A ‘Voice of God’ (VOG) artist is a role in-between host and announcer. It’s their job to part-host perhaps interacting with the audience and helping to ensure the event runs smoothly, but also to make announcements, such as introducing speakers or inviting award winners onto the stage.
Whether live or pre-recorded, a ‘VOG’ artist is a great way to make the event memorable by adding some Hollywood-award glamour. Just check out Gina’s ‘VOG’ reel below, which includes her work with BAFTA.
With a professional ‘VOG,’ their experience sets them in good stead to make impromptu commentary and unexpected last second changes which creates uniqueness and spontaneity to every situation and event, increasing entertainment and eliminating the ”cringe factor”. Plus their authority and seamless continuation that a really enthusiastic announcer adds can elevate your event to the highest professional level.
One of the best things about hiring a ‘Voice Of God’ artist is that their commentary can be pre-recorded (a great option if you’re looking to mix the audio with some video content) or be spoken live!
A definite plus point to having the audio pre-recorded is that the script can be tweaked and mistakes rectified. This is great if you wish to edit voiceover to video for example or have any tricky name pronunciations that the artist has to learn.
But there’s no doubt that a pre-record ‘VOG’ can lack charisma. Allowing your ‘VOG’ to host live, can definitely bring a spark of personality and additional humour to the event
As true professionals, what they say might sound ‘off-the cuff’, but it certainly isn’t – they know how to deliver, entertain and engage!
If pre-recorded is preferred, then know that ALL of our ‘VOG’ artists have professional home studios, so they can deliver pre-record content remotely (and can be directed via Zoom, Teams or similar) – or they can travel to a studio of your choice. However, if you’d prefer the artist to host live, then our Voice of God artist can also attend the event in-person to host any commentary required.
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