Saturday, January 19, 2013

Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind The Mic by Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt

A peek into the secret world of the voice actor for those curious, daring, or obsessed enough to look. This book offers a comprehensive look at what it takes, what goes on, and what it's like behind the mic from two working pros.

In this book, you will discover:
* The ins and outs of auditioning
* Vocal warm-ups and exercises
* Tips for reading copy to maximum effect
* Hints to help you stand out
* Keys to marketing yourself: demo to agent to job
* What to expect when you book the job!

Filled with anecdotes from 20 VO professionals (actors, writers, casting, directors, engineers, agents) the book is a fun and comprehensive look inside voice-over.


Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


Yuri Lowenthal, in addition to being a giant nerd, is an award-winning actor of stage, screen and voice-over. He has worked on over 200 video game titles, but may be best known for his work in the popular Prince of Persia video game series, in which he plays the titular prince in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. He's voiced Superman and Superman X on the Saturday morning animated Kids WB show Legion of Superheroes, as well as Jinno/Kuma on Afro Samurai. Catch him currently as Ben Tennyson on Cartoon Network's Ben Ten: Alien Force and as Bobby Drake, Iceman, on NickToons in the animated series, Wolverine and the X-Men. Anime fans may also know him from such series as Naruto, RaveMaster, Kyo Kara Maoh, Gurren Lagann, Bleach, Code Geass, and the film, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. For additional credits, fun facts and information, please visit his Web site YuriLowenthal.com.

Tara Platt is not a nerd, but is proudly married to one. She has performed internationally from London to New York to Los Angeles in film, TV, animation, and theatre. In the VO world, she is best known for her work on the series and video games Naruto as Temari, DC vs. MK as Wonder Woman, and Legion of Superheroes as Dream Girl. Anime fans may also recognize her from animated series and features: Digimon: Island of Lost Digimon, Buso Renkin, RaveMaster, FateStayNight, Rozenmaiden, Tokko; Blue Dragon, Bleach, DearS, Boys Be; and in video games: Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Eternal Sonata, Soul Calibur, Final Fantasy, Desperate Housewives, Halo 2 (ilovebees), Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Persona, and Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria. Tara and Yuri's production company Monkey Kingdom Productions recently finished their first feature film, Tumbling After. For more information on her or her credits, please visit her Web site TaraPlatt.com.

Order your copy at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


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