There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is


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In today’s competitive voice-over market, it’s all about specifics. From acting to analyzing copy to agents and marketing, There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is generously outlines and details the business of voice-over. –Bob Bergen, Emmy Award-and Annie Award-nominated voice actor and Porky Pig on Cartoon Network”s The Looney Tunes Show

About the Author

For more than twenty-five years, Elaine Clark has performed in commercials (Clorox, Macy’s, TiVo,, 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, Elaine Clark is also a freelance director, producer, casting director, and audio engineer. She lives in Hayward, California.


Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.; 3 edition (1 December 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581158785
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581158786
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm


A Complete Insider’s Guide to Earning Income and Building a Career in Voice-Overs

Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, cartoon characters, announcements, and other spots. This outstanding handbook explains how to launch a career and work. Along with sample commercials and script copy, the author gives advice on vocal exercises, self-promotion, and business matters. Chapters include getting started, voice-over aerobics, copy basics, melody and tempo, layering techniques, believing what you say, commercial and stylized characters, corporate narration, animation, video games, and toys, getting an agent, marketing your talent, and staying on top of the business. This expanded edition features new tips on making a demo CD, vocal modulation and breath techniques, advanced copy-reading strategies, and a section on how copywriters see the job of the voice artists for whom they write. If you’ve ever been interested in voice-over acting, you need this book!


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