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Script analysis

One script, many versions. What’s your take?

When I first began to study the art of voice overs and script analyzation, I thought that each script had only one interpretation and I had to find that one singular and perfect read using nothing more than the scant clues provided by the client and the hints hidden within the copy itself. Boy was I wrong! While it is [Continue Reading…]

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Script & copy basics

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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Tips & techniques

VO Tip: Know when to slow down

In voice overs, there are often times when it is important to adjust the speed of your read. It doesn’t matter if the copy calls for a fast-paced, high-energy read or a slower, more thought-provoking one — during the course of the read you will need to slow down at certain times. But it’s knowing when to slow down that [Continue Reading…]

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Careers in voice over

Voice over video: A day in the life…

If you’re interested in becoming a voice over actor, then this is a good video to check out. A career in voice overs may sound glamourous, but when you look at the day-to-day routine you may think twice. Speaking exclusively for myself… I LOVE this job!

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Script & copy basics

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…]

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