Monday, September 22, 2008

Is this the voice?

So, McCain DID pitch a curveball -- and what a curveball! Sarah Palin has the Democrats tying themselves in knots, and resorting to slimy tactics that make me want to gag.

As a sidelight on the story at The Jawa Report about how David Axelrod seems to be 'astroturfing' smears of Sarah Palin all over the Internet, I was curious to see if one could find the name of the announcer Obama uses for his regular video ads. I think it's Cedering Fox.

Cedering Fox was the voice actor who did the in-hall announcing at the Pepsi Center during the DNC Convention this year. She's also a longtime voice-over talent on Democratic Party and candidate spots through her affiliation with Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns and Associates (GMMB), a political consulting and advocacy advertising agency.

Listen to her voice demo and then listen to the Palin smear video. Note in both cases the deep timbre of the voice, the sibilant 's' sounds, and how on the demo reel she varies her voice characterization just as the actor on the Palin video uses a different voice for the Alaskan Independence quote compared to the rest of the ad.

Not that this is Earth-shattering, just interesting.


Stephanie Ciccarelli said...

Hi there,

Yes, the announcer (voice over talent) at the Democrat convention for Obama was Cedering Fox.


Stephanie Ciccarelli
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stuiec said...


Do you know if Cedering Fox has done any voice-over work on official campaign ads for Barack Obama?

Another actor who sounds like the voice on the Obama ads is Anne Gartlan. Do you know her work?

- stuiec