Virtual Reality is continuously developing new technology to make VR games and apps more and more advanced. VR includes games, apps, how-to, and even companies are using VR as a way to tell stories. As virtual reality keeps improving, there is one thing that is staying the same, the opportunities for voice over talent. Here are some of the many opportunities virtual reality has for voice over talent.
Virtual Reality and Gaming
When people first hear Virtual Reality, they immediately think of gaming, and this is the biggest and most popular way VR became reality in homes. There are many headsets on the market and the games keep improving and so many options since when flight one’s first, hit the scene.
Training and Marketing Videos
VR has improved the way companies are making training videos from cars to medical centers, these training videos are improving the way employees and customers see. Car companies like Mercedes have created an app that lets consumers test drive their cars. This marketing video has helped increase sales and interest in the E-class Mercedes. Doctors use virtual reality to improve surgical skills without risking patient’s lives.
Doctors Prescribe VR
While a doctor will not prescribe a VR video game, they will advise a patient on therapy that uses Virtual Reality. For anxiety, doctors have found that with the aid of VR they can help reduce anxiety attacks. Post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias can be debilitating, however, with safe exposure therapy, they can learn to deal with circumstances, objects, and places while remaining safe in an office.
The travel industry and many popular destinations have always put together beautiful imagery and commercials showcasing their destination. However, when the pandemic hit, travel, landmarks, parks, and destinations all felt the void. Virtual Reality became extremely important to let visitors see and learn about their locations with VR technology. Museums, zoos, National parks, have all changed their game by offering tours using technology.
What Do All of These Styles Have in Common?
The graphics and the feeling of being transported are a large part of what makes VR so popular. However, that is not enough it is about the story, the script, and the voice. That is where voice over talent comes in. In all the examples of VR, there are many different voice over genre styles. A video game needs an excited narrator leading the user down the path to a win. Whereas in training videos, it is a moderate voice that is precise and yet doesn’t put the audience to sleep.
For therapy VR, a calm and soothing voice is what will help patients overcome their anxiety and PTSD.
These options are just many examples of the type of jobs that are out there for voice over talent. As with all voice over job opportunities, not all may be the perfect fit for your style, however, it is worth looking into as you are working to create a carrier in the industry.
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