Earshot Creative Podcast – Commercial Production

Earshot Creative Podcast – Commercial Production

Off the back of VOX 2016, I was kindly invited by the legendary Steve Martin to contribute to an episode of the Earshot Creative industry podcast to chat about Commercial Production. Myself, my Wireless Group colleague Dan Seavers and Maple Street Studios & Radioworks Senior Creative Producer Sara Hashem joined Steve in the studio to chat about our creative processes on a national and local level, and the challenges we face when attempting to get great audio and commercial content on-air. We shared examples of our own work and some of our favourite radio commercial productions which have inspired us in what we do. Take some advice from the great Darren Altman and give it a listen here.  ...
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Voiceover and Audio Conference – VOX 2016

Voiceover and Audio Conference – VOX 2016

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak on Commercial Creativity at the annual VOX Voiceover and Audio conference at the Radisson Blu in Manchester. VOX is a UK based conference, designed to serve the voiceover and audio industry. Wander around the room and you’ll find yourself bumping into voiceover artists, actors, producers, voice & advertising agents, creative writers, radio & TV stations, productions houses…the list goes on. It’s a real who’s who of creative media talent… So imagine my mental state leading up this event, knowing I was giving a keynote presentation. Honestly, if it weren’t for my wife, I’d probably be a total hermit. Facing the sunlight only to extend a pale, pasty hand into the fridge for another Diet Coke. That’s fairly standard for a producer though, right? Suffice to say, speaking in front of a room full of industry professionals isn’t my natural habitat. However, despite my daunted nervousness beforehand, I loved every second...
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Audio Production & Voiceover – Welcome to rickloynes.com

"Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Be honest, do you ever take the time to just stop and take stock of your current situation? Are you where you expected you'd be this time last year? At the beginning of a new year, it's often helpful to think on such things. I find myself here at the beginning of 2017, looking forward to what the next year will bring. I know that 2017 will launch me into a new stage in my audio production and voiceover career with a mixture of certainty and uncertainty. The certainties are comforting, the bits we can control & plan for. The uncertainties are something different altogether...it's scary and risky, it pushes us away from our comfort zone...and it's so exciting! So, with all of that said, welcome to my new website! Thanks for making it past the first paragraph of my very first blog...I think it'll take me a while to get used...
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