BROADCAST/IN-SHOW DOCUMENTARY COACHING
An ever-growing environment of streaming entertainment services has created an exceptional array of platforms for storytelling producers & filmmakers. Netflix alone streams over than 1,000 documentaries, and opportunities for great voices don’t stop with famous narrators like Morgan Freeman. If you want to be successful in this genre, you must understand and practice the skills necessary to tackle a narrator’s role.
Looking forward to hearing your voice!
- Anne Ganguzza
WHAT IS BROADCAST NARRATION/IN-SHOW DOCUMENTARY VOICE OVER?
Broadcast programming, whether documentary, reality, non-fiction, true crime, narration, etc. all use voice over to guide an audience through a story. This is tangible and important delivery; Reconsider Discovery Channel’s Shark Week without broadcast narration voice over, and all we’re left with is sharks swimming around our screens! Learn how to steer the show with powerful, supportive vocal presence; how to support a show’s storyline with your sound; and how to advance onscreen timelines using your rhythm, cadence and style.
BRANDING YOUR VOICE
My voiceover coaching process is unique within the industry, and involves vocal branding as the key to each student’s unique coaching and demo experience. Branding begins during your first session and continues throughout your coaching process. This allows me to earmark suitable industries, brands and scenarios that will work well with your vocal footprint. We’ll cover copy analysis and interpretation, as well as the critical acting skills necessary for an authentic and engaging performance. You’ll practice and perform current copy - both live and self-directed- as a means toward developing modern voice techniques. Homework will be assigned weekly, giving you the opportunity to get the most out of your time with me.
BROADCAST NARRATION COACHING WITH ANNE INCLUDES
SUPERIOR AUDIO QUALITY
I was an early adopter of ipDTL, and use this premier, on-trend audio technology exclusively during coaching sessions, at no additional charge to students. ipDTL’s clear streaming audio quality allows us to work and record together in a studio-like environment regardless of geographical distance, and prepares students unfamiliar with the technology to use it in future directed sessions with producers and engineers
SUPPORTING THE STORY
An in-show narrator must understand the subtleties and nuances of supporting a show’s storyline. It’s crucial for documentary narrators to envision the onscreen action and understand the story being told. I teach students how to comprehend story structure and become a subject-matter “expert,” capable of bringing listeners on a journey about quantum physics or the history of the Roman Empire with ease!
TYING THE STORY TOGETHER
Voiceover narration isn’t supposed to be the star of the show. Rather, an effective narrator brings balance, structure, and nuanced interpretation of what a writer or producer is trying to convey with their show’s purpose. During our sessions, you’ll work on pacing, timing, emotional connections, and voice technique, while learning how to anchor a program and honor its intent.