Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, cartoon characters, announcements, and other spots. This handbook explains how to launch a career and find work. Along with sample commercials and script copy, it gives advice on vocal exercises, self-promotion, and business matters.
For more than twenty-five years, Elaine Clark has performed 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, Elaine Clark is also a freelance director, producer, casting director, and audio engineer. She lives in Hayward, California.