Voiceover Narration

Creating Performances from the Inside Out
 
 
Methuen Drama (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 3. Juni 2021
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  • 224 Seiten
 
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978-1-350-15853-5 (ISBN)
 
What goes on inside a great narrator to make them great? This ground-breaking work answers this question by exploring the psychophysical aspect of voiceover. The reader is given a bird's-eye view of the professional narrator's mental, physical, and vocal "machinery" as well as an in-depth look at the underlying currents that power it: energy, intention, emotion, connection, and flow.

Ideal for all-from novice to seasoned voiceover pro-Voiceover Narration inspires the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of voiceover performance within each narration subgenre, including audiobooks, corporate films, documentaries, e-learning, and explainer videos.
With wisdom, humor, and personal anecdotes, Dian Perry shares everything she has learned about narration from decades as a voice actor and teacher. Her advice is supplemented by graphics, worksheets, and a variety of sample text for practice.

Voiceover Narration is a much-needed handbook that guides voice actors in creating and delivering more intuitive voiceover performances.
  • Englisch
  • London
  • |
  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • 0,59 MB
978-1-350-15853-5 (9781350158535)
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Dian Perry is a widely respected US voice actor, teacher and coach based in the UK. She has over 20 years' experience in the industry, including work as a singer, actor, comedienne and voice actor/teacher/coach) and has been a three-time Voice Arts Award nominee. She has voiced numerous narration projects from e-learning for Saks Fifth Avenue to technical machinery videos for Exxon engineers and Sat Nav systems for Honda. She holds a teaching qualification and has facilitated courses and workshops in London, Bristol and Manchester, and conducts one-to-one coaching sessions from The Shed Studio, London. She has written for The Buzz Magazine and Spotlight.
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1 - The Essence of Communication
Energy and Vibration
Resonance and Connection
Flow and Coherence
Intro to Mind-Body-Voice
The Heart-Brain Connection
The 7 Wavelengths of Communication
Summary
Chapter 2 - The Foundations of Narration
Current Trends
Top Down
Outside In
The Mind-Body-Voice Connection
Positioning
Identifying the Players
In Character
The 3 Dials - Intention, Pace, and Formality
Visuals and Visualizing
We Are How We Speak
Viola's Story
Narrator Archetypes
Transformation - Bella's Story
Chapter 3 - Projects
Audiobooks
Audio Description
Audio Guides
Corporate Films
Documentaries
E-learning
Explainer Videos
Holiday Video Tours
Interactive Voice Recordings (IVR)
Language Training (LT)
Medical
Museum Display
On Hold Messaging
Point-of-sale Videos
Satellite Navigation (Satnav)
Technical
Chapter 4 - Prep
Pouring the Foundations
Preparing the Text
Preparing Mind, Body, and Voice
Rehearsing
Prep for Audiobooks
Chapter 5 - Performance
Alignment and Focus
Calibration
Getting Heart-centered
Switching to Performance Mode
Perception - Victor's Story
Incorporating the 7 Wavelengths
Translating 'Client Speak'
Let's Get Physical (and Emotional)
Breathing
Managing Nervous Energy
Staying in the Flow
Silencing the Inner Critic
Chapter 6 - Pitfalls
Out of Focus
Perfectionism - the Toxic Read Killer
Looping Syndrome (or the Self-conscious Read)
Bad Habits and How to Break Them
The Self-imposed Error Quota
Fluffing with Grace
Too Many Hats
Ghosts of the Past
Chapter 7 - Practice
Audiobooks
Audio Description
Audio Guide (Audio Tour)
Corporate Films
Documentaries
E-learning
Explainer Video
Holiday Video Tour
Interactive Voice Recording (IVR)
Language Training (LT)
Medical
Museum Display
On Hold Messaging
Point-of-sale Video
Satellite Navigation (Satnav)
Technical
Chapter 8 - On the Job
The Studio
The Client
The Session
The Solo Session
The Demo
Words of Wisdom and Final Thoughts
Appendix: Narration Toolbox
Notes
Index

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