Camera ‘Voice’ Overs in TV and Film

Perhaps I am just odd but something that really gets under my skin is when I am watching a television program or movie where they are using one camera – particularly a modern digital camera – and then ‘voice’ over its sound with that of something like a 20 year old plus Canon A1 and winder that needs a good dose of oil. Even better is when they add a flash, something that has been released in the last two years and they have the sound of an old Metz 60CT hammer head flash which used to sound like a jet aircraft taking off.

I don’t want to sound petty but I do wonder why manufactures – who often sponsor the camera or pay for the exposure they will get from it being used in the program or film – are happy to have their camera sound like a banshee.

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Tristan - Founder

Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.