voiceover narration

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20:55 Feb 27, 2009
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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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Definition from Wikipedia:
Voice-over, eller voice over, er en betegnelse for narrativ indtaling på film, tv, radio, teater og præsentationer. Den indtales enten direkte/live eller som optaget på forhånd. Det anvendes i spillefilm, såvel som dokumentarer, nyhedsudsendelser, mm. Indtaleren kan både være synlig på skærmen eller ikke, og derfor ofte omtalt som "off-camera"-kommentering.

På screenplays er det markeret som "V.O." bag rollens navn.

Example sentence(s):
  • "One Tree Hill er kendt for sine mange voiceover, enten litteraturcitater, eller når en person tænker over noget. De fleste voiceover er indtalt af Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Scott), men der har dog også været tilfælde hvor seriens andre personer har indtalt voiceover (...)" - Wikipedia  
Rikke Fryman
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