Voice style: Spanish neutral voice acting. The narrator is the main character in this short story and I use quite a flat, emotionally detached tone to avoid the melancholy mood from becoming too melodramatic. This contrasts well with the much more emotive character voice I use for the patient. His is the only voice in the story conveying any emotion and this helps to give dimension to his character and highlight his troubled state of mind.

Voice Over Style: Natural, conversational, informative

One problem I come across a lot is the oversized video script.

This is more common in Spanish scripts because of the conventions of the Spanish language.

A paragraph in English will be quite a bit longer once it is translated into Spanish

This tendency leeds to translated scripts being too wordy to fit the sequence in a video which has been edited to the English text.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a complaint! Part of my job is fixing problems, 

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