New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2008
Working professionals and authors of the book "Voice for Hire," Peter Rofé and Randy Thomas take on the voice-over industry and prepare their readers for what awaits them if they plan to make a career out of voice work.
Along with specifics about the numerous areas of potential employment including commercials, promos, narration, audio books and new media, animation voicing, live announcing, and trailers, the authors provide solid, proven advice about how to approach each of these areas. They offer careful advice on how to create a demo reel that producers will listen to, how to conduct a marketing campaign that will get you jobs and how to land work with an agent.
Readers will learn the building blocks of deconstructing copy and developing the right read. The authors use 'real' copy throughout the text and highlight how to analyze it, bring it to life and sell the product without over-selling.
While the authors' subscribe to the belief that there is no definitive right or wrong approach to the craft, throughout the book they share important need-to-know trends and truths along with insightful comments and stories from top agents, casting directors, producers, and other voice-over artists.
Chapters on the audition, booking, and recording processes, studios and the latest technology, guidelines from the pros on making it in the business, a comprehensive glossary and a 90-minute instructional CD comprise this volume.
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About The Authors:
Randy Thomas was the first woman to announce the Academy Awards, Miss America Pageant, Tony Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and National Democratic Convention. She has announced the Oscars seven times and is the first person ever to announce The Oscars, The Tonys, and The Emmys all in the same year. Thomas is currently the voice of "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider." Visit her on the Web at http://www.randythomasvo.com.
Peter Rofé, a trained stage actor, has voiced national TV and radio spots, network promos, audio books, cartoons, and live events for the past twenty years. Today he owns and operates PDR Voice-Over Coaching, where Peter trains veteran and up and coming voice over artists in his state of the art recording studio. He also teaches classes, hosts industry workshops with casting directors and agents, conducts online voice-over seminars, and produces the most sought-after demos reels for his clientele. Visit Peter on the Web at http://www.pdrvoicecoaching.com.
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