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  • In a world where cat videos and memes rule the feeds,

  • one media company will rise above the noise,

  • this is Great Big Story.

  • Okay, Redd, that was great.

  • Thank you. You got it.

  • Yeah, that was great. Cool.

  • You can stop speaking like that now though.

  • What do you mean?

  • This is how I always speak.

  • Okay, cut!

  • My name is Redd Pepper, I'm a voice over artist.

  • In the UK, I voice hundreds of movie trailers,

  • "Men in Black," saving the Earth from the scum of the universe.

  • "Blair Witch Project," "Armageddon,"

  • "Space Jam," "Mr. Bean's Holiday,"

  • so many, I forget half of them, to be honest with you.

  • I started doing television adverts,

  • animations, audio books, I do a lot of video games as well

  • and a lot of them are sound effects,

  • a goose in the background.

  • (donkey braying)

  • (roaring)

  • Mr. Bean.

  • When I first started doing movie trailers,that was fun:

  • one man, coming soon to a cinema near you.

  • Sometimes I do romantic movies . . . in a sleepy town;

  • sometimes I'm doing horror . . . don't answer the door!

  • You've got to use your voice;

  • you've got to raise it sometimes;

  • and you've gotta take it to the depths.

  • Very occasionally I get recognized,

  • but generally no, but the time I do get recognized,

  • the phone goes off on the train, guaranteed.

  • Hello, and people look up from behind the newspapers.

  • The way I got into being a voice artist was kind of strange,

  • I used to drive trains on the London Underground;

  • one morning I was making my announcements,

  • all stations (passengers) to Harrow, mind the doors.

  • A television executive was a passenger on my train;

  • he got off at the next stop,

  • ran up to my cab, we exchanged details;

  • and the rest is history.

  • I've had some strange experiences as a voice artist,

  • I was doing a trailer for "Jurassic Park, The Lost World,"

  • Steven Spielberg movie and, kindly, they chose me to do the voice in the UK.

  • Something is coming, something big!

  • And as I said that, a voice in my headphones said,

  • "Wow, that's a great voice!"

  • And I didn't recognize it was Steven Spielberg,

  • he was listening in from the States into London.

  • Well I swore, I said, who the (expletive) is that?

  • Everybody went crazy in the studio,

  • "Shh, shh, no, it's Spielberg on the set!"

  • I appreciate what I do;

  • I'm still meticulous about what I do;

  • I'm still proud of what I do.

  • I really don't look at it as a job.

  • I'm having fun. It really is a cool job;

  • it's gotta be up there with one of the coolest jobs on the planet.

  • Right, you got it?

  • Cool, I'm out of here.

  • Oh, that's a wrap.

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