Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station | Explainer Voiceover

I was delighted to record two video voiceovers explaining the planning process for “Bradwell B” – the proposed new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea Essex, UK. The Bradwell B site was designated by the government in 2011 as being potentially suitable for a new nuclear power station. The initial proposals are for a twin reactor power station, able to generate enough low carbon electricity to power around four million homes. The animated explainer videos cover two topics related to the proposals.

  • DCO – Development Consent Order
  • The Planning Application Process

To prepare for each voiceover I received a graphic storyboard and script. The client brief for tone of voice was “informative, clear and simple” – and a style reference was made to my previous voiceover work on the animation for Mainstream Renewable Power.

I recorded the audio at my Personal London Studio and self-directed the session. I supplied two full takes of each script, to give the client some options in the video editing suite. To help speed up the production process, I applied my own recipe of EQ and Compression to the files.

Studio: Personal Studio
Microphone: Lewitt LCT 540 S
Signal Path: DBX 286s, Focusrite Saffire Pro 14
Direction: Self Directed

Voiceover Brief and Skills 

  • Provide a voiceover with a RP/Neutral English accent and an “informative, clear and simple” tone of voice.
  • Self-Direction of Voiceover session, taking into account the video Storyboards and context of the project.

Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station
A proposed new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea Essex. The two investors in the Bradwell B project are CGN and EDF Group. CGN is a major generator of low carbon energy in China and around the world