A voice over is a commentary or narrative where the speaker is not seen - but this definition doesn't really cover the range of genres involving voice overs or the type of project where a voice over may be used to add value and impact. Voice overs broadly divide into four categories.
Corporate - VOs for business use including for training and business films, on hold and welcome messages
Commercial - those involved in selling something - so any kind of advertising on any platform, radio, television or online, incliding trailers, promos and idents.
Character led - including the provision of character voices for animations, apps and video games
Long form narration - including e-learning, medical, technical and documentary film narration
You will regularly hear voice overs on radio and television - either in advertisements, as continuity announcements, or as an unseen narrative voice during documentaries. Sometimes these voices are instantly recognisable and belong to well known actors or celebrities, but these are a small percentage of the voice overs that are recorded every day by jobbing actors or voice artists. Much of what you hear will have been recorded in a home studio.
What makes Choice Voices different (and in our opinion gives us added value) is that we collaborate on projects; one of us reading the text the other working as engineer, director and producer. This ensures that we are able to produce audio with that is not only accurate but has the very highest production values.
At Choice Voices we have experience in all aread of voice work - so whatever your project - please get in touch to find our more or to request a custom read.
How much does a voice over from Choice Voices cost?