Voice over-performing is one of the most important and most popular arts nowadays, as it opened the way for the emergence of many beautifully crafted talents. However talent and good voice are not enough to do that (even they still the base), few mistakes could ruin this talent. Here’s some voice over tips to avoid those mistakes.
The most important 3 voice over tips:
Voice over-performing is a kind of fabulous imaginary journey, you come on board with the actor according to one thing, his charming voice and his performance which transfers certain feelings to you. However, you enjoy this trip to the max, your partner (the actor) should know few tips which could turn into mistakes…Like
The formation of Arabic words
Unlike all other languages all over the world, Arabic language got a bunch of signs (like accent if you want a further explanation), small signs above the character could totally change the meaning of the word. For example, 3 characters give you the meaning of home and also when you stress on the second character it turns to be a verb… بَيْت و بَيَّتَ
As a result, many actors could fall in this mistake, which will make the audience in confusion and misunderstanding of the meaning
It’s going to take time to practice on that but don’t worry it will going to be easier every time
Like the pronunciation of(B and P letters in English) Arabic does have the same thing as well some letters you should say it from lips and other come from throat with a full capacity of air ..EXAMPLE
ق letter comes from the throat
ب letter comes from lips
Also, some characters should be said in hoarse tone and others in a soft one.
This is one of the most important voice over tips .keeping your breath steady, not too fast and suitable with the number of words in the line you are going to read. In this regard, we remind every voice-over actor of the importance of breathing exercises (you can check them out in how to improve your voice article)
And for breathing properly you have to check out this video,
To make the best soundtrack
Further voice over tips will help you to make a perfect piece of soundtrack
Avoid making any additional sound while you’re reading the script like breathing loudly, chewing gum, swallowing saliva and stuff like that
Get away from the microphone with 25-30 cm distance that will make a higher quality of voice
3. Before recording make sure that you got every line of the script and feel it already, so you can pass it easily to the audiences and make sure to avoid confusion between your emotions in every single paragraph in the script.
Voice over tips for beginners:
Whatever your level of proficiency is you always have to keep those simple tips in your mind
Warm-up, not only your voice but your body too. Stretch your facial muscles, exercise your lips, cheeks, and mouth.
Read a lot and out loud especially in the Arabic language that will help you a lot to practice intonation, punctuation, and control length of the breathing.
At last, we in Ragab Voice can help you record your voice, write your script, do your mixing, sound design, or rent our studio for a mega-hit record.