Put your voice, acting, and interpretive ability to work with personalized coaching from one of the industry’s most skilled and experienced coaches.
To become a top voice-over artist, you must put in a great deal of effort. You must be committed to the learning process, be open to constructive criticism, and be patient. It is difficult to break lifelong reading-aloud habits, and frustration is expected in the beginning.
A lot of voice-over coaches offer beginner voice-over workshops. To determine which program/package is best, an instructor will listen to one or two readings of short scripts. There are also online voice over training programs and seminars, which include one to two-day seminars and/or workshops followed by the creation of a demo. Other programs provide a set number of lessons followed by demo production. However, I have not found these workshops and programs to be useful for people just starting out in their careers.
Seminars and workshops are an excellent investment. They usually only leave you with a few key takeaways. They should be used to improve on what you do well already. As a primary source of technique-building instruction, it is not the best choice for a beginner.
Do you believe you can succeed as a voice-over artist without conducting market research? Do you think you’ll be able to compete with seasoned professionals if you haven’t mastered your acting, pace, timing, breathing, inflection, or reading comprehension? Do you think you can handle it all on your own?
Voice actors can make a good living. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can learn to do it quickly. There are no shortcuts in this business.
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I will provide a two-hour evaluation, a candid, in-depth critique of your ability and potential, and a program of one-on-one instruction with in-depth voice over lessons. This is the most crucial investment you will make in your voice-over career. We’ll then decide when it’s best for you to create your demo as you progress.
I’ve resisted offering all-inclusive packages because I believe that one-on-one voice over coaching or a small group setting focused on individual improvement is the only way to make real progress. That is why I teach only one-on-one in Atlanta.
John Burr has worked in every aspect of the industry for the past 35 years. His extensive background as a voiceover artist, editor, and audio and video producer has given him a comprehensive understanding of the entire production process.
He has performed in numerous professional theater productions and produced over 100 music CD’s. Many of his students have gone on to narrate for well-known media producers and companies, and his clients have included several Fortune 500 companies.
Voice over competency is only one half of the equation. It is also critical to market yourself. We educate you on how to network, audition, and create and coordinate marketing materials.
You’ll walk away with a feeling of being a professional, demos for your portfolio, marketing expertise, and a budget for a work-from-home studio.
We create demos that highlight each individual’s versatility. Scripts are chosen and written with his or her abilities in mind. Our studio includes carefully curated materials from over 20 music libraries and 15 sound effects libraries to enhance production value.
We also have the resources to create high-quality video demos for students who want to do on-camera demos, from script to finished product.