Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re new to the voiceover world and have never had any experience, then we ask that you take our Intro to VO Workshop (if you haven’t taken a similar workshop elsewhere) as a pre-requisite to taking classes or private coaching with us.
The Intro to VO Workshop is geared to give you a ton of information about:
– the basics of voice performance & technique.
– what it takes to be a successful VO talent.
– the business of voiceover.
… and you’ll receive practical experience in the booth recording and being directed, so you’ll know what it’s like.
We’ll send you an mp3 of your recording after the workshop. So why don’t you sign up here?
After that, you’re ready for our classes!
Everyone’s journey is different but we created a VO Road Map that will help you visualize what we offer to take you from Beginner to Pro!
Under the heading “WHAT WE OFFER,” you’ll find a list of our Classes & Workshops.
Find the one you’re interested in, click SIGN UP and the next available class/workshop will pop up.
HELPFUL NOTES: Click on the time zone to continue, then the BOLDED date. If no date is bolded, that means it’s sold out. Email Admin@AtlantaVoiceoverStudio.com to see about getting on a waitlist or if another class/workshop is scheduled later.
For classes that offer both IN PERSON and VIRTUAL options, if you sign up for one of those options and need to switch once it starts, just make sure to let your instructor know in advance.
No, you do not need a home studio before you begin a class.
We do offer HOME STUDIO SET UP classes because a home studio is necessary for a VO career but while you’re learning the foundations, it’s not required.
No. When you sign up for a multi-month class, you only are asked to pay for the first month.
The consecutive months will be charged at the beginning of each month.
Occasionally, we have clients who come to us and give us auditions which we pass on to our current/past students, giving them the opportunity to vie for a voiceover job. However, we are primarily a teaching/instructional studio, that also records talent if they have auditions, and writes and produces commercial / narration / IVR demos.
In our classes, we help each student understand that their VO career is a business…THEIR business, and that it’s their responsibility to treat it as such.
We give each student the tools they need to start their career in this field, progress, and make ourselves available to answer any questions that will help them kick off this exciting business!
If you have an audition that you’ve been sent (either by your agent, manager or an online casting site) then you can schedule an Audition Recording. That means you book a time with us, come in and record, and we edit your audition.
Afterward, we either send it to your agent, manager or you directly for you to upload.
WE ARE NOT AN AGENCY, SO WE DO NOT OFFER ON-GOING AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES.
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If you’re brand new to this industry, our policy is to say no to creating a demo for you right away.
First off, we will honestly say: you are not ready, AND we’re not here to simply take your money and run.
Our GOAL is to make sure you have the tools to:
1) be ready, and
2) know that you have the experience, technique and training to handle direction as soon as you step into the booth.
Creating a demo is a big investment. If you get it as soon as you start out, then you start taking training, within 6 months to a year, you’d need a whole new demo because you’d have learned so much and gotten better. It would have you kicking yourself for spending so much too soon!
We are here for you and want to see you succeed.
Sometimes that includes saying, “you’re not ready yet”, but we’ll help you get there!
We specialize in commercial, narration / industrial, audiobooks and IVR demos.
For any other genre of demo, check out our recommendations HERE.
If you’re a working VO talent and need your demo updated, you’ll need to fill our demo evaluation form and upload your current demo HERE.
If this is your first demo and you’ve been through our training, your coach / instructor will let you know when you’re ready.
Whether you’ve been through our training or somewhere else, you’ll need to fill out our DEMO EVALUATION FORM HERE.
Read more about the demo process HERE.
We write scripts for your demo that reflect your goals, vocal range and you as a person. After we write the scripts, we’ll send you your scripts and set up a time to record you at the studio.
Once the demo is recorded, we’ll get it edited and add music. After it’s completed, we’ll invoice you for the demo balance and send you your demo.
As VO talent ourselves, we understand that creating a demo is a big investment, as it’s your “vocal calling card” that you’ll want to use for a couple years.
We set ourselves apart from many others, however, because we write, choose or create copy that is catered to you, your personality and fit your voice – the types of commercials YOU would get sent to audition, and then, we professionally produce the demo to sound like they were actually recorded commercials.
Do your due diligence. Check around, and find the right place for YOU! You have to feel comfortable with the whole process, and who you’ll be working with as they direct you in the booth.
We charge $1400 for our demos but if you prefer Mike and Heidi to write and direct your demo, it will be $1900. Completion of our 3 month Beginner Intensive Class gives you $150 discount. We collect a 50% deposit up front, then invoice for the balance once your demo is completed.
Email email@example.com to schedule our studio.
Click here for a link to our blog and quick reference on standard VO rates guidelines.
You can also go to GVAA for a full list. There’s also a good rate sheet on the SAG/AFTRA site for what the union rates are.
Audition recordings are specially priced for local VO talent. They can book a time online, come in and record a quality-sounding audition that will help them in their quest to book the job for which they’re auditioning.
An actual job that is booked is more per hour, because typically, the job will require either a phone patch or Source Connect. It is priced to help us provide this service, our time and to pay for space.
- Make sure you hydrate.
- Email us or bring a copy of the script with you.
- Know how you should have the file labeled and if you need a slate.