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The Hidden Cost of Not Using a Voice Over

The Hidden Cost of Not using a Voice Over

In a world full of noise and everyone scrambling to be heard in one way or another, how do we set our content apart and use the power of sound to our full advantage? When we think about sound, we don’t just think about the physical, sonic tones presented to…

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The Neutral English Accent: A Quest for the Holy Grail. Part One

The Neutral English Accent: A Quest for the Holy Grail. Part One

The Uncanny Valley ‘I have noticed’, wrote robotics professor Masahiro Mori in 1970, ‘that, in climbing toward the goal of making robots appear like a human, our affinity for them increases until we come to a valley, which I call the ‘uncanny valley‘. What did he mean? A toy robot…

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Inventing Authority: The Art of the Documentary Voice Over

Yawning Lioness

The core quality of a documentary voice over is authority. The voice over aims to convey truthful information while creating a mood which enhances the images on the screen. There are many ways to achieve authority in a documentary voice over. We’ve spoken elsewhere on this site about Bill Nichols’s…

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What is a ‘Good’ Voice for Education? The Answer May Surprise You.

Student using a learning app

Education voice overs: Smashing the stereotypes Most voice over research is keyed to advertising. It’s all about finding the best voice for a short, snappy communication. But what if your product makes heavier demands on the listeners’ attention? What if you need voice over which will establish a relationship, not…

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3 Tips for Choosing the Best Explainer Voice Over

3 tips to choosing best Explainer voice over

Clearly the purpose of an Explainer video is to communicate an idea or concept with your audience, in a way that’s both memorable and engaging. What you say (the script) and how you say it (the voice) will determine the appeal and success of the Explainer. So, choosing the right…

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4 Steps to Casting the Best Voice Actor for your Character

Claire Redfield

It doesn’t matter if you’re producing an Indy game, a AAA Console title or a TV Animation. Voice Acting is a critical audio component that could make or break the whole production. The voice of your character should bring it to life and you want to find the best voice…

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Infographic: The Overwatch Voice Actors!

Soldier 76

Now updated (November 2018) to include new character Ashe, voiced by Jennifer Hale. We’ve created an Infographic with all 29 Overwatch Voice Actors. It’s an interactive page with stats for Overwatch fans and links to the voice actors twitter pages. You can also listen to a sample of each character!…

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How to Choose the Best Voice for On Hold Marketing

attractive business woman on hold

An on-hold message marks the first interaction between a potential customer and your business. Most callers usually have specific expectations in regards to what they will hear when they call your company. Therefore, having the right on-hold voice can help you make the perfect first impression! Selecting a good voice…

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