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How to Voice Over a Video


You’ve got a story to tell. You’ve got a video to make. But you’re stuck on how to do it! Well, this guide is here to help you work through the process of voice acting and creating your own videos. We’ll go over everything you need to know about getting started with recording yourself and editing together your final product.

Get your Storyboard Ready


Once you have your storyboard, it’s time to get recording!  You can record directly on your computer for better quality. You can also download the audio recorder, WavePad to record your voice directly on your computer.

Once you start recording, don’t stop and restart as if this were an audition. This is going to be used in an actual video and needs to match the tone of what’s happening on-screen. Also keep in mind that your first take may not be perfect; don’t settle for it because it’s good enough (it’s never good enough!). Take breaks so that you don’t run out of steam halfway through the script and look like a zombie throughout. Remember: this is meant to add another level of engagement with viewers—you want them listening intently instead of daydreaming while they watch! 

When it comes time for post-production (which we’ll cover next), focus on keeping things simple: avoid complex words or phrases as much as possible (for example “anticipate” instead of “expect”); keep sentences short; always use emotion when saying something funny or dramatic.”

Experiment with different recordings


Do not settle for your first take. Take a break and come back to it. Once you start editing the video together, you may find that performance is just as important as content in terms of how engaging the video is. Plus, the more takes you do, the more likely you are to really nail mouth sounds, pauses and the natural rhythm of speech.

Recording your voice over is a tedious process that takes time. And to become a master in freelance voice actor one should spend few years in this industry and work with several small projects. As you record and listen back, it will be easy to get caught up in the moment and think that your first take was just perfect. However, don’t settle for your first idea — there’s still room for improvement!

Take breaks between recordings so you can come back with fresh ears and a new perspective. This will help you better hear what is happening with the sound of your voice, which lets you make more informed decisions about how to change it as needed before hitting record again (or not).

Keep it Simple and Short

Remember that your goal is to get your message across in an easy-to-understand format for your viewer. When it comes to voice over recordings, less is more. Unless you are recording a explainer voice over, try to avoid using long sentences and complex words when possible.

Remember that your goal is to get your message across in an easy-to-understand format for your viewer. When it comes to voice over recordings, less is more. Avoid using long sentences and complex words when possible. You want your audience to be able to understand what you are saying quickly, so keep it simple and make sure the listener can hear every word clearly.

When recording yourself, take into account that many people will be listening at different volumes depending on where they are and what else may be going on around them at the time of viewing. For example: if someone is working out or walking home from work at night with ear buds in their ears, then chances are they’ll need a louder voice than someone sitting comfortably on the couch watching TV with surround sound speakers playing softly in another room (if this doesn’t apply to anyone reading this article now… then maybe start thinking about whether or not this applies).

It’s also important not just how loud something sounds but also how clear everything sounds as well—no one wants any mumbling! If possible try recording outside instead of inside; if there’s wind gusts then do another take until all audio files sound great regardless of environment settings used during recording process.”

Practice and Practice


When all else fails, try practicing in front of a mirror! It may feel silly but it helps out with getting over some recording jitters.

If you have trouble getting out of your own head and just speaking naturally, try practicing in front of the mirror. It may feel silly but it helps out with getting over some recording jitters.

If you have someone around who can record you, ask them to do so! If not, try recording your practice sessions yourself on your phone or laptop (if it has a built-in camera). This will allow you to see what is working and what needs work as well as give you feedback from others when they watch the clip later on.

Voice acting is a great way to get people’s attention, especially if you have a unique sounding voice. You can do voice acting for any type of video, whether it be on YouTube or just a small web page with some text and images. Just keep practicing and the better you will get! There are many apps that can help you record your voice like Audacity or GarageBand (macOS).


We hope you were able to use this guide for your next voice over or video project! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.


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