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ERIC Number: EJ875438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
You're a What? Voice Actor
Liming, Drew
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n2 p30-31 Sum 2009
This article talks about voice actors and features Tony Oliver, a professional voice actor. Voice actors help to bring one's favorite cartoon and video game characters to life. They also do voice-overs for radio and television commercials and movie trailers. These actors use the sound of their voice to sell a character's emotions--or an advertised product. For professional voice actors like Tony, a busy workday might include multiple recording sessions, each several hours long. Before the session, voice actors meet with the director and are given the script they will read. Voice actors rarely have an opportunity to read scripts in advance and must be able to produce high-quality material without practicing the lines. For most professional voice actors, getting hired requires versatility in addition to a pleasant voice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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