The Irony of Narrating Sports as a Non-Sports Enthusiast
As a voice actor, I've always been fascinated with the art of storytelling. However, what's ironic about my profession is that I have no interest in sports whatsoever. Despite this, I've found myself narrating sports content with great success. This happened on a recent project I narrated for Professional Fighters League. You can see a snippet below.
Many people assume that a passion for sports is a prerequisite for voicing sports content, but in my case, that couldn't be further from the truth. Instead, I rely on my ability to understand the script, interpret the tone, and convey the message in a way that resonates with the specific audience.
It's a form of storytelling. I strive to convey the excitement, tension and drama of the game or match, even if I don't always understand the rules or the technicalities involved. In that way it's very similar to a theater performance, concert or event. It's almost as if my lack of sports knowledge and trivia has actually helped me in my profession. It allows me to focus on drama and emotions rather than being bogged down by the details. It also gives me the freedom to approach the script creatively and bring my unique voice to it.