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

ISBN-10: 0240808924

ISBN-13: 9780240808925

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: James R. 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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List price: $26.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

A Wealth of Additional Voice Acting Resources
The Business of Voice-over: Part 1
What Is Voice Acting?
The Many Roles of the Voice Actor
Types of Voice-over Work
The Difference between "Voice-over" and "Voice Acting"
Breaking into the Business of Voice-over
The Best-Kept Secret
The Realities of Voice Acting
Full-Time versus Part-Time
7 Things You Must Know About Voice-over Work
Where to Start: Voice-over Basics
The Voice-over Performer as Actor and Salesperson
"Slip and Fall Accidents" (CD/8)
Getting the Skills You Need
The Business of Voice-over: Getting Paid to Play
It's Show-biz, Folks
Making Money Doing Voice-over Work
Talent Agencies, Casting Agencies, Personal Managers, and Advertising Agencies
Acting for Voice-over
Using Your Instrument
All About Breathing
20 Facts About Your Voice (CD/2)
"Come in Today" Script for Breath Control (CD/10)
Be Easy on Yourself
Exercising Your Voice
Correcting Speech Problems and Habits
Voice and Body Exercises (CD/3, CD/4)
Tips and Suggestions for Maintaining Your Voice
The Seven Core Elements of an Effective Performance (CD/5)
It Starts with Pretending
Audience: Core Element #1
Back Story: Core Element #2
Character: Core Element #3
Desires: Core Element #4
Energy: Core Element #5
Forget Who You Are and Focus: Core Element #6
Gamble: Core Element #7
Developing Technique
The Road to Proficiency
Three Steps to Creating an Effective Performance
The Elements of a Voice-Acting Performance
Shortcuts that Trick Your Brain (CD/6)
Microphone Technique
Acting Classes
Voice Acting 101
It's Not About Your Voice
Commit to Your Choices...and Adjust
Physical Attitudes to Help Delivery
Your Clothes Make a Difference
The Magic of Your Mind: If You Believe It, They Will!
Woodshedding and Script Analysis
The Director in the Front Row of Your Mind
"Woodshed" Your Copy
Creating a Performance Road Map
Woodshed Your Script to Be More Believable
Henry and His Friends: A Cold Reading Exercise
Tips for Woodshedding
The Character in the Copy
How Will You Play the Role?
Your Best Tool Is Your Own Personality
Sociocultural Awareness
The Ten Cultural Territories
Personal Growth, Socially Involved, Connected
Community, Spirituality, Social Responsibility
Independent, Experimental, Interest in New
Rituals, Loyalty, Duty, Conventional
Rules, Principles, Need for Recognition
Achievement, Exhibition, Trend Setters, Self-Indulgent
Materialism, Seek Pleasure, Need for Recognition
Need for Structure, Control, Respect for Authority
Personal Style, Spontaneous, Concern about Future
Need for Security, Worriers, Suspicious of Change
Theater of the Mind
An Exercise for Creating Real Characters (CD/7)
Making Your Characters Believable
Tips for Performing All Types of Copy
Single-Voice Copy
Tips for Performing Single-Voice Copy
Single-Voice Scripts
"No Fish Today" (CD/10)
"Auction Cities" (CD/11)
"Hallmark Galleries" (CD/12)
"Lloyds Plumbing, Heating and Air" (CD/13)
Dialogue Copy: Doubles and Multiples
Types of Dialogue Copy
Tips for Performing Dialogue Copy
Dialogue and Multiple-Voice Scripts
"Coastal Condo Living" (CD/14)
"Grand Prix Car Wash" (CD/15)
"Towne Center Plaza" (CD/16)
Character Copy
Vocalizing Characters
Pat Fraley's Six Critical Elements of a Character Voice
Finding Your Voice
The Character, Voice Worksheet
Exercises for Creating Character Voices (CD/17)
Tips for Character and Animation Copy
Character and Animation Scripts
Industrials: Long-Form and Narrative Copy
Tips for Performing Corporate and Narrative Copy
Corporate and Narrative Scripts
"Oasis Mouthwash and Dry Mouth Spray" (CD/18)
"The Power of Your Thoughts" (CD/19)
Other Types of Voice-over Work
Audio Books
A Bit about Audio Books
Video Games
You Must Be Versatile
Concatenation (CD/20)
What Makes a Good Looper?
The Essence of Promo and Trailer Work
Radio Imaging, Branding, Signature Voice
Radio Imaging and Promo (CD/26)
Inside Anime (CD/24)
The Business of Voice-over: Part 2
Your Voice-over Demo
Your Professional Calling Card
Don't Produce Your Demo Until You Are Ready
Your Demo Must Accurately Represent Your Abilities
Versatility Is Your Selling Tool
Demo Basics
Demo Tips
Types of Voice-over Demos
Producing Your Demo
Your Demo Recording Session
Your Demo Is Done, Now What?
Present Yourself as a Professional
Print Materials
Getting Your Demo Out There: Duplication and Distribution
Your Home Studio
Your Website
How to Work in the Business of Voice-over
Promoting and Marketing Your Voice-over Talent
Finding and Working with an Agent
A Business Plan for Voice Actor You, Inc.
Setting and Managing Your Fees
Setting Your Talent Fee
Negotiating and Getting Paid
The Audition Process
Auditioning From Your Home Studio
Preparing for Your Live Audition
What to Expect at a Live Audition
After the Audition
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 Sessions, Setups, and Script Formats
The Session: Step-by-Step
Common Direction Terms
Wrap It Up
Tips, Tricks, and Studio Stories
"The" Talent
Being Yourself...or not!
Find Your Niche
There's Music in Copy
The Ing's
Finding Your Niche: Promo and Trailers
Succeeding in Voice-over
Voice-over Demos
Celebrity Voices, Producers, and Impersonations
Training the "Guy's Guy"
How to Dig Yourself Out of a Rut
In the Studio with Audio Books
Getting Paid
Making the Move from Radio to Voice-over
Pick-ups and Gibberish
Those Who Dance
Audio CD Track Index
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