There are many different voice over actors working today. Some are actors and actresses from the big screen or television that also lend their voices for advertising or characters on animated television shows, games and films. Others are professional voice actors without a career as an actor or actress but still recognizable for their natural voice or the voices they create to match a character.
Of course, the type of voice required for the specific part is very important for the production. It will be critical to find a voice that matches the character in every aspect to provide a complete picture or make a specific association. Often the character’s voice becomes iconic and is just as recognizable as the visual representation of the character.
Animated characters on television, commercials, cartoons, movies or video games are often completed by professional voice actors or actresses. These professionals have to be able to maintain the specific voice inflections, accents, tones and even rate of speed uniformly throughout their role as the character.
Often voices over actors do not use their own natural voice for these types of jobs. Creativity, originality and a good vocal range will always be important for animated roles, including those for video games.
Narrating Television Shows or Commercials
Narration is also done for professional types of sales presentations, commercials or product information types of jobs. It is also essential for many documentaries and educational shows and films.
Typically, the narration is completed with the voice over actors using their natural voices. Professionalism, clear and precise enunciation and an even, pleasant voice and tone are often the most desired qualities.
Most professional voice actors are able to offer their voices for most types of roles. They have terrific range and creativity and a unique way to express emotion through the words they speak.