Working with clients, especially when it comes to Spanish voice overs there is always a number of questions that keep popping up, so we decided to create a small resource of 5 elements you need to look out for and get a perfect Spanish voice over.
Of the bat always keep in mind that any voice over requires resources and time, it is sadly not as simple as whipping out your trusty webcam and recording, professional studios are involved and often quite a bit of time in them as well, aside from the voice-over talent this can also mean a sound engineer and depending on the complexity a producer might be involved as well.
The Accent. Spanish language comes in a wide variety of accents and dialects, having that in mind it is important to precisely identify your target audience be it European, South or Central American if possible down to city/region level. You might not think much of it now but in our experience recognizable accents promote knowledge retention, boost sales and generate positive and affirming attitudes in viewers and listeners.
The Translation. If you are translating from English or another language to Spanish please make sure that your translation is 100% on the money, a lot of times we had talent come up to us and say “Hey this makes no sense” and that is not a situation you want, as it is certain to cause delays, misunderstanding or at worst an unusable voice-over.
The Talent. This is one of the most important factors, you need the right voice for your message and audience, if your audience is young, get a voice to match, if you need their trust, get a voice that communicates that.
The Production. Whatever you do, it needs to be produced to perfection. The voice needs to be perfectly audible, there is no room for hisses, outside noise and artifacts, nothing says “cheap” as effectively as a sound of a doorbell mid recording.
The Delivery. Delivery needs to be perfect for the copy and what you are trying to accomplish, you don’t want to have a monotonous voice giving an important lecture as nobody would
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