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On Camera, 2nd Edition by Tom Flynn, Nancy Reardon

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15 The Voice Itself

I’ll start with your voice. I’m going to teach you to become aware of what you can do to improve your voice: its pitch, its tone, and its resonance. I’ll also give you some narration-reading techniques so your viewer will stay with you.

You must be realistic when dealing with your voice. You don’t want to become self-conscious or embarrassed. As you try new ways of using your voice, that can happen. Many of my students are shy about it. So accept the fact that you will probably feel a little strange when you start to use these techniques as your voice becomes richer and more resonant. Be willing to try your best. Always practice these techniques aloud and loudly. When possible, record them so you can play the recording back ...

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