Animoto lets you record your voice from within any existing project. From explainer videos to company intros, inject personality into your brand with narration.
Select a block you’d like to add voice-over to, then click on the microphone icon. Underneath it, you’ll see a big RECORD button. Click and hold down that button, start talking, and your voice-over will be recorded.
Practice makes perfect. Your recording may not sound like a masterpiece on the first attempt, but that’s okay. Practice a few times to understand the timing, inflection, and volume you’ll need to sound your best.
Try to break up each segment of your voice-over among multiple blocks. That way, your audience isn’t looking at one image or video clip for too long. When using a video clip, keep in mind how long the clip is, so your voice-over fits within that time period.
Use an external microphone. Computer mics usually have poor sound quality. They pick up background noise that can distract from your voice-over. High-quality USB microphones are inexpensive and will significantly improve the quality of your recordings.
Once you’re done recording the voice-over, go back and make sure it sounds the way you want it to. If you want to re-record, simply delete the voice-over and start the process again. Otherwise, you can start working on other parts of your project, including choosing a soundtrack to complement your voice.
Stick with instrumental music. A song without lyrics will help your voice stand out, while still giving your video a musical background that can help create the mood you want for your video.
Voice-overs add a personal dimension to your videos. With this feature, you can create content that speaks directly to your viewers and let them hear your brand’s unique voice.
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