Q: What's the skill level of the students?
Before every class, I cast different scripts for each individual student, based on their skill level,
and their voice print. Each student is directed on an individual basis, and skill levels vary.
I have students who work full time as VO actors, and students who want to be working more as VO actors.
Each student's uniqueness contributes to the class as a whole. My intention is that you learn as much from watching
other participants being directed as you do when you're behind the mic.
Q: I'm a working on camera actor, but I can't seem to book any voiceover auditions. Why is that?!
A: It's hard to make the transition from on camera/stage acting to voice acting. There are critical technical
differences you may be ignoring. Voice acting is taking all of your on camera choices and condensing them into 60 seconds or less,
without sacrificing the integrity of your read. There are other issues as well, such as creating a scene through audio only,
sentence balancing, and knowing who your market is, which can determine what kind of read you choose to do.
Q: Will I get a demo after taking the class?
A: Although your class work is downloadable from your computer, I do not recommend that you use it on your demo.
Class work includes working on weak links, exploring new voice pitches and pacing, and taking risks. A demo
should be nothing but the best of your reads. It must be competitive, professional, and compelling. I strongly
encourage you to check out what professional demos sound like at: www.voicebank.net
I produce demos on a regular basis for actors who are currently reading copy at a competitive level.
Will I get an agent from taking the class?
I am happy to report that the answer to that could be yes. Because I am also a working voice actor, I
am able to extend invitations to VO agents to come observe the class. As a result, several of my students
have auditioned and been signed for representation.
Q: Will I get VO work from taking the class?
Getting work is a combination of talent, heart, motivation, and above all, our belief system.
I have a saying, "Luck is when an opportunity is staring you in the face, and you acknowledge it."
My other saying is, "when I'm not working, I'm working on working."
I have many students who are producers and writers in the entertainment industry, and hire
fellow students from our class. I also refer students frequently to producers who come to me seeking VO talent
with specific voice characteristics. I believe that any time you stir up the pot, you get results,
and not always from the place you stirred. Whenever I "stir the pot", by taking a class, updating my web site, experimenting
with new voices, etc., I inevitably get a call for a booking. So yes, taking the class will get you work if you are working
on yourself, if you're devoting an abundance of effort and time, and if you are open to the possibilities. Taking the class
will expand your choices, provide new ideas about how to find work, and prepare you for the opportunities
that will arrive. The harder you work, the luckier you get!
Most voiceover classes cost $500 to $700. Why is this class priced lower?
Every class I teach has returning students. I make it affordable so you can return and continue the momentum you achieve.
For me, teaching is not about the money. It's about passion and fulfillment, and the opportunity to
meet some pretty incredible people in the process.