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This performance-based class will give students the fundamental building blocks of voice over technique and help students to understand what producers are listening for when they hire students.
In the modern voice over industry, the most sought after performances are those that just sound natural. Often, you’ll see breakdowns asking for “conversational reads.” How hard can that be? Isn’t that just like talking? Well, you’d be surprised at how many voice talents can’t deliver a line and make it sound natural. Most voice actors who are new to the game deliver choppy, stilted reads that do not sound natural or conversational at all. And when you can’t deliver what the client is looking for, you won’t get the job.
So how can you learn these skills?
This introductory course focuses on the basics of voice over technique. It is designed to provide students with an overview of what attributes make for a good voice over performance (using real world examples) and explores current ‘fashion trends’ in voice over performance in a number of different genres. The differences between on-camera and stage acting compared to voice over acting will be explained.
The four foundational components of the speaking voice (tone, volume, inflection/pitch, tempo) will be discussed, and through the use of specific examples and exercises students explore how each component contributes to an effective voice over performance.
At the conclusion of this class, students will:
Technique 101 is a performance based class, so please come prepared and ready to read! Your instructor will provide the scripts so no need to source any prior to the class.
Appropriate For: Casual Learner/Aspiring Professional
Note: All students attending live, in-person classes at Edge Studio must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (2 doses or more) in order to gain entry and will be required to remain masked for the duration of their time at Edge Studio, unless they are working individually in a voice over recording booth.
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Cancellations and rescheduling require a minimum of 48-hours advance notice, by telephone (212-868-3343), and during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (ET) and Saturday 11am-3pm (ET). If you cancel or reschedule with more than 48-hours notice, there is no fee. If you cancel or reschedule with less than 48-hours notice, there is a fee that will be applied.
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