From a literal standpoint, a voice over artist is a talent who is reading, or working from memorized material, otherwise known as a script.
You hear the person’s voice, but you do not see them. If you ask the average person what comes to mind when they hear the words ‘voice over,’ more often than not the answer is radio and TV commercials.
I’m an Australian voice over actor and I love to record for all sorts of projects.
Commercials are indeed just one main component of the voice over industry. Whenever you hear a voice over artist on television without seeing the person attached to that voice, you are listening to a commercial voice over.
Most people fail to realise is that there is a broad range of commercial opportunities, many of which do not demand the typical used car salesman style. As an example, voice overs for public service organisations, iphone and ipad apps, e-books, medical narrations, are all examples of commercial voice over work that voice over artists perform.
Similarly, children’s products, upcoming community events, and material related to health care all fall under commercial work recorded by professional voice over artists.
I am an Australian male voice over artist. I record from my professional voice over studio in NYC and anywhere around the globe when I travel. I’d love to record for you.