San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Strategies for Effective Voice-Over
Aim and Content of the Course
Trainer: Helen Tagg
This course looks at the elements needed for an effective voice-over and why it is so hard to produce.
We then focus on one specific area which interpreters often struggle with; making the English sound smooth and coherent. During the day you will have a number of exercises to practice upon to match the theory with real interpreting experience.
Voice-over can give even experienced interpreters heart palpitations, so the number one rule of the training room must be to make you feel safe and ready to try things out - all our feedback to date has emphasised and appreciated this focus.
When you feel supported and safe, you are ready to try new ideas out and to stretch your voice-over skills. We aim to leave you feeling you've achieved something and ready to practice in the real world!
Outline/Agenda for the day
- Issues with voice-over and the disconnect between how BSL and English work
- What is clear, coherent English ... and how does that relate to an interpreting setting?
- Coping strategies
- Common issues, and suggested solutions
- Voice-over practice with (useful but friendly!) feedback
Helen Tagg has over 10 years' experience of training and supporting interpreters and was one of the co-founders (now sole owner) of Sign Gecko which has created itself a reputation in delivering 'quality training for qualified interpreters'.
Helen is an ASLI-Approved Mentor and holder of City & Guilds Certificate in Delivering Learning and offers Supervision and Mentoring to interpreters of varying levels of experience and qualification - it's amazing how much better you can see with two heads rather than one.
Having qualified in 2002, Helen has worked in a wide variety of interpreting settings including Leeds Interpreting Service and Sheffield Hallam University before becoming freelance and specialising in working with people with learning difficulties and latterly theatre interpreting.
Helen strongly believes that interpreters need support and a safe place to catch their breath so they can assess their skill set, as well as genuinely useful courses which lead them to becoming better interpreters - and all of Sign Gecko's training is based around these two concepts
When & Where
Training Advocacy And Guidance Service
We currently work alongside organisations that engage or might want to engage with the deaf community.
We provide advice and support through our Deaf Access Centres, Interpreter Support Network and Interpreter Development Programme.
Please see below for our current list of available training