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The 3 Simple Secrets Celebrity Actors Use to Perform Great Voiceovers

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Performing a voice over for your video can be intimidating. Whether you’re daunted by the technical aspects of recording sound or you simply hate the sound of your own voice, it’s enough to make you want to skip that

part of the process. But please, don’t! Sure, there are some good animated videos out there that don’t use a voice over, but those are actually quite hard to make. Most folks that are watching a video don’t really feel like

reading. Or else they’d be…wait for it…reading! Use that wonderful laziness to your advantage and let your message enter through yet another open door: the ear.Convinced? Perfect. Now, how can you make sure the point

of your message is heard, even over that voice you just can’t stand (your own)? Let’s take some cues from professional actors. Your favorite celebrity actors use the following secrets every time they’re in front of a camera, on

a stage, OR in the voice over booth.

1 – Stop Reading

When acting in front of a camera or on a stage, an actor must have the lines memorized. In voice over, however, one never has to take his or her eyes off the script. That’s an advantage, right? Not really. The problem is that

when people read, they kind of sound like they’re reading. A sales or spokesperson who is obviously reading from a script is instantly unbelievable. I am not saying that you need to memorize your script, but you do need to

know it about as well as you know the back of the cereal box after you finish the last bowl. Okay, so you’re very familiar with the main idea of the script. Don’t stop there! Experienced actors know that each line of the movie

or play was written for a reason

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