The Voice Over Book: Don't Eat Toast

The Voice Over Book: Don't Eat Toast

By: David Hodge (author), Stephen Kemble (author)Paperback

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'How I wish this book had been available to me when I started my voiceover career!' Miriam Margolyes in her Foreword. A concise handbook outlining the skills, the know-how and the business of voiceovers, with a particular focus on the UK industry. Stephen Kemble, a voiceover artist and voice coach, and David Hodge, who has worked as a sound engineer, voice director and as Company Manager at a voice agency, offer specialist advice on all areas of voiceover work, including commercials, narration, audio books, animation and dubbing. Knowing your voice Understanding and acquiring the skills of a voiceover How to prepare for recording sessions Technical aspects and protocol of working in a studio Knowing your personal strengths, making the all-important showreel and finding an agent Looking after your voice Dealing with dyslexia Tips from agents, producers, engineers and voiceovers Terminology An ideal guide for anyone who has a curiosity about voiceovers and what's involved. Of particular interest to drama school students preparing to enter the industry, and professional actors who want to tap into the voiceover business. 'The quintessential insiders' guide to voiceovers. It should become compulsory reading at all drama schools!' Maxine Wiltshire, Voice Shop 'A useful guide for prospective new voice artists, and for existing artists looking to break in to new VO sectors. Helpful tips on how the industry works, from soup to nuts!' Johnny Garcia, Rhubarb Voices 'Provides a real depth of insight and opens the door onto what is required to learn the necessary skill to hold your own in a session. See you in the studio!' Nick Angell, Voice Director/Owner of Angell Sound Studios 'An absolute must for any student or actor interested in developing this aspect of their work.' Judith Phillips, Head of Voice at LAMDA

About Author

David Hodge: David's career began as a sound engineer at the outset of commercial radio in the UK, recording voiceovers for radio and TV commercials, as well as documentaries, animation series, corporate programmes, audio books and foreign language versions. During this time he made one of the first professional voiceover showreels. He became a founding Director of Silk Sound studios in London where he also produced and directed a number of award-winning radio commercials. Moving away from engineering he spent six years as Studio Manager for Saunders & Gordon, an audio post-production facility. David was subsequently voice director on Maisy, a BAFTA award-winning animation series for the under-fives and was then heavily involved in the running of Hobsons International, a prominent voiceover and artists' agency. He continues to give talks, workshops and also offers a bespoke showreel service Stephen Kemble: Stephen comes from an acting background including extensive work as voiceover. He has worked across a broad range of media; commercial campaigns, narration for documentary programmes and current affairs series, corporate work, TV promotions and audio books. He has an MA Voice Studies with distinction from The Central School of Speech and Drama. Since 2006 he has worked with actors in production, teaching 'practical voice' to actors in training and developing his teaching of voice for microphone. In 2011 he became a designated Linklater teacher. For the last seven years he has worked as a text and voice coach at the Royal Shakespeare Company and is Consultant Voice Coach at the Birmingham REP | Stephen Kemble comes from an acting background including extensive work as voiceover. He has an MA Voice Studies with distinction from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since 2006 he has worked with actors in production, teaching 'practical voice' to actors in training and developing his teaching of voice for microphone. In 2011 he became a designated Linklater teacher. For several years he has worked as a text and voice coach at the Royal Shakespeare Company and is Consultant Voice Coach at the Birmingham REP.

Contents

Content includes: Knowing your voice | Understanding and acquiring the skills of a voiceover | How to prepare for recording sessions | Technical aspects and protocol of working in a studio | Knowing your personal strengths, making the all-important showreel and finding an agent | Looking after your voice | Dealing with dyslexia | Tips from agents, producers, engineers and voiceovers | Terminology

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783190546
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 104
  • ID: 9781783190546
  • ISBN10: 178319054X

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