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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.

Voiceovers

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.

Word Of Mouth

Author : Susan Blu
ISBN : PSU:000059222668
Genre : Performing Arts
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Book & CD. The art of voice-over is the backbone of commercials, animation, documentaries, and radio dramas produced for both national and local markets throughout the country. It is an ever-growing, lucrative field, and the demand for well-trained voice-over artists is increasing rapidly in our age of digital entertainment. Now in its updated and revised third edition -- this is the primary instructional book in the voice-over field. A clearly written and practical primer for the beginner and a welcome refresher course for the professional, "Word of Mouth" contains voice-over exercises, sample copy, and essential advice about producing a demo, auditioning, self-promoting, getting an agent, and what to expect on the job. It also provides exclusive and up-to-date lists of voice-over agents, coaches, workshops, and demo producers and duplicators. It is the standard text for numerous university communications, television, and acting department courses. The book is accompanied by a 50-minute audio CD that demonstrates various techniques and styles of animation and commercial voice-over performed by ten top voice-over artists.

The Art Of Voice Acting

Author : James Alburger
ISBN : 9781317816324
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

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!

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?"

Voiceovers

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.

Creativity The Actor In Performance

Author : Helen Trenos
ISBN : 9783110402100
Genre : Drama
File Size : 46. 47 MB
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Creativity: the Actor in Performance focuses on becoming a creative performer. Many stage-actors succeed in rehearsals, yet under-perform where it counts – on stage. However, as actors know, performance is a thing unto itself - something that will happen out there, beyond anything that had happened in rehearsals. This book provides actors, their teachers and directors with insights into the creativity of the actor in performance.

Voice Onstage And Off

Author : Robert Barton
ISBN : 9781317421061
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 36. 75 MB
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Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers performers of all levels to combine and evolve their onstage and offstage voices.

Singing And Communicating In English

Author : Kathryn LaBouff
ISBN : 9780195311389
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In Singing and Communicating in English, internationally renowned diction coach Kathryn LaBouff provides singers with an accessible guide to the principles of English diction they need to communicate the text successfully. In addition to standard American and British English, a variety of regional dialects and accents are covered in depth. A companion website features a full range of vowel/consonant drills, poems read aloud by the author and veteran theater and voiceover actor John Keating, as well as an instructor's answer key, and publishers' lists to help the singer locate a vast array of English language works for performance.

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