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Whether you are just curious or already have a demo to market, this seminar is for you!
Next Seminar in Cleveland (Lakewood)
Saturday, May 1
2300 McKinley Ave. Lakewood, Ohio
Fee: $150 ($100 if you are a returning student or taking the class 5/17-6/21)
Call 216-521-3831 to register
Limited to 10 people.
The Next Seminar in Pittsburgh
Sunday, May 16
Donna Belajac Casting
109 Market St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Fee: $150 ($130 if you are a returning student or taking the class 5/20-7/8)
This 5 hour seminar will cover the following:
- How to find the best Voice Acting Class or Private Coach
- How to create a competitive VO demo that reveals your niche and gets you work
- How to market your demo effectively in your region, with and without an agent
- How to get an agent
- How to get work without an agent
- How and when to join a union or compete without one
- How to keep your instrument (voice) and tools (technique) sharp with tricks and tips, before, during and after sessions
- How and where to buy the best and least expensive recording equipment.
- How to keep your demo updated
- How to create your own niche business for regular VO work
Seminar hand outs will be provided, but bring a notepad and pen. Audio or video recording of any kind is prohibited.
Want feedback on your current demo? There will also be an opportunity for a few participants to have their demo assessed during the 4 hour session. Honest but thoughtful feedback is always provided. I want you to succeed!
THE NEW YORK CITY
with Multi-Award Winning
Narrator & Instructor
May 1, 2010 / New York City
@ Recorded Books
826 Broadway (Union Square), 10th Floor
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Presented by VoiceOverXtra
In this exciting full day, you will
read audiobook scripts
and be directed by
acclaimed and multi-award winner Johnny Heller
And you will learn ...
the job of the audiobook narrator
expectations and how to deliver on them
what to bring to the narration job
how to prepare a script
how an audiobook is selected and produced
what to put on your audiobook demo
how to find audiobook producers
the difference between audiobook narration and commercials
home studio considerations, and
the business realities of audiobook publishing
All this for Tuition of Just $395 ... But Hurry ...
PERSONAL ATTENTION IN SMALL CLASS ...
CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW!
Johnny Heller: Masterful Narrator & Instructor
Johnny Heller is a 2009 and 2005 Audie Award winner with numerous Audie nominations.
Praised for his narrations of adult, personal development, history, humor and children's books, he has what the Library Journal says is "the voice of a master storyteller."
Named a top voice of 2009 and 2008 and selected as one of the Top Narrators of the 20th Century by AudioFile Magazine, Johnny is a multiple Golden Earphone Award winner, a Best Audio Book of 2009 and 2009 winner, and a 2009 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner.
AudioFile Magazine says: "He's the best narrator for children's books around." And, "Heller makes non-fiction as thrilling as any action adventure."
LEARN FROM THIS PRO ON MAY 1 ... LIMITED SEATING:
CLICK HERE NOW TO REGISTER
Presented by VoiceOverXtra ... the voice-over industry's leading online resource for daily news, how-to features and voice-over success (www.VoiceOverXtra.com)
Located in Manhattan' Union Square ... this workshop is also the perfect reason to visit the greatest city in the world! RECORDED BOOKS is located in vibrant Union Square at 12th & Broadway ... next to the fab Strand Bookstore ... near great restaurants and shopping. Plenty of parking nearby, or take the subway to Union Square.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW
Or please contact John Florian @ 203-459-8834
DOCUMENTARY NARRATION: LEARN FROM THE PROS
Admit it. You’ve watched documentaries for years and thought, “Hey, I could narrate one of those!” Well, you know what? YOU COULD! But it’s not as easy as it looks (or sounds!)
Want the inside tips and techniques of a top documentary narrator?
How about being directed by a top documentary producer--
someone who actually casts voice actors for documentary narration and directs their voiceover sessions? This one-day workshop is your chance to learn from one of the top documentary narrators in the country: J.V. Martin
A former documentary writer/producer/director,
J.V. Martin has narrated nearly 250 documentary and
reality television programs since becoming a voice actor
in 2002. He is currently the voice of the History Channel series
“Mega Disasters”, the Discovery Channel series “Monsters Resurrected”, and the National Geographic Channel series
"Egypt Unwrapped”, as well as the voice of many specials for those and other networks.
Be directed by one of the top documentary producers in the U.S.:
An Emmy-nominated, award-winning production executive
of documentary and reality-based programming,
Rob Beemer has delivered more than 150 hours of broadcast television programming for networks such as A&E, Court TV (now truTV), Discovery, Discovery Science, History, TLC, Travel Channel
and national syndication.
J.V. and Rob will direct you on real working documentary scripts, and have you reading to picture in the studio. They'll show you exactly what’s involved in passing muster in the world of documentary narration, and give you insights into:
-Narrating diverse documentary genres
-How to prepare for a narration session
-The skill-sets required of reading to picture
-Secret techniques not every documentary narrator knows
and much, much more.
Want to find out if you’ve got what it takes?
The DOCUMENTARY NARRATION WORKSHOP is a terrific, challenging day for advanced, part-time and full-time voice actors who want to learn the ins and outs, top techniques and get a sneak peek behind the curtains of the real world of documentary voiceover. You’ll also receive objective, critical feedback on your performance abilities. This Workshop is limited to just ten participants and it’s scheduled for:
Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 10AM to 6PM,
at VoiceTrax West in Studio City, CA.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
The cost is just $495.
Call Marc Cashman at (661) 222-9300 to reserve your seat!
(Both J.V. Martin and Marc Cashman are VU members)
You can register too at www.edgestudio.com/2010Forecast.php. Enter "VOD" when you're asked how you heard about it and save $5.
director, producer, engineer or ad agency exec, but has never been a voice over artist - especially if you are new to this sort of acting. Voice over work is acting work, no matter what you are voicing. You'll gain much more knowledge from someone who has been successful behind the mic and behind the desk.
DON'T SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE NATURAL ABILITY?
Even if you are an experienced stage or film actor, there are specific techniques that you will only learn in a class or on the job. (but trust me, no one wants to pay you to learn!) Even if you were born with a warm, rich voice, it doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to interpret the copy with the proper 'point of view' and acting skills needed. Some of the most unusual voices work behind a mic because, in part, they have learned to interpret 1 piece of copy in a variety of ways and how to market themselves like a business owner.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE CHOOSING A VOICE ACTING CLASS?
1. Get a few books on the subject:
A book won't teach you how to do voice over work, but it will reinforce what I'm telling you about training and give you a good idea about the business end. You'll also read great war stories from the most successful voices in the business.
2. Listen to professional voice over demos so you can compare any instructor's demos with the ones from the top artists who are making a living doing voice overs. www.talentdemos.com/female_voice_talent.htm is a good place to start for Cleveland talent demos.
3. If you are interested in Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Institute classes, visit www.findyourvoice-voiceactinginstitute.blogspot.com for demos that I've produced at area recording studios, class info and more.
The next class in Lakewood is on Mondays, January 11-March 1, 6-9pm and in Pittsburgh on Thursdays, February 4-March 25, 6-9pm at Donna Belajac Casting www.donnabelajaccasting.com
Now, more than ever, your investment should produce measurable results, whether you pursue a voice over career, or not.