By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 18, 2012
Where do you think movie trailer voice-over is headed?
Although people are still trying to imitate Don LaFontaine's voice and signature style, there are rumblings that trailer VO might be experiencing some changes.
What have you heard lately? Is there a new trend we should be paying attention to?
Join the discussion in today's VOX Daily.
14 year old Jake Foushee is one of the most recent YouTube phenomenons to grace the social stage online. His video has been viewed over 300,000 times since it was uploaded on February 23rd, 2012 and has amassed over 4,500 Likes.
As is common to many voice actors, Jake has been inspired by the late Don LaFontaine. Having grown up with "the voice of the movies," Jake has studied Don's delivery and is giving the DLF voice a try.
The video runs for about 30 seconds. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
With so many people trying to sound like Don and how deeply imprinted his voice is in our minds, it can be difficult to imagine the traditional style he authored changing any time soon. That being said, Don's passing has opened the door for change and new voices complete with different styles and interpretations will find their way into this niche of voice-over.
Regardless of where trailer is headed, young Jake here has great potential as a voice-over artist and I commend his efforts to develop his talent and seek feedback.
His performance and style aside, have you been noticing anything different about today's movie trailer voices? If so, I'd love to hear from you!
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