Documentary Voice Over Demo
Documentary voice over by a documentary voice actor.
Documentary voice over is an exciting, specialized, and fairly prolific field in the voice overs industry.
It falls in the voice over category of narration. There are different varieties and styles of documentaries and, thus, various styles of
narration. This field is open to
voice over talent of either gender. A documentary can be very brief or quite long. Types of film documentaries include:
promotional tours of a place (country, city, state or national park); wildlife narratives; social / political expose';
current world or national issues; biography; or informative / educational. The read for the documentary voice over talent can be: straight-forward explanatory; bold and
exciting or epic in an expressive, dramatic acting style; informative; or gently descriptive as if appealing to
a child audience. The documentaries that are not strictly explanatory require the documentary voice to be able to paint pictures with his voice, and fit his vocal qualities
to the content of the piece. The documentary voice actor needs to be able to sustain continuity of his voice. A documentary would not normally be recorded in one sitting. Whenever the
narrator returns to the mic, the voice over artist must sound just as he did when he left off --- whether it has been 1 hr, 5 hrs., or 24 hrs.
He will have taken breaks between recording sessions, but it MUST sound to the audience as though the documentary voice over talent has been speaking continuously. Therefore, he has to be good at keeping
the same voice timbre, pitch range, quality, and feel -- or "attitude" in each session. This requires extensive training, experience, knowledge of the documentary genre, a keen ear, and last, but not least,
innate talent. To be in demand for documentary voice over, a documentary voice needs to be flexible and well-trained; distinctive and appealing; providing intelligent interpretation of the
documentary voice over script; and an understanding of the target audience. He must also have excellent mic technique, breath techniques,
and stamina. This is a rewarding field for the right voice over talent online, and can lead to ongoing
voice over projects. Listen to our documentary voice over demos above, and review a partial list of our documentary
voice over clients listed within this site. We'd be more than happy to go over your project, and provide an affordable quote.