When making whiteboard vids what comes first drawing or voiceover?

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I would think it would be the drawing but maybe not. Would you do the drawings first then go with voiceover?
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    I would think drawing. I outsource mine, and they don't do voice, so I get the whiteboard and then if I want voice, I get that, but usually I settle for a background music, which my assistant can add.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigballin6161
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      I would think drawing. I outsource mine, and they don't do voice, so I get the whiteboard and then if I want voice, I get that, but usually I settle for a background music.
      Wouldnt that be a waste? Whiteboard is expensive and the voiceover is much cheaper...why bother doing whiteboard if your just gonna do music?!
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      • Profile picture of the author timpears
        Originally Posted by bigballin6161 View Post

        Wouldnt that be a waste? Whiteboard is expensive and the voiceover is much cheaper...why bother doing whiteboard if your just gonna do music?!
        Actually the whiteboard is the attention getter, voice is on most videos. I can add it if I want as the animation usually runs at a pace the voice over can just read it. It works for me, but I can change it around if I want. So what ever is best for the situation is my motto.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    When I was getting custom animated videos created it was always the voiceover they did first. They would get the voiceovers right and then do all of the animations to match the voiceover.

    I think it's hard for voiceover artists to do their voiceover and match the animations of a video. It can be done but the results won't always be great and it might take a lot of tries to get things right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Here's how I do it:

    Create an outline in the form of a story board.

    Write the script.

    Record the video and sync it with the voice over.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    When i outsource they always to the voice over first.

    Easier to build up the vid based on a voice over than the over way round.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fied
    Sounds like a great question for youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    Drawing should definitely come first, since it's really easy to adjust your voice afterwards to whatever is on screen.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nino C
      When i make my video's, i always do the voiceover first, from there its just easy to draw what i say!

      The other way around is a lot harder (for me)
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  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Jonbones
    You lay down the audio tracks first, and make the drawings and video fit the pacing of the audio. If need be, you go back and re-edit the audio to make timing adjustments.

    Cartoons work the same way...kind of...the scenes of the characters are drawn first, and the 'mouth flaps' overlay on top of the original art work to get the mouths of the characters moving correctly in sync with the audio.

    Anime is a little different, you take the translations of the original script, and re-write the script to make the words fit the mouth flaps of the characters, since adding a different language to the movie or show is actually part of post production, done by outside sound studios--most anime shows and movies are voiced for English after they have been released overseas.

    Source: 5 years experience commercial radio production, 2 years experience syncing studio audio with animation
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    I would say that they do the audio track first but it might be different for doodle videos, not really sure
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  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Jonbones
    freestyling a voice over may sound more conversational, which would be better for an interview--conversational style for an advertising or informational video just makes the final presentation seem poorly thought out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      The video is created around the voiceover.

      I create a video draft based on the written script. Then I add a pre-recorded voiceover and fine-tune the timing of the animation to match the audio. Then I do something secret to make the video even better.

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  • Profile picture of the author briankno
    You have to do the script first. Then the voiceover so you can have the timing down. It will make the project sync up much faster that way.
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