What is a Voice Over ?
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What is a Voice Over ?


In answer to the question that I am asked very often:

(English transcription of the video below)


What is a voice over ?

We also say voice-overs. In English, we talk about Voice Over .

But what exactly is it? It's the voice you hear in radio and TV commercials, commercial videos on the internet, movie trailers, etc. It's the voice that sells the product, the narrator who tells the story, the voice of someone you do not see on camera but who speaks to you.

This art form is performed by professionals called voice over actors.

It's not just about having a beautiful voice. It's about understanding a text and knowing how to render it. We must capture the message and pass it on to the audience. You have to know how to interpret a text, you have to know how to play it when it comes to a character.

There are also several styles of voice over .

The advertising voices are sales oriented, often dynamic, they demonstrate the effectiveness of a product or service. The business videos ask for a more neutral, corporate tone. In e-Learning (online learning), the tone is set and the phrasing is very cut to promote learning. A narrator voiceover is more like a storyteller. The voice overof a trailer film is more like someone talking in someone's ear.

And of course, with regard to the desired tone, also come into account the tastes and needs of the customer. We must know how to adapt.

The voice over is an art in itself.

As far as I'm concerned, I'm an actor, a graduate of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Quebec City and I have a background in Voice and Microphone from the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Montreal. I have nearly 25 years of professional experience. And I have my own recording studio ( StudioYvesAmyot.com).

As an actor who works in the field of voice, it seems to me that I am also a voice over actor.

That's it, you know a little more about it.

And if you would like me to do a voice over for your project, do not hesitate to Contact me.


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