This is a collection from some of Bob’s documentary narrations, including for the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel in Southeast Asia. (You can watch the trailer from the National Geographic Channel’s “Japan’s Secret Sub” on this site.
Bob Kuhn’s narration, commissioned for a stirring video for the Boston Celtics, has power and passion to spare. They were looking for that “James Earl Jones” sort of sound – deep, resonant, classy, confident and sincere. Combine that with building high-energy sportscaster-style excitement, and the crowds at the Garden were on their feet. Here’s a sample of the voiceover.
Narration for the National Geographic Channel of “Japan’s Secret Sub” recorded for the international market. The producers were looking for an authoritative British narrator, serious and thoughtful. The resonant read they got is redolent with sophistication. By using the Japanese pronunciations for all names, (not included in sample) Bob demonstrated his meticulous research.
This is the one-and-a-quarter-minute trailer for the documentary.
Movie trailer for Leonardo Revealed, a documentary in production. A touch of mystery delivered in Bob’s signature deep, classy, and believable tones excites the listener about the intriguing story covered by this documentary. Needless to say, as the producer is Italian, the pronunciation of Italian names is done with care and accuracy. If you want, you can watch the whole trailer.
Bob recorded half a dozen travelogs for chinatour.com. This excerpt, about the amazing terracotta warriors of Xi’An demonstrates Bob’s ability to bring history/archeology to life.
[/audio]Download Xi’An sample.