Voice for Hire: Launch and Maintain a Lucrative Career in Voice-Overs

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The most comprehensive voice-over guidebook ever!

This voice is for hire. In fact, all actors’ voices are for hire–or should be. Voice-overs offer a great opportunity for actors to get extra work, even full-time work. Author Randy Thomas is America’s most recognizable female voice announcer—she even announces the national television broadcast of the Academy Awards! Author Peter Rofé is New York City’s top voice-over coach–he teaches actors to sell their voices for every possible...

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Overview

The most comprehensive voice-over guidebook ever!

This voice is for hire. In fact, all actors’ voices are for hire–or should be. Voice-overs offer a great opportunity for actors to get extra work, even full-time work. Author Randy Thomas is America’s most recognizable female voice announcer—she even announces the national television broadcast of the Academy Awards! Author Peter Rofé is New York City’s top voice-over coach–he teaches actors to sell their voices for every possible voice-over purpose. Together they explore all the ins and outs of this exciting and lucrative field: auditioning, making demos, training, marketing, script interpretation, animation, radio, promos, narration, live announcing, and more. Want to get your mouth in the door and keep it inside once it’s there? Sure you do. If your voice is for hire, you need Voice for Hire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823099467
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Thomas was the first woman to announce the Academy Award and the Miss America Pageant. She is the voice of Entertainment Tonight and has more than twenty years of experience as a radio and voice-over personality. Visit her on the web at www.randythomasvo.com . She lives in Fort Myers, Florida.

Peter Rofé, a trained stage actor, has voiced national TV and radio spots, network promos, and live events. Today he operates PDR Voice-Over Coaching, which hosts industry workshops, conducts online seminars, and produces popular demos. Visit him on the web at www.pdrvoicecoaching.com . He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Breaking Into the Business and Finding Your Voice 13

Ch. 1 Where to Begin? 15

Ch. 2 Commercials 23

Ch. 3 Promos 33

Ch. 4 Narration 52

Ch. 5 Audiobooks and New Media 60

Ch. 6 Animation 65

Ch. 7 Live Announcing 76

Ch. 8 Trailers 96

Pt. 2 Selling Yourself 101

Ch. 9 The Demo Reel 103

Ch. 10 Marketing 113

Ch. 11 Working with an Agent 119

Pt. 3 The Working Voice Artist 127

Ch. 12 Auditions 129

Ch. 13 Bookings 137

Ch. 14 Home Studios and Technology 145

Ch. 15 More Advice from the Pros 156

Epilogue: The Last Take 163

Glossary 165

Sources and Contributors 169

Index 171

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  • Anonymous

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    A great resource for beginners and veterans alike

    As someone who has been working in the voice over industry for the past few years, this book provides an invaluable source of inspiration and advice on getting your career off the ground and keeping up with the competition. The advice that Peter and Randy give in this book makes it the best book yet written on making your way in the voice over world, and the personal stories from many of the top talents in the industry are an inspiration to working voice over artists.
    All told, if you have ever been even the slightest bit curious about pursuing voice overs, this is a must-read.

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  • Posted October 29, 2008

    A MUST READ for anyone curious about voice-over!

    Voice for Hire offers insight from two of the most knowledgeable voice-over talent in the biz. It is a MUST READ for anyone who's interested in having the recession-proof career that voice-over offers. Before I was a voice over talent, I worked in "Corporate America." A number of my friends are losing their jobs right now, but as an independent contractor owning my own business, my business is actually growing!! I've recently completed a group of national television commercials for several Hannah Montana products, as well as other toys... and the list goes on. <BR/><BR/>Caryn Clark... The Hip Chick Voice!

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