10The Character in the Copy
How Will You Play the Role?
Are you a voice actor? Or are you a voice talent? There’s a big difference! These seemingly similar references to our craft are, in reality, radically different approaches to performing and working with a script.
When you are performing a voiceover script as a voice actor, you are playing a role, no different than if you were playing a part in a stage play or movie. That’s why this craft is called voice acting! Unless you are telling your own personal story, the words and situations are not yours—they are those of a character who may be substantially different from you. To play the role of any character believably requires training and developing the ability to detach personal beliefs and ...
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