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My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:20 pm
by msimpson
I want to start adding voice overs to my videos. Here is my very first attempt.

I have to tell you, it looks a lot easier than it is. It is going to take me a while to get into the groove.

Re: My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:02 am
by msimpson
Ok,getting things together.

Better microphone and a little more experience.

Re: My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:39 pm
by baysale976
I write training for a living and deal with voice artists all the time.
Try recording while standing up, and using your hands (like an Italian).
You'll be surprised.

Re: My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:29 pm
by msimpson
Back in my early years I did a lot of stage acting. On the stage everything is exaggerated. I sounds like you have to do that with voice acting.

I have a lot to learn doing this kind of thing. I'm sure things will get better as I do more. I just got the correct microphones/mounts/interfaces to get the technical issues ironed out.

I'm still trying to work out my shtick.

Re: My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:09 am
by mbonadio
What is your end goal with the video's? Are you trying to become a youtube video producer with subscribers so get ad revenue or are you just trying to make your video's clearer for instruction manuals? I think knowing this will help work out how you go about producing the videos.

Re: My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:52 am
by msimpson
Honestly, I have no interest in becoming a youtuber. That can be a full time job in its self. I just want to take the videos to the next level.

I take a lot of pictures and videos as I build things and experiment. Even if I don't intend on making those experiments public. (Some are complete failures). Later I can write up a web page or two and create a couple videos. Its just become part of my workflow.

My Lab is located in section 5 of my shop.
This is where I do my website editing, video editing, and 2D and 3D editing, and book writing. It works well for me. It is a pretty simple task to add voice overs to the videos without chaining my production workflow. My video editor has provisions for that.

All that said, I just want to make sure the voice overs do help. If not its not work the extra effort I have to put into them. I can create 5 videos without voice over in the same time it takes me to do one voice over. I'm sure that will get better in time though.

Re: My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:02 am
by baysale976
But the failures are the best learning experiences!

Yes, like acting, exaggerating the voice-over makes it livelier. As opposed to reading a script in a flat voice (which you are NOT doing!)
After a while you can get to the point where you CAN read a script and make it sound like stream-of-consciousness speech.

Me, I have a face made for radio and a voice made for silent movies...

Edit: Hand-holding that bar while drilling big is...uh...Brave.

Re: My first Voice Over Video

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:09 pm
by msimpson
Most of the time the fence is in place in case it snags. And it has a few times. That's more of a problem on the large drill press. On this little one it is so under powered. If it catches, it will just stall.