CLASSES

*All Group Classes require completion of our Intro to Voiceover Workshop, or equivalent somewhere else. 

**If you’d like to attend an in-person class virtually, please click VIRTUAL PRESENCE in the sign up form. 

LEARN ADOBE AUDITION 

Becoming Proficient for Submitting a Technically Sound Audition

6 Week commitment |$250 | 8 spots available

TUESDAYS  6:30 – 7:30 pm EST

What you’ll learn:

This class is designed to teach you how to become proficient at recording and editing in ADOBE AUDITION. By the end of it, you’ll understand everything you need to know to submit a technically great sounding audition and WOW your agent or client. This class is 100% online via Zoom (so feel free to join us from ANYWHERE!).

The class will cover the following: 
  • A brief overview covering microphones and interfaces.
  • Basic overview of De-noising & De-clicking your audio with stock Adobe Audition plugins as well as Izotope RX elements.
  • Professionally treating your space. Soundproofing vs Acoustic Treatment. Soundproofing methods & Acoustic treatment methods. 1 on 1 help with your individual space.
  • Terms that typically confuse people and stop them from grasping crucial concepts.
  • Connecting your hardware to your software. Understanding the why, not just the how.
  • How to set up a technically accurate project and why we set it up this way.
  • How to set proper levels for the highest quality possible.
  • How to find your noise floor and why it’s so crucial for having a pro sounding audition.
  • Proper mic technique that will give you consistency in your audio.
  • The ins and outs of editing your audio inside Adobe Audition. Keyboard shortcuts to make your workflow more efficient & less time consuming.
  • Equalization & compression for Voiceover.
  • A deep dive into equalization. An engineer’s perspective. How the specific frequencies affect the voice and how to tame harsh sibilance within your EQ.
  • Punch & Roll
  • Measuring for Audiobooks/ACX
  • Spectral Frequency Display

BONUS:

  • List of our recommended equipment
  • Lifetime access to the recorded class!
  • Home Studio Demo Direction – James will guide you in creating a SPECIAL DEMO that many agents are asking for now! **DISCLAIMER:  The Home Studio Demo is one that has specific requirements in a specific order. It’s something new that many agencies in L.A. are requiring. NOTE:  this does NOT include a free commercial, industrial or any demo that AVS produces.** 

James Younger

James joined the acting industry in 2013. While acting, he began composing music for film and TV as well as producing other styles of music in his spare time. With his extensive background in audio engineering and years of acting experience he decided to join the two together and has been voice acting ever since.

Got Questions for James? email him at: james@atlantavoiceoverstudio.com

LEARN AUDACITY

Becoming Proficient for Submitting a Technically Sound Audition

6 Week commitment |$250 | 12 spots available

MONDAYS 6:30 – 7:30 pm EST

What you’ll learn:

This class is designed to teach you how to become proficient at recording and editing in AUDACITY. By the end of it, you’ll understand everything you need to know to submit a technically great sounding audition and WOW your agent or client. This class is 100% online via Zoom (so feel free to join us from ANYWHERE!).

The class will cover the following: 
  • A brief overview covering microphones and interfaces.
  • Basic overview of De-noising & De-clicking your audio with stock Audacity plugins as well as Izotope RX elements.
  • Professionally treating your space. Soundproofing vs Acoustic Treatment. Soundproofing methods & Acoustic treatment methods. 1 on 1 help with your individual space.
  • Terms that typically confuse people and stop them from grasping crucial concepts.
  • Connecting your hardware to your software. Understanding the why, not just the how.
  • How to set up a technically accurate project and why we set it up this way.
  • How to set proper levels for the highest quality possible.
  • How to find your noise floor and why it’s so crucial for having a pro sounding audition.
  • Proper mic technique that will give you consistency in your audio.
  • The ins and outs of editing your audio inside Audacity. Keyboard shortcuts to make your workflow more efficient & less time consuming.
  • Equalization & compression for Voiceover.
  • A deep dive into equalization. An engineer’s perspective. How the specific frequencies affect the voice and how to tame harsh sibilance within your EQ.
  • Punch & Roll
  • Measuring for Audiobooks/ACX

BONUS:

  • List of our recommended equipment
  • Lifetime access to the recorded class!
  • Home Studio Demo Direction – James will guide you in creating a SPECIAL DEMO that many agents are asking for now! **DISCLAIMER:  The Home Studio Demo is one that has specific requirements in a specific order. It’s something new that many agencies in L.A. are requiring. NOTE:  this does NOT include a free commercial, industrial or any demo that AVS produces.** 

James Younger

James joined the acting industry in 2013. While acting, he began composing music for film and TV as well as producing other styles of music in his spare time. With his extensive background in audio engineering and years of acting experience he decided to join the two together and has been voice acting ever since.

Got Questions for James? email him at: james@atlantavoiceoverstudio.com

VO VIRTUAL SCRIPT WORKOUT

 

$25 | 12 spots available

3rd TUESDAY of every month 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST

*For VO Talent that have been through the Beginner Intensive or foundational VO training (more than an Intro workshop) OR are working talent*

What you’ll learn:

Sometimes you just need a place to practice VO scripts. This is it! A once monthly virtual VO script workout facilitated by Chloe Dolandis. Choose a script from a packet provided or bring your own, run through it and receive feedback from other participants. A way to connect with the VO community, get practice and learn from one another.

Chloe Dolandis

An award-winning voice actor and singer, Chloe specializes in commercial, promo, e-learning, corporate narration, jingles, and audiobooks. She has represented brands including Universal Studios, HBO Latin America, Nickelodeon, HP, Harley-Davidson, and more. She was the top pick of the That’s Voiceover! Audition Spotlight competition in 2020 and garnered a Voice Arts Award nomination in the Outstanding Radio Imaging Demo Reel, Best Production category. Fun fact: January 13, 2004 was named “Chloe Dolandis Day” in her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida for her community service efforts and work in music.

