Nailing Your 1st Voice Over
First, you call the Voice Over pros for 101 advice.
When one of your favorite fashion-tech clients asks you to be the voice of their video, what do you say? YES! First, I reached out to the pros for some advice. Here’s what Marci, voiceover artist and designer of @qdfoodie kitchen tools for kids shared:
101 on 'at-home' voiceover training 6 tips
- Record in a small space that you can fill with pillows, blankets or clothing. Your bedroom closet works great! If your space is large, or your wardrobe is small, use what you have to create a 3 sided booth and record into it. Experiment with your mic to learn what distance works best.
- Familiarize yourself with the script and the needs of the project. Who are you and who is the audience? Take notes, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
- Make the company name shine by not rushing through it and saying it clearly, even if you've already said it one hundred times.
- Steer clear of uptalk. Finish sentences on an even or down tone, instead.
- Keep your mouth running smoothly by drinking plenty of water. If you find that you have a dry mouth, try eating an apple or some pineapple. Drinking fresh lemon juice in warm water is also a good way to go!
- Fumble on a word? Repeat the whole sentence for simpler and cleaner editing.
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