Monday, January 20, 2014

Voiceover or no voiceover?

Voiceover can be an incredibly important part of your corporate video if utilized properly. Find out whether or not to include a voiceover in your next video.

Some videos require a great deal of voiceover and some require none at all. This all depends upon the content being shown and the main purpose of incorporating the voiceover itself. For example, if you were to create a very minimalistic motion graphics animation to use as an explainer video, it may be crucial to use a voiceover so that your audience is able to understand exactly what it is they are seeing. However, if you were to conduct an interview between two parties (that were very knowledgeable on the subject matter), you may not require any voiceover at all. Incorporating a voiceover depends greatly upon how much third party explaining you’ll need to do, in addition to your existing content.


Whatever your voiceover needs may be, it is important to get the right voice! It’s always crucial to determine exactly what type of voiceover your video requires. outlines a quick list of the 5 basic types of voiceover:

1. Instructor (formal, didactic voice over)

2. Real Person (informal voice over)

3. Spokesperson (advocate, authoritative voice over)

4. Narrator (omniscient storyteller)

5. Announcer (sets the stage and calls for action)

The type of voiceover your video requires is dependent upon your content, your script, and the message that you are trying to convey. Once you have established these elements, you will be able to distinguish between the different types of voiceover talent and find out which one works best for you.

Not sure of your voiceover needs? Contact Keywest today and we can help you determine what type of voiceover is right for your video, or if you even need one at all!

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Voiceover or no voiceover?