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Tips and techniques in script analysis

 
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Neil K. Hess
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Tips and techniques in script analysis Reply with quote

What are some of your go to strategies for script analysis?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd written a paragraph on the need for a practical analysis of the mechanics of the language... and will it translate to being read aloud. However, I threw that out, and decided to simply state my two most important questions...

1) Who am I?
2) Who am I talking to?

Nail that, and the rest should fall into place.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil asks very good questions. In fact, I have come to believe that he is not a noob, but both woodward and bernstein researching the darkest corners of the voiceover world.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, Todd... what you're really saying here is that Neil is quite possibly an undercover Philip putting us through our paces.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...drat...they're on to me...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever seen them both in the same place at the same time?


I thought not.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the heck am I actually talking about? What sentences or words support my intuition or guess?

One of the best tips I got, from Richard Horvitz -- among many others, but he hammered it in -- was: don't add any ideas or backstory that's not supported by the actual story. Lots of people seem to do that one.

OH! And another thing he hammered in: make a choice and then let the words do the work. You don't necessarily have to ACT, IN ETERNAL GRANDEUR AND HAMMINESS!

Trust your voice; and believe me, as a high tenor that one is sometimes very tough for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually glance at the script on my incoming computer. Get up and go into the booth - get the hamsters spinning - and read the script aloud into the microphone. My brain does something in the background and usually it turns out OK.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

todd ellis wrote:
... but both woodward and bernstein researching the darkest corners of the voiceover world.

And if you play your cards right, you may be asked to voice the audio book.
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