Documentaries need to be narrated in a way that the viewer is thoroughly immersed in the film no matter what. Great documentary narration takes a lot of hard work and talent. Getting a professional voice over artist is the best for documentaries as this type of narration also needs preparation.

A poorly narrated or constructed script will detract the viewing experience the audience will have and in order to make a great voice over for documentary, three important points need to be considered.

Great voice

When it comes to arab voice over artists, their biggest gift is the uniqueness of their voice and the ones who pursue this as a career; their main source of income comes from this specific talent. This is considered a form of art as not everyone can deliver dialogue effectively. This is true especially in documentaries because here it is all about keeping the viewer’s attention on the content of the documentaries whilst capturing the interest and knowledge that is narrated. It can be noted that a voice over for documentary needs special attention to detail when it is delivered. A documentary narrator needs to have the ability to project their voice with clarity and smoothly so that the knowledge is articulated well. These particular actors often have voices that are engaging. It should keep the audience interested throughout the entire show but not as to grab too much attention on the narrator but focus mainly on the documentary’s content.

Match to the tone of the documentary

Documentaries nowadays range from wildlife to global warming to pop star lifestyles. Accordingly, the documentary narrators must be chosen for the specific task as per their style of narration to match the content and the pitch of the film. For example, you would not find a teenage girl narrating a documentary for wildlife, like wise a professorial voice would not be suitable for a pop star documentary. However, this would also depend on the type of audience as well, a youthful voice for a wildlife documentary might be ideal if the viewers are children.

Localize to fit the documentary audience

There is a need for documentaries to appeal to their audiences wherever they are. In this case, localization of the film works best. The BBC documentary Planet Earth used the voice over of Sir David Attenborough for its UK version but Sigourney Weaver provided the narration for the US version of the same film. Sometimes voices of more than one narrator can be used in order to reach audiences from diverse backgrounds. This viewing experience is thought to be more personally expressive and powerful if the viewers hear it in their own language.