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- Actors: Steve Blum, Tom Kenny, Michelle Rodriguez, Wendee Lee, Lance Henriksen
- Directors: Eric P. Sherman
- Format: Multiple Formats, Full Screen, NTSC
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
- Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc.
- DVD Release Date: July 3, 2008
- Run Time: 130 minutes
- ASIN: B001E30J9Y
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Voice acting: examining the industry
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My nine year old son is a big fan of all things related to Japanese animation otherwise known as anime. Since anime is more complex and thought-provoking than typical cartoons I preview material to keep us both out of trouble. My son is also interested in HOW anime is created. This DVD provides information on how actors use their voices to develop characters for anime. The DVD is divided up into stand alone chapters explaining aspects of the creative process as well as the realities of the industry. Each chapter uses voice actors to explain a process or skill required for success. Several chapters also allow the audience to interact and practice as if they were an actor. At the end of each chapter parents can review and explore main ideas with the child. It was delightful to watch my son suddenly recognize an actor by their voice, “DAD! That’s Nagisa’s voice!” Watching him begin to understand the difference between an actor, with a distinct personality, from the anime voice he hears also prompted multiple discussions. If your child watches anime and is interested in learning more about the process I would endorse this DVD. It would also be a good introduction for new drama students.
“How are you doing everybody, life treating you good”?!?! I have many reason that I’ve bought this product beside just loving the anime of course. I am not really good with words, but will do the best I can.. It all started when I was in college and there was this particular anime I fell in love with, but anyway, years passed by and have many choice of what I wanted to do. After carefully watching and listened to people who’ve made great sacrifice to do, and getting the job done… My eye’s was just in awww, and thinking to myself that – there was no waaayy I can compete with many talented people in the DVD, but they did gave some good advice if or when I or other people decide to start this cool career. This DVD was, and still is worth buying – thank you.
This documentary is billed as a tool for aspiring voice actors, but is a great watch for anyone. The show interviews many voice actors, dialogue directors, casting directors, etc. The focus here is on people involved in anime, but most, if not all, of the people interviewed have had experience in many different VA fields. The documentary flows well with wonderful camera work and editing. The stories told by everyone are fun and insightful. The whole thing is a blast to watch again and again. Way to go, Bang Zoom. If you ever decide to make the other 2 documentaries in the series(voice acting in video games and American animation), go ahead. I will be first in line to buy them.
My Voice Over Son
I bought this item for my son who is early into the industry of Voice Over Acting. He found it especially inspiring and a good guide to some of the things to look forward to. He recognized some of the names from conferences he has attended. I was so pleased with his reaction. I felt great about my gift and so did he!!
Perfect gift for my 15 year old nephew, an aspiring actor!
Hold on there’s a reason…redo: saw the show and it’s good
I rarely write negative review but the problem is, I got the dvd but the case it came in was of shoddy make and was broken. The dvd likely was bounced around inside the broken case quite a bit because when I took it out for the first time, one, the part the holds the dvd in place fell to pieces (literally) and second, the dvd itself was scratched so much it wouldn’t play…at all. I’d love to give a good review but the product wasn’t watchable and I’m afraid to get another because I’m afraid will be of no higher quality. I’ve had a desire to learn about the business to maybe even some day get behind a microphone and be able to voice act. This dvd said it would give some good first steps…well it didn’t even make it to the introduction…I’m very disappointed.
fun to wacth
i loved it i wish it had tara strong but it was fun
An intro to voice acting
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If you’ve ever thought about getting into the field of voice acting, this is a great DVD to have. It will make you think a bit…”do I really want to do this?” Well worth the money.
An absolute "must-see" for anyone curious about voice acting as a career
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Adventures in Voice Acting Volume One is an exciting behind-the-scenes DVD tour of the voice acting industry, a vital part of both games and animated television shows. Featuring professional voice actors such as Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants), Michelle Rodriguez (Halo 2), Lance Henricksen (Mass Effect), Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, and more, Adventures in Voice Acting Volume One teaches aspiring voice actors how to break into the industry. Among the tips and discussed include techniques to use while in the booth, how to prepare for an audition, what to expect on one’s first day in the studio, and more. An absolute “must-see” for anyone curious about voice acting as a career. 130 minutes plus 32 minutes of extras, color.