Voices for All - An Introduction to Voiceovers
Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often find yourself listening to your favorite audiobook, commercial or cartoon character and thinking, “I could do that”? If so, then you could have what it takes to begin working as a professional Voiceover Artist.
Being a Voiceover Artist is a fun and rewarding job! The current Voiceover trends have made it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. In this fun and empowering 90 minute Introductory workshop, you will learn about the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the voiceover industry. Your instructor will coach you in this one-on-one, online setting as you read from real scripts, taking notes on your performance so you can receive a professional voice evaluation later. After the class, you will have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something you’d like to pursue. Come ready to laugh, learn and be inspired... This class is taught by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices For All.
The Voices For All Voice Coach/Producer/Instructors are known for their fun and informative presenting methods. Our accomplished coaches have many years' experience in the Voiceover industry, working in regional and national level television and radio commercials, audiobooks, corporate training videos, telephone greetings, animation, and more. This expertise translates very well to the classroom, where they are masters at teaching all of the information pertinent to making it in Voice Acting. Whether it be coaching, presenting, writing, or producing, Voices For All has it covered. Our accomplished instructors' enthusiasm and expertise bring an element of fun and excitement to the classroom as well.
Requirements: Students must have Internet Access and Video Chatting capabilities using either of the following free methods: Skype (for PC users) or iChat (for Mac users). We can also offer this class via telephone if webcam is not available.
This is a not-for-credit course. As such, you will not earn units and the class will not be reflected on your banner schedule or on transcripts.
Dates: Classes are conducted one-on-one between student and instructor. As such, class will be scheduled between student and instructor once the student has enrolled.
To register for the class during the "Spring 2013" semester, click on the class with the dates January 1st - Mary 31st, 2013
To register for the class during the "Summer 2013" semester, click on the class with the dates June 1st - August 12th, 2013
To register for the class during the "Fall 2013" semester, click on the class with the dates August 15th - December 31st, 2013
Part 1 - Background on the voiceover industry:
Why now is a great time to get into the industry
The many types of voiceovers - Commercial, Narration, Audiobooks and more...
How big the voiceover industry that make it easy to get started
Current trends in the industry that make it easy to get started
Why you don't need to live near a major city to be successful
The student receives personal coaching while reading real scripts - A class favorite
The instructor will take notes on the student's performance so they may receive a professional voice evaluation later
Frequently Asked Questions - Answered!
Do I have to be famous or have a special voice?
Do I need an agent?
Do I need to join a union?
Do I have to live in a major market?
How much do voiceover earn?
What continuing education and tools are needed to pursue this career?