I’ve been asked which type or style of voice over I like doing most. To be honest, they all have qualities I enjoy, but that also challenge and intrigue me. So, what are those challenges, you may ask?
Well, commercial voice acting is what you hear when listening to the radio or watching TV (when only the voice is heard over whats on screen). It requires the VO actor to build a story or make a statement in a short period of time. It has to be believable, engaging and fulfill a need or want of the listener.
eLearning or narration VO is used most often for “teaching” videos or on-line courses. Most of the time these are used by companies for training purposes or to help consumers learn how to use products or services. Narration is also used for film or TV documentaries. Narration still needs to keep the listener engaged and interested in the subject.
There’s also VO for gaming, audio-books, telephone answering systems (IVR), electronic devices like our cell phones, car navigation systems, and the list goes on and on!
The variety of choices in types of voice over work is one of the many reasons I love being a Voice Over artist.
Remember – Let my voice be your voice!
Thanks for reading!