Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Billy, Amy & Fran...

This week, I voiced promotional trailers for the BBC...and was given a sneak peek into the fabulous festive schedule. On BBC Radio Scotland, don't miss Billy Connolly who'll be featured in Scotland on Song, On The Road With Amy McDonald and Fran Healy on Stark Talk. Also, early January on BBC One Scotland (TV) switch on to the fascinating documentary, Pre-Teen Proms. Meanwhile, here's a wee quote from the Big Yin'...

"I think my securities outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be." - Billy Connolly

Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Snowflakes...

"Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand
and melting like a snowflake..."
- Francis bacon Sr


Monday, 6 December 2010

Zero Waste Scotland...

The new Scottish Government's Natural Scotland 'Give It Another Life' recycling TV ad is now available to watch here. I'm the saucy bottle! :)

Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

what counts...

"Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Scotland...

Earlier today I was over at BBC Radio Scotland to voice a promo for a
St Andrews Day
feature on The Culture Cafe, in which Billy Kay makes a special case for the Scots language. It got me thinking about this famous voice of Scots culture...

"O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us. And foolish notion; What airs in dress and gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n devotion!"

"Dare to be honest and fear no labor"

- Robert Burns

Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Happiness...


Image via Google

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Openheim

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Menie....



If you watch the video and want to find out more, click here.

Only when the last tree has died,
the last river has been poisoned,

the last fish has been caught,
will we realize that we can't eat money.
- A Native American proverb

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sharing...


"If you knew what I know about the power of giving,
you would not let a single meal pass
without sharing it in some way".
- The Buddah

You can share the pleasure of a delicious meal this christmas time by helping the homeless with Street Smart. Throughout the festive season, you can add a voluntary £1 or more to your bill at many participating restaurants throughout the country. You can also make a donation online.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Character...



"Wrinkles show how we've worked hard,
raised kids,enjoyed good meals, tossed back a
drink or two, laughed, cried and struggled.
They are just symptoms of what gives our lives value.
If you really didn't ever want to get wrinkles,
you should have stopped smiling years ago."
- Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop

Friday, 5 November 2010

Recycling...


I had lots of fun taking part in a recycling voice project for Natural Scotland this week! Of course, we can all do a little (or heaps) to reduce landfill and waste. This old proverb sums it up neatly...

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without".
- New England proverb


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

tree image via google images, artist unknown

James Lowe

"time to scale the heights,
stretch for the surface,
reach for the light"

- James Lowe - The Sense

It's the weekend! So, my resident creative collaborator & talented singer-songwriter James Lowe is giving music lovers a free track from his debut album Radio Friendly. Click on the link to James Lowe - Facebook Page, go to Band Profile and download! You can buy the complete album & find out more about James Lowe at his official website www.jameslowe.info.

"beautiful & indeed very radio friendly" - BBC Radio Scotland
Image via labelleviegirl

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Family...

The off-beat uncle, glamorous gran, philosophical father, outrageous sibling, an infamous grandfather, scandalous cousin, mighty matriarch, inspirational mother, fun lovin' aunty, golf-lovin' grandpa, free-spirited granny, big-hearted brother, super-square sister, awesome offspring... Family! Many families have at least one "real character"...probably with a story well worth telling!? Perhaps, tales of one of your ancestors is still retold at family gatherings today? Well, it could be your time to put pen to paper...

Today, I voiced a promotion for a collaboration between BBC Radio Scotland and Scottish Book Trust, inviting you to write a short story about an incredible character in your family. The story can be based around a particular person or event, and it can be funny, sad, old or new. It could be broadcast or published in a book. Would you love a special family character to be given a place in written or broadcasting history? Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland/familylegends.

"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors..." - Thich Nhat Hant


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Influence...


"Did you ever watch a flock of sandpipers on the beach, how they ebb and flow with the tides.... at once they all will be flying in a certain direction, and then in an instant the entire flock will turn simultaneously and take a new direction...I suspect that it is but one bird that creates the thought that turns the flock, and the one thought becomes immediately manifested in all the others. The same Spirit that moves within the birds also moves within you. One person, one idea, one thought can turn the flock of society... It is not a question as to whether we make a difference, for we all make a difference, each of us in our own way. It is the difference we make that is important."
- Excerpt from speech attributed to Stalking Wolf, Apache

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Happy Trees...

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The next best time is now.
- Chinese Proverb

Just a quick note of thanks to A Local Printer - Eco Friendly Printing, who produced postcards for my recent mail out on FSC, recycled paper. They're a great little company offering a range of eco-friendly printing services, including short-run options.


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Education...

Doris Day in Teacher's Pet

I recently enjoyed voicing some training materials for the Scottish Government's Learning & Teaching Scotland. Here's a quote from one of history's great teachers...


"Teaching is the highest form of understanding"
- Aristotle


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Humanity...

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper,
it takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning"
- Maya Angelou

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Ocean...

"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul"
- Kate Chopin, The Awakening

This information helped to inform my updated Ethical Voice policy....

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Gandalf...


"...All we have to decide is what to do
with the time that is given to us"
- Gandalf (on difficult situations)

Sunday, 3 October 2010

...dreams

"Dreams are the seedlings of reality" - Napoleon Hill

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Buddah...

"The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future,
or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live in the present moment,
wisely and earnestly"
- Buddah

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Inspiration...

"Leap....and the net will appear."
- a Zen Proverb

Image via google, source unknown

Radio...




The show that rocks! It was very exciting to be guest co-presenting with Martin Ingram and Jim Gellatly for Sunday Late Show on Original 106. We played 2 hours of awesome new music, mixed up with a few classics - Eddie Vedder, Frightened Rabbit, The Who, Emma's Imagination, Athlete, Santana with India Arie, Blur, Jim Gellatly's song of the week and a whole lot more. You can also listen live every week from 10pm - go to Original 106 for more details.


Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.


Wisdom...

Pay attention to the little things.
One day you'll realise they were the big things.
- Unknown

Innovation...


Voice projects are pretty much always a pleasure but some are especially rewarding, like encouraging innovation, talent and positive ideals. I recently voiced a promotional trailer on behalf of the Scottish Government and National Geographic TV, highlighting The Saltire Prize, Scotland's £10 million challenge to accelerate the commercial development of marine energy. It's exciting to think that this opportunity for innovative minds could lead to a clean, safe, renewable energy future, which will hopefully also protect and respect our natural environment too! Meanwhile, a commercial for Young Enterprise Scotland - aims to help young people in Scotland develop self esteem and find the entrepreneur within. I kicked off my career in media with the help of a youth training initiative - it was a great experience and as they say, I never looked back...



Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Yoda...

"Do or do not. There is no try"
- Yoda

me...

Welcome to my new blog! I'm a Scottish female voice over artist - I earn a living by providing my voice for documentaries, promotions, commercials, educational podcasts, radio shows and so on. I've always been really excited by the power of the spoken word! A clever catchphrase has the power to capture the imagination. A beautiful speech has the power to change the world. So, aside from updating you on my work, this blog is also a celebration of incredible voices! Voices of Wisdom, Voices of Reason, Voices of Inspiration - hopefully in the coming weeks, you'll find them all here....

www.vickywatt.co.uk