If you're tuning in to the Super Bowl tomorrow just for the good commercials (and let's be honest, also the margaritas), you're not alone!
The Super Bowl is the premier advertising event of the year. In fact, four of the five most watched telecasts ever were Super Bowls, so It's no wonder that commercials aired during the event are such a big deal.
With that in mind, we think this is the perfect opportunity to watch these commercials with the critical eye of a professional voice over actor. To help in this endeavor, we're providing you with a Super Bowl VO Scavenger Hunt. Send us your answers and we'll compile the results in a Super Bowl Commercials recap.
Just make sure your friends don't mute the TV once the commercials come on.
Have a great weekend,
Find a commercial where the read was…
• warm and friendly:
• smoky or sensual:
• snarky or arrogant:
• high energy:
• in character:
Find a commercial where the voiceover....
• lists prices:
• tells a story:
• promotes a TV show:
• makes a confession:
Name a commercial with memorable writing.
Name a commercial that used very little voiceover. What effect did it have on the spot?
Name an ad that made an impact on you. Write the specs for that ad.
How many commercials were voiced by men? How many by women?
How many voices were quirky, odd, or non-traditional?
Did you notice any trends in the sound of the VO or in the writing style?
How many commercials featured celebrities as the VO? Which was your favorite?
Any other voiceover observations?
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