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Icelandic voice-over agency

Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the Icelandic voice recording and subtitling industry for over thirty years, and our experience is second to none. You can trust us to deliver exactly what you need, and at a price you can afford.
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Icelandic voice-over production made simple

Matinée Multilingual has been setting the quality standards in the UK’s Icelandic voice-over recording industry for over 30 years, from our recording studios in Reading. We offer a comprehensive range of voice-over recording services, and subtitling services in Icelandic, and in over 80 other foreign languages.

We have a good selection of the very best Icelandic 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 Icelandic 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 Icelandic voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.

To check the availability of our Icelandic 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 project@matinee.co.uk or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.

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We have a large database of Icelandic voice talent for you to choose from.

Here is a selection of Icelandic 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 Icelandic 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: project@matinee.co.uk

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    Case Study

    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.

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    A short history of the Icelandic language

    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.
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    We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.

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    The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.

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    I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects

    I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.

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    The Big Word

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    The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.

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    A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through!  Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.

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    Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.

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    Jon Watkins TV

    Quick response to meet my deadline

    I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.

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    Shell UK Ltd

    The quality delivered is spot on

    I have been working with Shauna on large e-learning voice-over and subtitling projects into German, Russian and US and UK English for over 5 years. Shauna has always been a pleasure to work with, and the quality delivered by Matinée is always spot on.

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    WHP International