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The Technique Guidebook, with Industry Overview

Edge Studio Technique Guidebook

Often referred to as the Industry Bible, this 133 page Voice Over Technique Guidebook helps you develop your vocal skills as a part-time or full-time voice over actor.

From assessing your voice to zipping into action, learn how to Investigate, Evaluate, Train, Sound Professional, and grow your business.

This guide is filled with techniques that the pros use to make it sound so simple... techniques that will immediately set you apart from competitors. Concise, well-organized, and chock full of updated information.

This is a must-read for amateurs, and recommended by professionals.

The PDF version of the "Technique Guidebook" is $27.

Get a hardcopy at our studio for an additional $10 or we'll mail you for an additional $20.

Purchasing the Technique Guidebook

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Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1: Misconceptions

Chapter 2: Industry Overview

  • definition
  • styles, types, growth
  • major changes

Chapter 3: Pre-Training

  • what's ‘in’
  • advancement: obstacles, obtaining skills, time involved
  • producers' expectations

Chapter 4: Training

  • foundation
  • be natural
  • the two delivery components
  • composure
  • tension free
  • basic training
  • the four vocal components
  • inflection and pitch
  • flowing naturally
  • variety
  • diction
  • numbers, web addresses, and more
  • emotion, character, tone
  • advanced training
  • mental and physical preparation
  • copy analysis... on your own
  • copy analysis... with the creative team
  • delivery / character development
  • valuing words
  • microphone essentials
  • mouth noises and breathing techniques
  • diction
  • flow / smoothness
  • timing
  • hitting
  • smile
  • variety
  • consistency / valuing words
  • punctuation
  • keywords
  • multi-person scripts
  • auditions
  • practice tips and scripts
  • practice tips
  • practice scripts

Chapter 5: Post-Training

  • evaluate your potential
  • determine your next step

Chapter 6: Demo

  • demo overview
  • when to produce a demo
  • how to produce a demo

Chapter 7: The Business

  • getting hired, and by whom
  • billing, invoicing, taxes
  • union / non-union
  • odds and ends: volunteer work, auditions

Chapter 8: Home Studio

  • should you?
  • how big is your head?
  • choose a microphone
  • design and build your space
  • ISDN

Chapter 9: Marketing

  • marketing overview
  • appearing professional
  • getting out there
  • contacts

Chapter 10: Working

  • producers' expectations, unprofessional traits
  • recording sessions
  • recording studios
  • industry dictionary

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