Professional Corporate Narration Voice Over by Dean T. Moody
Corporate Videos have become a major method of presenting a company’s product or service to their employees, to other businesses, and to the general public–and nothing has amplified the need for well-produced videos like the advent of the Internet. A terrific article about the benefits of video for one’s business can be found here. When companies or corporations require a voiceover for a video, however, they very often turn to Bob in Accounting to do it for them. The trouble is—Bob is a heck of a great accountant, but doesn’t really know anything about voiceover! He thinks it’s all just talking into a microphone. There is so much more to it! For instance:
- Mic techniques: Does Bob know he has to be careful to avoid plosives and sibilance? Does he know about keeping the proper distance from the mic, or the right angle to optimize the voice?
- The recording setup: Will it be recorded in a treated space, with baffling and other acoustic enhancements, or in the Janitor’s closet? Will it be using a headphone mic (yeesh!), a cheap USB mic, or a decent condenser mic? I have my own studio in my home, acoustically treated, and I use a professional-grade Sennheiser 416 shotgun microphone, considered an industry standard.
- Lastly: Does Bob have any acting experience? It’s important that, whatever the information, that it is delivered in a way that’s pleasant, believable, personable, and real. A trained Voice Artist will be able to switch up their approach to please their client.
I have had substantial training in all these areas of Voiceover: a professional-grade recording studio, years of stage and improvisational experience, and training in the art and science of Voiceover. Your company deserves the investment of a professional voice to bring your message to the world!