VOICEOVER INTENSIVES

The Actors Company has a popular and diverse voiceover program offering classes taught by working professionals from all parts of the voiceover industry. Learn more about the classes we offer below and sign up quick as they have a tendency to fill up!

I was so lucky to partake in this class last December. From the VO demo reel out of this class, I am now represented by a VO agency and I am in negotiations for my first Disney animation pilot! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" ---Andrew A., Commercial Voiceover Class

 
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VOICE ACTING FOR VIDEO GAMES with RAY CHASE - DEMO REEL INCLUDED!

The opportunities to act in a video game are plentiful these days - most AAA games require a cast of a hundred to pull off thousands of voices, and a plethora of smaller games all have found that adding voice acting ups their quality and their potential sales. Throughout the class, you will be working on copy that will be recorded as an interactive reel in the fifth week! Find out all about this vast world and get started with your demo reel in this workshop!

ABOUT RAY CHASE:

Ray Chase is best known for his versatility as a voice actor in video games and animation, as well as being a major spokesperson for brands such as Coke Zero, Progressive, Welch's, Corona Light, and Naturebox. Video game fans know him as the lead protagonist Noctis in Final Fantasy XV, as Eve from Nier Automata, Roy from Fire Emblem, Master of Masters from Kingdom Hearts, Marlon from The Walking Dead - among many others.  Franchises he's worked on include Call of Duty, Fallout, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Soul Calibur, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Mass Effect. Superhero fans know him as the voices of Jason Blood and Etrigan the Demon in the DC feature film Justice League Dark. He is a con fixture making appearances all over the world with his show "Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying" (LAVA) with fellow voice actors Robbie Daymond and Max Mittelman.

 
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COMMERCIAL VOICEOVER with PORTIA SCOTT - DEMO REEL INCLUDED!

Whether you are just starting out or have experience in the industry, this four-week course is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a voiceover artist. This class will have a specific focus on commercial copy and the last class will be spent in the studio recording your starter demo reel! Open to all ages.

ABOUT PORTIA SCOTT: 
A native of Los Angeles, Portia is currently the director of Voiceover at Coast to Coast Talent Group where she runs the division with a subordinate staff, representing both adult and youth talent for all areas of voiceover, with over 100 broadcast TV & radio commercials on air and several national campaigns.

All commercial copy provided is best suited for an American general market accent. If you have an accent please let us know in advance so we may provide copy suitable to your voice.

 
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LOOPING AND GROUP ADR with WOLFIE TRAUSCH

Did you know you can earn SAG principal rate PLUS residuals looping?

What is Looping/Group ADR
Group ADR/Looping is a fun and lucrative part of the voiceover industry and post-production process. A group of actors jumps on a sound stage to record the extra dialogue necessary in film, TV, and video games. (Background voices, ADR, etc).

In this workshop, young actors will learn the ins and outs of looping, including what the terms mean and how to perform them, how to improvise appropriate dialogue, and how to prepare for a session. This hands-on workshop will give young actors the training and skills they need to pursue work in the field of looping!

About Wolfie Trausch
Wolfie Trausch is an actor, voiceover artist, casting director and loop group coordinator for film and television. Some of his credits include the Emmy-nominated series, "East Los High", (Hulu), "XOXO", (Netflix), "The Outfield" (Fullscreen), "Seduced", (Hallmark), "Imaginary Friend" (NBC), and several upcoming series.

 
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LOOP GROUP: ADVANCED LEVEL with WOLFIE TRAUSCH

COURSE: The principal way to become a great looper is to practice. We'll reinstate the fundamentals that we've reviewed in the first round, and expand upon the important factors that will make you stand out as a superior loop group actor. 

WEEK ONE: Exploring your vocal range, and how to incorporate vocal variety into your looping. Emphasis on covering efforts and mastering lip flap and Specifics. 

WEEK TWO: Emphasis on understanding project tone, the type of call outs that are more likely to land, and how to handle more challenging ("advance research") shows. 

WEEK THREE: Focus on how to handle longer, more difficult cues. Run as a full "advance research" session. 

About Wolfie Trausch:
Wolfie Trausch is an actor, voiceover artist, casting director and loop group coordinator for film and television.  Some of his credits include the Emmy-nominated series, "East Los High", (Hulu), "XOXO", (Netflix), "VIDA" (Starz), "Daphne & Velma" (Warner Bros), and several upcoming films and series.

PREREQUISITE: We recommend that you have either taken Wolfie's Loop Group and Group ADR class with us here at The Actors Company, or that you have professional experience before registering for this class. 

 
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TV ANIMATION VOICEOVER with SARA JANE SHERMAN and AARON DROWN

LOOKING BEHIND THE GLASS with TV ANIMATION VO EXPERTS, SARA JANE SHERMAN & AARON DROWN

Get valuable insight into animation voiceover technique, cold reading, preparing auditions, different styles within the world of animation, creating characters, and an in depth look at how the animation casting process works.

INSTRUCTED BY:

SARA JANE SHERMANDirector, Casting

Sara Jane Sherman has been casting cartoons for the past 12 years. Her most recent credits include: BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES, TANGLED - BEFORE EVER AFTER, MILO MURPHY'S LAW, PHINEAS AND FERB, FISH HOOKS, GRAVITY FALLS, and WANDER OVER YONDER. 

AARON DROWN - Director, Casting

With over a decade of casting experience in feature and television animation,
some of Aaron's recent series include JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES, STAR WARS: REBELS, RANDY CUNNINGHAM: 9th GRADE NINJA, KICK BUTTOWSKI: SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL and the upcoming series PICKLE & PEANUT. He has also worked on projects for Hulu, Amazon, Marvel, Netflix, Lucasfilm and LEGO.  He has two EMMY nominations for Outstanding Casting in an Animated Series or Special.