voiceover narration

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13:19 May 5, 2009
English to Croatian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
English term or phrase: voiceover narration
Definition from The Documentary Site:
A type of sound, usually a human voice, that appears to come from nowhere to offer commentary on the events in the film frame. Voiceovers usually appear in documentaries, but also sometimes in fiction films.

Example sentence(s):
  • The opening sequence montage and its accompanying voiceover narration is almost documentary in nature as it introduces the city and its denizens. whatDVD.net
  • By combining sobriety and detachment, and unusually performed in the second person, the voiceover almost feels as if it comes from an angry archangel or another powerful supernatural entity. PopMatters
  • Voiceover narration in film and television has a long and rich history that began in the thirties, permeated Hollywood in the forties, shaped the address of television in the fifties, and counted among the favored techniques of the mostly male directors of the French New Wave in the sixties and seventies and of the New Hollywood Cinema up to the late eighties (Kozloff 33-39). bnet
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5glas u pozadini
4 -1komentatorski glas

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5 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
komentatorski glas

Definition from Tipovi filmskog izlaganja, ADU:
Molim Vas, pogledajte link.

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glas u pozadini

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Glas u pozadini (često glas u off-u) je glas koji najavljuje neku osobu ili događaj, ili nudi objašnjenje neke pojave. Vrlo se često pojavljuje u televizijskim i sličnim projektima, kao i u filmovima, predstavama, na koncertima...

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  • glas u off-u: "Ivan je statistički najslabija karika. Je li ostatak ekipe to primjetio" - Najslabija karika  
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Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian
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