The growing voice-over industry, which encompasses everything from television, radio and film to audio books, educational materials and the internet, is a great field for anyone with a background in theater, music or public speaking, or even anyone who's just always heard, "You have a lovely speaking voice." You'll learn what goes into making a professional voice-over demo, hear examples of demos from professional voice actors, and record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor-producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus "get rich quick" secrets, Getting Paid to Talk could be your first step toward an exciting new career, or simply a fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry.
Getting Paid to Talk is a class designed as an upbeat and realistic assessment of the voice over industry and opportunities for new voice actors, including areas of growth, common pitfalls and mistakes.
Among the materials your instructor will discuss: the different types of voice-overs, what it’s like to work in the studio, voice types that are in demand, where to look for work opportunities close to you, effective demo development and examples, industry pros and cons and more.
Everyone in the class will also have an opportunity to record a short voice-over for playback at the end of class. Your instructor will also be more than happy to offer you some basic voice feedback at the completion of the class.
This class is designed for adults, although older children are welcome with parental accompaniment.
This class is approximately two hours and 30 minutes.