“The bible of our industry” —Harlan Hogan. How to sell your voice and make a living from it.
Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, video games, audio books, cartoon characters, announcements, and other spots. This outstanding handbook explains how to launch a career and work in the field of professional voice-overs. Along with sample commercials and script copy, the author gives advice on vocal exercises, self-promotion, and business matters. Chapters cover everything from breaking into the industry, getting an agent, and marketing your talent to exercises in voice aerobics, melody and tempo, and delivering believable narration. Copy basics, layering techniques, and commercial and stylized characters are also discussed.
This expanded edition features:
- New tips on making a demo
- Vocal modulation and breath techniques
- Advanced copy-reading strategies
In addition to all of this useful information, there is a section on how copywriters see the job of the voice artists for whom they write, giving voice-over actors an inside scoop. If you've ever been interested in voice-over acting, you need this book!
Elaine A. Clark has performed for more than thirty years in commercials (Clorox, Macy's, TiVo, Amazon.com, Panera Bread), video games (Aliens, Dark Wizard, Spawn, Mario's Time Machine, D2), corporate narrations (Microsoft, Oracle, Kmart, Genentech, Cisco), anime (Saikano, Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure, Film Noir), voicemail systems, talking products, and toys. She is the owner of Voice One in San Francisco, a voice-over, acting, and improv training academy. In addition to performing and teaching, Ms. Clark is also a freelance director, producer casting director, and audio engineer. She lives in San Francisco, California.