Welcome to Get Clever About.
Think of our e-book series as the street kid version of the Dummies books.
We publish short and practical e-books for actors and voice actors
to help them start their careers and grow their business.
The first Get Clever About e-book series is for actors aspiring to work in Los Angeles.
The second series is about voice acting.
Acting In Los Angeles pt. 1, The Business Of Acting
The only one of its kind on the market, the Canadian edition of The Business Of Acting in Los Angeles lifts the curtain on what it’s really like to pursue acting as a foreigner in the entertainment capital of the world.
Jam-packed with resources, advice and tips for building an acting career, this e-book addresses local business practices (casting directors and agents) and the industry’s culture, as well as the different reality Canadian actors must adapt to in order to work and succeed in Los Angeles. Since Los Angeles has the biggest acting market on the planet, this e-book is a must for those who are serious about acting in any market.
This entire four-part-series is a bible for newly-arrived Canuck actors, as well as those who are currently in the process of applying for their work visas. It’s even helpful for those who plan on applying for a visa in the future. Aside from the business of acting in Los Angeles, the books cover immigration visas (O-1s and EB-1s or green cards), cross-border accounting for the working actor, and the nuts and bolts of relocating to Los Angeles (finding a home, importing cars, etc.)
The Voice Acting & Announcing series
Learn about becoming a working voice-over actor and announcer with the Voice Acting & Announcing e-book series. This modern day voice over bible, written by voice actress Lili Wexu, is broken down into a three e-books about Voice Acting & Announcing and is a must have for new voice actors and announcers who want a sustainable career in today’s VO market. Whether you’re seeking to make a transition to a career in voice acting or announcing because it’s the logical next step in your career, or because you want to feel stimulated by a new career, these guides are meant to empower you in the next phase of your journey.
Learn voice acting on three levels:
Pt.1 follows the path of the voice over artist: acting training, what is expected of voice artists on the job, everything you need to know about getting hired as a voice talent, the voice acting budget, and the important decisions you may need to make. After reading this e-book, you’ll know the exact steps you need to take to get started on your new path. This is all about creating competitive voice-over performances.
Pt. 2 follows the path of the voice over technician: recording and editing voice overs, the truth about recording and editing equipment (and voice over industry standards), the intricacies of working with sound, building a voice over studio, editing and file delivery standards, audio file formats and specifications. After reading this e-book you’ll be confident about recording voice overs from home and editing your work. This is all about delivering excellent audio to clients and agents.
Pt. 3 follows the path of the voice over entrepreneur: recording workflow, best voice over business practices, processes, policies, setting rates for non-union actors, and marketing. After reading this e-book you’ll understand the steps you need to take to get your voice out there. This is all about making money with your voice talent.
Learn voice acting & announcing the smart way.