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This 5th edition of the book The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover from Focal Press is packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips; it is the ideal resource for anyone wanting to maximize their success in the industry. Complete with a companion website and QR codes that link directly to additional material such as audio for every script included in the book, more exercises, and voice relaxation techniques, this book gives voiceover actors, and those in related fields, a clear, no-nonsense introduction to the business and art of voice acting.
New and Updated in this Edition
All new scripts and voice exercises
More voice and acting techniques
Coverage of new trends, including online demos and online auditions
Additional coverage of audiobooks and new information on home studio technology
All new contributions from some of the top voice talent in the world
The Craft of Performing for Voiceover: Part 1
Chapter 1: What is Voice Acting?
Chapter 2: The Best-Kept Secret
Chapter 3: Voiceover Basics: Where to Start
Chapter 4: Using Your Instrument
Chapter 5: Voice Acting 101
Chapter 6: Developing Style
Chapter 7: Technique
Chapter 8: Microphone Technique
Chapter 9: The Seven Core Elements
Chapter 10: Wood Shedding
Chapter 11: The Chapter in the Copy
Chapter 12: Single-Voice
Chapter 13: Multiples and Dialogue
Chapter 14: Industrials: Long-Form Copy
Chapter 15: Audio Book Narration
Chapter 16: Mastering Character Voices
Chapter 17: Imaging, Promo, and Trailer
Chapter 18: Other VO Genres
The Business of Voiceover: Part 2
Chapter 19: Getting Paid to Play
Chapter 20: How to Work in the Voiceover Business
Chapter 21: Your Voiceover Demo
Chapter 22: Your Home Studio
Chapter 23: Your Voiceover Identity
Chapter 24: The Talent Agent
Chapter 25: Managing Your Voiceover Business
Chapter 26: Auditions
Chapter 27: You're Hired!
Chapter 28: Stop it!
Chapter 29: Tips, Tricks, and Studio Stories
Table of Contents
James R. Alburger
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