Rabbit Vocal Management
30 Apr 2012 by iclover
Q. Could you first explain to our readers a little about Rabbit Vocal Management’s services?
Rabbit exclusively represents a wide range of voices, from high profile actors to exciting emerging talent. On our books we have leading actors, famous comedians, DJs, broadcast presenters, excellent jobbing voiceover artists and character actors from kids to (of course) exceptionally talented voices for animation.
Our clients span advertising agencies, production companies, major broadcasters, games developers and animation companies, and we help to deliver projects as diverse as talking posters to international commercial campaigns.
Q. What is the driving force behind your work?
To be the best in our industry, to know our artists inside out and to never to be complacent – we still get as excited about a new creative brief as we did 15 years ago!
Q. What do you think sets Rabbit Vocal Management apart from its competitors?
Our excellent hand-picked, handcrafted talent!
We are very experienced and have developed industry-leading expertise over the years. We know what brands want and recently set up Rabbit Casting alongside the voice agency – if we can’t find you the voice you need from our own pool of talent we are happy to act as a casting service so you find exactly what you are looking for.
We also act as a consultancy dealing with anything from contractual and fee negotiations to booking studio sessions for you – we are here to make your lives easier!
Q. You have some big names on your books…what do you think attracts professionals of this calibre to your agency?
We are good at what we do, and are always striving to find ways to be better. We have been around for over 15 years now and have worked hard at building our reputation as it’s crucial to be very approachable. We also pride ourselves in how we look after our talent – we think of Rabbit as one big family and we are incredibly proud of who we represent.
Q. What can Rabbit Vocal Management’s services do for the animation industry?
Animation is a passion for our artists. Not only do we have names that can carry a big international project, but we also have some incredibly talented voices on our books that can literally have conversations with themselves as different characters. This enables clients to use fewer artists and less of their budget on talent!
We also love the briefs that come with casting an animation. We know our talent inside out, so it’s really exciting when your gut instinct tells that one of your artists is perfect for a part, and a real buzz when they then go on to get the role.
Over the past few years we have concentrated on acquiring an excellent and wide range of animation voices. We now have a lot of artists who work well together, in groups or in pairs, and voices that interact with each other effortlessly. This is great for improvisation and helps bring characters to life. We have such confidence in our talent list that we believe you could cast a major animation production from our roster alone. Go on, give it go!
Q. What makes a good voice-over artist?
A good voice-over artist can hear the pitch and tone of their own voice, and understands how to bring a script to life from the few pointers they are given from the director. They need to be able to find their own note, to immerse themselves in the project and to never fear making themselves look foolish.
They must listen to everyone in the room – the director, the engineer, the production assistant, even if the conversation is not directed at them. They need to be patient and to take direction well; even if they disagree with the direction they are given. The most important thing to know is when to actually keep their mouth shut!
For more information, visit www.rabbitvocalmanagement.co.uk