Tagalog voice-over agency
Tagalog voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Tagalog 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 Tagalog 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 Tagalog voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Tagalog 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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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.
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Choose English read in a foreign accent
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A short history of the Tagalog language
The origins of Tagalog can be traced back around 5,000 years to the arrival of the first wave of Indonesians to the islands; it has been shown to have some common roots with Bahasa Indonesian.
When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century there was no common language of the Philippines – there were many different languages (and different dialects of those). Spanish didn’t take hold, but brought many loanwords to the local languages. Indeed, over the years the Philippines’ position as a major trading hub brought it under the influence of many other languages, including Chinese.
When the Philippines became a republic in the 20th century there was a complicated (and at times controversial) process of establishing a standardised national language – first called Pilipino, then Filipino – but essentially a version of Tagalog (the country’s most widely spoken language) based on the Manila dialect.
Which countries have Tagalog as a national language?
The standardised version of Tagalog, Filipino, is one of two official languages of the Philippines, along with English. There are over 100 other languages spoken in the Philippines, but the 12 recognised regional languages are Bicol, Sama-Bajaw, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Maguindanao, Maranao, Pangasinan, Surigaonon, Tausug, Waray-Waray and Zamboangueño Chavacano.
How many people speak Tagalog as their first language?
It is estimated that Tagalog is spoken as a first language by around a third of the population of the Philippines – over 22 million people. A further 65 million people speak it as their second language.
Did you know…
- Before the Spanish brought their Latin script to the Philippines in the 16th century, the local people used a script called baybayin or alibata for their written languages.
- The first Tagalog alphabet, developed in the 1930s, was called the abakada. It consisted of 20 letters – five vowels and 15 consonants – and was specifically designed to represent the sounds of the language.
- The next Tagalog alphabet was issued by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports in 1976. It was called Pinagyamang Alpabeto (Enriched Alphabet), and included a further 11 consonants.
- Today the Modern Filipino Alphabet (Makabagong Alpabetong Filipino) consists of 28 letters. It was established in 1987 during the Aquino presidency.
The Philippines economy
The Philippines, a newly industrialised country, has the 40th largest economy in the world. It is one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, and has been named as one of the Tiger Cub Economies (along with Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand – so-called because they are following in the export-driven footsteps of the original Four Asian Tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan). Goldman Sachs has identified the Philippines as one of the N-11 (Next Eleven) economies, and estimates that it will be the 14th largest economy in the world by 2050.
Major exports include electronic products, transport equipment, clothing, copper products and petroleum products.
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