The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover

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CRC Press, Aug 27, 2014 - Performing Arts - 492 pages
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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

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Forward by Joe Cipriano
Preface by James R Alburger
The Best Kept Secret
Where to Start
Using Your Instrument
Tips for Maintaining Your Voice and Improving Your
Voice Acting 101
Developing Style and Technique
Using Headphones
Wood Shedding and Script Analysis
The Character in the Copy
Telling the Story in Time
Single Voice Commercial
Multiples and Dialogue
Long Form Narration
Audio Books

Techniques for Developing Style
Microphone Technique
Mastering Character Voices

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About the author (2014)

James R. Alburger is an award-winning producers, directros, performance coach, and voice actor. After a 25-year career in television (and 11 Emmy Awards), he opened VoiceActing, LLC, which includes VoiceActing Studios and Voice Acting Academy. He teaches workshops on voice acting, voices a variety of audio projects, and is an expert in home studio design and audio production for radio, television, film and live performance. He is also an in-demand coach for companies of all sizes, using his voice acting techniques to teach business professionals how to be more effective communicators.

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