Meet a video game and anime director! During the first hour, Sally interviews our guest about their background and perspectives on the industry, their creative process, and how they audition and select talent. Then we open the floor to attendee Q&A. Finally, our 15 'performer' attendees will read copy and receive feedback. You may also attend as an 'auditor' where you don't do any reading but you get to watch how Brittany works with each actor, plus you'll get to attend the interview and ask questions too!
September 14 • Monday • 6:30-9:30pm PDT • $140/$75
Build your book of character voices through the use of creative exercises, acting basics, and impulse. Your unique playbook might include real and exaggerated voices, heroes and villains, celebrity mash-ups, and archetypes from various genres.
September 15 - October 6 • Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT • $425
Keep your voice-over skills sharp with these 2-hour semi-private workouts with some of the best in the industry! Each guest director is a working voice actor, casting director, or talent agent, and will give specific and current feedback to keep you on top of your game.
September 16 • Tuesday • 6:30-8:30pm PDT • $95 — SOLD OUT
Come study regional American accents with this dialect coach who has been called the Bay Area's Meryl Streep of dialects. Games, Animation and Commercials are common genres requesting American accents so get ahead of the competition. Week one, you'll focus on East Coast accents and week two you'll head South.
September 17 & 24 • Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT • $225
Demystify the demo making process from start to finish by exploring the purpose of a demo, what it should include, and listening to samples. We’ll explore how to showcase your voice and personality, ways to curate scripts, and create a plan for making your demo when the time is right for you. Note: Demos are produced separately and on an individual basis.
September 17 & 24 • Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT • $225 — SOLD OUT
They said improv couldn't be done online, but Clay Robeson wouldn't accept that and neither will we! Free your pursuit for perfection while you play, laugh and bond with a group of your fellow students. We’ll amuse ourselves with ensemble games, space object play, scene work, and failing joyfully. Rookies and pros welcome. Students who are new to Voice One or have never attended any of our classes are welcome!
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month • Next session: September 18 • 6:30-8:30pm PDT • $20
THE AUDITION IS THE JOB with Seth Podowitz
The ratio of auditions to bookings can make it feel like auditioning is the job. That’s because it is. Tip the balance in your favor by honing your audition skills with a professional voice actor, booth director and former VO agent who has been on both sides of the glass. Find out how to make your auditions competitive and what you can do to get them into producer’s inbox.
September 19 • Saturday • 10am-5pm PDT
In this 10-week complement to the Core Curriculum, you will gain an overview of voice over basics, as well as practice techniques of commercial, narration, and character voice over. As a Voice One student, most of your studies deal with a specific set of skills. VO Fundamentals expands your range by immersing you in foundational skills from across the spectrum.
September 21 - November 23 • Mondays • 10am-1pm PDT • $825
MAKING STRONG CHOICES with Marvin Greene
Boost your skill and confidence by working on scripts that will challenge and stretch your acting abilities, comedic timing, and overall performance. You’ll create believable relationships with your scene partner and increase the trust in yourself. This class is a must for those who are serious about voice acting. Students are encouraged to repeat this class, as it's different every time!
September 21 - November 9 • Mondays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT • $475
Develop the skills to sustain energy, maintain consistency and hold listeners’ attention through long hours of storytelling. We’ll cover Documentaries, Explainer Videos, Broadcast and Audiobooks. Please bring 3-4 pages from three of your favorite fiction and non-fiction books (with at least one of each).
September 23 - October 14 • Wednesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT
Join the freelance video game director behind nearly all the Star Wars games as he shares inside tips and ways to compete effectively against Hollywood talent. Darragh offers the director's perspective on what makes a talent bookable, what to do once you're on the job, and directs you in video game scenes.
September 25 • Friday • 6:30-9:30pm PDT
Assess commercial copy at a glance by breaking down the script into common copywriting themes, rules you should recognize, and writing hints that reveal the unique message every commercial script contains. Once you develop the technical muscularity required by commercial copy, you'll feel confident enough to tackle any VO script.
September 26 & 27 • Sat/Sun • 10am-5pm PDT
Meet and perform for some of the best in the industry!
Much has changed in Voice Over in the past few decades.
Tackling the issue of representation in the audiobooks industry comes with a number of unique concerns
Come meet our next guest talent agent!
What makes acting in animation believable and bookable?
Anjali shares realistic advice from what she has learned over the course of her amazing career.
Award season always brings up the question about recognition of voice acting by the Academy
It's not "one style fits all" in Character work.
Mary Lynn Wissner, Award Winning Casting Director
Cheryl Rosenthal, Video Producer and Director!
We get to see how the VO Boss assesses a high quality corporate narration spot.
Sally suggests letting these four words become your mantra for 2021.
Texas-based company is making more opportunity for English dubbing beyond Anime
by Clay Robeson October 1, 2020