Profession voice-over artist

Voice-over artists perform the dialogues of animated television or movie characters. They empathise with their characters and make them come alive with their voice.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Skills

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Adapt to different roles

    Adapt to different roles in a play, regarding the styles, ways of acting and aesthetics.

  • Analyse the original actor's way of speaking

    Analyse the intonation, modulation, timbre, and other features of the original actor's way of speaking in a specific scene.

  • Analyse a script

    Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.

  • Rehearse role

    Study lines and actions. Practise them before recording or shooting to find the best way to perform them.

  • Synchronise with mouth movements

    Synchronise sound recording with the mouth movements of the original actor.

  • Study media sources

    Study various media sources such as broadcasts, print media, and online media in order to gather inspiration for the development of creative concepts.

  • Memorise lines

    Memorise your role in a performance or broadcast, whether it is text, movement, or music.

  • Study roles from scripts

    Study and rehearse roles from scripts; interpret, learn and memorise lines, stunts, and cues as directed.

  • Perform for multiple takes

    Perform the same scene several times in a row independently from the plot until the shot is deemed satisfactory.

  • Perform scripted dialogue

    Perform the lines, as written in the script, with animation. Make the character come to life.

  • Study relationships between characters

    Study characters in scripts and their relationships to each other.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

    Follow the instructions of the director while understanding his creative vision.

  • Follow work schedule

    Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.

  • Work with an artistic team

    Work closely with directors, fellow actors and playwrights to find the ideal interpretation to a role.

Optional knowledge and skills

pronunciation techniques rehearse with fellow actors attend read-through acting techniques sing film production process perform improvisation breathing techniques interact with fellow actors use dialect vocal techniques participate in music studio recordings work with a voice coach practise singing promote yourself