25 VOICE OVER TIPS Explained with Examples

July 8, 2018


I've been doing voice over work for company training videos, so I thought I would share these 25 voice over tips that might help you sound awesome! 


A list of all tips and markers are in the video description below.


What I shoot episodes with:




Canon 5D: https://amzn.to/2HA1zQC

Canon 50mm: https://amzn.to/2vgPcq4

Rode NTG-3: https://amzn.to/2GY9cPO

Saramonic XLR Recorder: https://amzn.to/2MXQ7zX

Aputure Tri-8 Kit: https://amzn.to/2HyvE2U




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Canon 50mm: https://bhpho.to/2HzkoDE

Rode NTG-3: https://bhpho.to/2HxxL75

Saramonic XLR Recorder: https://bhpho.to/2Hzr8RY

Aputure Tri-8 Kit: https://bhpho.to/2H0IHJk


More gear at https://www.kit.com/basicfilmmaker


Filmmaker Training:




Tips and markers:



TIP 01: 0:38

Record in a quiet space


TIP 02: 1:08

Use a good mic and recorder


TIP 03: 1:21

Format the audio card


TIP 04: 1:43

Use an iPad or computer for the script


TIP 05: 2:01

Say what each lecture is


TIP 06: 2:23

Read, scroll and continue


TIP 07: 2:36

Add some life to it


TIP 08: 3:02

Don't use a chair, stand up


TIP 09: 3:15

Breathe so oxygen gets to the brain


TIP 10: 3:20

Be animated - be energetic


TIP 11: 4:20

Don't split sentences


TIP 12: 6:07

Use INTEREST when speaking


TIP 13: 6:37

Don't slur words together


TIP 14: 6:49

No alcohol prior to recording


TIP 15: 7:07

Pronouce words clearly


TIP 16: 7:28

Give you voice a break


TIP 17: 7:55

Keep yourself hydrated


TIP 18: 8:11

Suck the juicy bits out


TIP 19: 8:45

Mic close to mouth like 5-7 inches


TIP 20: 8:57

Check the recording levels


TIP 21: 8:57

When recording, leave space


TIP 22: 10:16

Use good pacing throughout


TIP 23: 11:10

Pause, so they can do the thing


TIP 24: 12:22

Don't get bored, they'll hear it.


TIP 25: 12:59

Have FUN! They will hear it!


BONUS TIP: 16:11

How to mess with your editors




Outro by Kevin Anson: http://bit.ly/EmoticonToolkktKevinAnson

Music by Premium Beat: http://bit.ly/PremiumBeatMusic



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