- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Back Stage Books; 2 Sub edition (June 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823077020
- ISBN-13: 978-0823077021
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 81 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There's Money Where Your Mouth Is: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Voice-Overs Paperback – May 1, 2000
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About the Author
Elaine A. Clark is a voice and on-camera actor who has been seen and heard in hundreds of commercials, video games, websites, talking toys and other voiced products, corporate industrials, and voice mail systems. In 1986 she founded Voice One, one of the oldest voice-over and acting schools of its kind. While the primary focus is on commercial, character, and corporate voice-overs, Ms. Clark and her staff of working professionals also teach stage, film, commercial, and corporate on-camera acting. There is a series of voice-over training videos, CDs and cassette tapes for sale through the company website. To find out more, visit www.VoiceOneonline.com.
Top customer reviews
Where this book truly shines is that it is so comprehensive as to include a variety of detailed copy samples for the reader to practice the concepts and tips Clark discusses...
...In addition to sample copy and her own professional insights, Clark includes interviews with other successful voice-over professionals, such as Hal Riney (member of the Advertising Hall of Fame) and Ned Lott (who has worked on features for Disney, Pixar, Universal, etc.)...
...She also discusses marketing strategy and the union more in-depth than many other sources I've looked over.
There is honestly not much more to be said, apart from the bottom line that There's Money Where Your Mouth Is is a truly comprehensive and invaluable resource for beginners to the field of voice-over work, and I highly recommend it. In fact, if voice-over classes or workshops assign reference material, I think this would (or should) probably be at the top of the required/recommended reading lists.
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Following one's passion can be really scary and you will find this book to be inviting and encouraging. I am very grateful to have this updated Edition as a resource.
It's packed full of information and valuable knowledge for VoiceOver work.
I've read many other books, but this is the one most everyone either copies from or tries to be like.
Having had multiple editions and updates this is not (as far as I have found) outdated!
It's indeed very contemporary and poignant.
The number one thing that most new voice over students don't understand is that a "good voice" is not the most important thing in voice acting. It is the acting. In this book you learn how to apply Elaine's methods for bringing emotion and honesty into any kind of read. Whether you are selling cleaning products on TV, narrating a corporate report, or providing the voice for a wacky robot toy, you must be grounded in reality. This book will show you tips and techniques to achieve the level of "real" that is desired by agents, directors and clients.
There is a huge diversity of voice jobs out there and Elaine covers them all. Television promos, commercials, narration, audio books, radio plays, toys, animation, etc - all are given specific information and hands on techniques. While I must say that nothing can equal the work a student does in one-on-one sessions where you get immediate feedback, this book goes a long way to providing you with a springboard for study. If you read and apply the lessons - by practicing, recording and critiquing - you can get ahead of anyone who thinks they can go it alone on natural talent. Voice over is a landscape of techniques, and this book is the Atlas of that sometimes strange land.