The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice-Over / Edition 3

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From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, this book covers it all. The Art of Voice Acting is an excellent introduction to the business and art of voice acting. This new edition also features coverage of specialist areas of voice over: animation/video gaming and film/ movie trailer. Updated to reflect the latest changes in performance techniques and products in the industry, it is essential reading for all voice over actors. Packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips, it is the ideal resource for anyone involved in the industry. The voice over demos and exercises on the expanded CD ROM complete this perfect modern manual to getting established in the voice acting industry.
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"....a good coach and a good book can point you in the right direction and get you asking the right questions...In my opinion, the right book is James Alburger's The Art of Voice Acting. Buy it, read it, and re-read it; you won't regret it."
Harlan Hogan, author Tales and Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor,

"All actors/speakers should know and use what is contained in this text to develop and expand their career options. Well written, right to the point...?

"This is a really terrific little book packed with information ranging from voice exercises and copy samples, to business advice, guidance on preparing an audition tape, and lots of contact information. Jim Alburger is something of a legend in west coast voice-over circles, with his vast experience as an audio engineer and trainer. If you have ever considered a career in voice-overs, this book is a must have."
John Beaupre, Voice and talent coach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240808925
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/17/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

What is "Voice-Acting?"
The best kept secret
Where to start:
Voice over basics
Taking care of your voice
Voice-Acting 101
The Character in the Cop
Words that Sell
Single Voice Copy
Dialog Copy:
Doubles & Multiples
Character Copy
Corporate & Narrative Copy
radio/tv promo voiceover
Film/movie trailer voiceover
animation/video game voiceover, and ADR looping voiceover work
Your Demo tape Getting Paid to Play!
Auditions, You're Hired!
The Session, Reference and Resources
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