You Can Bank on Your Voice: Your Guide to a Successful Career in Voice-Overs

You Can Bank on Your Voice: Your Guide to a Successful Career in Voice-Overs

by Rodney Saulsberry
     
 

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This is a true insider's look into the voice-over industry. Although there are other books out there about voice-overs, this book includes everything they offer- plus more!

Learn unique marketing strategies and voice-over techniques. Hear from some of the top VO Casting Directors in Los Angeles. Learn how to find an agent, how to Audition and interpret copy. Find

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This is a true insider's look into the voice-over industry. Although there are other books out there about voice-overs, this book includes everything they offer- plus more!

Learn unique marketing strategies and voice-over techniques. Hear from some of the top VO Casting Directors in Los Angeles. Learn how to find an agent, how to Audition and interpret copy. Find out what goes on in a commercial, promo, and animation VO session. Take a journey through the author's illustrious career in the form of his memoirs, essays and tips about making it in this exciting business.

This book shows you how to get rich in a profession that shouldn't care about your race, age, gender, creed or color-only the magic in your VOICE!

Editorial Reviews

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Saulsberry, a successful voice-over artist, provides an invaluable resource for novices attempting to break into this unique area of show business. Serving up tips on how to choose an instructor, how to find an agent, and how to tackle an audition, he lays out a practical blueprint for getting started as a voice-over actor. For those who have secured a coveted job, he offers technical support, financial advice, and long-range career planning. This accessible guide to the entire voice-over industry delivers a detailed account of an exciting and lucrative profession.
Midwest Book Review
In You Can Bank On Your Voice: Your Guide To A Successful Career In Voice-Overs, Rodney Saulsberry draws upon his many years as one of the top voice-over talents whose work ranges from Toyota and Alpo commercial campaigns; to movie trailers for such films as How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Dumb & Dumberer; to character voice for animated television spots and the Spider-man cartoon series to reveal how anyone can become successful in this specialized field of the performing arts. Readers will learn how to audition, find an agent, make a suitable demo CD or a professional quality submission letter, record voice-overs at home; understand the procedure for commercial, promo, and animation voice-over sessions, and much more. An excellent, practical guide for anyone aspiring to an entertainment career, especially those seeking to making a living from their voice but also for other actors seeking to broaden and hone the range of their talents.
Stacey Seay
YOU CAN BANK ON YOUR VOICE is a helpful how-to guide that explores the exciting career field of voice-overs. If, like me, you have never considered a career in voice-overs, this book may just have you re-considering your career choices. Saulsberry provides all the information you need to launch a successful career. The book covers such things as training, finding an agent, promoting yourself, and auditioning in addition to information regarding the various types of voice-over work that are available. It provides a comprehensive overview of the career field and additional resources such as books, websites and even training exercises are included in the appendices.

While you may not recognize the name Rodney Saulsberry, I am sure you have heard his widely recognized voice which is featured in countless commercials, movie trailers, animation pieces and television programs to name a few. He includes several of his personal experiences and anecdotal stories in the book, they serve as real life examples of some of the lessons he presents. If you have ever placed a call and been directed through a series of prompts by a mysterious voice, watched a cartoon or listened to an audio book, then you have been exposed to the art of voice-over. Through this book, Rodney Saulsberry provides the initial tools needed to launch your own career in this field and truly bank on your voice.

The Baltimore Times
"Saulsberry effectively demonstrates how anyone with enough hard work and talent can make good money as a voice-over artist."
Backstage West
"To learn what it takes to get to the top of the voice-over world, this is a good primer."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974767802
Publisher:
Tomdor Publishing LLC
Publication date:
06/17/2004
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
436,801
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Carroll Day Kimball
"Rodney Saulsberry is an extremely talented and charismatic voice-over actor who has a lot to say. Read, enjoy and learn a lot."
Russell Stockard
"The instructional content in this valuable guidebook makes it a must-read at any University in the Country. Rodney makes a convincing case that talent alone won't get you the job."
Erik Seastrand
"This is an excellent, informative book for anyone trying to break into the voice-over industry. Rodney has covered all the bases."

Meet the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rodney Saulsberry is one of the top voice-over talents in the country. For more than a decade the Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate has given voice to many successful commercial campaigns, including Toyota, ALPO, Colgate, and numerous movie trailers such as, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Best Man, and Friday. Rodney lends his character voice to that animated Jazzman in those colorful Zatarain's television spots. As an announcer, he has worked on the NAACP Image Awards and The Essence Awards television specials. The voice of Joe Robbie Robertson on the cartoon series Spider-Man, resides in Agoura, California.

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