What’s New With PETER K. O’CONNELL, August 2023 is part of a series in which MVO: The Voice-Over Guys checks-in with one of our male voiceover talents to learn more about a recent media project he has voiced. Here’s what Peter shared with us.
Q. You mentioned a really cool voiceover project in your recent MVO: The Voiceover Guys update. Can you talk about who the project was for and where it was heard or seen?
A: Sure, I was very pleased to be signed as the voiceover talent for SpeedAgro, an Argentinian based company that provides comprehensive and responsible solutions for agriculture in Argentina and 12 other countries. I was the voiceover talent for their recently completed English language corporate story video.
Q. What made the media production’s content especially interesting from your perspective?
A: Working with an international production company, the unique aspect I usually come across is English as a second language. Nothing a little patience on both sides can’t overcome. But I was fortunate enough to work with a production company that has been a long time client – they have always been great to work with so there were no language issues on this project.
Q. As the voice talent in your media project, were there any kinds of special ways you prepared for your voiceover performance? Or anything unique you had to execute from a technical standpoint?
A: Technically, this was a very easy project as I’ve worked with this production house before, they trust my work and just record at my studio in my StudioBricks booth. Part of the reason they trust my work, I think, is that we have always have a very fruitful, open discussion about the sound and tone of the voiceover needed…sharing options and examples and honing in on the sound they want. I try and do this will all my voiceover clients.
Q. Briefly, are there any other recent voiceover projects you’ve done that you want to share with us?
A: Yes, I have a nice national radio spot coming out soon for a big retailer…and until it comes out, that’s all I can say. 🙂
ABOUT PETER K. O’CONNELL
IT WAS 1969 and I was in kindergarten.
Our saintly teacher, Sister Donna Marie, took our class on a trip to WEBR-AM in Buffalo, NY.
The minute I walked into that radio station control room…BOOM!
Everything changed for me. Everything.
I knew instantly my life would always include a microphone.
From securing my high school’s first-ever broadcasting internship to hosting Dayton, Ohio’s #1 rated Saturday night request show on a 50,000-watt FM station while only in college, I’ve been behind a microphone almost ever since.
My audio production and voiceover work evolved into my voiceover production company, audio’connell Voiceover Talent.
There, I voice commercials, narrations and broadcast promos for clients like Amazon (AWS), Crest Toothpaste, iHeart Radio and Duracell Batteries.
In 2016, we O’Connells packed up our Conestoga wagon and ventured from our longtime home in Buffalo, NY to Raleigh, NC (near Research Triangle Park), where my Source-Connect equipped, professional recording studio serves media producers world-wide.