I’ve been serious, serious, serious thus far in blog-land.
When it comes to voice, speech and dialect work, serious can be good, but to get the very best results, you’ve got to be sure to fuel your sense of play, too…so…
Time for some fun!
Here are a few of my favorite voice and speech related clips for your enjoyment— a bit of tricky dialogue, some ultra-specific mimicry, some Shakespeare and an unusual demonstration of the potential of the human voice…
First up, a simple sketch from The Tonight Show back when Johnny Carson was king…
Next VO actor Josh Robert Thompson demonstrates the fine art of voice matching. (Voice matching is essentially dialect work taken to the next level…)
Here Actor Brian Cox teaches a bit of Shakespeare to the world’s smallest Hamlet.
And finally…Tuvan Throat Singing (Overtone Singing) meets John Newton’s Amazing Grace. There are no tricks or devices here. This man is making this sound with his voice and nothing else.
Have you got favorite voice, speech and dialect clips?
Post them in the comment section!
This was brilliant. When the two year old Hamlet belts out, ‘to end them’ the look on his face is priceless.
Thanks for sharing.
Frank Caliendo is one of my favorite impressionists (voice matchers?).
And Peter Sellers is legendary.