The Differences Between Voice Acting and Acting for Film or Theater

Many people who have had experience acting in front of audience may find it easy having to transition from theater or film acting to doing voice-overs. This is precisely why many celebrities have also served as voice-over talents for some top-name brands and companies. But, the good news is that there is plenty of room for the right people in the industry of commercial voice-overs. You don’t really need to be a popular actor or celebrity to become a voice artist. In the end, there are significant differences between acting and acting as a narrator.

Your Voice Does All the Work in Storytelling

One of the first things you need to remember is that in voice acting, you need to make your voice work for the audio recording project at hand. Your listeners will not be looking at your facial expressions or gestures; they will be listening to you. In fact, they will not be listening to you; they will be listening to the advertising spiel, e-book narration, or whatever the audio narration project is. To be truly effective, your voice needs to be creative, flexible, and able to deliver the quality required by the project.

Throughout my years in the industry, moreover, I have discovered that anyone can do voice-over work but not everyone can voice act. Someone who’s good with narration may not necessarily be good with storytelling, for example. Success in this business comes as a result of knowing when to do narration work and how to carry out voice acting depending on the requirements of the project on hand.

Beyond Just Scripts 

One of the things that sets a voice actor apart from a mainstream actor or film actor is that the former will need to read more than just scripts. If you will be endorsing a product, for instance, you also need to research about and study the company, its market, as well as the actual users of the product or service. This will allow you get acquainted with the company and adopt the kind of narration style that will fit the market and audience.

Varied Opportunities

Of course, there is a world of difference between voice acting and acting for the movies or theater productions. Whereas you employ your voice skills when doing narration or commercial voice-overs, acting for films require bodily movement, projection, and even theatricality. But there is not much difference between doing voice-overs and acting for the screen when it comes to one thing: authenticity. In any case, it’s important to know whether you’re better off acting on stage or in film, or doing audio recording projects. There are many opportunities for you as a voice actor if you know where to look. With experience, you will be able to take on as many projects as you can and establish yourself as a trusted authority in the field.

If you’re looking for a voice actor that understands the importance of believability in delivery, don’t go anywhere else. Get in touch with me today or check out my demos on this site to find an experienced Spanish voice-over talent for your next audio recording project!