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Voice Over: Technique 101

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Course Details
$50 $45 9 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Apr 26, 8:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time

Real-time webinar led by pro voice actor
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Jennifer Sims

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this voice over class:

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:

  • Understand the attributes of a good voice over performance and how to effectively incorporate those attributes in your reads
  • Be knowledgeable of the current trends in voice over performance in a number of different voice over genres, including:  commercial, corporate and video narration, documentary narration, animation/video games, and audiobook genres
  • Learn the difference between conversational reads and sounding like an announcer
  • Be fully conversant in the four foundational components of the speaking voice and use these components effectively in their own performances

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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Refund Policy

No refunds.

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.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Jennifer Sims 1 $45

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Reviews of Classes at Edge Studio Voice Over (731)

(731 Reviews)
Voice Over: Technique 101
Reviewed by Jesika C. on 6/4/2020
I learned a lot in Technique 101! Plus I lived how each of us was able to participate and get feedback from our instructor.
Voice Over: Technique 101
Reviewed by Howard H. on 1/4/2019
Well presented.
Voice Over: Technique 101
Reviewed by David H. on 10/16/2018
The four fundamentals for any aspiring VO artist, specifically tone, tempo, volume, and pitch, were all adequately addressed within the two hour span of the class. The instructor exhibited both knowledge and hands-on experience of the voice over industry. Equally important, she was able to convey and to demonstrate those two elements to the students. Overall, a very good primer for any novice to the world of voiceover acting.
Voice Over: Technique 101
Reviewed by Michael K. on 8/20/2017
I miss the class and I did not get reminder.
Voice Over: Technique 101
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/31/2017
I struggled to stay connected. The high number of attendees was overwhelming and made it difficult for me to focus.

School: Edge Studio Voice Over

Edge Studio Voice Over

One of the most recognized VO Casting, Recording, & Educational Training Centers.  A team of 30 industry-leading voice actors who "give back" training time to aspiring voice actors.  Edge Studio organizes it all. 

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