By Stephanie Ciccarelli
September 6, 2008
Ever been for a ride-along with one of the pros to watch their journey to voice over greatness?
Go for a spin with Harlan Hogan and enjoy a non-stop tour of how he got started and courageously made it to the upper echelons of commercial voice over success.
VO: Tales and Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor, published in 2002, takes you on Harlan Hogan's journey from the mischievous to the magnificent, complete with colorful anecdotes, real life experiences and insightful "been there done that" takeaways that you can apply to your career found throughout this unique education, specifically, the tales and the techniques of a prominent voice-over actor.
You may know his voice from commercial campaigns such as the exterminating voice that "Kills bugs fast, Kills bugs dead", "The cereal even Mikey likes", and "Hey Culligan Man!"
If you lived through the 60s or weren't there but would love to know what it was like "making it" in the business through the psychedelic years through the seventies and beyond, this book will take you on a wild ride of radio jock antics through to silliness in the booth, recounted by the voice of a very successful voice actor and lecturer, Harlan Hogan.
This book contains a wealth of tested tips for surviving and thriving as a voice-over actor. Harlan's indispensable guide features dozens of techniques to help readers train their voices, gain experience, make a demo, join unions, get an agent, and more. It also includes strategies for finding work in venues outside film and television, including games, automated telephone systems, and even websites.
Today Harlan's voice is still bringing us memorable slogans like Ford 150's "How's that for trendy...", "It's not home but it's close" for Cracker Barrel and reminding viewers day in and day out that "This program was made possible by viewers like you. Thank you".
All you need to do is comment on this article and let me know that you'd like to win Harlan's book!
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StephanieRelated Topics: booth, Harlan Hogan, radio, techniques, union, VO Tales and Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor, voice acting, voice actor, voice overs
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