The VoiceOver Book - Don't Eat Toast

The VoiceOver Book - Don't Eat Toast $17.99, $13.49 (25% off)

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David Hodge & Stephen Kemble

Published by Oberon

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"How I wish this book had been available to me when I started my voiceover career! ~ Miriam Margolyes

A concise handbook outlining the skills, the know-how and the business of voiceovers

Stephen Kemble, a voiceover artist and voice coach, and David Hodge, who has worked as a sound engineer, voice director and as Company Manager at a voice agency, offer specialist advice on all areas of voiceover work, including commercials, narration, audio books, animation and dubbing

Topics include:

Knowing your voice

Understanding and acquiring the skills of a voiceover

How to prepare for recording sessions

Technical aspects and protocol of working in a studio

Knowing your personal strengths, making the all-important showreel and finding an agent

Looking after your voice

Dealing with dyslexia

Tips from agents, producers, engineers and voiceovers


An ideal guide for anyone who has a curiosity about voiceovers and what's involved

Of particular interest to drama school students preparing to enter the industry, and professional actors who want to tap into the voiceover business


"There's a lot of down to earth advice for drama school students ... But this is a business-like book mostly about getting work, doing it well and managing yourself ... It's mostly written in pleasingly accessible short bites with plenty of quotes from experienced people in the know and it's especially strong on accents ... The best part of this book is the detailed account of what happens in a recording studio when it all comes together" ~The Stage

"An extremely thorough and well thought-out introduction (and middle and conclusion, come to that) to voiceover work ... for any student with an interest in pursuing what can be a very satisfying and lucrative element of an actor's career, this is essential reading" ~ Teaching Drama

"The quintessential insiders' guide to voiceovers. It should become compulsory reading at all drama schools!" ~ Maxine Wiltshire, Voice Shop

"A useful guide for prospective new voice artists, and for existing artists looking to break in to new VO sectors. Helpful tips on how the industry works, from soup to nuts!" ~ Johnny Garcia, Rhubarb Voices

"Provides a real depth of insight and opens the door onto what is required to learn the necessary skill to hold your own in a session. See you in the studio!" ~ Nick Angell,Voice Director/Owner of Angell Sound Studios

"An absolute must for any student or actor interested in developing this aspect of their work" ~ Judith Phillips, Head of Voice at LAMDA

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