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Dialogue/Stage Speech/Voice-over

- Dialogue, as part of an Artistic Image

- Pronounciation, thought, context, meaning

- Voice and microphone

Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations.The voice-over is read from a script and may be spoken by someone who appears elsewhere in the production or by a specialist voice talent. It is usually pre-recorded and placed over the top of a film or video and commonly used in documentaries or news reports to explain information. 

Kids usually get really excited to share their voice with characters, especially if the characters are their own creatures. It develops imagination, creativity, understanding in behind the scene of film-making process. Also, voice-over helps to improve diction and  speech pathology. It is recommended as a tool to work on self-esteem issues or deal with fear of public speaking. During the program we will discover different voice-over techniques and software.

Teaching Artist: Olga Bushueva