Internet voice over jobs cover a broad category of work. A lot of internet advertising is the reuse of TV adverts. However, there are types of ads and media that is specifically used on the internet. Two of these are covered in this post – E-Learning and Explainer videos. Other forms of internet voice over jobs are based on companies embedding an audio file on a web page. This post is part of the how to become a voice actor series. The growth of the internet and the increasing use of mobile apps has led to more and more voice over work. Internet voice over jobs are part of the wider mix of commercial voice over jobs.
Internet Voice Over Jobs – E-Learning
E-learning is a fast and efficient way to teach courses online. Today, businesses at all levels are seeing the benefits of providing at least some material on their websites or through the company’s Intranets, to help customers or even students. E-Learning or online training, has grown significantly in recent years. Many businesses need to efficiently train a large number of people on a small budget. Of course larger companies invest a lot of money into new e-learning initiatives, many of these are to help customers.
E-Learning covers big range of subjects from ESL to health and safety training. It could be a video that talks you through the steps of sanding and staining a door to highly technical training. Many voice actors find that e-learning makes up a significant percentage of their work.
E-Learning is different from documentary narration or corporate video. Unlike audiobook voice over jobs, E-Learning places a greater emphasis on the voice engaging the audience but without being able to use character voices. The narrator has to keep interest over a long period of time and earn the trust of the student without the help of a big music bed or sweeping cinematography. The key is to deliver a likeable, interesting voice with personality. This keeps the e-learning student fully engaged. The voice should be pleasant, but not soothing to the point of inspiring sleep!
To get this sort of internet voice over jobs you need to do some research. Many large companies hire specialist production houses to help them wth e-learning courses. Others have their own in-house teams. This can be a lucrative and interesting aspect of the voice industry to work in.
Most E-Learning requires a straightforward read, but some courses require different voices, accents or acting skills. You are likely to find yourself as the voice of a character as you are to be an authoritative narrator of the history of technology.
Internet Voice Over Jobs – Explainer Videos
A Voice-Over is no more and no less than the voice in an animated explainer video (or any other audiovisual piece, for that matter). Explainer videos are often short, anything from two to five minutes. They are often used on the company website or are distributed using channels like YouTube.
The popularity of explainer videos in digital marketing strategy is under going massive growth. Mainly because they create a unique identity for companies in a convincing way and engage audiences like no other digital tool. They also offer a cost-effective solution compared to traditional marketing and advertising tactics.
The tone and voice determine the feel of the explainer video. Some brands require a friendly voice, while others may need a charming style. The length of the voice over audio will determine the final length of the videos so this is why it needs to be recorded before we start the animation.
As internet voice over jobs the easiest way to start is to contact companies that specialise in produce explainer videos.
Other types of voice over jobs you might find interesting:
For more information on voice acting visit our series of posts on how to become a voice actor