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Voice Over Scripts

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So you’re putting down a new voice reel, adding to an existing reel, or you’re simply looking to practice a few voice overs. Well we’re here to help! We’ve put together some great voice over scripts for you to work on. We have listed a range of voice adverts that include soft sells, hard sells and more. It’s important to have a range within your voice reel. This doesn’t necessarily mean crazy voices and accents, but it is good to have a mix of different dynamics, pace, and range throughout. If you’re booking in some recording time, make sure you are thoroughly prepared before heading into the studio.

Voice acting can be a really lucrative occupation and having a great voice demo is the key to landing more auditions and more jobs! I recommend choosing 6-8 scripts for a reel. You never know which ones will turn out the best once they are properly produced with sound effects and music.

Note: you don’t want your voice reel to sound like every other actor in town, so change out the name of the product and feel confident tweaking the adverts. You can also write your own from scratch. In some scripts I have cut the brand and inserted [BRAND] you can therefore play with whatever you like! 

Commercial Voice Over Scripts

commercial voice over scripts for actors

Introduction for your Voice Reel

It’s important to give your reel a short introduction. Keep your intro simple, upbeat and direct. Something like this works great:

Hi I’m [First Name] and this is my voice reel.

Hi I’m [Full Name] and this is my demo.

Note: you can be more creative here, but I like these simple options. 

Upbeat Voice Ads

Generic

Want to try something new?
Want to meet like minded individuals?
Sign up for a workshop, short course, or summer intensive today.
To find the perfect program for you, visit [BRAND].com.au

Generic (Car Dealership)

Slap on the sunscreen, turn up the music. Summer is here!
No matter how you beat the heat, there is no beating the scorching deals across all new, demo, and used vehicles at [CAR DEALERSHIP] four day Summer Sale.

Generic (Health Brand)

I don’t consider [HEALTH BRAND] a diet, because I still have the freedom to eat what I want!
With my lifestyle, juice and shakes just won’t cut it. I have to feel energised and focused to keep achieving my goals.
[HEALTH BRAND] allows me the freedom to build healthy habits and to not feel like I am on a diet!

Generic (Adventure Brand)

Looking for a great adventure on the [LOCATION]?
Well, that’s easy!
For a jam-packed adventure day on the water, it’s got to be [BRAND] A great day for the whole family!

Noodle Box

This summer try the all new Mongolian Lamb at Noodle Box. An irresistible fusion of succulent lamb, noodles and fresh veggies wok tossed in a tasty Mongolian sauce for that perfect wok-charred flavour. From just 10.95. Find a Noodle Box near you today.

7/11

So it’s 1:00 in the morning…and you’re starving. Nothing’ in the fridge, and nothing in the cupboards. You think about cooking, but then you remember the fire you started last time you tried using the stove. Well, check out 7-11. They have everything from burgers to tacos…24 hours a day…7 days a week. 7-11. Think of it as your own personal walk-in kitchen.

Short (Telecommunications)

A living room or a launch pad, where would you rather be? From your place to out of space, sitting with your family, it isn’t fantasy…

Sexy Voice Ads

I’ll tell you a secret. Seductive, tempting, and irresistibly  smooth. Only a chocolate this pure could last this long my lips. Fall to your knees and savour the taste of Dove salted caramel swirl. My secret. My Dove.

Medical Voice ads

Headaches.  We all get them. We all wish they would go away.  Luckily, there is a solution.  [Brand]. I just take two and there’s no more tension, no more throbbing, no more pain.  My headache completely gone. [Tag]

Soft/ Emotional Voice Overs

Heartfelt (RSPCA)

We all need that special someone. Someone to make you laugh. Someone to listen. Someone to appreciate your cooking, but also to get you off the coach. Someone to be your best friend. Adopt your special someone today at RSPCA.

Red Cross (Giving Blood)

Did you know that one in three of us will need blood, or blood products, at some point in our lives. Yet only 1 in 30 Australians actually donate blood. Be the type to help save lives. Do something special. Give blood today.

Greenpeace

Change is coming.
Whether they choose to accept it or not.
The damage being done by climate change.
For those who put coal before people, no more excuses.
Change is coming, will you be part of it?

Generic (Real Person)

Hey, my names Tom
I drive the same route to my kids cricket game every Saturday
I’m a safe driver. Hands at 2 and 10, the whole lot.
But last time, this motorbike he just appeared out of nowhere. Gave each other a real fright.

NOTE: these scripts are for educational purposes and are not to be replicated. Please do not use these scripts in your voice demos, or for any public use.

Voice Over Tips

#1 Nail the Tag. The tag is very important. By tag I mean the final line of each ad which includes either the product or the brand, or both. Always aim for clarity here. Generally speaking we also have a nice big smile through the brand name, which just gives the read a beautiful warmth.

#2 Have at least one scene. Having a voice over script that includes another actor can give your reel a professional lift. See if you can bring in another actor to record with you on the day. Ideally get someone of the opposite sex, or with a very different voice.

#3 Keep it short. Don’t go over 1.30 for a first reel, even less (1 minute) in some countries. Keep them wanting more!

If you want to learn more about voice over and are based in Sydney, we run a weekly voice over class at our studio. Get in touch: [email protected]

 

About the Author

Andrew Hearle

is the founder of StageMilk.Com. Andrew trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and is now a Sydney-based actor working in Theatre, Film and Television.

About the Author

Andrew Hearle

is the founder of StageMilk.Com. Andrew trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and is now a Sydney-based actor working in Theatre, Film and Television.

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