A voiceover is a great way to add a professional touch to your intro animation, product video or explainer video without the cost of a video shoot. It is one of the ways you can keep your video production costs down as we mentioned in our tutorials on this topic earlier.

VoiceBunny VoiceoversThe easiest way we’ve found to do this is by using the services of VoiceBunny. You can have your complete voiceover done in the exact voice you want in minutes. Well, they say hours, but in our experience it’s really just minutes.

They will match any price you find on the internet and offer an unconditional 100% money-back guarantee as well. No questions asked.

Here is our recommendation on the best approach to a hassle-free voiceover:

  1. Of course you will want to start with a script. But instead of writing your script out first, try recording yourself saying it. You will get a better feel of what works and what doesn’t. Do that a few times until you get the right tone, message and flow. (Try Smart Recorder (iPhone) or Smart Voice Recorder (Android) if you don’t have any other tool to record.)
  2. When you’ve got that down, transcribe it and read through it one more time to make sure. This will be what you send to the voiceover talent.
  3. Save the final recording as an audio file. Send it along with the written transcript with your request to VoiceBunny. Having the audio track will help the talent know how to pause, emphasize or otherwise deviate from the plain words on the page. You can’t upload this to VoiceBunny but you can upload it to Google Drive or Dropbox and include this as a link.
  4. If you can’t make the recording for some reason, make sure that the printed version contains notes for the talent. Don’t forget to write out the pronunciation of any tricky names (like “vid-ow”) as well.

If you have any other suggestions, we would love to hear them in the comments below.