Do you love watching animated movies? Surely, most of you would have loved them during your childhood days. Indeed, it’s fun to watch little Simba growing up to become the King in the musical film, ‘Lion King’ (1994). And, Moana’s adventures are certainly exciting!
But, did you know that the production of an animated film requires a huge number of skilled people? If you’ve ever read the opening and closing credits of an animated film, you may have noticed it.
And, among these skilled people, are a set of actors who act with their voices. In fact, the voice actors form a very important part of a film, especially an animated film. Now, voice actors are the ones who give voice to the different characters in a film. For instance, the actress, Auli’i Cravalho performed the voice-over for Moana in the example mentioned above.
In fact, these voice actors make the characters sound the way they should. Voice acting requires a lot of skill and talent.
So, how do you develop yourself as a voice actor
Now that you know what a voice actor does, you may already have found out whether voice acting for animated films is the right job for you or not. If you have a unique voice and know to present it in different ways, this might be your thing. Read on to find out how you can develop this talent
- Read storybooks aloud. When you do this, make sure the book has a series of dialogues in it. First, you can study the different characters who are saying the dialogues. Then, read each one of them in a tone you think is appropriate for that character. You can do this exercise anywhere as long as you have a book in your hands.
- Imitate the voice of animated characters. For this, you can pick out your favorite Disney movie and choose a character from it. It’s important to study the character before attempting to imitate its voice. For example, the beast in the musical fantasy film, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has a very deep voice and a stubborn nature. The voice-over artist must know the different traits of a character before trying to imitate it.
- Record your voice. You can choose the same character you picked up earlier and try to record your voice while imitating it. Also, you can try to imitate the different emotions of a character. For instance, the beast mentioned above does have some goodness in his heart. So, you can try to imitate a character’s voices in his/her good and bad tempers. Moreover, recording your voice helps you to find mistakes and correct them. This helps you to become a better voice actor.
- Furthermore, you can start marketing yourself as a voice actor. For this, you need to find an efficient talent agent to guide you and give you more exposure. You may also need to create an online portfolio to make yourself visible.
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We provide you with the possibility of presenting your portfolio through our website which will certainly increase your scope of becoming visible to the industry.
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