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Icelandic voice-over agency

Icelandic voice-over and subtitling agency
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Icelandic voice-over production made simple

As an established Icelandic voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Icelandic Voice-Over Service and Icelandic Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Icelandic voice talent, at a price you can afford.

Whether you are looking for Icelandic voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Icelandic voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Icelandic voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Icelandic audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.

Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Icelandic voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.

Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps

1.   browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2.   choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3.   complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour


Windows Live Messenger video translation in 37 languages

In partnership with Microsoft’s translation agency – Lionbridge, Matinée were commissioned to localise a set of Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 2011 product demonstration videos, which were originally created in Adobe After Effects.

Using the translations and screenshots provided by Lionbridge, Matinée cast and recorded a native female voice artist in 37 languages, and then edited and re-timed the After Effects animations to match the length of the foreign voice tracks.

These videos are now viewed worldwide in over 55 international markets.

A short history of the Icelandic language

Icelandic voiceover talent agency

Icelandic belongs to the West Scandinavian group of the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Along with other Scandinavian languages, it derives from Old Norse, which was spoken by the Germanic people who lived in Scandinavia during the Viking era.

Icelandic, Norwegian and Faroese derive from the West Norse dialect group, while Danish and Swedish derive from East Norse. Today, Icelandic and Faroese are categorised as Insular Scandinavian, while Danish, Norwegian and Swedish (which are essentially mutually intelligible) are classified as Mainland Scandinavian.

Old Norse was brought to Iceland in the 9th century by Norwegian settlers, and from the 14th century onwards it began to diverge significantly from the language spoken in Norway. The first written Icelandic texts, dating back to the 12th century, include the famous Icelandic Sagas and the historical writings of Snorri Sturluson.

Centuries of Danish rule had little effect on the development of Icelandic, partly due to the country’s remoteness and scattered population. Its resistance to change is a strong characteristic of the language, as is its uniformity – there are few dialects. Read more


So… you’ve been given a quote for voice-over, and it includes costs for cleaning and editing the audio.
But what does this mean? And why do you need the audio edited and cleaned? This video will explain all.

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It’s for the expertise of the staff, the range of services, and the superb customer service.

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