Making Films & Videos/Voice over


QUESTION: i belong to Pakistan.i am not expert in english language.i am an amature tv journalist.i make short movies with handycam about three minutes long for tv broadcasting without i want include my voice ( comentary ) in movie (voice over ),but i do not know how can i do it. please guide me in easy way how can i add my voice in short movie for tv news.

ANSWER: It all depends on your editing software.  You can film yourself speaking and then import that clip into your editing.  In the editing program, separate the video from the audio and delete the video out leaving only the audio of you speaking.  Put that audio under the video that you have.  I hope this helps.

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QUESTION: what software you recomend should i use . i am now using Arcsoft Showbiz,

Most editing software will work - Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Apple iMovie, etc.  Unfortunately, For Arcsoft Showbiz, I looked these up:

This link talks about the multiple audio tracks you have and a "narration" track where it seems that you can record narration through your computer microphone.

This one talks about editing audio in Arcsoft:

I hope this helps.

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I am a professional filmmaker (since 1995) and a professional film instructor (since 2000). I am the co-owner of Imminent Entertainment LLC. I have worked on several low-budget feature films as well as hundreds of other projects including TV commercials, concert videos, live sports for TV, sports highlights, broadcast news, faith productions, large multi-media multi-camera productions, weddings, educational, corporate, promotional, short films, documentaries and more. I have written a book called "The New Filmmaker's Adventure" that will be more widely distributed in the near future. My expertise is in writing, shooting and editing. I can answer questions on Final Cut Pro, lighting, sound recording, scriptwriting, storytelling, directing, producing, editing, multi-camera productions, shooting sports, picture to video, using DTE hard drives, using video cameras. I am NOT an expert on how to sell scripts or movies, how to finance them, how to distribute them or how to get an agent. See my WEB PAGES: and


I have been a professional filmmaker since 1995 and a film teacher since 2000. I am publishing a textbook for beginning filmmakers called "the New Filmmaker's Adventure". I have experience in the area of low-budget feature filmmaking, I am the co-owner of the production company called Imminent Entertainment, I have worked on hundreds of videos, TV shows, multi-camera events and low budget, professional productions, corporate and consumer videos, Final Cut Pro, scriptwriting, directing, videography and cinematography, sound, lighting, editing, and some producing.

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I wrote "The New Filmmaker's Adventure" book that I use in my classes and will be publishing it abroad soon

Western Michigan University - Magna cum Laude BS in film/video/TV Maine Media Workshops ('02-'07)- Film Editor Master, Directing Actors for the Camera, Independent Filmmaking, Acting for the Camera, Camera in Motion, The Directors Craft

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Audience Choice Runner-Up award for Best Picture at the Muskegon Film Festival in 2009 for Producer/editor on "Coffee Shop Kings." Excellence in Education Teaching award. Winner of 12 grants.

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