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Paperback The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice-Over [With CD] Book

ISBN: 0240808924

ISBN13: 9780240808925

The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice-Over [With CD]

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From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Yes, it's worth your attention

I purchased "The Art Of Voice Acting" for one reason. To give me some ideas of how to market myself better. What I found were many things I didn't expect to learn. I started doing voice overs on the side imaging radio. Then TV. Then I got into TV commercials and industrials. My single goal, when I started, was to make 10 thousand a year doing something I loved as a side-job. I soon was making one car payment. Then making two. I wanted to figure out how to make my house payment. This book not only showed me how to market myself better, but also told me what "not to do". I only wish I purchased one of the earlier addition of these books years ago. I have made many of the the mistakes this book tells you not to make. Plus, perhaps most importantly, I was truly inspired. Some things I kind of new, and this book confirmed them, and some things I have never even thought of. Now I am growing my characters and I'm using the techniques to discover new things I didn't know I was capable of.

A MUST for Voice Actors

I believe James Alburger's book to be one of the best, if not THE best resource available to all voice actors.I have 12 years experience as a successful female voice actor and until recently, had not read this wonderful book. I am SO glad I have now! It has been a wealth of information for me in my endeavours of marketing myself to a global audience. Thanks to this book, I now have an understanding of what the American market expects from performers and how their market operates. Everything you need to know about voice acting is written in clear terms - you won't be left wondering what this author is talking about. This really is an absolute MUST if you are serious about the profession of voice-over.The only thing which, in my opinion, needs clarification in the book, is how to play the audio files off the CD. There is no 'autorun' feature and when you browse the folders you only see the pdf files listed. However, like another reviewer, I sent an email to the author and within 30 minutes I had a response which lead me in the right direction.This book is Excellent and the author is clearly a committed professional.

The Ultimate Voice Acting Guide!

I just finished reading "The Art of VoiceActing" by James Alburger and it was fantastic! I couldn't put it down! There is so much helpful information to guide anyone who is interested in a career in voiceacting. From the breathing and articulation exercises, to information on building a character, making a demo and preparing for your first session, this book covers it all! There are samples of actual copy provided to help you hone and refine your skills and the included cd is full of great examples of professionally produced voiceover demos so that you can learn from the experts. James Alburger has written the most comprehensive book on voiceacting that I've seen. I am going to highly recommend it to everyone I know that is interested in voiceover as well as all of my actor friends. It's like having your own private coach guide you step by step towards reaching your goals, any time you want!

The Art of Voice Acting

As a rank beginner in the field of Voice-Over and where it can lead, I found that this book shines a light down the highway so you can see the road ahead with all its twists and turns. Potholes, construction slowdowns and flat out beautiful stretches that make you remember why you like to drive in the first place. Arlburger explains in laymans terms how to get ahead in this lucrative and rewarding part of show business. After reading this book and practicing the exercises and sample copy provided, you will know if you've made the right decision. He proves you don't have to have a voice like Walter Cronkite to succeed in Voice Over but you do have to understand the priciples of good business and have a marketing strategy that works for you. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and recommend it wholeheartedly.

The Best Book on VO - EVER!

Yes, it's ture...I am Jim Alburger's business partner. This fact, however, does not keep me from still recommending "The Art of Voice Acting" as one of the very best books I've ever read on the craft of voice over -EVER. And I've read them all! Jim is a consumate teacher who truly cares about the success of his readers and students - even though he may never even meet the majority of his worldwide readers. He receives calls and emails almost daily thanking him for writing this easy to understand and hands-on approach to voice over. And...if you have any questions after you read it, you can feel free to just pick up the phone and call him! He'll always take the time to help you. How many other authors do that?
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