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How Broadcasters and Voiceover Announcers Pronounce Foreign Names And Tricky Words? Very carefully...BONUS: Includes Great Online Pronunciation Resources| David Houston's blog

How Broadcasters and Voiceover Announcers Pronounce Foreign Names And Tricky Words? Very carefully...BONUS: Includes Great Online Pronunciation Resources| David Houston's blog | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
Thanks to voice actor, David Houston, for posting this fun segment from "Rachel Maddow Show" on the peculiarities and difficulties of pronouncing proper names and certain words properly---even for TV Broadcasters. (e.g., "ar-KAN-zis River" vs. "AR-kin-saw," the state.)

Bonus: Several excellent online pronunciation resources are provided so that if you ever have to pronounce the President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika's name in a script, you'll actually know how to say it...

David Houston blog: "This segment from Wednesday's The Rachel Maddow Show serves to remind that, even (especially?) for those of us who talk for a living, some words and names are more problematic than others."
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Radio Ranch's Voice Director Demonstrates How Smart Text Analysis Can Help You Nail a Voiceover Dialog Audition

Radio Ranch's Voice Director Demonstrates How Smart Text Analysis Can Help You Nail a Voiceover Dialog Audition | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
In this excellent 8-minute video from a recent voice acting seminar, veteran voice director, Christine Coyle, the Creative Director from Dick Orkin's famous Radio Ranch, walks two participants step-by-step through the process of looking for clues and cues in the commercial dialog copy that lead them to make more interesting and far funnier choices. You really get a good glimpse into the creative process of this experienced and talented voice director; and how it is that she's been able to consistently draw such great, funny performances out of voice actors for years.

Event sponsor, Danoday.com: "Text analysis is the most vital skill for voice overs. Christine Coyle (Radio Ranch) demonstrates how to get the most..."
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