French Canadian voice-over agency
French Canadian voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best French Canadian 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 French Canadian 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 French Canadian voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our French Canadian 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.
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Featured French-Canadian Voice Talent
Featured French Canadian
Here is a selection of French Canadian 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 French Canadian 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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French Canadian voice-over - Listen to the Warnings
Their recent project, ‘Listen to the Warnings’ was commissioned by Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto specialise in mining and processing the earth’s mineral resources. This requires the use of massive machinery, and that can often create hazardous noise levels. This video very demonstrates why it is so important to wear ear protection, and the possible impact on quality of life if you don’t! Over-exposure to excessive noise causes irreversible damage to the hearing, which can often lead to deafness.
We produced the French Canadian translation and voice-over dubbing, and this short clip demonstrates a couple of the voices used. We had excellent feedback from the Rio Tinto employees in Canada, and we’re very proud of our contribution to this project.
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A short history of the French Canadian language
These different versions, which vary from each other – and from standard French – in terms of both accent and vocabulary, exist because of the long history of French settlement in Canada.
The French first arrived in Canada (originally New France) in 1534, and Québec City was founded in 1608. These settlers came from parts of France other than Paris, and so the language developed along different lines to standard French, which evolved from Parisian French. Acadian French developed from the dialects spoken by settlers from western France in Nova Scotia, in the 17th century.
French Canadians remained a strong cultural group even after the British won control of New France in 1763, and accounted for one third of the population when the Dominion of Canada was established in 1867. After the Second World War there was a growing demand for self-rule in Québec, and the issue remains contentious. French was recognised as Québec’s official language in 1974.
French is one of Canada’s two official languages. In the province of Québec it is the only official language.
How many people speak Canadian French as their first language?
Approximately 25% of the population of Canada can speak French. Most of these live in Québec, where 95% of the population speak French – 82% as their first language.
Did you know…
- One of the differences between Canadian and standard French is its anglicisation, due to the country’s bilingual status and proximity to the United States. Popular anglicisms include anyway, cute, job, sandwich and whatever.
- Lesser-known (and endangered) Canadian French dialects include Métis French (spoken in Manitoba and Western Canada) and Newfoundland French (spoken on the Port-au-Port peninsular of Newfoundland).
- The explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano named the whole of the Atlantic coast north of Virginia ‘Arcadia’ on his 16th century map, evoking Greek ideals of unspoilt wilderness. This is the origin of the name Acadia.
- Cajuns are an ethnic group descended from Acadian exiles from the Maritime Provinces, who live mainly in the US state of Louisiana. They have a strong tradition of culture and cuisine, as well as their own dialect, Cajun French.
Canada has the 11th largest economy in the world, with high living standards, a skilled labour force and abundant natural resources.
Major industries include logging, oil and manufacturing, particularly automobile and aircraft. Canada’s long coastline supports an important commercial fishing and seafood industry – the 8th largest in the world. However, the economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs around 75% of the population.
Canada is a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the G8.
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