Senior voice over is, and will remain, a large point of growth in the voice over industry as Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers age. The appeal of older voices grows because, as we know, people love to hear from others in their age range. Referred to as peer-to-peer marketing, its a tried and true tactic that all industries employ. Here are 2 sample scripts geared toward the more mature sounding voice to help inspire video game producers who’re creating older characters with palpable wisdom, and for voice actors who are looking to practice their mature voice.
For Clients Looking for Voice Over Script Examples for Video Games
The scripts include specifications like voice age, gender, job description, role, accent, etc., much like voice over job postings on Voices.com. So (if you’re looking for a voice actor), the next time you post a job on Voices.com, you’ll know what job posting format will bring about the best auditions. This formatting helps voice actors to better understand the vision you had for your project, and bring it to life in their read.
For Voice Actors Looking for Voice Over Practice Scripts
Feel free to use these scripts for practice reads! Keep in mind when auditioning for jobs, it is recommended to only provide a small portion of the read in your demo. For example, 7 to 15-second read of a 30-second script will suffice for your audition demo.
Video Game Voice Over Sample Script: Senior Female Example #1
|Client:||Wise Owl Corporation|
|Job Description:||Wise Owl Corporation is a company that produces short films, cartoons and movies for children.|
|Artistic Direction:||Elda is a knowledgeable fairy in the land of Woodsy. Woodsy is a small forest where fairies and humans live together. Think of Elda as a fairy godmother. She is personable, friendly and quirky but also a source of knowledge and expertise. In this scene Elda comes across a tearful fairy who appears to be no older than 5. Although Elda is wise, she is quirky and often spews out cliched phrases. Words in italics are actions/descriptions of the scenery.|
|Accent||US (North American)|
Elda: Phew! Well, now that the housekeeping is done I can finally relax. What shall I do first?
- Elda flies around her home with excitement•
[Elda starts humming a happy tune]
*Elda exits her treehouse and zooms down the laneway – she bumps into a tiny flying fairy whose head is down.
Elda: Oopsie Daisy! Watch where you’re going little sweet *Elda notices the fairy is crying* Wh-what happened darling?
*Before the fairy can response, Elda begins rattling off words of wisdom*
Elda [at a quick pace]: Whatever is the matter? You know what they say, gone tomorrow! Our troubles of today will be gone tomorrow. Hold your head up because to every dark cloud there is a silver lining. You hear me? A silver lining! The best and shiniest and brightest…
*Elda trails off as she notices the little fairy has flown away and she flies away*
Video Game Voice Over Sample Script: Senior Female Example #2
|Client:||The Ultimate Duel|
|Job Description:||This player versus player game brings wizards and mages together as they battle for bragging rights and everlasting superiority as the only class of spell caster to can be held in the highest regard.|
|Artistic Direction:||The mage will narrate the opening scene of the video game, setting the scene for all players. The mage is elderly and wise with a warm tone that could turn cold at the drop of a hat. The voice has no cracks or noticeable inflections. It’s simply smooth and unhurried. The script is intended to be read slowly, with a patience that leaves the listener hanging on every word.
Note that “mage” is pronounced to rhyme with “cage”.
|Category:||Player versus player|
|Accent:||US (General American)|
|Word Count:||79 words|
They say that a wizard combines the traits of an enchanter and a mage. Being one of inherent skill and practice, a wizard is the most superior class of all spell casters.
But who are ‘they’? With an opinion like that, you’d think ‘they’ were wizards.
An old mage like myself wants to believe that we’ve reached the heights of mastery through centuries of fine-tuned practice.
There’s only one way to evaluate spell casters: [pause] A duel, of course.