71 episodes

Talking Creative is a weekly podcast all about the art of voiceover directing, hosted by Samantha Boffin.

If you're a creative, voice director or simply love the world of voice production, Talking Creative is designed for you.

It's a podcast that will help you find, prep and direct voice artists and actors - and give you the skinny on how to get the most from every. single. booking.

Plus it celebrates the creativity of voice directing - how the techniques used in, say, animation and gaming can enhance even the driest corporate narration.

With solo episodes and guest interviews, Talking Creative is a smoosh together of everything I've learnt from 20 years of being a BBC Creative Director, coupled with my experience as a voice artist - as well as interviews from some top industry talent on both sides of the mic.

If you're looking for gen about equipment or tech, this may not be the podcast for you.

But if you're looking to get the maximum value from your voiceover sessions and take your projects to the next level - then you might want to start Talking Creative.

Talking Creative Samantha Boffin

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Talking Creative is a weekly podcast all about the art of voiceover directing, hosted by Samantha Boffin.

If you're a creative, voice director or simply love the world of voice production, Talking Creative is designed for you.

It's a podcast that will help you find, prep and direct voice artists and actors - and give you the skinny on how to get the most from every. single. booking.

Plus it celebrates the creativity of voice directing - how the techniques used in, say, animation and gaming can enhance even the driest corporate narration.

With solo episodes and guest interviews, Talking Creative is a smoosh together of everything I've learnt from 20 years of being a BBC Creative Director, coupled with my experience as a voice artist - as well as interviews from some top industry talent on both sides of the mic.

If you're looking for gen about equipment or tech, this may not be the podcast for you.

But if you're looking to get the maximum value from your voiceover sessions and take your projects to the next level - then you might want to start Talking Creative.

    Voiceovers - how to audition brilliantly.

    Voiceovers - how to audition brilliantly.

    Auditioning for work. Whether you use pay to play sites, have an agent or are going solo - auditioning is part of every voice actor's life. We all have to do it.
    But how can we do it well?
    In this episode of Talking Creative, the Summer Series - I've got 6 hot tips to help you do just that.
    We cover:
    Auditioning for jobs that you're the right fit for.
    Starting with a bang.
    Being clear about who you are, who you're talking to and why.
    Investigating the brief.
    Being brave.
    Some practical tips and tricks.

    Here is the Audition Director link:
    https://www.auditiondirector.com/ (https://www.auditiondirector.com/)
    The Talking Creative Summer Series - short, sweet episodes to help us all make voiceovers better.
    Do follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/)
    And if you enjoyed this podcast - please do subscribe, rate and review "Talking Creative - the Art of Voiceover Directing" on Apple Podcasts
    and
    Go to https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative (https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative) for the whole series so far.

    • 15 min
    3 things your voiceover needs - to make every project sound great.

    3 things your voiceover needs - to make every project sound great.

    In this episode of the Talking Creative Summer Series, we’re looking at three things your voice actor needs so that they can get the job done brilliantly.
    So - what are they?
    A Script
    Context
    Confidence

    We dig deep into why these are so important whether you're directing your voice or getting them to self-direct themselves.
    The Talking Creative Summer Series - short, sweet episodes to help us all make voiceovers better.
    Do follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/)
    And if you enjoyed this podcast - please do subscribe, rate and review "Talking Creative - the Art of Voiceover Directing" on Apple Podcasts
    and
    Go to https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative (https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative) for the whole series so far.

    • 12 min
    5 tips for killer casting briefs. How to get the best voiceover for your project.

    5 tips for killer casting briefs. How to get the best voiceover for your project.

    How do you get the right person to audition for your latest project?
    By writing a short, focussed casting brief.
    And in this episode, I've got 5 easy ways to write one.
    A good brief should cover:
    The type of project: commercial, gaming, e-learning
    The kind of actor you're looking for - gender, vocal age, language or accent
    The energy or tone you want to capture. Or even the kind of role the voiceover is playing.
    The script and any character sides.
    Details about the practicalities: the timing, the studio, the fee.

