The Global Voice Acting Academy is an online voiceover school that provides a strong, caring, and supportive virtual learning environment for voice artists worldwide. Nearly every service imaginable, all in one place, to help you achieve your voiceover goals, presented in an open, uplifting, community environment.
Each week we will be working both dry and with audio beds. We will work on visualization, physicality, building your timing clock, and script breakdown.
WEEK 1: KIDS PROMOS – Work on various styles, attitudes, and demographics of kid’s programming.
WEEK 2: MOVIE PROMOS – Identify the differences between theatrical trailers and broadcast promos of movies, as well as defining styles of films.
WEEK 3: RADIO PROMOS – Review the differences between TV promos and Radio promos, and continue working on attitude and delivery.
WEEK 4: NON-SCRIPTED/REALITY PROMOS – Continue defining styles of various non-scripted shows and working on attitude and delivery.
SPECS: Duration: 4 weeks
Class Length: 2hrs
Maximum Participants: 6
|Class Dates 2016:|
Thursdays, September 22, 29, Oct. 6, and 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm PT / 8:30 – 10:30 pm ET
Saturdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, 17, 24, October 1 – 10am-12pm PST/1-3pm EST (NO CLASS SEPT. 3)
It’s all about playing a character – no matter what type of copy you are reading! This intensive five week Level 2 Animation Voice Over Technique Class is for intermediate and advanced voice over talent only. Curriculum will run the gamut of hysterical animation characters, stereotype characters and natural characters! It is guaranteed to extend your range, push your limits and expand your character tool kit! See below for detailed exercises and lesson plan.
Prerequisites: This class is for those who have either taken MJ Lallo’s Animation Level 1, are intermediate/advanced character actors, or with instructor approval. Please email MJ at email@example.com to see if this is the right class for you.
- Breathing, voice placement, voice stretching
- Advanced character development techniques
- Impersonations, impressions and voice matching
- Total physicalization of characters with full body commitment – even dancing and singing
- Working with pictures and music to enhance your performance
- Forms to set up of all types of characters: kids, alien warriors, news reporters, even total wack jobs!
- Improv techniques and exercises
NOTE: unused classes do not roll over into the next month. Package expires at the end of the month in which it is purchased. Any unused sessions may not be re-booked. Exceptions are made in the event of a family emergency.
Duration: 5 Weeks
Class Length: 2 hours
Maximum Participants: 8
Saturdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, 17, 24, & Oct 1 – 10am-12pm PST/1-3pm EST
4 weeks, 1 ½ hours (2 weeks with David, 2 weeks with Cristina)
Kids are natural actors because they love playing so much. Their lives are one big creative process! Because this fondness for play and having a wild imagination is so desired in the ad world, it only makes sense that there is a quite a bit of work in the voiceover business for kids of all ages.
David Rosenthal has been teaching voiceover to kids for over 10 years, and has been a private coach to John Morris (Toy Story 1,2 &3), Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie, Muppets Most Wanted), and many others. David is also a casting director for game apps and is always looking for new youth talent.
Cristina Milizia started her own professional voice over career at the age of eight! Having started as a child voice actor herself, she absolutely loves working with youth and shares their unique perspective. As she grew up, she voiced hundreds of toys, games, animated videos, commercials, mobile game apps and video games. She is most well known for her characters “Annie, Amumu, & Nunu the Yeti Rider” for League of Legends, as well “Lala the Koala” on Disney Jr’s Doc McStuffins & “Marisol Coxi “ on Monster High.
We’ll be exploring the world of commercials, video games, toys, game apps, and animation!
- Learn how to “talk” a script
- How to maintain diction and projection
- How to analyze a script
- How to physicalize in front of a mic
- Learn how to express emotions and energy through the voice
- How to communicate effectively
- How to interpret characters all while letting your personality shine!
This class is open to all youth ages 7-18
Sundays Sept. 11, 18, 25, & Oct 2 – 11am -12:30pm PT / 2-3:30pm ET
Commercial VO Technique
Offered by Coach Joyce Castellanos via Zoom (webcam)
To be a successful voice actor is to be a good storyteller, but to be a good storyteller you must understand your message. Learn the keys to connect to your copy to make it yours:
- Script breakdown
- Character development
- Understanding your perspective
- Find your markets
This package includes four, 2 hour classes per month. 6 seats per month available.
NOTE: Unused workouts do not roll over into the next month. Package expires at the end of the month in which it is purchased. Any unused workout sessions may not be re-booked. Exceptions are made in the event of a family emergency.
Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25 (5:30 – 7:30pm PST / 8:30 – 10:30pm EST), Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23 (5:30 – 7:30pm PT / 8:30 – 10:30pm ET)
Did you Know? Approximately 90% of all work in the voiceover industry is narration based! A large percentage of this work is Corporate Narration – also known as business narration or industrial narration. This type of voiceover work is in high demand and is used to promote, educate and inform customers. As a voice talent, you are expected to represent the company’s brand, engage the listener, and help to achieve concise and specific goals for the company. In this class we’ll cover:
- Common Types of Corporate Narration
- Determining your Voice – Narrator Roles
- Defining your Target Audience
- Efficient Storyline Analysis
- Essential Breathing Techniques
- How to Generate Leads and Get Work!
Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm PT/ 8:30 – 10:30 pm ET
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