Voice over performers are hired for their highly competent interpretive skills derived from training and coaching with a highly experienced professional. John Burr is such a voice over coach. His expert instruction helps you to begin or continue a career in the expanding voice over industry, as you
First, an evaluation session should be scheduled to determine your level of ability. If the outcome of the evaluation is positive, a coaching strategy will be recommended that best fits your voice over training needs.
For the beginning student, I recommend and require a two-hour in-depth analysis of your basic talent, cold reading ability, acting and interpretive instincts, mastery of diction, and your working knowledge of many technical parameters, such as pace, pause, pitch, and timbre considerations, as well as comprehension of redundancy and points of emphasis. You will be given 15 short commercial and 15 narration scripts to deliver that make up a a varied mix of most of the bread-and-butter categories that are characteristic of the marketplace.
You will receive a written evaluation, which will also be explained to you in the last half-hour of the session. The evaluation gets you off on a solid footing, as you and John know your strengths and areas that need work, and we will have determined whether or not you have the basic skills to pursue a voice over career.
The fee for the evaluation: $175.00
A two-hour, in-depth analysis of reading and interpretive abilities, as well as an assessment of fluency with English-language dynamics. You will read and interpret an eclectic mix of 30 commercial and narration scripts, which are representative of most of the general categories characteristic of production requirements. Following the reads, John will discuss his specific assessments of your present ability.
• How to interpret and deliver narration scripts
• How to analyze sentences to understand points of emphasis
• How to fantasize delivery scenarios
• How to achieve and sustain focus
• How to market yourself on the internet, and how to pursue local, state and national clientele