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Welsh voice-over agency

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

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

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

Welsh voice over for The Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body. Their brief is to help make Britain fairer. They are responsible for safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.

They required a translation and voice over service for their animation, promoting the benefits of equality and human within the United Kingdom. Geraint, a male Welsh voice talent was selected to discuss how human rights protect us in our day-to-day lives. His firm but caring tone was the ideal sound to demonstrate the commission’s message.

We time-coded the script and added a burnt-in time-code (BITC) to the video to help Geraint in the studio to record time-synced to the English version. Our experienced engineer then mixed the voice-over with the music track and laid back to video.

A short history of the Welsh language

Welsh voiceover talent agency

Welsh (Cymraeg) belongs to the Celtic language group, one of the nine branches of the Indo-European family of languages. It is one of the oldest languages in Europe – possibly dating back 4,000 years.

Celtic languages were spoken throughout Europe before the spread of the Roman Empire. The ones that survived were those that had migrated from the mainland to the western islands of Britain and Ireland during the Bronze Age or Iron Age.

Over time, Proto-Celtic divided into four sub-groups. Of these, two are now extinct (Gaulish and Hispano-Celtic). The others are Brittonic (which includes Welsh, Cornish and Breton, as well as the extinct languages of Cumbric and Pictish) and Goidelic (which includes Irish, Manx and Scottish Gaelic).

The Welsh language has faced significant threats over the years, particularly dilution by the influx of English-speaking workers to Wales during the Industrial Revolution; by 1911 it had become a minority language. There is now a huge drive to keep the language alive in Wales, with Welsh a compulsory subject in schools up to the age of 16. 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 it? This video will explain…