Salman Aslam

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Voice Over Artist

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For those who might not be conversant with this terminology voice over is technique in which person delivers a presentation, narration/commentary on augmenting the script of a film, TV, or a documentary. This is normally pre-recordedby seasoned voice over artists to narrate events, topographical details, cover news events and as narrators for series like National Geographic, Discovery and Animal Planet.

History and Geographic Channels makes extensive use of voice overs in epitomizing epoch making events of the past coupled with graphic details of nature at its best. The name that immediately strikes one is nonetheless legendary octogenarian Sir David Attenborough.

Another dimension where voice over has made deep ingress is animated films, cartoons, TV advertising and dubbing in films. Even sports commentary is done by voice over artists watching TV on their couches. Educational programmes of lengthy nature are recorded by voice over artists in making educational DVDs. Voice over artistes need to have a coherent voice and a lucid expression. Clientele generally specifies certain parameters for selecting artists like, age of voice, type of accent and nature of assigned task. Price range is also depicted.

Voice articulation is of significant value to mimic and imitate roles of artists. It requires practicing intonation varying tempo so as to build a steady crescendo followed by a gradual diminuendo.Breath control is also equally important during recording demos. That is inflection in one’s style. A more conversationalist style is preferred.

Voice over in the recent past is an industry which has me resounding success and demand with a vast potential to further mushroom.

I have vast experience spread-eagled over 5 decades in field of elocution, commentary, presentations master of ceremony, soliloquy dramas and prose. My metier and forte has been compering, English dramatics and sports commentator of all sports.

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