By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 6, 2008
For someone who listens to voice overs day in day out (on purpose) and pays special attention to subtle elements of the art form, that question often pops into my head.
Sometimes I know who it is, and when I do, I smile to myself with great satisfaction. Other times, I'm left pondering "Who's that voice?".
Does that happen to you?
Last night, I made a run out to one of our local grocery stores to pick up a few things and decided for the first time ever that I would try one of those "self-checkout" aisles, and you guessed it, it talked.
I wondered to myself "Who's that voice?"
The people behind me, who were obviously well-versed in the act of self-checkout, were likely a little miffed that I took so long (the pressure was on, believe me!).
Thankfully, that's not the focus of this article :)
A female voice greeted me and guided me along. She directed me to scan each item, put the items into bags, and basically prompted each step along the way. I felt more at ease than if it were simply a computer screen. The lady's voice was very professional and I wouldn't be surprised if the voice actor has a listing on Voices.com.
So, if you're the North American (possibly Canadian) female voice actor who did the voice over for the self-checkout at the Real Canadian Superstore (parent company is Loblaw Companies Limited), please be sure to comment so that I can thank you personally!
I also want to give you the opportunity to chime in with voices you recognize. This will create a wonderful way to find out who voices what through community collaboration. Genius!
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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