Performing Arts

Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs

Author: Talon Beeson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 334

Voice-over acting is no longer all about having that “announcer-y” boom or classic fireside radio voice. More and more casting directors are looking for regular, “conversational” voices to represent a product in a commercial or to play the animated moose in a new Hollywood flick, but the competition is fiercer now than ever before. In a business that is “more risk than reward, more heartbreak than success,” author Talon Beeson will show you in Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs how to beat the odds, improve your skills, make the right connections, and build a career in the voice-over business. Some of the topics covered in this book include: Warm-up exercises for the voice Reading everything—jokes, telephone numbers, video games, commercials, feature films, and more Cold reads Analyzing scenes and translating that analysis to voice Creating demo tapes Representing and marketing yourself effectively Equipment and recording at home And many more! This instructional book for professionals presents readers with varying techniques, exercises, and theories to practice—a vocational foundation guaranteed to elevate an actor’s game. In an ingenious and instructive way, Beeson relates voice work to the greatest dramatist of all times, William Shakespeare. This is an added bonus for the classically inclined individual and provides excellent training for every actor. This intellectually informed book is designed improve your voice skills and teach you the basics of the business—the ultimate preparation for any serious actor seeking to pursue this field. Surrounded by microphones, voice-over actors are a unique breed who require additional and different skills to create their reality, and Talon Beeson shows you how to do just that in Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Performing Arts

Voice Acting For Dummies

Author: David Ciccarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 323

Looks at what it takes to be successful in the voice acting business, discussing how to audition, create a demo, promote work, delve into a script, use audio recording software, and build a home recording studio.
Design

Starting Your Career as an Illustrator

Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 520

View: 267

From the first steps of starting out up through succeeding as a professional, Fleishman's newest guide navigates how illustration ties concept and technique. From advice on education and finding the right state of mind, through opening shop and finding the right venue, Starting Your Career as an Illustrator is a bit of a technical how-to, something of a business book, certainly an inspirational work, definitely a professional overview, even a personal lifestyle guide. It accurately documents the eclectic adventures of illustrators now, as well as relating historical perspectives, motivations, and inspirations to balance that picture and present readers with a true global field experience—all in an accessible, reader-friendly style. Topics include how to: Create a portfolio Make initial contacts Develop a financial plan Set up an office Acquire supplies and equipment Price your own work Market on the Web Nurture a growing freelance business And much more Through direct and candid conversations with scores of professionals up and down the career ladder, this book offers rich perspectives of illustrators (and their cohorts) at and away from the drawing board. It looks at the strong threads tying professional and academic process, practice, and product, and offers extensive research, a global pool of resources, and a wide panorama of info that promotes problem solving by way of a spectrum of ideas. Over fifty illustrations are included throughout. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Starting A Voiceover Career

Author: Anton Hartwig

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 38

View: 685

This is a very concise and well-written book. It has everything you need to get yourself started in the voiceover industry, even if you don't have a ton of resources at your disposal to start out with. Here's a preview of what you'll learn in this book! -Exactly what equipment to used and how much to pay for it -Where to find jobs -The exact phone scripts and emails used to get higher paying jobs -How to network without talking to hundreds of people -When to invest more time and money in your career -What resources can used to build a website, demo, and marketing materials -How to avoid scams

