Voice over is often needed for internal company presentations, training videos, introduction videos, product presentations, and more. You might already have an excellent video that will capture everyone’s attention and impress them, but giving your video a voice will take it to the next level. And, this is where voice-over artists come into play.
For any video to be professional, both aspects have to be of high quality. Otherwise, it will look like a beginner’s job. A voice-over is what ties up the narration flawlessly to the video. You could use other tools such as text or music but they don’t have the same impact as narration.
Here are 5 most important tips to achieve a high-quality voice-over:
- Draft your script
A well-planned script is always easy to execute. You can’t make a video and narrate it if you don’t have a clear idea, this is why it’s important to make a script that serves as the basis. Be sure to capture everything you want to show in the video. If you do it correctly, the script will be a guide that will make your job much easier. Another thing to keep in mind is that reading a script is not the same as listening to it. It might read excellent but make sure it sounds great too.
- Create a perfect environment
For a perfect recording, you need to create an environment that eliminates background noise. Many of us think, finding the right environment is one of the easiest things to do, however, we fail to realize that sometimes that’s not enough as a good microphone might pick up the sound of air conditioner, the rustle of paper, and even your breathing. To avoid all this we recommend hiring the professionals, such as Studio 52, as they will not only have a talented pool of voiceover artists but also, a recording studio, best-in-class sound equipment, and the experience to do this without any hiccups.
- A well-rested voice
The narration must be just as excellent as your video, that’s why the speaker must have a slightly moist mouth. However, it isn’t recommended that you drink water at all times. If so, then it would be more time in the bathroom than in the recording room. The solution to all this is to eat an apple or any wet fruit. This allows the voice to be at the peak of its abilities. As a result, the message will be delivered and heard loud and clear.
- Listen carefully to what you are recording
It’s key to have a good microphone to make a high-quality narration. But, it’s just as important or even more important to have good headphones or speakers to listen to any detail. This allows detecting any error or failure in the audio quality. This way it’s easier to record again than to edit some imperfections later.
- Save Your Work
Last but not least is to save your work. The worst thing that can happen to you is that you work really hard and lose everything. Therefore always make sure you save every progress. If the project becomes very large, it’s recommended that you buy an external hard drive and create a backup.