This weekend was all about animation. My new animation demo has arrived, thank you Kirsty of Sounds Wilde. I also took myself over to Animation Dingle, which is an international festival specifically for those in the animation industry, in the West of Ireland. There were panels from broadcasting channels, discussions with animation artists, writers and creators on ideas and new technologies as well as inspiring key note talks from Russell Hicks (Spongebob Square Pants, Powderpuff Girls, Scooby Do) and Dean Debois (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon). I was also luckily enough to attend a workshop with Ed Hooks on Acting for Animations which gave a fascinating insight into the importance of the animators themselves understanding the acting process when creating and animating their characters. There may also have been a bit of Guinness drunk...in the name of networking. All in all a great weekend learning lots about the process of pitching, creating and making animated projects.
January 2017 - New team members
So I made a baby. Which was exciting. He is called George and he'll be available for voice over work as soon as he begins to make noise. We are rather pleased with him. Anyway, after a few months of 'mum-ing' I'm back in the booth recording and back in the room coaching. Delighted to have joined the team at ICAT in Manchester, as their voice coach. They've welcomed me and my new mum yawns with open arms and voices. I'm also back at LIPA coaching accents with the 2nd years and running various workshops for The Actors' Lab in Media City. So all in all, it's quite a hectic return! I'm still taking on 1-2-1 clients so if your New Years Resolution is to pimp your accent and voice skills, drop me a line.
May 2016 - Back in the rehearsal room
After a busy year coaching 1st year voice at LIPA, I've been back in the rehearsal room giving voice and accent support to the cast of Opera for the Unknown Woman, in association with Melanie Wilson and Fuel Theatre. A great team of cast and creatives - it is shaping up to be a brilliant production! Opening in Coventry on 26th May and touring through Cardiff, London and Huddersfield.
April 2016 - Hello Sheffield!
I've been delighted to cross the boarder from Lancashire into Yorkshire and bring bespoke voice training workshops to the people of Sheffield this month. With a good old 'Back to Basics' voice session for both Carney Academy and StandBy Method Acting Studio, I was able to give advice and support on getting the voice performance ready to some brilliantly talented performers. Here's to more spreading of the voice gospel across the North of England soon.
January 2016 - Vo Social North has Landed!
Now that it has made it past the inaugural meet up, I'm delighted to announce the creation of VO Social North. My self and fellow Manchester based VO Leah Marks have wrangled together a diverse group of voice over talent from across the North of England for social shenanigans. We talk all things voice, share stories, give advice and do lots of celebrating, and a bit of moaning, about our industry. It's becoming a great resource and source of support for voice folk up here and long may it continue. If you're reading this and want to get out of your booth and into the pub/Chinese with us, then get in touch!
December 2015 - Joining the ranks of the Actor's Lab
Delighted to be on the team of The Actors' Lab as their Voice Coach. I'll be running various voice classes and one off workshops at their studios in Media City (ooh posh...), Wilmslow and Liverpool. If you're interested in what they do, check them out here.
August 2015 - Welcome to Tiddleminster
It was back to Edinburgh this August where I provided voices for lots of characters in the 5* Welcome to Tiddleminster, an "an absolutely inspired hour of comedy" written by Chris Cantrill, You can read the review here, and keep an eye out for Tiddleminster in a town near you soon...maybe.
June 2015 - I And The Village
On this production I coached accents and character voicing techniques for the multi-role playing cast. It was an honour and a joy to work with them. A cracking piece of new writing with an excellent cast and team.
April 2015 - BBC Radio Manchester, Breakfast Show
I was called upon by Alison and Phil to talk about accents. A quick tour of a few Celtic accents ensued from me, along with chat about the wonders of regional sounds. That's one way to start a Friday, at 7 am, live on air.
JANUARY 2015 - THE IRISH POST
A quick "Ten Minutes With..." feature for The Irish Post where I finally get to mention my love of Meatloaf in an interview. About time too.
MARCH 2015 - IN! MAGAZINE, N. IRELAND
IN! Magazine, based in Northern Ireland, were kind enough to include Nic Redman Voice in their IN!spirational People feature, showcasing interesting new businesses. Honoured to be amongst a group of incredibly focused young start ups. Watch out world!
July 2014 - Ireland's Big Issue
A little 'Day in the Life...' feature in Ireland's Big Issue, describing what it's like being a voice actor, sharing secrets about being able to work in my PJs. Delighted to be able to write for this magazine and support a great cause.
NOVEMBER 2013 - THE GUARDIAN
I was quoted in this piece in The Guardian, by Matt Dathan, discussing whether accents really hinder your job prospects. I'm a huge advocate of embracing your accent, finding ways to make it work for you, and always willing to give my opinion on the topic!