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Author : Harlan Hogan
ISBN : 9781621534143
Genre : Performing Arts
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One of the country’s top voice-over talents shares his secrets of success in an insider’s guide to the industry. Actors, broadcasters, and anyone who has longed to earn a living by speaking into a microphone will cherish this insightful and often hilarious glimpse at the business. Coverage includes: • Identifying natural talent • Training a voice to make it commercially viable • Gaining experience in smaller markets • Making a demo CD • Auditioning effectively • Locating and signing with an agent • Joining the appropriate unions • Negotiating contracts • Self-promoting to maximize exposure Reflecting the quantum change that has occurred in the way voice-overs are recorded and cast in recent years, the updated Second Edition describes the advantages and disadvantages of auditioning and recording from home studios for clients around the world. This indispensable guide also addresses finding work in venues outside film and television, such as games, automated telephone systems, and websites. Aspiring and established voice-over actors will savor the behind-the-scenes details that show what actually happens during a voice-over recording session. Through it all, the author pairs performance tips with an expanded personal account of the crazed clients, practical jokes, and coincidences encountered on the long journey to success. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.


Author : Janet Wilcox
ISBN : 9781621534570
Genre : Performing Arts
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Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? Put it to use in a career as a voiceover actor! Veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and teacher Janet Wilcox provides the inside scoop on the industry and personal training to help voice-over hopefuls find work in network promos, commercials, documentaries, books on tape, radio, animated films, and more! This rich resource comes with a CD-ROM featuring vocal exercises and interviews with voice-over actors. Readers will discover a treasure trove of useful information, including: Acting warm-ups Vocal workouts Improv sketches Character work sheets Tips for making demos Sample V.O. scripts Interviews with show biz heavyweights Casting insights Advice on getting professional representation Secrets to finding opportunities in traditional and emerging venues And much more! Voiceovers, Second Edition shows readers how to use that great voice to garner cash and compliments. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Voice Actor S Guide To Recording At Home And On The Road

Author : Harlan Hogan
ISBN : 9781598637267
Genre : Electronic books
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For many years, recording voiceovers was the exclusive domain of commercial studios. Even a simple voice audition meant a trip to a studio, an ad agency, or an agent’s office. Today voiceover actors are increasingly producing voice tracks for corporate na

The Art Of Voice Acting

Author : James Alburger
ISBN : 9781317816317
Genre : Performing Arts
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From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this essential book is packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips; it is the ideal resource for anyone wanting to maximize their success in the industry. Complete with a companion website and QR codes that link directly to additional material such as audio for every script included in the book, more exercises, and voice relaxation techniques, this is the complete package that gives voiceover actors, and those in related fields, a clear, no-nonsense introduction to the business and art of voice acting. New and updated in this edition: All new scripts and voice exercises More voice and acting techniques Coverage of new trends, including online demos and online auditions Additional coverage of audiobooks and new information on home studio technology All new contributions from some of the top voice talent in the world

Sound Advice

Author : Dan Friedman
ISBN : 9781452037905
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Writing about sound is not an easy task. I've heard it compared to explaining visual art To The blind. However, after years of working with voiceover talent, being asked the same questions and dealing with the same issues, I was inspired to give it a try. I've written this book to give you a sound engineer's perspective on your career as a voiceover talent. In this book I've tried to provide you with basic information about audio and equipment that is taught in recording schools. Hopefully, this information will provide a foundation for you to get to know your equipment better and understand how it works. Understanding your audio equipment is critical to helping you sound your best as well as helping you effectively communicate with those trying to help you when problems occur. I've also tried to address proper studio etiquette and many of the bad practices I've seen, heard and experienced from voiceover talents over the years. My intention is not to scold or criticize, but simply to provide those of you who are new To The business with information you may not know, and also to shed light on some mistakes that many of you, who have been in the business for awhile, may not know you are making.This book is not about how to read scripts or how to be a successful voiceover artist. This book compliments the many books that have been written about those topics. You may find it helpful to sit in front of your equipment as you read through some of the sections. Follow the procedures I describe and learn what the microphone, knobs, faders and other various elements in your studio can do. Most importantly, open your ears and really listen. Listen to how you sound and learn what you can do to bring out the best in your voice.I am passionate about what I do and I know most of you are too. This is a great business. Thank you for reading my book, I hope you find it helpful and enjoyable.


