This 5-week intensive enables you to get real world feedback from voiceover agent JAMES MURRAY (Top agent with Abrams Artists). Along with spending the 5th week in the studio creating your starter V/O demo, James will give you V/O industry insight, teach you how to define yourself as a V/O artist, and fine tune your reading skills.
WEEK ONE and TWO- The classes will include two weeks on commercial voiceover, including both TV and radio. Spending two weeks on commercial is important because for most VO artists, this is where they see the most success, particularly when they are at the early stages of their career. James will do cold reads to see how quick you can deliver and make adjustments, get to know your voice
WEEK THREE- The third week will revolve around animation and the different skill set that is involved in making a drawn character come to life.
WEEK FOUR- The fourth week will focus around the world of promo and narration - the commercials for the networks themselves!
WEEK FIVE: This week we take a field trip to VOICE TRAX in Studio City. We've hired out the studio so you can lay down your tracks giving you 10 minutes of recording time. This is the week you will lay down your tracks, which will be the start to your professional demo. Typically, we recommend you’d record 3 x 20sec spots. Each additional spot, over three, will cost $30 to engineer without music.
Please click the below link for a sample of what your demo will sound like.
(SEE BELOW SAMPLE DEMO RECORDINGS.)
PLEASE NOTE: You will get 1 FREE track mixed with music. Additional tracks are charged at $69.99. The music will be mixed with your voice track and will be e-mailed to you a week after you record.
ABOUT JAMES MURRAY: James Murray is the latest addition to the voiceover department at Abrams Artists Agency in Los Angeles. Originally from New York, James began his career in the world of voiceover as an assistant to the entire VO department at the Abrams New York City office in October of 2008. He spent three years as an assistant until he was promoted to agent. During his tenure at the New York office, James worked in all areas of voiceover, including commercial, narration, promo, TV affiliates, radio imaging and audio books. Now that he’s on the west coast, James’ primary focus is on animation and commercial in both the English and Spanish speaking markets.
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COST: $295 + $4 processing fee
DATES: MONDAYS, JUNE 22nd/29th and JULY 6th/13th
IN STUDIO: MONDAY, JULY 20th (various studio call times between 4-7pm)