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Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs

Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs
Your Price: $23.50 CDN
Author: Talon Beeson
Illustrated by: Sara Anderson & Geoffrey Long
Publisher: Allworth Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 208
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 1621534367
ISBN-13: 9781621534365

About the Book:

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 movie, 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 shows you 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 Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs 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!

Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs is an instructional book for professionals that presents you with varying techniques, exercises, and theories to practice – a vocational foundation guaranteed to elevate your game. In an ingenious and instructive way, Talon 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.

About the Author:

Talon Beeson is an American actor, director, and teacher. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and his MFA in Acting from DePaul University. After years on stage, he started working in voice-over in 2000 and has been heard in many commercials including DeVry, Johnsonville, Kingsford, and several others. Currently he is the narrator of the syndicated TV show Divorce Court, the voice director for the hit HGTV show You Live in What?, and his voice can be heard in the game Grand Theft Auto V.