The world of voiceovers is a vast, impenetrable mystery to most actors, but why? Surely, you say to yourself, the only thing I need is…a voice. I have one of those. What’s the big deal?
The big deal might make more sense to you if you think of it this way: An actor on-stage or on-camera usually has a multitude of tools at his disposal and uses those tools to make you, the audience, believe something. Costumes, props, eyes, hands, legs and feet, hair (or lack thereof), crutches, musical instruments, a whimsical dog, a toddler…all tools, folks.
Ah, but the voiceover actor has…what, to make you believe? A voice and a microphone. Period. Or so you may think. But while standing behind that mic, if he’s a well-trained voiceover actor, he can use many tools to convince you to buy something you didn’t know you wanted, or to cower in fear in the face of an animated monster, or to fall in love with a tiny fairy. Now, of course, you want to know what those tools might be. Well, sorry, folks, we are not here to teach you. We are here to lead you to those who can – some of the best voiceover teachers in Hollywood. Don’t be shy. You will never have as much fun anywhere as you will in one of these classes. NOTE: Do not expect to be allowed to audit a v/o class, as you could an on-camera class. It simply won’t happen, so don’t embarrass yourself by asking.
KALMENSON & KALMENSON (818) 377-3600, Ex.111
TERRY BERLAND (310) 275-0601
MARY LYNN WISSNER
Voices Voice Casting
Carrol Voice Casting (323) 851-9966
VOICECASTER (818) 841-5300
BEVERLY BREMERS (in Orange County)
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Vocal (singing) Coaching:
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Voice Over Resource Guide – VORG
(info on everything!) www.voiceoverresourceguide.com