Voice-over is a unique term for taking the voice of a person outside of production to use on the radio, television production, film making, and theater. With a voice-over, you can hear the person speaking although you do not see them. Voice-over is often used in film documentaries and news reports in order to relay information.
Voice-over (or commonly referred to as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a great narrating tool for movies. Filmmakers have the advantage of getting creative with voice-over technology.
Here are some other unique things you can do with voice-over tools for a movie:
In animated films, voice-over can be used to create character dialogue and add funny ad-libs that help to develop a character’s personality.
With superior technology, one person’s voice can be used for a number of characters by changing the tone, depth and pitch of the voice. This advantage cuts down on production costs and time as well.
Voice-over can be used to create continuity so that the viewer can get a better grasp of what is going on between scenes with descriptive dialogue.
When taking a book and adapting it into film, voice over allows the writer to leave a trace of the author’s voice in the film.
Voice-over can also be used to put reality into a situation that seems too far into fantasy land.
With Wavemaker Studio, we have the equipment and knowledge to create a unique voice-over experience. We can provide tips for editing the piece with one person or a group of voices. The film industry would not be where it is without voice-over and we are capable of handling the recording of such. For more information, contact us today!
Every person’s voice is unique and some have the fortunate ability to manipulate their voices in order to mimic like someone else or sound like a character. These lucky people can find work in the entertainment business as voice over artists. As a voice over artist, in order for you to get employment, your resume is more than words on a piece of paper. It’s paramount as someone who wants to work in the voice over industry to have audio samples that are of your voice; either performing a role for a cartoon, movie, television show or commercial.
These audio samples are what makes you stand out from other candidates, you’re biggest marketing tool. An audio sample can show your vocal range, what type of voice over jobs you can excel at and make your voice recognizable to the public.
Audio Sample Uses and Recording
There are myriad of reasons why you need audio samples for your portfolio, and with the internet a portfolio can be a website that features all of your voiceover work. Posting your samples on a website with your name on it can put the name to the voice. This will help make it easier for a potential employer in putting a name to the voice. Take advantage of this avenue to also share your works on social media, in hopes for any samples to go viral and become trending.
It’s imperative that the audio samples of your voice are of the utmost and professional sounding quality. Within the first 30 seconds, a potential employer will know whether or not they want to use your voice. If the sound quality makes your voice unrecognizable or distorts the waves, then that could hurt your chance at work. You can’t leave your livelihood to chance, unless you are also a recording savant.
Trust in the experts at Wavemaker Studio. By 2009, Wavemaker became the “Go To” studio for high quality voice over services. Recording audio samples for voice over work is a specialty and you will be proud to show off your audio samples in your portfolio once they are complete. There are great deals on recording rates as well! For more information about audio samples and voice over recording, contact Wavemaker Studio today!