Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs, providing voices to represent a character, or to provide information to an audience or user. Examples include animated, off-stage, off-screen or non-visible characters in various works, including feature films, dubbed foreign language films, animated short films, television programs, commercials, radio or audio dramas, comedy, video games, puppet shows, amusement rides, audiobooks and documentaries. Voice acting is also done for small handheld audio games.
Performers are called voice actors or actresses, voice artists or voice talent.
Because voice acting is a broad and complex topic, this series of courses includes several individual courses each addressing some aspect of voice acting.
Learning basic voice acting skills can improve your verbal communications and increase your confidence in everyday conversations, during routine business meetings, and when leading or addressing groups.
- Basic Voice Acting Skills—Improve your speaking voice
Courses to be Created
Subject matter experts, authors, and editors are encouraged to create courses on the following topics and link them here.
- Working with a voice acting coach
- Accents, dialects, and drama
- Incorporate the International Dialects of English Archive
- Cold reading
- Roles and Characters
- Story telling
- Pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet
- Editing Voice Audio Files
- Building a Studio
- Building a Business
- Overcoming speech impediments
Students wanting to learn more about voice acting may be interested in reading the following books:
- Alburger, James (July 19, 2014). The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover. Routledge. p. 492. ISBN 978-0415736978.
- Ciccarelli, David; Ciccarelli, Stephanie (January 29, 2013). Voice Acting For Dummies. For Dummies. p. 384. ISBN 978-1118399583.