a microphone

Focusrite interface

Edifier headphones

Cubase software

Lemon tea

Additional skills

Editing

Mixing

Sound design

Self direction