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Make a career out of your voice? Easy.
Voice acting is like acting, but just using your voice! It's a unique career where the actor's voice can be heard worldwide-in commercials, on audiobooks, in animated movies, documentaries, online videos, telephone systems and much, much more. The point is to bring the written word to life with the human voice.
With step-by-step explanations and an abundance of examples, Voice Acting For Dummies is the ultimate reference for budding voice actors on auditioning, recording, producing voice-overs, and promoting themselves as a voice actor.
- Creating a voice acting demo
- Finding your signature voice
- Interpreting scripts
- Using audio editing software
- Promoting your voice acting talents
If you're an aspiring voice actor or an actor or singer considering a career transition, Voice Acting For Dummies has everything you need to let your voice talents soar.
About the Author
Stephanie Ciccarelli and David Ciccarelli are the founders of Voices.com, the largest global web hub for voice actors. For approximately the past eight years, Stephanie, David, and their team have grown Voices.com from the ground up to become the leader in the industry.
Table of Contents
Part I: Exploring Voice Acting Basics 7
Chapter 1: An Overview of Voice Acting: Just the Basics 9
Chapter 2: Finding Your Voice: How You Fit into Voice Acting17
Chapter 3: Training Your Voice 29
Chapter 4: Understanding Your Role 53
Chapter 5: Interpreting a Script and Finding Your Character69
Part II: Creating Your Audio Résumé 85
Chapter 6: Deciding What Demos Are Essential 87
Chapter 7: Getting Your Script Ready for Your Demo 99
Chapter 8: Recording Your Demo 113
Part III: Auditioning and Finding Work 127
Chapter 9: Marketing Yourself and Promoting Your Work 129
Chapter 10: Uncovering Voice Acting Jobs 159
Chapter 11: Auditioning 101: Just the Basics 171
Chapter 12: Auditioning in the Virtual World 185
Chapter 13: Auditioning in the Real World 199
Part IV: Setting Up Your Voice Acting Business 217
Chapter 14: Working after You’ve Booked a Voice-Over Job219
Chapter 15: Getting Paid For Your Work 233
Chapter 16: Nurturing Your Business 247
Part V: Establishing Your Home Recording Studio 263
Chapter 17: Creating Your Own In-Home Recording Studio 265
Chapter 18: Understanding the Recording Process a Little Better279
Chapter 19: Editing and Mixing: Getting More Advanced 293
Chapter 20: Recording the Finished Product 311
Chapter 21: Delivering the Final Product 321
Part VI: The Part of Tens 333
Chapter 22: Ten Reasons You Should Regularly Audition 335
Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Tips to Prepare for Voice Acting Jobs339
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love the book, it has tons of information that I, myself, have been using to make projects dealing with Voice Acting