Voice-over for Animation

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Morgan Kaufmann Publishers/Elsevier, 2009 - Computers - 263 pages
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Voice Over for Animation takes animation and voice-over students and professionals alike through the animated voice-over world. The book provides information, exercises, and advice from professional voice-over artists. Now you can develop your own unique characters, and learn techniques to exercise your own voice gain the versatility you need to compete. You can also learn how to make a professional sounding demo CD, and find work in the field.

The accompanying CD is professionally recorded, and features: scripts, Animation Talent Agent interviews, Casting Director interviews and Interviews with Animation Voice-Over Artists like Nancy Cartwright (Bart, The Simpsons) and Cathy Cavadini (Blossom, Power Puff Girls) and Bill Farmer (Goofy). This is an invaluable resource for animators and voice-over artists.

--Author MJ Lallo is a VO artist, director, producer, and casting director.
--Examples of voice placement for characters, to allow for practice of standard voices commonly used in cartoons.
--Voice-over demo included on CD so that students can model their own voice-over demo around the example.
--Standard cartoon dialects like British, Mexican, French, and East Indian dissected.
--Exercises offered to strengthen voices and improve flexibility.
--Tips from professionals.

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About the author (2009)

Jean Ann Wright serves as an animation pre-production consultant, specializing in writing and development, design, storyboard, casting, and voice-overs. Jean worked at Hanna-Barbera for eight years as an assistant animator. Her animation training included classes in writing and development, voice-overs, storyboard, layout, character design, and animation. She took voice-over classes from Michael Bell, a well-known voice-over professional. Professionally, she's worked as an animation writer, assistant animator, dancer, model, and television production assistant. She's worked for television networks, animation companies, and assorted television production companies.

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