6th Edition

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

By James Alburger Copyright 2019
    516 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    516 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

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    The Art of Voice Acting covers all aspects of the craft and business of performing voiceover.

    This sixth edition is reorganized and completely updated to include the latest information on how to get started in voiceover, performing techniques, setting up a personal recording space, voiceover demos, the basics of running a voiceover business, working with agents, unions, and much more. Dozens of URL’s are included with additional resources and several chapters include all new scripts written specifically for this edition. Two new chapters include contributions from some of the voiceover world’s top professionals. Additional content can be found on the Voice Acting Academy website at AOVA.VoiceActing.com.

    This is the perfect tool for aspiring voice performers, radio announcers, and stage and screen actors.

    Introduction 1. The Business of Voice Acting 2. Using Your Instrument 3. Microphone Technique 4. The Monologue 5. Voice Acting 101 6. Developing Your Unique Style 7. Techniques for Developing Style 8. The Seven Core Elements 9. Wood Shedding and Script Analysis 10. The Character in the Copy 11. Single Voice Commercial 12. Multiples and Dialogue 13. Long Form Narration: Corporate & eLearning 14. Audio Books 15. Mastering Character Voices 16. Imaging—Promo—Trailer 17. Other VO Genres 18. Getting Paid to Play 19. Your Voiceover Demo 20. Your Home Studio 21. Home Studio Technology 22. How to Work in the Voiceover Business 23. Managing Your Voiceover Business 24. Establishing Your Voiceover Identity 25. The Talent Agent 26. Auditions 27. You’re Hired! The Session 28. Stop it! 29. The Changing World of Voiceover 30. Wisdom from the Pros



    James R. Alburger is an award-winning producer, director, performance coach and voice actor. After a 25-year career in recording studios and television (receiving 11 Emmy® Awards), he opened VoiceActing, LLC and The Voice Acting Academy. He teaches workshops on performing voiceover, voices a variety of audio projects and is an expert in personal, professional studio design and audio production for radio, location sound recording and audio post-production for film and video. He also provides coaching for companies of all sizes, using his voice acting techniques to teach business professionals how to be more effective communicators.