We do all kinds of voice over work here at Crash Symphony Productions. Please Contact Us to arrange a Voice Over Sydney recording session.
Sometimes, voice over Sydney can be used to aid continuity in edited versions of films. This is in order for the audience to gain a better understanding of what has gone on between scenes. This was done when the 1948 Joan of Arc, starring Ingrid Bergman, turned out to be far from the box-office and critical hit that was expected. It was edited down from 145 minutes to 100 minutes for its second run in theatres. The edited version, which circulated for years, used narration to conceal the fact that large chunks of the film had been cut. In the full-length version, restored in 1998 and released on DVD in 2004, the voice over Sydney narration is heard only at the beginning of the film.
Film noir is especially associated with the voice over technique. The golden Age of first person narration was in the 1940s. Typically using male voice over Sydney narration. There are a few rare female voice-over narrations in noir.
In radio, voice-overs are an integral part of the creation of the radio programme. The voice over Sydney artist might be used to remind listeners of the station name or as characters to enhance or develop show content. In the 1980s UK broadcasters Steve Wright and Kenny Everett used voice-over artists to create a virtual “posse” or studio crew that contributed to the programmes. It is believed that this principle was in play long before that time. USA radio broadcaster Howard Stern also used voice-overs in this way.
Voice Over Sydney: Educational or descriptive device
The voice-over has many applications in non-fiction as well. Television news is often presented as a series of video clips of newsworthy events. These have voice-over by the reporters describing the significance of the scenes being presented. Often scenes are interspersed with straight video of the news anchors describing stories for which video is not shown.
Television networks such as The History Channel and the Discovery Channel make extensive use of voice-overs. On NBC, the television show Starting Over used Sylvia Villagran as the voice-over narrator to tell a story.
Live sports broadcasts are usually shown as extensive voice-overs by expert announcers over video of the sporting event.
Game shows formerly made extensive use of voice-overs to introduce contestants and describe available or awarded prizes. This technique has diminished as shows have moved toward predominantly cash prizes. The most prolific have included Don Pardo, Johnny Olson, John Harlan, Jay Stewart, Gene Wood and Johnny Gilbert.
Voice-over commentary by a leading critic, historian, or by the production personnel themselves is often a prominent feature of the release of feature films or documentaries on DVDs.
Common Voice Over Jobs we get in the studio
The most common voice over Sydney businesses request is for explainer videos and TV commercial work. Explainer videos are where a company is creating a short, concise video designed to quickly educate the viewer. These are becoming more common because YouTube has so many of them. People’s attention span is getting shorter and shorter, and understandably, so too are the videos. The scripts that are being read are very to the point and well put together. There really is no time to fluff around. Every word needs to be hitting home the driving point. It goes without saying that these are the voice over Sydney businesses require.
Also, the voice over Sydney businesses need must be spoken and recorded with extremely high fidelity. Crash Symphony Productions has gone to great lengths to make sure that we offer the best voice over Sydney get anywhere in Australia. The equipment isn’t cheap and it isn’t easy to use and that’s why we have the best recording engineers available to make sure that the signal that will sell your video will be ultra clear.
What Voice Over Sydney needs!
Clear, coherent and eloquent voice over requires attention during but most of the work happens after the record button is stopped. Removal of unwanted noise between lines, and similarly, extraction of breath noises is a common practice in post. This allows the listener to only hear the absolute necessary and not be distracted by other unwanted and intrusive blips. Furthermore, sibilance is another annoying issue that most people are unaware of in audio. This is where the high frequencies of a voice over artists words are too shrill and loud for the listen. We use special sniper compressors called ‘De-essers’ to kill these unwanted sibilant sections of audio. They occur on words that contain ‘s’ or ‘sh’ or ‘ch’. Sibilance and Debreathing are some of the lesser know post-recording treatments that our engineers will perform to get the final product sounding super professional.
Interested in learning more about how we record voice over? Contact us on 02 9953 7686 or here. We’re keen to help you get your message across.