Why is the ability of sight-reading so important?
Is it a gift or a gain? Some voice talents are very quick at reproducing intonations, others rehearse for hours trying to achieve the desired effect. Who benefits?Why is the ability of sight-reading so important?
Have you ever thought about the importance of sight-reading? This
ability is essential for voicing cartoons, video games, live
advertisements, so on. Do not think too much, just read. Some simple
guidelines can help you in making your career: sharpen your reading
skills. One may ask why it is so important to sharpen your skills of
sight-reading if there is always time to think over the text and find
the most convincing intonations (because in many cases intonations are
as important as words).
Of course, most often voice talents have enough time to prepare the voiceover. But sometimes there is no time for rehearsal and only your previous experience and acquired skills can help you in choosing the appropriate way of delivering a text. Certainly a well rehearsed voiceover is always preferable but what can you do if a text is given to you and you are to read it at sight? It happens at radio stations, in voicing cartoons, video games. This is the chance for you to show your best and to get the desired order. Show your skills to grasp quickly the essence and convey the text content to the best of your abilities. It can be very helpful in your promotion, which we will dwell upon later.