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Voice-Over for Animation by M.J. Lallo, Jean Ann Wright

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CHAPTER five Developing Characters

The Process

OBSERVATION + ANALYSIS + IMAGINATION + EXPERIMENTATION + EXAGGERATIION = CHARACTER

Developing characters is a creative process. In this chapter you’ll learn how to get the creative juices going for this task, how to experiment with your vocal instrument to produce different sounds for different kinds of characters, creative acting techniques for characterization, and how to save your newly developed characters so that you can retrieve them later.

There are many different techniques for developing characters. Actors may prefer to develop their characters by improvising. Writers may choose to develop their characters on the written page, staging scenes between them, writing an autobiography or profile ...

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