standups and voice-overs

Introduction

A voice-over is a narration done by a broadcast reporter, usually reading from a script. The reporter's voice is recorded over a sequence of video clips that tell a story.

A standup is when a television reporter appears in front of the camera to narrate part of a story - most often at the beginning to set up the story, or at the very end.

Often the standups and voice-overs are read from a script the reporter has prepared beforehand.

Generally reporters write their scripts after shooting the video for a story, and then assemble the clips to fit the script.

Reading that script is an art that requires both smooth delivery and emphasizing the key points in the story.

Here are some tips for doing these standups and voice-overs.

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