Monday 9 December 2019

How do I write a voiceover script?

If you are looking for a voiceover artist to record a voiceover for your radio or TV ad, website or corporate video or podcast, for your finished product to be effective, firstly you need a good script.

No matter how good the voice talent is, if they are reading a badly-written script, your potential clients aren't going to get the most out of your project if they are unable to take in the information which you want to convey.

There is a huge difference between writing for a newspaper or online and writing for broadcast. Or to put it another way you need to write for the ear not the eye. And it's not as easy as it sounds. 

The voiceover script needs to flow easily, be conversational and not be full of sub-clauses or long, complicated sentences. Your sentences need to be short and to the point.

If you, while reading this blog, doesn't quite get a point at first or misunderstands an idea, you can simply re-read it. With the broadcast media, and your voiceover, you don't have that luxury.

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