In documentaries, such as movies, TV series and commercials, voice-over is a very important element. The narrator is just as important as the good visuals an good shooting angles. Documentary dubbing is a bit easier than any other dubbing because the narrator is usually in the external voice position, so there is no need for mouth synchronization, but there are some things to consider.
What should we pay attention to when writing dubbing scripts for documentaries?
The most important factor affecting the success of the documentary is the correct dubbing. So how is the correct dubbing performed?
First of all, the documentary’s script is translated by a professional team. While translating we must try to translate the script fully, avoiding the words that would mean other things and might change the meaning and translate it as short as possible without changing the meaning. In the documentary dubbing, kinetic synchronization is very important whereas lip synchronization is not very important. The narrator should perform the narration by accentuating and emphasizing according to the scene. It is also important that the narration matches the scene. Apart from this, it is very important to choose the right person to perform the documentary dubbing. A dubbing artist whose voice tone does not match the content of the documentary cannot influence the audience and cannot be expected to succeed. We have prepared the world famous documentaries as texts for you. We would like to listen your versions of these documentary scripts. Are you as experienced as the voices of these documentaries?
Then if you would like to share a demo with us you can choose the one that fits your tone color from these samples and record 30-60 seconds of it.
The cosmos is all there is, or ever was, or ever will be.
Come with me.
A generation ago, the astronomer Carl Sagan stood here and launched hundreds of millions of us on a great adventure the exploration of the universe revealed by science.
It’s time to get going again.
We’re about to begin a journey that will take us from the infinitesimal to the infinite, from the dawn of time to the distant future.
We’ll explore galaxies and suns and worlds, surf the gravity waves of space-time, encounter beings that live in fire and ice, explore the planets of stars that never die, discover atoms as massive as suns and universes smaller than atoms.
Cosmos is also a story about us.
It’s the saga of how wandering bands of hunters and gatherers found their way to the stars, one adventure with many heroes.
To make this journey, we’ll need imagination.
But imagination alone is not enough because the reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine.
This adventure is made possible by generations of searchers strictly adhering to a simple set of rules test ideas by experiment and observation, build on those ideas that pass the test, reject the ones that fail, follow the evidence wherever it leads and question everything.
Accept these terms, and the cosmos is yours.
Now come with me.
In this ship of the Imagination, free from the shackles of space and time, we can go anywhere.
If you want to see where we are in space, just look out the front window.
In the dimension of time, the past lies beneath us.
Here’s what Earth looked like If you want to see the future, look up.
And this is how it could appear If we’re going to be venturing out into the farthest reaches of the cosmos, we need to know our cosmic address, and this is the first line of that address.
We’re leaving the Earth, the only home we’ve ever known, for the farthest reaches of the cosmos.
Our nearest neighbor, the Moon, has no sky, no ocean, no life just the scars of cosmic impacts.
Our star powers the wind and the waves and all the life on the surface of our world.
The Sun holds all the worlds of the solar system in its gravitational embrace, starting with Mercury to cloud-covered Venus, where runaway greenhouse effect has turned it into a kind of hell.
Mars a world with as much land as Earth itself.
What you’re looking at is the fertilization of a human egg with a sperm cell.
There’s nothing new about that.
It happens all the time in fertility clinics.
But there’s something different happening.
That needle is also delivering a tiny tool that will change the embryo’s DNA.
A new technology called – CRISPR.
– A revolutionary technology that can edit DNA with incredible precision.
To get why this is such a big deal, consider this: life has existed on this planet for nearly four billion years.
99% of that time passed before Homo sapiens showed up.
And then for 99.
9% of human history, we, too, were oblivious to the genetic code tucked inside the cells of all living things.
In fact, it’s just in the last 65 years, a single lifetime, that we’ve figured out how DNA works, built machines that could read it, and then tools that could rewrite it.
Now a question we’ve been asking for decades is becoming very real.
If humans had the technology to control the source code of life, what happens when we turn it on ourselves? [man 1] Take what we now know about the DNA molecule in our cells.
It’s entirely possible we may learn to use it.
in order to tinker with our blueprints, genetic makeup.
Once you start tinkering, where do you stop? [man 2] And that’s where things get complicated.
crucial to finding cures for diseases like cancer.
Critics say it’s opening up a Pandora’s box.
[man 3] Is this the way we want to nurture the next generation of children? [man 4] This makes man his own god.
Today we celebrate the revelation of the first draft of the human book of life.
As a society, we’ve spent about $3 billion dollars to sequence the first human genome, a really landmark achievement, equivalent to maybe, you know, constructing the pyramids in Egypt.
The genome is our entire genetic blueprint, three billion pairs of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs, that each of us carry in almost every cell.
Mapping it was the biggest undertaking in the history of biology.
So, are we gonna be animating? No.
Look, their writing staff Is packed with science and math geeks, right? 110% percent.
And they try and hold to the laws of physics, right? Yeah.
Conservation of mass, it’s the law.
We’re gonna do a couple of stories from “the simpsons.” Like what? Okay, we’ve got one where bart throws a lit cherry bomb Into the sewer system of the school And turns all of the toilets in the school into geysers.
One of my favorite episodes, “the crepes of wrath.” Okay, that works.
What else? We have another one where homer protects his house From a 5,000-pound wrecking ball By putting his body between the wrecking ball and the house.
So, cartoon physics in the real world.
That’s jamie excited.
He’s excited to get out of this room.
Now, it is one thing to look at physics from the movie world And see how realistic they are in the real world.
It’s another entirely to try that with a cartoon.
And in investigating homer versus the wrecking ball, Jamie’s tackling the wrecking ball.
Aah! And I’ve got to build a full-size homer With all the same dimensions, body mass and water content As if homer was a real person.
To determine the kinetic energy implications Of homer’s heroic intervention, The size and mass of the key animated elements Have to be accurately translated From springfield to the real world.
So, Al, we really strive To be as accurate as possible on this show.
So I’m hoping you can supply us With some real-world dimensions of homer.
How tall is he? Well, you have to be really accurate.
He’s 5’11”, and that’s what the animators always use.
What about his shoe size? 11½.
Those are almost exactly my dimensions.
Well, the good news for you Is you have less stomach and more hair.
Speaking of his stomach, How much does homer actually weigh? Well, about 240, but we think 239 is funnier.
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