The Power of Voice Over
As voice actors, we often get caught up in the process, and forget the impact that our voices can have on a production.
Recently, I saw a car commercial from Lincoln named “Olivia’s Wish List”. It was a very cute spot featuring a girl in a car who makes wishes on a snow globe. She wishes for snow, toys, dancing. The audio track is only music (The Philadelphia Orchestra “Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1: VII. Waltz No. 2”).
I wondered how much the feel of the commercial could be changed by adding a voice over track. I chose a more sinister take than the original, but everything else (video, music) is the same.
Here’s my take on the commercial: “Olivia’s Evil Wish”
… and for your reference, the original is here:
(old youtube was watch?v=_0LseZ5BlnI)
What other ways could you interpret this spot? How can your voice breath life into the productions you’re involved in?
Stay creative, my friends!
All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com