Behind your voice-over

Who am I?

My name is François Lidove: male voice-over in home studio.

I have been a voiceover artist since 2011. I deliver my recordings all over the world from my personal professional studio. Over time, I have specialized in voiceover for motion design, corporate video, TV & Internet commercials and e-learning. 

About my voice

My voice is naturally young/young-adult (age of voice: 18-40 years). It is defined as a medium rather than a low voice. This voice frequency is perfectly adapted to voice-over advertising because it is easily positioned in a sound mix. In particular, it allows you to remain very clear and understandable in a sequence with a bass-heavy music. This makes it easier to retain the background of the message.

What's more, it's naturally dynamic, friendly and natural. Of course, I can adapt it to suit the context and the intention you wish to convey.


2019 - Aldo Benito Madrid - Voice Coaching

2015 - Pat Fraley - Voice training
Creation of vocal characters

2013 - Le Nombril du Monde Lyon - Café théâtre

2011 - Cours Jean-Laurent Cochet Paris - Acting

2010 - Voiceover Coaching - Voiceover Training

How does a voice-over collaboration work?

Integrating a voice-over into a project, whether it's an advertisement, a training module or an audio guide, raises many questions. Companies and studios that do it regularly are well aware of this. The reason is simple: voice is such a natural and integral part of our daily lives that we don't realize that it is part of a whole universe of content. It's one of the ingredients in the recipe for your media, just like video, message, music... It's all a question of balance. That's what I often explain when I'm working with you. 

My role as an actor specializing in male voice-overs is to provide you with expertise, experience and a constructive viewpoint. This translates in a very practical way into the way I approach and structure the recording of your voice-over project. 

The process differs depending on whether you already have a clear idea of what you want to convey by voice, or whether this aspect has yet to be defined.

Case 1: you have a very precise idea of the message, tone, rhythm and intention

Perfect. You're looking for quality and efficiency. In this case, we generally proceed in three stages for voice-over delivery.

1/ I record a test with 2 or 3 tone proposals according to the brief

2/ You validate the tone that best suits your idea

3/ I proceed to the complete recording of the project in my studio in autonomy or in directed session and I deliver it to you.

Case 2: you want to include a voice-over but don't have a clear idea

This is much more common than it seems, even in companies that are used to the exercise.

That's precisely why I've developed a specific tool: the "Creative Memo". This playful document clarifies the objectives and helps guide the creation of a well-calibrated brief. This step is essential, and helps you to position yourself better during recording sessions. You gain in efficiency, it limits the number of takes,... 

Thanks to this guide, you'll be able to ask yourself the right questions, step by step. For my part, it gives me a quick, clear overview of the issues at stake and the work that's been done upstream. As a result, I can better grasp the important messages to be conveyed, and I can integrate myself into the project in a precise and coherent way to bring real added value to your project and to all the work done beforehand.

A project in progress?