Bad audio can ruin a good video, and bad a voice-over can wear on your viewers’ patience. A smooth, clear and enjoyable narration is what’s needed. Look over your script and Find Your Voice.
For the most part producer’s have grown tired of the “Mr. Announcer Voice.” Producers are looking for more conversational, casual voices. But, you do need to speak clearly and decide what attitude fits your narration.
Push your vocal inflection and emotion. Record and listen to your playback for practice. Make sure your read fits the context of your video. Pre-read your material a few times before you start recording.
What if your project is a 20-minute training video filled with technical terms and chemical names? The time spent in preparation makes your final performance that much better. Knowing how things fit together in the final product will help with pacing.
Don’t be afraid to add some emotion and excitement to your read when necessary. Practice out loud. Remember, the script sounds different in your head. This will also identify any words or phrases that could be troubling.
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