Author : Terri Apple
ISBN : 1932907904
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Voiceovers" is the most extensive, informative book that covers everything aspiring actors need to know about making money in the lucrative world of voiceovers.

The Sound Advice Encyclopedia Of Voice Over The Business Of Being A Working Talent

Author : Kate McClanaghan
ISBN : 9781483520896
Genre : Performing Arts
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Discover how to establish and promote your small business as a working voice-over and actor, regardless of your location in the country from one of the industry’s most dedicated authorities. Learn the most current information available anywhere regarding what’s required of you in and out of the booth in order to successfully advance your career, what should (and shouldn’t) be included on your demos, how to secure talent agents in a variety of regions nationwide, find out who your actual target audience is for your demos (this will surprise you), and how to go the distance in the entertainment business! PLUS, a thorough breakdown of the most current technology and more than 100 pages of industry terms and phrases you need to know. With two prominent locations, our flagship SOUND ADVICE production studio (managed by producer/casting director Jeff Finney) in Chicago, and our Los Angeles office, where we’re known as ACTORS’ SOUND ADVICE, has successfully produced more than 5,000 demos and coached more than 10,000 talent to date. The wealth of information you’ll find in the more than 500 pages of The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voice-over & the Business of Being a Working Talent comes from our studio’s unparalleled expertise because what we impart to you is not just what we think or based solely on our own vast experience, but we’ve surveyed better than 12,000 casting and production professionals nationwide and offer you the benefit of this collective wisdom. Our book also includes: - The best-kept secrets in the business and finally have the career you’ve always dreamed of - What you really need to record from home - Who’s doing the hiring and how to attract them online - How to successfully transition from radio to commercial voice-over - What you don’t know if you have kids or young adults who are attempting to break into voice-over and the entertainment business as a whole - Exclusive performance techniques you can do at home to build your skills and vocal agility - How to determine your type and how to market it - The SOUND ADVICE Vocal Warm-up, with on exercises from certified speech pathologists for the greatest results - How to get the most out of your auditions - What’s really expected of you on a session - The art of self-direction - How and to whom to promote yourself - Graphics, branding and extensive Web site advice - What’s needed and wanted of you most as a voice-over and working talent that no one has likely ever told you and you’ve probably never seen in print - And lots, lots MORE!

You Can Bank On Your Voice

Author : Rodney Saulsberry
ISBN : 0974767808
Genre : Business & Economics
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Do you think you have what it takes to make it as a voice-over artist? You Can Bank on Your Voice helps you to discover the magic in your voice and turn it into a profession that could make you rich. Take a journey through Rodney Saulsberry’s illustrious career as he shares his memoirs, essay, and tips about making it in this exciting business.

Talking Funny For Money

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ISBN : 1557835047
Genre : Performing Arts
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(Applause Books). Talking Funny for Money is a two-CD voice-over workshop (with demonstrations by professional voice-over performers), accompanied by an exercise manual and companion text. If you're a person who's been gifted with vocal variety, a hard working actor who wants to expand your casting potential, or just someone who's been told, "You have an interesting sound," you may wish to consider a career in the cartoon/character/looping area of voice-overs. Pamela Lewis, an accomplished voice-over artist and coach, has developed a CD workshop for people who are curious about breaking into the exciting world of "talking funny for money." In this workshop, you will learn: how to assemble a competitive cartoon/character voice-over demo; shortcuts to mastering the most requested dialects, age groups and celebrity impersonations; film looping/dubbing technique and terminology; and the varied employment opportunities in the cartoon/character/looping world. This workshop is an excellent introduction to a creative and lucrative area of voice-overs. As Ms. Lewis puts it, "What could be better than making funny noises for a living?"

There S Money Where Your Mouth Is

Author : Elaine A. Clark
ISBN : 9781621533788
Genre : Performing Arts
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Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, cartoon characters, announcements, and other spots. This outstanding handbook explains how to launch a career and ?nd work. Along with sample commercials and script copy, the author gives advice on vocal exercises, self-promotion, and business matters. Chapters include: getting started, voice-over aerobics, copy basics, melody and tempo, layering techniques, believing what you say, commercial and stylized characters, corporate narration, animation, video games and toys, getting an agent, marketing your talent, and staying on top of the business. This expanded edition features new tips on making a demo CD, vocal modulation and breath techniques, advanced copy-reading strategies, and a section on how copywriters see the job of the voice artists for whom they write. If you’ve ever been interested in voice-over acting, you need this book!

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