A narrative voiceover performer is one of the most important types of voice commentators, as they have several skills that make them distinguished from other voice commentators, so if you are looking for a narrative voice commentator or if you are a voiceover actor and want to develop your skills to move to the field of narration commentary, we offer you this topic.
Skills of Narrative voiceover actor:
Narration tracks are one of the hardest missions you would ever face in voiceover field, it takes you myriad skills to be narrative voiceover actor, but it could be narrowed down to 7 skills :
Good language, grammar, and diction skills :
Mainly it’s one of the most vital skills the commentator should actually have, however in the Arabic language you should be even more careful about this point, as the narration in Arabic equal the formal accent, not slang so you should have the capability of reading the script correctly and know the grammar, accurate pronunciation, vocalize and punctuation to read the script professionally.
The commentator’s ability to control voice pitches:
First of all let me tell you that pitches are the highness or lowness of your voice but wait for its not only about volume you also have to consider softness, loudness, and quickness, briefly you do everything would make the sentence remarkable
every voice commentator, whether narrative or others, should has this skill in varying proportions that makes him do his job well, but the narrative voice commentator specifically should have the biggest share of this skill, he should employee his voice to get the best pitch that matches correctly with every sentence.
And to improve your voice pitches check out this video
Formation sentences correctly:
When we talk about the structure of the sentence, we do not talk about the order of the words and preparing the sentence. This is not the task of the voice commentator, but we talk about the actor’s professionalism and how he deals with the sentence, he should know when to stop, when to take along breath in order to perform a long sentence, stresses on vital words in the script and so on.
If you are about to record a commercial, forget about this skill a little bit, however in narration we are talking about story with many characters, scenes, and plot which requires a lot of feelings and emotions to be passed to the audience just by the sense of hearing, so getting into the character is unquestionable issue.
Unquestionable, general skill that should be available at every commentator regardless his major is (animation, news, commercial or narration) and when we mention articulation we mean the accurate movement of lips, jaw, tongue and even the throat which makes every letter comes out clearly with zero confusion, this skill takes a daily practice to improve your pronunciation
The ability to control emotion and feelings:
In spite of the previous point of acting and how important is it but the narrative shouldn’t go so far in acting, control your feeling, stay calm and don’t be nervous or spooky.