Voice Acting For Dummies


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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Get into character
  • Create a demo
  • Prepare for an audition
  • Land your dream role

Find expert tips and strategies on how to succeed as a voice actor

Voice acting is a unique career where the actor′s voice can be heard worldwide in commercials, audiobooks, animated movies, documentaries, telephone systems, and much, much more. But where do you start? Voice Acting For Dummies gives you step–by–step explanations and an abundance of examples from everything on how to find your signature voice, how to create a demo, how to audition, and how to book jobs. Voice Acting For Dummies shows you how to improve your vocal talents and make a career out of them.

  • Start with the basics learn the ins and outs of the voice acting business, and what it takes to be successful
  • Audition like a pro understand the do′s and don′ts of auditioning in person and online
  • Create a demo discover how to demonstrate to prospective clients the types of voices you can perform
  • Dig into the script develop strategies for understanding your role and bringing the written word to life
  • Use audio recording software find out how you can add music and sound effects to your demo and edit your finished product
  • Get into business explore ways to turn your voice acting talent into a business
  • Build a home recording studio purchase the right equipment for your needs

Open the book and find:

  • How to train your voice
  • The benefits of working with a voice acting coach
  • Suggestions for how to write your own scripts
  • Tips on quoting fees for voice–overs
  • Easy ways to promote your talents
  • How to decipher studio terminology
  • What to look for in recording and editing software
  • Ten things you can do to be prepared for voice acting

About the Author

Stephanie Ciccarelli and David Ciccarelli are the founders of Voices.com, the largest global web hub for voice actors. For approximately the past eight years, Stephanie, David, and their team have grown Voices.com from the ground up to become the leader in the industry.

Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (9 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118399587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118399583
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.8 x 23.1 cm


Make a career out of your voice? Easy.

Voice acting is like acting, but just using your voice! It′s a unique career where the actor′s voice can be heard worldwide–in commercials, on audiobooks, in animated movies, documentaries, online videos, telephone systems and much, much more. The point is to bring the written word to life with the human voice.

With step–by–step explanations and an abundance of examples, Voice Acting For Dummies is the ultimate reference for budding voice actors on auditioning, recording, producing voice–overs, and promoting themselves as a voice actor.

  • Creating a voice acting demo
  • Finding your signature voice
  • Interpreting scripts
  • Using audio editing software
  • Promoting your voice acting talents

If you′re an aspiring voice actor or an actor or singer considering a career transition, Voice Acting For Dummies has everything you need to let your voice talents soar.


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