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Secure Messaging Video: The Art of Narration

Actor John Getz.

Narration can make or break a video. There are many narrative voices to choose from, but it's a matter of finding the perfect one to fit your videos' theme and tone. With our secure messaging video script in hand, we set out to find the perfect voice. We asked ourselves a few questions: Did we want the voice of God? Did we want it cutesy and fun? Did we want it playful and magnificent? No, none of the above seemed to fit - we needed something else.


With the help of Belljar, we found our inspiration in classic, 1950s, instructional videos. The tone of the narrator is friendly, and the videos teach a lesson to the viewer, much like we are doing in our secure messaging video. Now that we had our tone, we needed to find the talent. Fortunately, we had the perfect person in mind.

Introducing, actor John Getz. Belljar used his talent in our pMD charge capture welcome video and we felt that he would remain the perfect candidate for our new secure messaging video. Our team at Belljar sat down with John in a Los Angeles sound studio, ready to capture the narration. On the pMD side, we got patched in via phone to our San Francisco office and had the opportunity to listen to the live recording. It was possibly one of the most fun events I have taken part in. There were constant jokes and anecdotes being thrown around the studio, and getting to hear John read our script and make it come to life was unbelievable; we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with John, he is a truly amazing talent.

Included below is the final voice-over of the secure messaging video. Close your eyes and give a listen, you'll be glad you did.