Archive for the ‘Voice over warm ups’ Category:

July 2nd, 2011

Fast Commercial Tags With Rodney Saulsberry

September 23rd, 2010

Another radio announcer test

If you've already mastered the NBC radio announcer test that I posted earlier, then here's a new one for you to wrap your tongue around:

Penelope Cholmondely raised her azure eyes from the crabbed scenario. She meandered among the congeries of her memoirs. There was the Kinetic Algernon, a choleric artificer of icons and triptychs, who wanted to write a trilogy. For years she had stifled her risibilities with dour moods. His asthma caused him to sough like the zephyrs among the tamarack.

(A very special thanks to Gary H. for sending this one to me! 😀 )

April 18th, 2010

Tongue twister warm ups with Amanda Sellers (PLUS transcriptions!)

Here's a tongue-twisting video by Amanda Sellers that contains some really good tongue twisters for voice-over warm ups or practice. I went ahead and transcribed the tongue twisters. They are posted below the video, so make sure to click on the "Read more" link below the video to see them.

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March 18th, 2010

Really nasty “tongue twisters” for voice acting practice

two-doctorsI'm not sure if these could be classified as tongue twisters or not. They're really not that hard to say from a diction point of view. But they are challenging in a completely different way — and that difference makes them excellent "sort of" tongue twisters to practice your acting.

Here's the first little beastie:

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January 4th, 2010

Vocal warm ups with Rodney Saulsberry
(+ transcriptions!)

Vocal warm up exercises by Rodney SaulsberryLooking for some good vocal warm ups to get your voice ready for your next big (or medium or small) gig? Well, voice over talent Rodney Saulsberry put together three fantastic videos of tongue twisters that he personally recommends. As a bonus, I've included a transcription of each of the tongue twisters from all three of the videos! Just copy and paste them into your favorite word processor app and print those puppies up!

Click on the "Read more" link below to watch the three videos and get the transcriptions:

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December 11th, 2009

A great voice over warm up!

Voice over warm upsWhile checking out the Voice-Overs Forum I came across a very cool warm up idea posted by one of the members (I won't say who because I'm not sure about privacy issues — better safe than sorry.)

It's the NBC announcer test. The test originated at Radio Central New York (NBC) in the 1940s as a reading test given to prospective radio talent. The prospect would read the script for clarity, enunciation, diction, tonality and expressiveness. It had to be performed perfectly — no stumbles or stammers. Plus, it was to be read with feeling and meaning!

It's good to start off slowly to get the enunciation down. Later you can read it fast for articulation. And here it is...

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