One of the most important skills that a voice commentator must have is proper breathing because excess breaths may hinder the issuance of words perfectly and may spoil the work as a whole, so we offer you in this topic further information about the importance of breathing perfectly and examples of exercises to achieve that.
The importance of proper breathing of the voice-over actor:
One of the most important skills that must be available in the voice commentator is breathing in a correct way. If there are any respiratory or organic diseases that impede sound to exit in the appropriate manner, you will have to cure it and basically doing breathing exercises is very important to strengthen your diaphragm.
You must have enough breath so you don’t run out of the air at the end of sentences or wheeze or puff for breath between or inside sentences. There should be no sudden fading or swallowing. In the following lines, we show you the 3 most important breath exercises for the vocal commentator:
1- The most important and first exercise is to take a deep breath from the nose, then hold it inside and count to five, then quietly let it out from the mouth whilst also you count to five. This exercise helps you to breathe in the correct way and prolonged breathing. You can repeat this exercise daily 5 times over 5 groups and gradually increase them.
2- Stand up straight and put your hand on your stomach and take a deep breath from the nose, then press your stomach with your hands and quietly remove the breath from the mouth.
You can repeat that exercise daily 5 times over 5 groups and gradually increase them.
3- Exercise 4,2,4, which is a well-known exercise between athletes and vocal commentators, and it is an exercise designed to regulate breathing, relaxation, de-stressing and clearing the mind, and the vocal commentator needs all of this before starting work, and the steps of this exercise are taking a deep breath from the nose in 4 repetitions, Then hold it inside you for 2 repetitions, then quietly take it out from the mouth in 4 reps.
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Tips for the voiceover actor before recording:
There are some further tips will help you arrange your breath and be creative in your career:
1- Relaxation, do whatever you used to do to get relax, however, we recommend that you combine the third of the exercises we have mentioned above with your daily routine of relaxation.
2-prepare yourself for the script, read it several times and even define breathtaking stops. This advice will give you the confidence you want while recording which will defiantly reflect in your performance.
3- Rendering the sound pitches that will be used for recording and practice on them well before recording.
4- Eating one piece of rock candy before recording helps you to prevent throat drying.
Last but not least, we want to remind you that proper breathing is one of the most important skills that a voice commentator needs. If the voice commentator is talented enough and has a distinctive voice, a wrong breath can spoil his work, and the right breath must have three characteristics, to be correct, regular, and long and help you in these regular exercises that have been mentioned previously.
Breath control techniques:
– Breathing slow and deep: make sure you feel calm and relax whilst you performing this breathing control technique. Inhale through the nose and then exhale through both the nose and mouth.
– Breathing with pursed lips: exhale with pursed lips (like you are whistling).
– Make your breath go parallel with the physical activity ..like going upstairs, breathe in when you’re on the step and then exhale when you climb to the next one.
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