The Varied Discipline of Voice Acting and Voice-Overs

Max Edelsack is a music and sports enthusiast who graduated from Marist College and completed a degree in psychology and sports communication. During his undergraduate years, Edelsack did sports play-by-play announcing on his college’s FM radio station, and he has a longstanding interest in voice acting.

The latter discipline encompasses a wide range of voice-over work in mediums that include video games, anime, commercials, television shows, and movies. One of the most common uses is during introductions of live broadcasts such as talk shows and award ceremonies, as well as sporting events where competitors are announced.

Voice-overs may be found in nearly any type of film, including classics such as Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. Voice acting is most prevalent in documentaries, which can range from nature programs to biographies of prominent historical figures.

Voice-over artists are also utilized within a wide range of digital communications systems, from direct telephone prompts to GPS systems that provide driver directions.The key, then, for the successful voice-over artist is versatility, as she or he must be able to authoritatively embody the production without actually appearing on the screen.

New Jersey’s National Bartenders School Educates Aspiring Bartenders

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National Bartenders School
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Max Edelsack is a licensed bartender based in Westfield, New Jersey. Max Edelsack obtained his bartending license from the National Bartenders School in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Established in 1984, Woodridge, New Jersey’s National Bartenders School is an independent, owner-operated bartending school licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education. To obtain a bartending license, students must attend 10 days’ worth of morning, afternoon, or evening lessons; each daily lesson is 4-hours long to make up the required 40 hours needed to complete the course. Lessons consist of both lectures and practical experience behind a full-service bar. Enrollment in the course includes a textbook that contains: over 200 drink recipes, liquor inventory standards, information on setting up and breaking down the mixing station, and Responsible Alcohol Awareness Protocol.

Upon completion of the 40-hour bartending course, the National Bartenders School offers students lifetime job placement assistance through access to the school’s private employment webpage. Former students are also permitted to return to the school, free of charge, to refresh their bartending skills.