We want to celebrate women in VO for International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8! Please send us a pic of you behind the mic. We are going to put all your pics together in a collage to post and raise awareness of our awesomeness as we continue to #breakthebias. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit is tomorrow Tuesday 3/8 by 9am Pacific.
Sally holds open Office Hours on Discord from 10am-11am Pacific every Tuesday. You can connect via text or audio.
There's a FREE Vocal Workout every Wednesday morning! Anyone may attend! Join Sally from 9:00-9:20am Pacific every week!
One of the misconceptions about voice over is that it requires proper and polished speaking, when in truth it requires emotionally connected and intentional talking. And since our emotions and intentions arise spontaneously, we must manufacture or “act” the emotion and intention authentically. That’s why it’s called voice acting, and not voice speaking. In this impactful class, you’ll build your foundation of taking an action-based approach to copy. You’ll discover your motivation, break copy down into beats, learn how to score a scene, and imbue your copy with meaning, subtext, emotion and intention.
March 7 - April 11 • 6 Mondays • 6:30-9:30pm Pacific
Continue to hone your skills outside of class in focused, low-cost study groups led by voice one alums who have excelled in our program. These talented voice actors will give you feedback and guidance on your reads, and offer insight into their own voice over journey.
Scripts will be provided, though you may bring your own if they match the genre of the day.
Time: 6:30-8:30pm Pacific
Leader: Erika Ludwig
The state of being certain is hard to come by, yet it’s mandatory for a successful career as a commercial voice over artist. We must express authority in our representation and promotion of a company and a product. But how can we express it when we don’t feel it? Increasing your “read swagger” is a physiological and mental adjustment you can make to consistently match the status of the script. Gain freedom from uncertainty and embrace being the boss.
March 8 & 15 • Two Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm Pacific
If a voice actor gets a request for a self-tape, it can only mean one thing: it's a Motion Capture Audition! You've trained for years behind the mic, but what do you do now that you're in front of a camera? From the proper lighting, framing, and equipment, to script preparation, memorization and performance, a MoCap audition can throw a voice actor for a loop! Well have no fear, Walt Gray IV is here to put you on the right track!
Develop your personal "elevator pitch" as you learn to succinctly and confidently present your value to a potential client. Discover how to talk about yourself, your work, your uniqueness, and your abilities in a way that makes a prospective client say "I want to hire you!"
From corporate narration to audiobooks, the art of telling stories is the foundation of narrative voice over. Uncover your natural "storyteller" and discover how you can have a lasting impact on the listener. This preliminary class prepares you for more in-depth study in the narration track.
10am - 1pm Pacific
Discover the many voices that live inside you! You’ll be encouraged to take chances, explore a sampling of different characters, and create a brand new character that has never been done before! This preliminary class prepares you for more in-depth study in the character track.
10am - 1pm Pacific
Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, and Voiceover
With 148 Character VO Emmy Award nominees, who stands out and why?
A hilarious social media handle has dedicated itself to narrating animals' inner monologues.
Pros and cons of celebrity voice acting
Sarah Natochenny voiced Pokémon’s Ash Ketchum for 17 years. Q&A.
Warning -- spoilers ahead! Click to read about voice actor cameos in The Last of Us.
Erika sits down with Marvin Greene to discuss the importance of studying the craft, his favorite breakthroughs, and more!
Get out of your own way and own your year in VO by applying this advice. Here are four simple steps to help you reach your goals!
Cissy Jones, Melissa Hutchison, and Gavin Hammon share advice, discuss their careers, experience, and day to day life as working voice actors.