How to Get Started in Online Voice Acting

Author: Logan Stover

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 86

View: 574

You've heard it a million times.. "You should get into voice over acting"! But where do you start? The Voice Over industry needs more normal everyday voices, just like you!How to Get Started in Online Voice Acting is your complete guide! It's written by 18 year Voice Over industry veteran Logan Stover, your friend in the Voice Over industry! He will teach you how to get into the voice acting industry from right at home!EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS IN THIS BOOK! MICROPHONES, SOUNDPROOFING, DESK & OFFICE SETUP, TRAINING, ONLINE PROFILE SETUP, GIG HELP, PRFOLIE PHOTOS, PROFILE DESCRIPTION HELP, SAMPLES & DEMOS, FAQ HELP, MODIFICATION POLICIES, FAQS, TAGS, TEMPLATES AND MORE!BONUS! Industry terms glossary and pre-made templates for messages and orders!Most professional voice overs are recorded in everyday homes! Even more actors are moving away from the metropolitan areas following the onset of COVID-19...The internet is in demand for narrated projects and hundreds of voice over jobs are going unfilled.Product narrations, Radio Commercials, Company Videos, Web Ads, Podcasts, Phone Prompts, Explainer Videos, Streaming Services, and more!Logan will guide you in equipment recommendations and what equipment works best for what types of setup you need with lots of options.He will explain different types of microphones and give you links to helpful equipment he recommends!Soundproofing can be tricky, but Logan has simple ways to help you get started. The book also touches on helpful desk/office setup types. Voice acting and training classes can be beneficial but are not necessary. Logan will help you determine if you need any additional coaching!ONLINE PROFILES ARE HARD! Logan agrees!That's why he covers every major section of your profile in detail and helps you design your profile like a true professional!Profile photo tips, Description and Title help, Samples & Demos, FAQ's, Client interaction help, Tags, Templates and more!NOW GET READT TO GO LIVE! Start your career as a voice over actor!Logan Stover has been a voice over actor, announcer, and broadcaster since 2002. He is native to the Los Angeles area and has recorded for studios such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Paramount, Marvel, Universal and more.Over 18 years he has recorded tens of thousands of voice overs and received thousands of 5 Star Reviews!His "guy next door" style gives you a comfortable and confident feel that you can accomplish anything!"I would have paid $100 for this book. I literally don't need anything else.""Logan has been there just like me and knows how to build a business from the start. This book is my go-to guide.""ONE OF THE BEST FREELANCE INSTRUCTORS. PERIOD.""Logan's book has more information and help than the 4 other books I bought... for half the price.""It's so easy to understand and follow. He talks like a friend teaching you each step of the way."
Performing Arts

Voice-overs

Author: Chris Douthitt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

View: 826

Voice-overs are the off-camera voices that accompany television and radio commercials and animated films. And the voice-over marketplace is vast -- outside the major metropolitan areas are a wealth of local markets. Voice-Overs discusses all the skills necessary to become a professional voice talent and prepares you to meet the expectations of your client, producer, writer, engineer, ad agency, agent, actors' union and fellow performers.
Radio advertising

Making Money in Voice Overs

Author: Terri Apple

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Radio advertising

Page: 240

View: 562

From Rugrats to Big Macs, voice-over careers are the best kept and highest paying secrets in the world. This book has been written to help the actor, radio DJ, vocal impressionist, and amateur cartoon voice succeed in voice-overs, no matter what part of the country they may live in.
Acting

Hollywood, Here I Come

Author: Cynthia Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Acting

Page: 347

View: 548

This book makes certain that the next big star is ready for Hollywood. Honed from years of experience as a successful actor, Hollywood, Here I Come, is designed to help actors make their silver screen dreams a reality.While other books are all theory, this book gives actors concrete steps to success. Absolutely indispensable for the novice actor and the veteran alike, Hollywood, Here I Come even includes a section for parents hose babies dream of making it big. Filled with vital information (actors will want to underline every word), this hearty book shows how to make it happen.

Voice Over Acting

Author: Discover Press

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 114

View: 854

Want to be a voice actor that the whole world loves? Discover Press is here to help you make that happen! This definitive guide for how to become a voice over actor was written for people just like you, and we want you to be our next success story! "Voice Over Acting" will teach you everything you need to know, from what equipment you need, how much it costs, and what your first steps should be. It has all of the information needed for anyone who wants to start their own career in this industry! Not only that - even if you're an experienced voice over actor, "Voice Over Acting" will show you how to take your career to the next level!
Performing Arts

The Complete Audition Book for Young Actors

Author: Roger Ellis

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 295

View: 290

A step-by-step guide for training young actors to audition well by developing acting skills. Contains more than sixty relevant acting "explorations" (exercises) plus fourteen sample audition pieces from contemporary playwrights.
Business & Economics

