A voiceover is a piece of audio that is inserted into video and used to add additional information or commentary. Voice overs are used in a wide variety of media, including television, movies, and advertising.
The first step in creating a successful voice over is to write the script. When you’re writing, be sure to consider the tone, pace, and pronunciation of the words. Avoid mumbling or shouting as these sounds are unnatural and can create an unpleasant impression on the listener. Pausing now and then is a good idea as it will help the audience process what you’re saying, as well as give you an opportunity to breathe. It’s also a good idea to mark the lines where you should pause with a pencil (and eraser). These marks will be helpful for the engineer when editing the final product.
Another important consideration is to record in a quiet place with good acoustics. If possible, a professional recording studio is ideal, but if that’s not an option, a room with sound-absorbing foam can make a significant difference in the quality of your recordings.
Lastly, you’ll need a good microphone and software to record with. A high-quality microphone should cost you no more than $50, and a free program like GarageBand or Audacity will do the trick just fine. You’ll also need a pop filter, a mic stand, and a few XLR or USB cables to connect your microphone to your computer. How to do do voiceovers