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Book details
  • SubGenre:Acting & Auditioning
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781609846855

You Can Bank on Your Voice

; Your Guide to a Successful Career in Voice-Overs

by Rodney Saulsberry

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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.
Do you have what it takes to be a voice-over artist? Discover the world of voice-over, from learning where and how to audition and locating an agent to making a demo CD, marketing your voice, and recording voice-over at home in Rodney Saulsberry's informative instructive and thoroughly "user friendly" reference -- You Can Bank On Your Voice: Your Guide To A Successful Career In Voice-overs. Techniques blend with marketing tips and insider details on the industry's changing needs and methods to create an impressive, comprehensive, and enthusiastically recommended beginner's guide to doing commercial and professional voice-overs.
About the author
RODNEY SAULSBERRY_BIOGRAPHY Rodney Saulsberry is one of the top voice-over talents in the country. This Detroit native and University of Michigan Graduate became a bestselling author with the release of his first book, You Can Bank on Your Voice: Your Guide to a Successful Career in Voice-Over’s, and his latest book, Step Up to the Mic: A Positive Approach to Succeeding in Voice-Over’s. . Saulsberry’s distinctive announcers voice is literally everywhere. He has announced promos for the ABC hit Dancing With The Stars, and the ABC critically acclaimed Charlie Brown Christmas Specials. The Grammy Awards and the Country Music Awards for CBS. He has also been the in show announcer for the 34th NAACP Image Awards and the Essence Awards specials on FOX Television. Movie fans have heard Rodney’s voice on several trailers promoting some of their favorite films that include, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Tupac Resurrection, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Friday After Next, Drumline, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Dumb & Dumberer, Finding Forrester, Soul Food, Crooklyn, and many more. Black Enterprise Magazine called Saulsberry: “The voice of choice for behind-the-scenes-narration.” What do Twix, Zatarain's, Instant Tax Service, Domino’s Pizza, Verizon, White Castle, 7UP, Burger King, Pine Sol, and Nestle Crunch all have in common? Saulsberry has been a voiceover commercial pitchman for all of these products and many others on television and radio. He can also be heard reading audio books, as well as narrating E! Entertainments True Hollywood Story, about Motown R&B singer, Marvin Gaye. Animation is another strong suit for this versatile voice actor. Saulsberry is the voice of Heavy Duty in the new G. I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra Video Game, Joe Robbie Robertson on the hit cartoon series Spider-Man and James Rhodey Rhodes in the animated feature film, The Invincible Iron Man. Chyron in the Animatrix, and Fasto on the Adult Swim cartoon, Minoriteam. Talking is not the only way this crooner has used his instrument. Rodney lent his melodious baritone singing voice to a jubilant ensemble of background singers on a spirited recording of Hakuna Matata on The Lion King soundtrack. He continued his animation musical journey singing on two numbers from The Prince of Egypt soundtrack, When You Believe and Playing With The Big Boys. As a soloist, he has recorded three rhythm and blues albums that have produced two Billboard charting singles, I Wonder and Look Whatcha Done Now.