Voice Over

Choosing The Right Voice-Over Artist For Your Doodle Video

When creating a video project, choosing the right voice-over artist is essential. The voice-over can make or break your video. A good voice-over can add polish and professionalism to your video … while a bad one can ruin it!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting the perfect voice for your project

First, you must ensure the voice-over artist has a voice appropriate for your project. If you’re creating a corporate video, you’ll want to choose a professional and authoritative voice. For a commercial, something upbeat and energetic may be a better option. And for an explainer video, you’ll want a voice that is friendly and easy to understand.

Second, Male or Female which is best? We’re often asked this. There’s a tonne of research, but as a rule of thumb, if you’re audience is predominantly male or female, then go with that voice.

Male voices:  are considered to be more factual and authoritative, so possibly better for technical content, instructional videos and selling.  They’ll be more effective where the product is aimed at males.

Female voices: are more trustworthy and make the audience more comfortable – the melodic nature of a female voice is processed by the auditory region of the brain, the same as music. The human brain has evolved to trust high-pitched voices more than lower-pitched making a female voice suitable for virtually any product or service.

Sorry boys, but when in doubt, use a female voice!

Finally, you need to ensure the voice-over artist can deliver the performance you’re looking for. A good voice-over artist will be able to take direction and deliver the desired result. 

Our Whiteboard Animation Video Voice-Over Artists

At Doodle Video, we have a range of professional voice artists included in our prices as standard – take a listen below to hear some examples:

FAQs

How Long Do Whiteboard Voice-Overs Take?

Once we have a “voice ready” script, the whole process, including illustrations, voice-over, animation and production, takes about 15 days for a 2-minute video. Of course, this can vary on a few factors, such as the number of revisions and time for feedback.

Is A Voice-Over Included In The Price?

Yes. In addition to storyboarding (with revisions), illustrations, caption options and backing music, each animated whiteboard video includes a professional voice-over.