Word of Mouth: A Guide to Commercial and Animation Voice-over Excellence

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Silman-James Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 182 pages
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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.

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Have you been told you’ve got a great voice or that you should be on the radio? Word of Mouth will help start you down that road. It is not a shortcut to a commercial career, but it does give an ... Read full review

Contents

THE BASIC PROCESS 21
OTHER VOICES 51
ANIMATION 73
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About the author (2006)

Susan Blu is a veteran stage and screen actor who has done hundreds of commercial voice-overs. Recognized as one of the foremost voice-over artists and animation directors, her animation credits include Scooby-Doo, Flintstone Kids, Smurfs, Ghostbusters and Jem. She teaches both commercial and animation voice-over in workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Molly Ann Mullin is a professional writer who has penned more than 20 plays for radio, television, and stage, and has won several national awards for dramatic and comedy writing. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a past President of the NBC Writers Workshop.

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