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Course: Become a professional Voice Actor in 7 easy steps

Become a professional Voice Actor in 7 easy steps

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About this Course

Hi there. I’m Marinda Botha

Thank you for considering taking this course. The voice over industry can sound very glamorous but the truth is, it takes a lot of hard work to achieve success in this business.

I have been in the voice over business for 14 years and 8 of those I spent working in the British voice over industry. I now work from my home recording studio, in South Africa, with numerous clients from across the world. I am also a lecturer with 6 years teaching experience. I hope this combination will serve you well.

Now in this course I start off quite technical, looking at microphone technique but then we move on to the essence of voice over performance, which I believe is acting. We look at dissecting your script, using and ignoring punctuation, finding your target audience and unearthing subtext from your script.

What tools do you need to enroll in this course? All you need is your computer and a willingness to learn. YOU DON’T NEED TO BUY A MICROPHONE. To be able to do the exercises, you may use the microphone on your mobile phone, or the one in your computer.

Acting for voice overs can be super fun. You can act the whole day long, even though you may have a bad hair day and want to stand barefoot behind the microphone. You can! All the listener is interested in, is the sound of your voice J

So if you are ready for the challenge and serious about becoming a professional voice actor, please enroll. There are 7 lessons to complete and a bonus video on the end. Hop to it!

Who is the target audience?

  • This 7 part course can be taken by complete beginners to advanced students.
Basic knowledge
  • You do not need any prior knowledge or experience, other than a hunger for knowledge and the commitment to practice the techniques.
  • Students interested in public speaking or those wishing to improve their overall articulation or inability to speak clearly in front of others, are welcome to take this course.
  • For this course you don’t need to buy a microphone. To be able to do the exercises, you may use the microphone on your mobile phone, or the one in your computer.
What you will learn
  • Express and apply knowledge of the self-directing process for the audio performance
  • Possess a basic command of vocal technique in response to various corporate and commercial voice over scripts and in performance.
  • Express working knowledge of the actor’s approach to analyzing the audio script.
  • Express and demonstrate a technical know-how on microphone technique
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 26
Total Duration: 01:04:32
Want to become a professional Voice Over Actor?
  • Want to become a professional Voice Over Actor?  

    Video Lecture 1 - What to consider when wanting to become a professional voice actor.

  • Expanded notes on Video Lecture 1  
  • Section 1 Audio Lesson: Visualization Exercise  
  • Section 1_Questionnaire  
Fearing the microphone. Become tech-savvy!
  • Fearing the microphone. Become tech-savvy!  
  • Expanded notes on Video Lecture 2  
  • Section 2 Audio Lesson  
  • Section 2_Exercise sheet  
Your Target Audience. Speak to your one-person audience
  • Your Target Audience. Speak to your one-person audience  
  • Expanded notes on Video Lecture 3  
  • Section 3_Exercise sheet  
Marking your script
  • Marking your script  
  • Expanded notes on Video lecture 4: Marking your script  
  • Section 4_Exercise sheet  
Punctuation - When not to use it.
  • Punctuation - When not to use it  
  • Expanded notes on Video Lecture 5  
  • Section 5 Audio Lesson  
Subtext- How to hook your listener
  • Subtext- How to hook your listener  
  • Expanded notes on Video Lecture 6  
  • Section 6 Audio Lesson  
  • Section 6_Exercise sheets  
Hold onto the meaning!
  • Hold onto the meaning!  
  • Expanded noted on Video Lecture 7: Carry the thought through.  
  • Section 7_Exercise sheet  
Bonus Video: Being a foreign voice over artist
  • Bonus video! Being a foreign voice over artist  
What's next? Final thoughts
  • What's next? Final thoughts for your career ahead.  
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(57)
Level
All
Price
$ 9.00
Course Language
English
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