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Dialogue can be the trickiest part of a script. Lucky for us, Jean Ann Wright continues her series of articles on writing for television animation and this month tells us how to tame the words of animated actors.
Make A Break Into Anime Voice Acting
Gerry Poulos details the steps to becoming a voice over actor for anime productions in his 8 page article. Includes interviews with six leading anime director/producers.
Defining a New Vocabulary for Voice Characterization
In the world of international voice dubbing, Jacques Barreau sees the need for a universal vocabulary that will help actors properly place their voices and attain the perfect voice that is needed for a job.
Producing Animation: The Voice Track
Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi give step-by-step instructions about what one can expect during a production's casting process. How and when will auditions take place? Who will call? All this and more revealed!
Getting That First Voice-over Role
What do casting and voice-over directors look for? How do they choose who they choose? We asked several directors, producers and casting directors for some "do's" and "don'ts" to help you set yourself aside from the pack and capture that coveted first gig. From the September 1999 issue of Animation World Magazine.
Voice Acting 101
So you want to be a voice actor? Looks easy, right? Getting paid to act silly is actually very serious and difficult work. From the April 1997 issue of Animation World Magazine.
The Remarkable June Foray
Rocket J. Squirrel is the most famous of countless characters who have been given a voice by the Queen of Voice Performers, the legendary June Foray. For a time, it was not uncommon for people to refer to her as "The female Mel Blanc." That prompted her friend (and frequent employer) Chuck Jones to correct folks ... "June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc. Mel Blanc was the male June Foray." From the June 2000 issue of Animation World Magazine.
The Many Voices of Frank Welker
Growling as angry sheep in Mafia!, or snorting as Altivo the horse in DreamWorks’ The Road to El Dorado, or roaring in Disney’s Dinosaur, are just a few of Frank Welker's many roles. He has performed in every facet of show business: as a standup comedian and impressionist, an onscreen actor in movies and TV, a stage performer, a record producer and star, a radio announcer, a performer in commercials, a co-creator and co-producer of a TV series, and a vocal effects specialist in live-action movies, theme park attractions and video games. Most significantly, his voice has brought life to countless hundreds of animated cartoon characters. From the April 2000 issue of Animation World Magazine.
Women In Animation
Women In Animation is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved in any and all aspects of the art and industry of animation.
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The Voiceover Connection
The Voiceover Connection is highly respected as a leader in the Voiceover industry. Whether you are a beginner, are in the process of perfecting your skills, whether you are a "working pro" wanting to expand your range, or simply keep sharp for auditions, The Voiceover Connection has the right workshop, workout or seminar to meet your needs. ASK ABOUT DEVELOPING YOUR OWN VOICE ALBUM!
Learn how to get into the voiceover biz from the best in the biz! Voicestarz is owned and operated by Craig & Tara Strong. Tara and several voiceover stars teach via their interactive site and double CD-ROM. Membership costs about $179; be sure to name mkbmemorial.com as your referrer, if you join!
Visit More of My VA Websites:
The Frank Welker Homepage
TOTS: The Official Tara Strong
The Roles of Rino Romano: The Official Fansite
The Official Charlie Adler Homepage
Doreen's Maurice LaMarche Page
WIL-MA! A Tribute To The Flintstones' Jean Vander Pyl
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