Voice over has several varieties and classifications, so if you are interested in entering and starting this career you should know what is the different types of voice over to choose the most appropriate for your voice. For this, we have prepared this topic to you that contains the details of each field and the voices that match with each field.
Types of voice over
Audiobook narration needs a bunch of skills that should be at hand of the voice actor, as he might perform more than one character in the same script, so here are the Main skills to be a narrative voiceover actor and to know how to perform audiobook narration flawless:
The commentator should be passionate about what he says, or at least he understands every line in the script so he can perform it right.
The book is fully previewed comprehensively by the commentator before the recording step.
The commentator really familiar with and practice on the narration style, as it is one of the most important requirements for recording audiobooks, this step will enable the actor to read the script in various voice pitches that are suitable with every word without delivering any monotony to the audience.
Also commercially known as the spot ads, as it’s one of the most important types of voice over it characterized by period ranges from 10 seconds to 45 seconds as a maximum, as radio ads should be short. This is what radio listeners need from the ad to contain all the details in a short time so it is recommended that the advertisement does not exceed the 30 seconds in order to be easy to remember. Radio ads need some requirements as well like :
The skill of breath arrangement: radio voice over actors need this skill in particular, as they need to speak very fast without making any misunderstanding, confusion or dropping a word of the script.
To have the skill to speak many words in a short time, which is a skill that can be practiced by dividing the script for several parts and saying each part of them in a fast way, then combining two parts together then all three and so on.
Also, You can check this video for more details about Radio commercial ads
Usually voice over actors who make documentaries are big fans of documentaries and they are passionate about it, so this category is specifically one of the most successful works in the field of vocal commentary, in spite of its one of the longest and exhausting works but it still very interesting and enjoyable. The most important skills required to make a documentary:
The ability to improvise in the delivery of sensation.
Narration skills and switching between different feelings and emotions.
Distinguish voice material and move between its pitches easily.
The marketing video is a creation of sound identity for the commercial entity (company), therefore the video of the commercial entity must be compatible with the business. In Fact, it is very similar to the documentaries but differs in terms of speed of performance and feel as it tends to be formal and welcoming, unlike documentary works that tend to suspend and intimidate and other feelings. The most important factors required for the success of the voiceover actor in marketing videos are:
The commenter must have a good understanding of the identity of the commercial entity and its business, as well as the sense that should be delivered to the audience.
Know the length of the text and the length of the video to be sure to apply a rule of 120 words per minute.
How do you pick which voice over niche, or niches, are the best fit for you? Read these points so you can figure it out:
Explore more and define your voice: by reading more and more paragraphs and scripts.
Know the strength and weaknesses points of your voice. What emotions do you perform easily and which ones you can’t? Can you speak in different accents?
Your preferences: basically you have to answer this question before you go deeper into this career. Do you like documentaries, animations, ads or audiobook narration? There is no harm to ask your relatives and friends about what they are thinking about you after they listen to your voice in various tracks.
Match your strengths with the suitable category: and this to get the best result and access the professionalism levels.
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