This week at Voice One

March 21-27

Coming your way this week and next!

Reminders:

Discord Office Hours with Sally

Sally holds open Office Hours on Discord from 10am-11am Pacific every Tuesday. You can connect via text or audio.

Wednesday Morning Vocal Workouts

There's a FREE Vocal Workout every Wednesday morning! Anyone may attend! Join Sally from 9:00-9:20am Pacific every week!

Classes this week:

Monday, March 21 — All Levels • online

Monday Meet-Up: Characters with Delton Engle-Sorrell

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.

Study groups take place two Mondays of each month (Except July)

Class size: 3-8 students
Time: 6:30-8:30pm Pacific
Note: For 4 or fewer students, class will only run for 1 hour

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Wednesday, March 23 — Advanced • online

Styles Deep-Dive: Retail with Sally Clawson

Tune up your commercial styles in these two-hour deep-dives. You’ll start each session by reviewing how to identify the style, then you and your classmates will dive into your reads using a curated packet of scripts.

Prerequisite: Completion of Commercial Styles or upon Sally's recommendation.

Commercial Style: Retail

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Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 — Advanced • in-person

Gaming Characters - The Intensive Simulation with Randall Ryan

Video games are often very different from other genres of voice acting.  The characters usually need to be believable, even if the situations are unbelievable.  The writers may or may not know precisely what they want, and it’s often up to the actor and the director to create something on the spot.  And, you might have to voice more than one role, which you probably won’t see until the day of the session!

This 2-part workshop prepares actors, from the audition process into those first few minutes of the actual session.  Understand why it’s important to create more than one persona, how to use backstories, know (or invent) nuances about the characters, and be prepared to go beyond the two-dimensional caricature.  Not to mention being ready to have something completely different thrown at you by the director, writer, or others on the team.

Day one (Friday) will be a short foray where actors will be assigned audition scripts cold, and we’ll quickly work through to develop the role.  Actors will then be able to access the full script of their character to have time to prepare for day two (Sunday), which will simulate an actual session, with directs and re-directs.  Along the way, we’ll discuss ways to be ready from the time the audition drops in your inbox until you’re on mic with the team.

Whether you’re working in other genres and want to get into video games, or the larger game roles seem to be eluding you, this workshop will help open those doors for you and make you better prepared to land and succeed with video game roles.

Level: Advanced students only

March 26 • Saturday • 2-5pm

March 27 • Sunday • 10am-5pm

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Saturday, March 26 — Advanced • online

VO Bootcamp with SF Talent Agent

Spend a full day with a four star general...er, talent agent, developing your marketable skills as a voice over actor. You'll be put through your paces: precision timing, character development, personality, believability, and truthfulness. Sign up if you're up for the challenge and want to be heard!

Note: each session is taught by a different Bay Area talent agent.

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Saturday, March 26 — All Levels • in-person

In The Booth with Sally Clawson

You've worked hard to develop those VO chops. Now it's time to join us at the Voice One studio and workout in the booth for some in-person, live-action direction! Sally is well known for running you through your paces and putting your hard earned skills to the test. Be ready - she'll make you sweat and like it!

Bring a thumb drive to take your recordings with you or purchase one at Voice One!

A Peek at Next Week

Tues-Wed, March 29-30 — Advanced • online

Talk to the Booth Lady with Lori Alan

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Starts Saturday, April 2 — Advanced • online

The Audition is the Job with Calum Grant

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Saturday, April 2 — Beginner • online

Intro to Voice Over with Sally Clawson

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Sunday, April 3 — Beginner • online

Commercial Confidence with Jim Edgar

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Starts Sunday, April 3 — Core • in-person

Commercial Styles with Sally Clawson

We can't wait to see you! 

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