Synopses & Reviews
Voice Over for Animation takes animation and voice-over students and professionals alike through the animated voice-over world. The book provides information, exercises, and advice from professional voice-over artists. Now you can develop your own unique characters, and learn techniques to exercise your own voice gain the versatility you need to compete. You can also learn how to make a professional sounding demo CD, and find work in the field.
The accompanying CD is professionally recorded, and features: scripts, Animation Talent Agent interviews, Casting Director interviews and Interviews with Animation Voice-Over Artists like Nancy Cartwright (Bart, The Simpsons) and Cathy Cavadini (Blossom, Power Puff Girls) and Bill Farmer (Goofy). This is an invaluable resource for animators and voice-over artists.
--Author MJ Lallo is a VO artist, director, producer, and casting director.
--Examples of voice placement for characters, to allow for practice of standard voices commonly used in cartoons.
--Voice-over demo included on CD so that students can model their own voice-over demo around the example.
--Standard cartoon dialects like British, Mexican, French, and East Indian dissected.
--Exercises offered to strengthen voices and improve flexibility.
--Tips from professionals.
The Animation Voice-Over Bible directly from Voice-Over experts
MJ Lallo quotes:
Nancy Cartwright: "MJ Productions is the coolest VO studio in LA.", Ned Loft (Disney): "MJ is a fun and talented artist and teacher.", Brian Nefsky (Disney Imagineering): "MJ runs great classes and is a great VO talent."
New quotes likely from:
June Foray (voice-over artist, Natasha, from Rocky and Bullwinkle. Still working regularly today.)
Lucille Bliss (Smurfette and many more)
Both of these voice-over artists have already agreed to be interviewed for the new book. There will be many more. Women In Animation has a number of animation voice-over artists and recording studio owners as members.
About the Author
Jean Ann Wright serves as an animation pre-production consultant, specializing in writing and development, design, storyboard, casting, and voice-overs. Jean worked at Hanna-Barbera for eight years as an assistant animator. Her animation training included classes in writing and development, voice-overs, storyboard, layout, character design, and animation. She took voice-over classes from Michael Bell, a well-known voice-over professional. Professionally, she's worked as an animation writer, assistant animator, dancer, model, and television production assistant. She's worked for television networks, animation companies, and assorted television production companies.
M.J. Lallo is a voice-over artist, director, producer, and casting director, casting from her own voice-over roster. She teaches voice-over as well and hires pros in the industry to guest direct. She just cast a videogame for DreamWorks and also cast and contributed character reads to a Houghton-Mifflin American history book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Animation Voice-Overs
Chapter 2: Voice Techniques and Exercises
Chapter 3: Animation Voice-Over Techniques
Chapter 4: Dialects
Chapter 5: Developing Characters
Chapter 6: Your Demo CD
Chapter 7: Finding an Agent
Chapter 8: Voice Casting
Chapter 9: Recording for Cartoons
Chapter 10: Recording for Animated Features, Games, Theme Parks, Toys, and Narration
Chapter 11: ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement)
Chapter 12: Dubbing