New York, NY (February 23, 2015)—Focal Press has released Recording Voiceover: The Spoken Word in Media by Tom Blakemore, a guide for engineers looking to understand the aspects of capturing the spoken word.
Discussing all phases of the recording session, Recording Voiceover microphone recommendations for voice recording, pre-production considerations and more, including setting up the studio, working with and directing the voice talent, and strategies for reducing or eliminating distracting noise elements found in human speech.
Recording Voiceover features recommendations for recording radio and television commercials, corporate communications, documentaries, tracks for gaming and animation, radio drama, interviews and roundtable discussions. A discussion of the voice in film and television is also included. Attention is also given to the final release format and its impact on recording strategies. Exploration of using telephone interfaces—including both analog and digital ISDN, as well as recording across the internet—is included.
Tom Blakemore has been an active audio engineer for more than 30 years, working in film, television, commercial, and corporate communications as a supervising sound editor and mixer. His film work includes Emmy Award winning documentaries, Academy Award nominees, Directors Guild of America Best Documentary winners, and Audience Award winners at the Toronto, Chicago and Amsterdam Film Festivals. Blakemore lives in Chicago, where he is an adjunct professor at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy teaching film sound, and is a member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).
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