Examples of voiceover work include:
- Off-Stage / Off-Screen
- Non-visible characters
- Feature Films
- Dubbed / Overdubbed Foreign Language Films
- Television Shows
- Video Games
- Radio Dramas
- Amusement Rides
- Theatre Productions
- Puppet Shows
- Audio Games
- Pre-recorded automated announcements
- Songs and Music snippets
- Singing and jingles
The voices for animated characters are provided by voice actors. For live-action productions, voice acting often involves reading the parts of computer programs, radio dispatchers or other characters who never actually appear on screen.
With an audio drama, there is more freedom because there is no need to match a dub to the original actor or animated character. Producers and agencies are often on the lookout for many styles of voices, such as booming voices for more dramatic productions or cute, young-sounding voices for trendier markets.
Some voices sound like regular, natural, everyday people; all of these voices have their place in the voiceover world, provided they are used correctly and in the right context.