Voice Over Training

A voice-over artist is there to make the voices jump off the page. This course introduces you to various voice-over scripts which present different demands. It is important that you identify the various voice-over scripts in order to approach them in a creative and intelligent manner, which satisfies the needs of the client.

Course Outline

  • Posture behind the microphone
  • The 5 production techniques
  • Relaxation (throat tension) and breathing for a voice over
  • Modulation - how to use the voice to get the message across
  • Textual analysis
  • Pitch, resonance - tone: sincere, happy, off the wall interpretation
  • Diction - Articulation: consonants such as plosive “s” etc.
  • Vowels - enunciation of monophthongs, diphthongs, triphthongs
  • The 20 steps to success in voice-overs
  • Voice over scripts - various demands
  • Commercials: hard sell, soft sell, deep sell, cell phone content, “real” read – guy/girl next door, character voice, announcer – corporate sell (3rd person), the spokes person (1st person) - home improvement, the gossip (woman - share opinions)
  • Commentaries: financial, investigative, wildlife, educational, medical, travel, sport, the arts, technical, modern documentary (computer games)
  • Other: on hold messages, website video’s, podcast intros and outros, sponsorship messages and DJ drops