In this special Halloween edition of Videomaker Presents, Brandon explains how to record a voice over audio track. Using voice over is very common in film and television, and applying this technique will greatly improve the overall quality of your videos.
Happy Halloween. I’m Clark Kent for Videomaker Presents. In this week’s episode of Tips & Tricks I’ll be showing you how to record your very own voiceover.
You see, a voiceover is a technique that’s commonly used in film and television, and it’s basically an independent audio track that’s recorded over or separately from a video track, and then they’re interlaced to form one program. When recording a voiceover, it is best to find a quiet area such as a corner of a room or a closet. Even a car works if you are on the go and have the proper equipment.
If you can find some foam or sound-absorbent material, it will absorb the extra sound that is not recorded and will result in less reverberation in your recording. For this example, I will be using a ribbon microphone, which is ideal for picking up voice. However, any external microphone will do the job.
After I’ve completed my voiceover setup, I’m gonna go ahead and go over my script and practice pacing or saying only a few words a second in order to keep a good rhythm and not saying too much during my voiceover. After I’ve finished my script rehearsing, it’s time to record.
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Now that I have finished recording my voiceover and imported my footage into my editing software of choice, I will piece-by-piece add my voiceover recording to my video track and achieve the desired result.
That’s a wrap for this weeks Tips & Tricks. Good luck in using voiceover to improve the quality of your videos. From all of us at Videomaker Presents, [group speaking] Happy Halloween!
For more information on voiceover, visit videomaker.com and reference Article #643, “The Right Reading: Finding Your Video’s Voice,” and Article #10783, “Sound Advice:
Can You Hear Me Now?”
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