The Voice Over Actor's Handbook by John Burr
- Is a complete guide to how the structure of the English language relates to the process of script interpretation
- It's the only language dynamics reference book in the industry
- Readers can download and listen to audio segments that demonstrate all of the principles described in this handbook
- Finally, a practical guide for voice workers that shows you how to discover the reasoning, mood, meaning and purpose of a script and deliver it correctly
A must-have book that shows you how every script, regardless of it's subject, reveals the linguistic clues the author used to guide you in delivering your reading as the author intended.
John Burr, one of America's top voice over coaches wrote this book because he realized that many of his beginning students didn't comprehend the fundamentals of English grammar and sentence structure.
This book will help you acquire the skills you must have to pronounce words clearly and smoothly, express emotion incrementally, control your pace, pitch and rhythm, understand where and how to emphasize, and sense where and how long to pause for dramatic effectiveness.
You'll learn how to 'decipher' sentences within a script, how to highlight significant words and phrases, and how to mark a script to ensure a consistent delivery from take to take.
The Voice Over Handbook and the downloadable audio examples are the next best thing to having a voice over coach with 35 years of experience right in your living room or studio.
About the Author
John Burr Has been a voice over performer, audio engineer and producer for over thirty-five years (Xerox, IBM, Public Television, National Geographic, Carey Limousine, Marriott Corporation, Smithsonian Institution, Exxon Mobil).
He is the owner of John Burr Voice Dynamics, a nationally prominent voice-over training company. He lives and teaches in Sarasota, Florida.