Korean voice-over agency
Korean voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Korean 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 Korean 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 Korean voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Korean 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 Korean Voice Talent
Here is a selection of Korean 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 Korean 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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Female Korean voice artist for Windows Live Messenger video
Back In 2011 we worked closely with Microsoft’s translation agency to produce a localised explainer video, ready for the launch of Windows Live Messenger 2011. The video was fully localised for 55 markets, and this case-study showcases the Korean version we produced for the South Korean market.
Microsoft wanted a friendly, bright and clear female voice and we cast Jude who is now one of our preferred Korean voice talents. The localised animation does an effective job of communicating the features of Live Messenger 2011 without boring viewers and we went on to produce many more projects for them.
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A short history of the Korean language
Korean shares many linguistic features with Japanese, another language commonly – though by no means definitively – said to be part of the Altaic family. It was also influenced by Chinese (with many Chinese characters incorporated into the written language), although this belongs to a separate language family.
Han’gul, the Korean writing system used today, was devised during the reign of King Sejong (1397-1450). Its purpose was to overcome the restrictions of using Chinese to express the Korean language, by providing the Korean people with their own accessible, phonetic script.
There were, and still are, a number of regional dialects in Korea. After the capital was moved to Kaesong in the 10th century, the Kaesong dialect became the national standard. Although there are minor differences in the dialects spoken in North Korea and South Korea, both countries essentially adhere to the standards set out by the Korean Language Society in 1933.
Korean is the official language of both South Korea (Republic of Korea) and North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). It is also one of two official languages in China’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.
How many people speak Korean as their first language?
It is estimated that over 75 million people speak Korean as their first language, including 48 million in South Korea, 24 million in North Korea, two million in China, one million in the United States and 500,000 in Japan and Russia.
There are other significant Korean-speaking communities in Singapore, Thailand, Guam and Paraguay.
Did you know…
- South Koreans have a hybrid writing system which uses both Chinese characters (for words derived from Chinese) and han’gul (for Korean words). North Koreans have completely removed Chinese characters from their writing system and write everything – even Chinese-derived words – in han’gul.
- Han’gul is said to be one of the most scientific phonetic alphabets ever devised. It comprises 40 characters, including 14 consonants, five double consonants, 10 vowels and 11 dipthongs. Korean is not a tonal language – there is little variation in pitch and phrases are evenly stressed.
- Korean – along with Chinese, Japanese and Arabic – is ranked as one of the hardest languages in the world to learn.
South Korea’s market economy is the 15th largest in the world by nominal GDP. It is one of the G-20 major economies, and in 2010 Korea was the seventh largest exporter and 10th largest importer in the world.
South Korea is one of the Four Asian Tigers – countries with high-growth economies – together with Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. It is a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The North Korean economy
North Korea remains largely isolated from the world, which makes its economy difficult to assess. It is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.
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