Art of Voice Acting The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice-Over

ISBN-10: 0240804791

ISBN-13: 9780240804798

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: James Alburger

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The Art of Voice-Acting introduces performance techniques and offers many useful tips, including how to build a career as a voice-actor.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
An Introduction to Voice Acting
What Is Voice Acting?
The Voice Actor
Types of Voice-Over Work
Breaking into the Business of Voice-Over
Voice Acting in the Business Community
The Best-Kept Secret
The Pros and Cons of Voice Acting
Full-Time versus Part-Time
Where to Start: Voice-Over Basics
The Voice-Over Performer as Actor and Salesperson
Getting the Skills You Need
Acting for Voice-Over
Taking Care of Your Voice
Be Easy on Yourself
Exercising Your Voice
Correcting Speech Problems and Habits
Voice and Body Exercises (CD/3)
Tips and Suggestions for Maintaining Your Voice
Techniques
Style
The Road to Proficiency
Three Steps to Creating a Successful Performance
All About Breathing
The Elements of a Voice-Acting Performance
Microphone Techniques: Using the Microphone
Acting Classes
Voice Acting 101
It's All About Pretending
Use Your Body--Use Your Mind
Basic Keys to Successful Voice Acting
"Woodshed" Your Copy
Physical Attitudes to Help Delivery
Your Clothes Make a Difference
Commit to Your Choices
The Magic of Your Mind: If You Believe It, They Will!
Trends
The Character in the Copy
Your Best Tool Is Your Own Personality
Sociocultural Awareness
Theater of the Mind
Creating a Performance Road Map: Analyzing and Marking a Script
Discovering Your Character
To Be More Believable
Words That Sell
Words That Sell
The Director in the Front Row of Your Mind
The Process of Pretending
Tips for Performing All Types of Copy
Single-Voice Copy
Tips for Performing Single-Voice Copy
Single-Voice Scripts
Dialogue Copy: Doubles and Multiples
Types of Dialogue Copy
Tips for Performing Comedy Dialogue Copy
Tips for Performing Dialogue Copy in General
Dialogue and Multiple-Voice Scripts
Character Copy
Vocalizing Characters
Tips for Character and Animation Copy
Character and Animation Scripts
Corporate and Long-Form Narrative Copy
Tips for Performing Corporate and Narrative Copy
Tips and Tricks for Audio Book Narration
Corporate and Narrative Scripts
Your Demo Tape
Your Demo Tape
Your Professional Calling Card
Demo Tape Basics
Don't Do a Demo Until You Are Ready
Producing Your Demo
Your Demo Recording Session
Your Demo Is Done. Now What?
Present Yourself as a Professional
Printed Materials
Getting Your Demo out There: Duplication and Distribution
The Business of Voice-Over
Getting Paid to Play
Making Money Doing Voice-Over Work
Casting Agencies, Talent Agencies, Personal Managers, and Advertising Agencies
Finding and Working with an Agent
Promoting and Marketing Yourself
Auditions
The Audition Process
Preparing for Your Audition
What to Expect, and What's Expected of You
After the Audition
Demos
Audition Dos, Don'ts, and Common Courtesies
The Voice-Acting Survival Kit
You're Hired! The Session
A Journey Through the Creative Process
Types of Voice-Over Sessions
Types of Studio Setups and Script Formats
The Session: Step-by-Step
Wrap It Up
Tips, Tricks, and Studio Stories
Nancy Wolfson
Viktor Pavel
Jon Beaupre
Paul Heckman
Bob Jump
Phil Ganyon
DB Cooper
Ward Franklin
John Matthew
Melissa Reizian Frank
William Dufris
Bruce Hayward
Appendix (CD Index)
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