voiceover narration

Finnish translation: Taustakerronta

English term or phrase:voiceover narration
Finnish translation:Taustakerronta

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16:57 Nov 12, 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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Taustakerrontaa käytetään esimerkiksi elokuvissa, jolloin jokin ei-diegeettinen, kuvan ulkopuolinen kertojaääni puhuu ja selostaa tapahtumia.
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Taustakerrontaa käytetään esimerkiksi elokuvissa, jolloin jokin ei-diegeettinen, kuvan ulkopuolinen kertojaääni puhuu ja selostaa tapahtumia.

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  • Lisäksi neljä maata, Bulgaria, Puola, Latvia ja Liettua, käyttää televisio-ohjelmissaan taustakerrontaa, jossa yksittäinen kertoja lukee hahmojen repliikkejä ja selostaa tapahtumia alkuperäisen ääniraidan kuuluessa vaimeana taustalla. - YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Company  
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