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VO4TA: Layout (again)

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VO4TA:  Layout (again)

 

Layout can be even more insidious than you  first thought! In this example from 2016, it’s pretty easy to see how script layout can really mess up your read.

 

VO: “There are lights, there are fireworks…

and the future  

...looks bright.”

 

But what about this one?

 

VO: Today, people are dreaming bigger.

They’re taking more chances.

And embracing more opportunities.

And we want them to know that we support them every step of the way.

 

Now, what I haven’t written here is that the above is a small excerpt from a 60 second script with every separate sentence on it’s own line. If you read each line... with the same space between each sentence... because it was laid out that way... by the 45th second... a listener would want to jump out a window.  

 

Get it? Again - layout is not your friend.

 

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Hugh P. Klitzke blogs at voiceoverfortheactor.com

 

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