Finnish voice-over agency
Finnish voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Finnish voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Finnish voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Finnish voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Finnish voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email email@example.com or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
To calculate Finnish voice-over fees and recording costs
Here is a selection of Finnish voice talent who we regularly work with, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we have a dedicated talent management team who will help you source the perfect Finnish voice for your needs, and at a price that won’t blow your budget.
If you would like to discuss your project further, please complete the Quick Quote below. You can also call us on +44 (0)118 9584934 , or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Finnish drug research study re-voiced by Finnish voice actors
Matinée were tasked with casting and recording 5 native Finnish voice actors suitable for the project. We set to work, and put forward a list of talent for the client to choose from. One the final 5 had been chosen, the recording sessions took place and we edited and delivered the final recordings to the client so they could finish their video edit.
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A short history of the Finnish language
It is believed that the Finnish people and their language originally came from the Ural Mountains in western Russia, from where they migrated to present-day Finland.
In the 12th and 13th centuries Sweden colonised Finland and made it into a Swedish province. Although Finland remained fairly autonomous, Swedish was used in Finnish government, literature and education right up until the 19th century. The country separated from Sweden in 1809, and Finnish gradually gained dominance, becoming the official language of Finland in 1863.
Today there are several Finnish dialects, which are divided into two groups – the Western dialects and the Eastern dialects. They differ in very minor ways and are almost entirely mutually intelligible.
Finnish is one of two official languages of Finland, along with Swedish, and is also recognised as an official minority language in Sweden. It is an official language of the European Union.
How many people speak Finnish as their first language?
Approximately five million people speak Finnish as their first language, most of whom live in Finland (where around 90% of the population are native Finnish speakers).
Other first languages spoken in Finland include Swedish (around 5% of the population) and Sami. There are sizeable Finnish-speaking communities in Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia, Brazil, Canada and the United States.
Did you know…
- Although Finnish is not an Indo-European language, Finns are more genetically similar to their Indo-European-speaking neighbours than their Uralic-speaking ones (eg the indigenous Sami). This could be due to the absorption of Indo-European speakers migrating north into the country.
- In 1835 national feeling was given a huge boost by the publication of the Kalevala, an epic poem based on Finnish folklore and written in Finnish by Elias Lönnrot.
- Finnish contains many Germanic loanwords, despite not being an Indo-European language. This suggests that there would have been significant trade between Germanic people and ancient Finns.
- Finnish is written with the Swedish version of the Latin alphabet. This includes the distinct characters Ä and Ö, and several characters (b, c, f, q, w, x, z and å) used for words of non-Finnish origin.
Finland has mixed economy, with a similar per capita output to that of Sweden. International trade – 60% of which is within the European Union – accounts for one third of its GDP.
Finland is known for its high-tech electronics manufacturing industry, particularly exports such as mobile phones, but services form the largest sector of the economy (65%).
Finland joined the European Union in 1995, and is the only Nordic country to have joined the eurozone.
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