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Voice over scripts for free!

(Note: Due to the popularity of this post, I’ve moved it from the archives to the home page.) Anyone looking to become a voice over actor needs scripts to practice with. And since you can’t just walk into any bookstore and pick up a collection of scripts complete with radio, television, telephony, narration, video game, multi-person dialogue and more, it [Continue Reading…]

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Voice-acting tip: breathing life into lists

Pretty much all of the books on becoming a voice-over actor will teach you how to perform a list of two or more items. Basically, each item in the list must sound different than the previously spoken item, with each one sounding better than the last. The most common approach is to assign a different vocal pitch to each item. [Continue Reading…]

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Basic voice over script construction

There are a lot of different flavors of commercials out there that voice over artists are expected to interpret and deliver with amazing spot-on accuracy. An important step to making that sparkling performance a reality is to first know how the script is constructed so you can flow from one section to the next with ease — making the necessary [Continue Reading…]

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Making the copy your own

One of the most challenging, and in some cases confusing, aspects to the voice over beginner is the concept of “making the copy your own”. I had heard this expression many, many times from various sources (books, blogs, voice acting coaches, etc.) and it baffled me to no end for quite a long time. At first I thought it meant [Continue Reading…]