95 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 • 31 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.

    Christmas Eve and the 4 Santas

    Christmas Eve and the 4 Santas

    This is the final episode in The Talking Creative Countdown to Christmas!
    And I've saved a fun little treat especially for Christmas Eve... keep listening to find out about the 4 Santas!
    I promised you a special link and here it is (it's from a film, so it's only the song - but it's a good one!):
    https://youtu.be/w2WUYyppXlU
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    • 3 min
    11 things that helped me to become a full-time voiceover

    11 things that helped me to become a full-time voiceover

    This is the stuff that has helped me to build a voiceover career.
    Hopefully it will offer a few ideas that might help you.
    It includes:
    CoachingBuilding a home studioMy logo and brandingWebsiteConferences - and not just voiceover onesGetting out and meeting peopleand all kinds of mindset stuff...
    As always, you can follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: 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 for the whole series so far.

    • 9 min
    Festive Audiobooks for Children

    Festive Audiobooks for Children

    Audiobooks are perfect for long car journeys or keeping kids entertained when you're busy creating Christmas!
    Here is a roundup of seasonal audiobooks for kids of all ages - even big kids!
    The audiobook list:
    Spectacular Stories for the Very Young by David WalliamsThe Snail and the Whale and Other Stories by Julia DonaldsonThe Detective Dog and Other Stories by Julia DonaldsonMermaid School by Lucy CourtneyThe Christmasaurus by Tom FletcherThe Christmas Pig by JK RowlingThe Book That No One Wanted by Richard AyoadeThe Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie MackesyThe HogFather by Terry Pratchett (the Bill Nighy/Peter Serafinowicz version)Lost Christmas by David LoganLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott (the Laura Dern version)And UK Listeners, don't forget that BBC Sounds has some amazing stuff for kids
    As always, you can follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: 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 for the whole series so far.

    • 13 min
    Live, Local Storytelling - How To Get Involved

    Live, Local Storytelling - How To Get Involved

    December 21st. The shortest day - and the longest night...The perfect time to talk about live storytelling.
    In this episode we look at how you can get involved in live storytelling gigs that will get you out of the booth and better known locally.
    As always, you can follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: 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 for the whole series so far.

    • 6 min
    Making Your Voiceover Feel Confident

    Making Your Voiceover Feel Confident

    A confident voice actor will give you a better performance. Fact.In this episode we cover:
    What to do at the start of a sessionBeing in-the-moment Creating a bridge into your projectCreate the right creative atmosphereDirecting, not acting for your voiceGiving helpful, imaginative feedbackHow to perfect the art of saying - "I love that and let’s also try this..."Ending the session on a high
    As always, you can follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: 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 for the whole series so far.

    • 11 min
    Voiceover Demos and Reels - How to Make Yours Stand Out

    Voiceover Demos and Reels - How to Make Yours Stand Out

    This is a quick but game-changing episode - all about Voiceover DemosWe cover:
    What to listen out for in your demosWhy it mattersWhat directors are looking forHow to focus on YOUR reelsAnd if you'd like more details about your own 1-2-1 Voiceover Demo Audit - just email me at sam@samanthaboffin.co.uk or DM me on LinkedIn. There's a 20% discount offer running from now until December 31st 2022.
    As always, you can follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: 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 for the whole series so far.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

eastsussexeye ,

So many insights here …

So many meaningful insights here. As a former BBC reporter who thought he knew all there was to know about voiceover, I'm discovering there is a much more nuanced world out there. Many thanks to a real pro -- whose own voicework and podcasts reveal kindness as well as wisdom.

Judith G Voiceover ,

Just Brilliant!

If you’re a voiceover artist (at any level) or voiceover director and looking for some inspiration and sparkle, look no further. Sam’s podcast series is just the ticket! Listen to one daily or binge several together, as I did. Either way, really enjoyable! Thank you Sam :)

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!

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