    Here are the links I promised too:
    The link to the Masterclass waitlist:

    How to become a professional voice artist (even if you haven't been to drama school).
    https://subscribepage.io/professionalvoiceover (https://subscribepage.io/professionalvoiceover)
    The podcast episode "Where to find the perfect voiceover artist":

    https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative/02-where-to-find-the-perfect-voiceover-artist/
    Gravy for the Brain Rate Card:

    https://rates.gravyforthebrain.com/ (https://rates.gravyforthebrain.com/)


    GVAA Rate Card:

    https://globalvoiceacademy.com/gvaa-rate-guide-2/ (https://globalvoiceacademy.com/gvaa-rate-guide-2/)


    The Talking Creative Summer Series - short, sweet episodes to help us all make voiceovers better.


    Do follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/)
    And if you enjoyed this podcast - please do subscribe, rate and review "Talking Creative - the Art of Voiceover Directing" on Apple Podcasts
    and
    Go to https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative (https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative) for the whole series so far.

    • 21 min
    How to write voiceover scripts - 3 top tips.

    How to write voiceover scripts - 3 top tips.

    In this episode of the Talking Creative Summer Series, we're looking at 3 important things to remember when you're writing scripts for voiceovers:
    Get personal
    Keep it simple
    Always read your script out loud yourself (before you get it signed off)

    As promised, here is the link to The Drum's 100 Best Ads of All Time:
    https://www.thedrum.com/the-worlds-best-ads-all-time (https://www.thedrum.com/the-worlds-best-ads-all-time)
    And the link to the Masterclass waitlist:
    How to become a professional voice artist (even if you haven't been to drama school).
    https://subscribepage.io/professionalvoiceover (https://subscribepage.io/professionalvoiceover)
    The Talking Creative Summer Series - short, sweet episodes to help us all make voiceovers better.
    Do follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/)
    And if you enjoyed this podcast - please do subscribe, rate and review "Talking Creative - the Art of Voiceover Directing" on Apple Podcasts
    and
    Go to https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative (https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative) for the whole series so far.

    • 13 min
    Finding the "right" voiceover. What does that even mean?

    Finding the "right" voiceover. What does that even mean?

    We all know about the concept of finding the "right" voice artist for a project.
    But what does that really mean?
    The right voiceover for who - or what?
    In this first episode of the Talking Creative Summer Series, we consider what we need to think about when we're looking for the right voice.
    The Talking Creative Summer Series - short, sweet episodes to help us all make voiceovers better.
    And if you've ever thought about becoming a professional voice actor - or know someone who has - do get on the waitlist for my new Masterclass:
    How to become a professional voice artist (even if you haven't been to drama school).
    Here is the link:
    https://subscribepage.io/professionalvoiceover (https://subscribepage.io/professionalvoiceover)
    Do follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/)
    And if you enjoyed this podcast - please do subscribe, rate and review "Talking Creative - the Art of Voiceover Directing" on Apple Podcasts
    and
    Go to https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative (https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative) for the whole series so far.

    • 8 min
    The Talking Creative Summer Series

    The Talking Creative Summer Series

    After a little break - Talking Creative is back for a Summer Mini Series.
    Find out what's happening here!

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

EmmaLouSong ,

Samantha’s podcast is great, grounded and full of the kindness of the lady

Samantha is one of the loveliest people in real life - not kidding- with the most wonderful voices of course! She listens better than most people and this is a great podcast- have a listen!

Widmerpool1 ,

Expertly delivered and so informative

As a working voiceover it’s always so fascinating hearing what a casting director or producer could be looking for and Sam delivers every episode in such an engaging way. Plus her voice is incredible.

Anthonyilott ,

Extremely Insightful

For one, Samantha’s voice is just, wonderful!

The topics and guests on Talking Creative are sharing such great insight for all who are in the voice world, from voiceovers to directors and casting!

Wonderful listen from a great Podcaster!