Arts and Entertainment

Author: S. J. Stratford

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 569

Explains the steps to starting a career in the entertainment industry, with suggestions on how to market and hone existing skills and advice on issues that face different age groups.
Television advertising

There's Money where Your Mouth is

Author: Elaine A. Clark

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Television advertising

Page: 204

View: 407

Well-established voice actors can often earn as much in one hour as a stage actor might make in six weeks. And while actors in the know have always relied on voice-overs as a steady source of income, the recent influx of well-known actors and personalities lending their voices to television commercials and cartoon characters has imbued the field with a new, more highly esteemed reputation. These big-name talents have stumbled upon the industry's best-kept secret: that voice-overs are fun as well as profitable. Breaking into the voice-over arena takes a flexible voice but it also requires a knowledge of the business, and There's Money Where Your Mouth Is provides it all, from sample commercials to savvy industry advice. Author Elaine Clark discusses script copy, showing how to interpret it and bring it to life. She includes a look at the various markets a voice talent can enter, complete with specific guidelines on how to branch out and break into each area. Information on the ins and outs of the business and self-promotion, plus guidelines for exercising the voice, will be helpful to both newcomers and seasoned voice talents.

Voice Over Startup

Author: Chrissy Jakobsen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 38

View: 603

This is a very concise and well-written book. It has everything you need to get yourself started in the voiceover industry, even if you don't have a ton of resources at your disposal to start out with. Here's a preview of what you'll learn in this book! -Exactly what equipment to used and how much to pay for it -Where to find jobs -The exact phone scripts and emails used to get higher paying jobs -How to network without talking to hundreds of people -When to invest more time and money in your career -What resources can used to build a website, demo, and marketing materials -How to avoid scams

How to Be a Voice Actor

Author: Alan Smithee

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 106

View: 397

Nearly any time you hear a voice but don't see a person speaking, there's a voiceover actor at work. On television, radio, in videogames, animation, sports arenas, or on audiobooks, voiceover is everywhere. It's a surprisingly diverse field open to people with various backgrounds and skill sets, so whether you're an actor looking to expand his earning potential, someone who excels at creating characters with her voice, or someone who's constantly being told what a great voice he has, there can be work for you as a voice actor.This guide is for you if....--- you've been told "You have a great voice!" but don't know where to start...--- you hear commercials on the radio and say "That could be me!"--- you've ever dreamed of being in video games or animation...Basically, if you've ever wanted to start a career as a voice actor (or you're even curious about the career itself), "How to Be a Voice Actor" is the best place for you to start. With a comprehensive overview of the career of voiceover itself, a step by step guide on how to "find your sound," make your reel, get an agent, and get voice over work, "How to Be a Voice Actor" is an invaluable resource, whether you're just starting out from a home studio, or you've got some experience under your belt.Included in this guide:-- A comprehensive listing of voice over agents and agencies-- Recommendations for voice over workshops and training-- When and how to apply for voice over jobs-- What to put in your reel, and on your website-- What to do in voiceover auditions to get casting directors to notice you"How to Be a Voice Actor" is constantly being updated with great resources, including social media for agencies, workshops, and voiceover websites.
Performing Arts

The Voice Over Startup Guide

Author: Chris Agos

Publisher: Voice Over and Voice Actin

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 94

View: 819

The complete guide to making money from voice acting. There are plenty of people making their living from voice over, but if you're not already in the industry, it can seem impossible to break in. The Voice Over Startup Guide: How to Land Your First VO Job is the answer. You'll discover how to get started in seven simple steps.You'll learn: The best ways to develop your skills as a voice talentThe 10 ways voice actors make money from homeThe two essential resources all voice actors should never be withoutWhat gear the pros use, and what you don't need to buyHow not to get a talent agentHow to create a voice over demo that leads to voice over jobs.If you want an organized, bird's eye view of the global voice over industry, this is the book for you.