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Voice Over Career
updated: Aug 14, 2013, 8:48 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

I have been told I have a great voice for voice overs and I'm wondering if there is anyone that knows a professional that might help me pursue this.

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 COMMENT 441343P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 09:32 AM

Seems like one would start looking where there was more of an industry for this, than in Santa Barbara - LA is the big entertainment and media capitol. Have you looked down there?

 

 COMMENT 441354 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 09:50 AM

Call The Palm! The man with the sickest voice and stache in the business!

 

 COMMENT 441363 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 09:58 AM

Agreed, call the Palm. He would be great at doing voiceovers.

 

 COMMENT 441366 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 10:04 AM

@354, Primetime, is that you?

 

 COMMENT 441367 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 10:05 AM

Perry Anne Norton of PanRight Productions might be able to point you in the right direction. She's a local voice professional.

Also, a friend of mine is doing voiceover training with Tish Hicks. She's in Burbank, though.

 

 COMMENT 441403 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 11:17 AM

There's 1000 guys and gals wiping tables and trying to do voiceovers, living in crappy apartments in West Hollywood and Studio City. Explore, but be realistic.

"In a world...."

 

 COMMENT 441412 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 11:28 AM

Mel Blanc

 

 COMMENT 441452 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 12:52 PM

How do we get in touch with Primetime? I'm having a party and want to pay him just to be there! Primetime in the house would be awesome! Maybe he could put it on KEYT with a live report too!!!

 

 COMMENT 441516 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 03:32 PM

Don't listen to the naysayers who would drag you down to their level of non-accomplishment. Go for it! I've been told the same thing about my voice. If every musician or actor or voice pro listened to their nay-saying parents and friends, there would be absolutely no recorded music of any kind and we'd all be listening to hillbillys from Kentucky with a banjo. Check out 367's nod, I'm gonna call her myself!

 

 COMMENT 441544 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 04:28 PM

Do not hide a talent under a stone. Search for a way to use whatever talent you have. In front of a mirror, on tape or video, and some live audiences, however small Do it now while you are in the creative mode. Seek professional help and courses. The first step is the biggest one, by just taking the step.

 

 COMMENT 441555 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 04:59 PM

HEY 516, chill. I resemble that remark about hillbilly.

 

 COMMENT 441592 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-14 06:44 PM

as a VO guy i can tell you that there's almost no money to be made here in santa barbara. most gigs will pay less than a hundred bucks. you'll need to go to LA to make some real money. expect lots of competition. start by finding a VO class down their. you'll learn a bit about how to use your voice, but more importantly you'll be able to network with others that might be able to help you out. you'll need to put together a solid demo and try to find yourself an agent. good voices are a dime a dozen. it's all about your networking skills and tenacity. good luck! :) btw, the palm isn't likely to be able to help you much. he's got a good voice, but since he's a news guy, the station management won't let him record commercials. he's a friend of mine and he would probably be more likely to steer the work toward me or one of the other professional voices that he knows than someone with no experience. sorry :/

 

 COMMENT 441913 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-15 03:14 PM

Palminteri? not a great voice, but a great guy and good local news guy....if you listen to him, he has strained his voice and there is not a lot he can do with it......David Lawrence used to teach classes up here...very good. But I agree, not much work up here and certainly not union scale. I did a voice over for someone 12 years ago and it is still running.....straight buy out....$200 for 10 minutes seemed good at the time.....

 

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