Voiceover Bootcamp | Newcomer Intensive | July 4-5
Toronto Voiceover Workshops
A Comprehensive and Engaging Voiceover Bootcamp for Newcomers to the Craft from the comfort of your home on zoom.
Whether you write it as Voice Over, Voice-Over, or Voiceover, VO is a rapidly growing industry that interacts with many other massive industries such as Advertising, Education, and Entertainment - just to name a few.
With a strong focus on Immersive Career Guidance and Necessary Foundations of Voiceover, this 48hr bootcamp is your crash course on how to NOT do it wrong.
With expert knowledge of the business from two working industry professionals, our aim is to set you on a track to success by giving you the tangible tools you need to become independent and competitive in the biz.
Learn how to properly build your home set-up, figure out what a DAW is and how to use it, and hone both your audio-technical and acting skills to get taken seriously and be remembered when you submit a voice audition.
Students will be given 1 week prior to the workshop to do Exercise 1, and Exercise 2. Feedback will be given on Exercise 2, and students will have the chance to re-submit for final thoughts up to one week after the bootcamp, should they choose to.
Exercise 1 - Building Your Setup
Alongside the help of a comprehensive package made to educate students on each piece of equipment needed to build a home studio, you will (theoretically) build your realistic home setup.
Exercise 2 - Practice Submission
Students are asked to complete provided reading on all different genres of VO, and will have the opportunity to submit “self-tapes” from their top two genres for detailed feedback from coaches. This is an opportunity to get constructive feedback from 2 industry professionals and receive individual assessments on next steps.
Students will have up to two weeks after the workshop to complete their final submissions, at which point Greg and Aiden will give final thoughts and recommendations on next steps in the form of an email. This advice is personal to each student and will vary depending on each participant’s unique sound, skillset, and experience level.
- Extensive Structured Homework
- 15+ Hours Intensive Coaching
- Constructive Feedback from 2 Industry Professionals
- Individual Assessments on Next Steps
- A Package of Tools and Information for Future Reference and Continued Learning
Gain the knowledge you need to create a professional voiceover production workspace so you get the most out of your home-based; virtual training, auditioning and production work.
Aiden Dawn & Greg Allen Voiceover Demos
Up to two weeks after the workshop (when we’ve received the last round of self tapes from students) Aiden will give students individual final thoughts and recommendations on next steps in the form of an email. This advice is personal to each student and will vary depending on each participant’s unique sound, skillset, and experience level.
DAY ONE - ORIENTATION & Training
Let’s Talk Tech + PERGE Intro Seminars
Breaking down your digital audio workspace, and your physical audio workspace
- What to buy, what NOT to buy, and where to set it up
- Setting up your DAW, and connecting your interface
- Gauging your noise floor - is your space quiet enough?
- Basic editing tips and tricks to learn on your DAW
- And more…
PERGE is an acting technique developed by Brad Milne that shows you how to use the power of your thoughts to make your strongest choices, get out of your head, and ignite your performance. By answering five key questions in areas students will learn to create a specific and dimensional point of view for their characters.
Premise Emotion Relationship Goals Environment
Read. Think. Choose. Act.
What voice actors need to be building on as well as standard acting techniques
- Mic Etiquette, and the proximity effect
- Putting the character in the body within the space
- Visualization techniques; the importance of your invisible scene + scene partner(s)
- Q+A to end the night
Character Development Exercise Session
We’ll start with a conversation on the actor’s character building process and running through useful vocal warmups, before moving into working one on one with students to apply these techniques to animation sides.
DAY ONe PM - TRAINING
Commercial Development Exercise Session
We will spend the first part of the lesson with a crash course in breaking down commercial copy, and talking about the importance of being able to work in the commercial field as well as fields such as animated/videogame/dubbing/audiobook genres - which are generally regarded as the more artistic fields.
The second part of this lesson will be running through commercial copy and applying techniques.
DAY Two AM - TRAINING DAY 2
Mock Auditioning Exercises
Students will have the chance to go through the motions of an actual voice over audition from home in both commercial and animation genres.
Commercial Mock-Audition - Students receive the same copy, and by the end we decide who “books it”.
Animation Mock-Audition - Students receive a character to audition for, selected specifically for them and their strengths. As in the real world, everyone is contacted privately (over zoom) if they’ve gotten a “callback”.
Students will have a chance to get redirects in the room and be pushed to take feedback and make quick adjustments live. This will give them an accurate view of how quickly auditions move when you are in the room where it happens!
DAY two PM - TRAINING DAY 2
Right Steps, Right Order Seminar
It is really easy for students to get excited about this career - believe us, we know! That being said, we want to make sure you’re not getting too ahead of yourselves. The work that you showcase represents who you are as a voice actor. Agents, casting directors, and potential clients need to see the best of you, so we’ll talk about how to get there.
We’ll cover things like:
- Debunking Common Voiceover Myths and Misinformation
- Vocal Health + Exercises to add to your ‘tool box’
- Finding your sound + specialties
- When you’re ready to think about demos
- Networking + CRM’s
- Finding work - where to find it and how to reach out
- What a submission package with an agent looks like and what you need to build one
- Union vs. Non-Union
- Opening the floor to final questions + takeaways
Course Materials Included:
- Exercise Reading 1 - Booth Equipment Study
- Exercise Reading 2 - Voiceover Genre Study
- Master VO Term Sheet
- References: Great Minds in VO (Engineers, Coaches, Voice Actors, Podcasts, etc.)
- Further Booth Examples
- Rate Setting Guides
- Character Placement Study
BOOTCAMP FEE: $450.00 + 58.50 HST = $508.50
auditor FEE includes course materials: $200.00 + $26.00 HST = $226.00
Enroll ASAP as there is extensive homework.
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