Voiceover Workshops

The following classes are normally held at our studios in Seattle. Due to social distancing, this has opened up our workshops to people who live all over the world. All the these classes are “in person”, through online Zoom sessions.  Should social distancing recommendations change, we’ll revisit holding class at our studios. In the meantime, these classes are EXTREMELY effective online. You learn just as much. You have just as much fun!

You may wondering how are these classes different from our “online courses”? Our online academy (click here to access) lets you work through certain courses in your own time, using a combination of worksheets and video. Some classes have a private coaching option. These classes are outstanding for folks who don’t have the time or ability to meet regularly during the times set up.

And how are these classes different from a 90-minute webinar? Click here to see our April $39 webinars. The webinars are chock full of knowledge, but we won’t have you “on the mic.” There is a lecture class followed by a Q&A with the instructor. 

Everything below? It’s all “in person” during the time listed. You will be recording scripts “on the mic.” And you can attend class on Zoom or, situation allowing, in person. We do makeup sessions if you miss a class.

Beginning VO – 6 Week Course

 
Late Spring Workshop:
May 28th – Thursdays
(Click on Spring Programs to register…)

7-9:30pm

Location: Online through Zoom

This 6 week class is great for beginners.

You will learn about:

  • What agents and clients expect you to know
  • Niches- including animation, commercial, and audio-books
  • Auditioning and editing from your home studio
  • How to bring your text to life
  • Demystifying demo reels
  • A fun and easy approach to creating character voices
  • The ever-changing business of voice-over
It’s an intense hands-on class and you will take away skills you can use right away.

Payment plans accepted.

 


 

Voice-over II

 
Spring Workshop: 
June 1st (Mondays)
 

7-9:30pm
 
Location: Online through Zoom
 
Great workshop for students with some experience who want to learn more.  We will continue to work on personalization, good/thing bad/thing, lists and more techniques, but we will focus on advanced copy including long-form narration, medical narration, audiobook work, animation scenes and challenging video game characters.

We recommend you take Beginning VO before taking this class.  However, if you have some experience, contact us and it may be a good fit.

It’s an intense hands-on class and you will take away skills you can use right away.

Payment plans accepted.

 
 
 

VO for Fun!

 
Spring Workshop: 
Tuesday, May 18th 
7-10pm 
 
 
Location: Online through Zoom

This is not just for kids! As an adult, have you ever wanted to come play in a studio? Just for fun? Come join us for a night with no pressure! Learn tips and tricks! Learn a little bit about the VO industry. And enjoy cartoon, video game and eLearning scripts! Maybe even a promo for a major network! There are no pre-requisites for this class. Come learn and have fun!

 

Beginning VO Weekend Intensive

Spring Workshop: 

May 16/17th

11am-5pm (broken up with LOTS of breaks!!)

Location: Online through Zoom

You will learn about:

  • What agents and clients expect you to know
  • Niches- including animation, commercial, and audio-books
  • Auditioning and editing from your home studio
  • How to bring your text to life
  • Demystifying demo reels
  • A fun and easy approach to creating character voices
  • The ever-changing business of voice-over
 
It’s an intense hands-on class and you will take away skills you can use right away.

Payment plans accepted. For the March workshop – choose winter sessions once you click the link. For the May workshop – choose spring.


VO III – Find your niche on the mic

 

Spring Workshops: 

May 7th – 21st (Thursdays)

 

7-9:30pm

Location: Online through Zoom

Ready to discover where your voice belongs in the VO industry? In this 3 week class we will do some intensive mic work to hone your voice to find where your strengths lie in the wide VO marketplace.


Intro to Audiobooks

Spring Workshop: 

Saturday, May 9th

12pm-5pm

Location: Online through Zoom

Are you interested in the world of audiobook narration? It’s a niche almost completely separate from the rest of the voice-over word and it’s growing exponentially. In this six week class, you will learn how to voice long-form narration, how to contact publishers and amazon.com (ACX.com), how to create an audiobook demo. This class will cover best practices in long-form narration, how to create multiple characters (and keep track of them), how to create a “punch” edit and how to edit a full book.  We will also talk about home studios and the time commitment to narrate an audiobook.

Payment plans accepted.


Beginning Editing

This course will be taught online! Shana will walk you through the best practices for basic editing. If you can’t edit, you are not competitive. It’s a skill every voiceover professional needs.

Shana will cover the basics in: Audacity, OcenAudio, Audition and Twisted Wave.

Why is it online? Because we have tried this in person and we know this will work better. 

1. You’ll have curriculum to work through on your own.

2. There will be an “add-on” feature that allows Shana to check your work as you move through the course on your own time. 

REGISTER HERE — note it’s online. This is not a live class. It’s a lot of videos and handouts.


VO II Weekend Intensive

TBD

11am-5pm

Location: Online through Zoom

Great workshop for students with some experience who want to learn more.  We will continue to work on personalization, good/thing bad/thing, lists and more techniques, but we will focus on advanced copy including long-form narration, medical narration, audiobook work, animation scenes and challenging video game characters.

We recommend you take Beginning VO before taking this class.  However, if you have some experience, contact us and it may be a good fit.

It’s an intense hands-on class and you will take away skills you can use right away.

Payment plans accepted.

 

Audiobook 6 Week Intensive 

TBD

7-9:30pm

Location: Online through Zoom

Are you interested in the world of audiobook narration? It’s a niche almost completely separate from the rest of the voice-over word and it’s growing exponentially. In this six week class, you will learn how to voice long-form narration, how to contact publishers and amazon.com (ACX.com), how to create an audiobook demo. This class will cover best practices in long-form narration, how to create multiple characters (and keep track of them), how to create a “punch” edit and how to edit a full book.  We will also talk about home studios and the time commitment to narrate an audiobook.

Payment plans accepted.