Putting it simply, voice-over narration is reading a script out loud with intonation and accentuation indicators. Voice-overs aim to transfer certain emotions to the consumers of the visual or auditory media.
Voice over artists are quite essential for the media industry. Each and every individual has a different tone of voice. If you consider to become a voice over artist, this is both challenging and promising. It is challenging due to the competition. However, it is promising since your unique style may be 'the one' for anyone out there!
Now, you are confident with your voice, toning and pronunciation and want to become a voice over artist. But how?
We've just stated that voice-over narration will require some capital at the beginning. Working with an agency will reduce the initial cost big time. However, the money you earn will highly likely stay the same for long time since you will not be able to determine who to work with or how much to charge your clients.
With this choice, you're destiny is on your hands. You can determine your work hours, who to work with or how much to charge. But, regardless of the field, working as a freelancer requires a good game plan, confidence and network. Distributing service is much easier compared to old times, thanks to internet. So if you have the right equipment, plan and network you can easily make more money with less stress.
No matter which method you choose, building a showcase or a portfolio is a must for voice over narration. You may wonder, how can one build a portfolio for something totally auditory? No worries, you can use upwork.com or freelancer.com for places to begin with!