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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
How Voiceover Helped Jennifer Garner Overcome Awkward Moment
If you are considering a career in voiceover, then you know just how powerful words can be, when played over an image or video. Voiceover has changed the entertainment industry, the marketing industry, and even many aspects of general business practice. If you want to see just how powerful voiceover can be, then use the recent example of Jennifer Garner at the Oscars.
During filming, the actress was caught on tape with an unexpected, and seemingly shocked expression. The short clip was already headed for viral status as is, but it wasn’t until Jennifer poked a bit of fun at herself with some well-scripted voiceover that it became an internet sensation.
It was during the performance of Common and Andrea Day that she made the face that had people wondering. Rather than trying to dissect the moment, in an attempt to recall what was really going through her head at that time, the actress had a bit of fun with it. She recorded herself and overlaid the clip with a few different versions of voiceover, saying things like:
“Congrats to The Shape of Water… Maybe I should date a fish.”
“Hey, Jimmy Kimmel, what’s in your wallet? Wait, where is my wallet?”
“Can’t wait to work with Lena Dunham. Wait, did I sign a nudity waiver?”
Her humorous approach proved to win over audiences everywhere. Through the power of voiceover, she turned what might have been a somewhat embarrassing clip into a prevailing self-marketing moment. The clips, along with her brilliant voiceover quips have been shared in countless articles, on news programs, and, of course, all over the various social platforms online.
There is a lesson to learn here, which could apply to you in your own efforts to be discovered as a voiceover talent. How can you use your voice skills to create a viral meme or video clip?
As well as, to keep your sense of humor going throughout your career. As they say, humor is the best medicine.