Voice Over

Choosing the right voice artist for your Doodle Video voice over

When you’re creating a video project, choosing the right voice over artist is essential. The voice over can make or break your video, so it’s important to make sure you select the right one – 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 need to make sure the voice over artist has a voice that is appropriate for your project. If you’re creating a corporate video, you’ll want to choose a voice that is professional and authoritative. For a commercial, you may want something upbeat and energetic,  but for an explainer video, you’ll want a voice that is friendly and easy to understand.

Second, Male or Female … which is best!  It’s something we’re often asked, and 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, but otherwise:

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,  and 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 make sure 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.

 

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: