The goal within virtually any script is to convey a message. The listener needs to understand what the client is trying to communicate. It’s your job as the voice actor to make sure you’re creating an interpretation that is easy to absorb for the listener. This one simple tip will help you achieve that goal.
In today's video we're gonna talk about phrasing in voice over and how when used properly phrasing can really set you apart from other voice actors and get you that gig.
Phrasing in your voice-over acting is super important to helping you actually convey the content of the copy. When we speak in conversation we talk in ideas and phrases, however copy is written word for word and so you have to actually break that copy up into the logical phrases into what that copy is saying.
The better that you can group your phrases together the more understandable and more comprehensible it will be for the listener. If you're just reading your words one after the other, it's not helping to really convey the meaning of the script, so a good way to group together your phrases ask yourself some questions and figure out what is this talking about.
We're always talking about something in a piece of copy and there's always an action that happens, and then a lot of times there's something that the action actually happens on. Try to get together the phrases that have those components so that it's understandable.
Then those phrases get melted together seamlessly to convey the entire message of the copy. Typically we don't wanna breathe in the middle of our phrases because that would be like breaking up our ideas. If you breathe in the middle of a phrase it means that you weren't necessarily prepared to convey that idea. If you breathe in the middle of it you're gonna break that idea and honestly, it's not gonna be as easy to understand if that idea is broken up incorrectly.
Much love and Keep on rockin' your biz!
About the Author: Anne Ganguzza is a full-time voice talent and award-winning director and producer who works with students to develop their voice over and business skills - including VO demo training and production. She specializes in Conversational Commercial and Narration styles, including Corporate, E-Learning, Technology, Healthcare - Medical, Telephony, and On-Hold. Located in Orange County, CA, Anne offers private coaching and mentoring services to students in person and via Skype, ipDTL or Zoom.