Is the movie trailer voice dead?

I thought this was an interesting piece recently in the Globe and Mail. We rarely get calls for voicing movie trailers so what the article is saying has been my experience:

“Summer movie season is in full swing, but one iconic part of the viewing experience is missing in action: the trailer voiceover.

The gravelly voice that narrates previews – you know the one, he often starts with the words “in a world” – has all but vanished, according to a review of more than 200 blockbuster trailers over the past 20 years by The Globe and Mail. ”

Full article:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/in-a-world-without-voiceovers-what-happened-to-the-movie-trailer-voice/article18806436/

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One Response to “Is the movie trailer voice dead?”

  1. Ken Says:
    October 31st, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I spent a lot of time growing up perfecting my movie trailer voice, always hoping to take over when the greats had moved on. That time has come, and unfortunately marketing has moved on as well. Oh well, it’s a fun party trick I suppose.

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