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

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Performing Arts - 409 pages
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Wow! I am reading your book The Art of Voice Acting, and I want you to know it was worth way more than the cover price! The insights into the business, the A-B-Cs... it's all incredibly helpful. I was told by a producer in Vancouver, B.C., to get your book, he called it "The Voiceover Bible." He was so right! Gord Brooks Voice Services (Canada)

Thank you for such a wonderful book! Your sense of humor is delightful, the content is superbly detailed and your encouragement throughout is greatly appreciated. I wanted to let you know just how first-rate I think The Art of Voice Acting is. I have taken two (2) Master classes in the past year-and-a-half but I got more practical information in just the first few chapters of your book than from the seminars. Thank you again for sharing your expertise. Daria M. Dutzmann, voice actor

Just a note of thanks for your excellent book The Art of Voice Acting. I had the opportunity to do some radio spots today---and for the first time, started to touch on "voice acting" instead of "voice over." This really made a difference in my read---and the director was delighted! Eric Funk, President, Entertainment on Hold, Inc.

I have been a successful voice over for about 10 years and recently bought and read The Art of Voice Acting. I must have been guided to do it! It was like receiving a (gentle) kick in my behind, spurring me to get reorganized, regalvanized, newly inspired because---to say the truth---I was sitting on my laurels doing very little to perfect my skills or bring new life to my career. Now I feel full of new energy. This is what I call an inspired purchase!" Anna Rigano, professional voice actor (UK)

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1 What Is Voice Acting?
2 The BestKept Secret
Voiceover Basics
Getting Paid to Play
5 Using Your Instrument
6 The Seven Core Elements of an Effective Performance CD6
7 Developing Style Technique
8 Voice Acting 101
15 Imaging Promo and Trailer
16 Other Types of Voiceover Work
17 The Brave New World of New Media Joe Klein
18 Your Voiceover Demo
19 Your Demo Is Done Now What?
20 How to Work in the Business of Voiceover
21 Setting Your Fees and Managing Your Business
22 Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Voiceover Sciglimpaglia

9 Woodshedding and Script Analysis
10 The Character in the Copy
11 SingleVoice Copy
Doubles and Multiples
LongForm and Narrative Copy
14 Character Copy
23 Your Home Studio
24 Auditions
25 Youre Hired The Session
26 Tips Tricks and Studio Stories

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

James R Alburger, has worked with hundreds of voice- over artists. After a 25 year career in television as an audio producer and director (and recipient of 11 Emmy Awards), he opened his production company, The Commercial Clinic. James now produces award- winning radio and television commercials featuring his voice- acting talents along with those of many of his students. He also conducts workshops, seminars, and private coaching for voice acting and effective business communication

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