THE CHARACTER OF YOU 

2 Month commitment |$250/month*

WEDNESDAYS 7-10pm

Instructor- Steve Henderson, 27 years experience as VO talent

What You’ll Learn:
  • Deep dive into how to find your true voice.
  • Discover the different characters that are already within you and how to apply them to your conversational read.
  • Learn tips and techniques to unlock a script’s real message and how to connect to it.
  • Learn about the “burden of the words”.  What it is, why it’s hampering your performance, and how to beat it.

TESTIMONIALS/WHAT DID PREVIOUS STUDENTS LOVE ABOUT THE CLASS?

“I loved how Steve was able to get us into a head space where we could take ourselves to a place that helped us create a more natural read.” – Tegan

“I learned that it’s okay to give myself permission to be my “authentic” self. In essence, not have to feel that I have to “perform” per say when in front of the mic. Steve is wonderful at coaching.” – Eric

Steve showed us some of his favorite physicality tricks which made a huge difference in everyone’s reads. It was fun to see and hear the difference! He also had a very specific topic for each session and a full set of scripts for us to practice. Each script packet included links to the finished spots too, which was a great learning tool. Steve is a super prepared and knowledgeable instructor.” – Sandy

About Steve: Steve Henderson is a 27 year voice over veteran.  Represented nationally by ACM Talent, Steve specializes in Commercial, Promo, Corporate Narration, E-learning, and Live Announce.  Steve has had the pleasure of working with clients such as Cartoon Network, TNT, NBA, Chik-fil-a, The U.S. Coast Guard, NASCAR, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Public Broadcasting, The Inspiration Network, Primerica, Pandora and many more.”

Got Questions for Steve? email him at: steve@atlantavoiceoverstudio.com

CONNECTING W/ COPY CLASS

2-Month committment | $200/month*

TUESDAYS 7-9pm

  • What: Whether you’re just beginning your voiceover journey or you’re experienced and need a tune-up, this is a great class for you! It’s limited to around 5-7 people, so you get individual attention. Each week, you’ll go through a variety of scripts, receive coaching & feedback from a voiceover agent with 30+ years of experience.

         

TESTIMONIALS/WHAT DID PREVIOUS STUDENTS LOVE ABOUT THE CLASS?

“Very valuable feedback from Sally and peers. The honest, supportive, holistic nature of my classmates and Sally.” -Joshua

“Sally is very knowledgable, straight forward, and helpful.” -Will

“I loved the camaraderie & support everyone

gives & receives.” – Dwayne

“SALLY! One of the most amazing teachers out there!” – Jilly

“Sally’s energy and enthusiasm. The synergy of the group was awesome!” – Barbara

Sally Neal

Sally has been in the industry as a voiceover agent for more than 30 years. Her agenting background includes The Burns Agency, AMT, People Store, and Houghton Talent. Other previous experience includes owning a casting company, consulting talent, and being involved in the creative division of advertising agencies and Turner Broadcast. Over the years she has taught classes whenever possible, sharing her knowledge and leading many to a successful voiceover career.

 

BEGINNER VOICEOVER INTENSIVE CLASS

3-Month Commitment | $250/month*

What: The beginner voiceover intensive is comprehensive and the perfect starting point for someone serious about a career in voiceover. It’s a 3-month commitment where you will learn.

Instructors:  Jill Perry, Trevor Johns, Aaron Goodson & Dan Fishman (read more about everyone HERE)

YOU’LL LEARN: 

        • About your voice – how to use it as an instrument, vocal health, accent/impediment reduction, and vocal exercises.
        • Script Analysis – how to interpret commercial and industrial copy.
        • How acting fits into voiceover – what tools to use & when to use them
        • How to use improv for voiceover.
        • How to create voice versatility – what is your sweet spot & discover your range.
        • How to Audition – the process & understanding the client.
        • What to do after you book a voiceover.

 

TESTIMONIALS/WHAT DID PREVIOUS STUDENTS LOVE ABOUT THE CLASS?

“Jill! I love her energy, knowledge and her critiques. She is awesome! I love the small class size so we can get personal attention.” – Erin

“LOVED the entire 12 weeks. Very informative” – Sherrie

“This is a terrific class for someone who is considering a professional voiceover career. I’m leaving this class with increased skills and clearer direction about where to head from here.”- Matthew

“Everything was lovely, from the guidance, booth practice and Jill was so great and charming.” -Eugenio

“Trevor’s knowledge and positivity.” -Jessica

“Booth time from day one. I am an audio kinesthetic learner, and it was great to practice and get feedback from the start.” – Kimberly

“Being in front of the microphone, receiving feedback was invaluable.” – Matthew

“Aside from learning a great deal about VO, it was such a comfortable environment. Made it easy to try different things and also allowed for shaking off a bad day.” – Michelle

“The personalized care of both Mike and Heidi for my own VO journey has now become part of my voiceover career FOREVER. Thank you so much to the both of you.” – Victor

“Small class size allowed for more time in the booth. I also enjoyed hearing feedback from everyone.” – Christina

 

VIRTUAL AUDIOBOOK CLASS

with Curt Bonnem

4 weeks | $299 Introductory Price

Mondays Beginning in July | 7:00-9:30pm EST

This 4-week class is designed to help you begin building a foundation in audiobook narration from the ground up. Audiobooks are the only area of publishing that is growing and doing so exponentially year after year. Find out how to tap into this fountain of opportunity and begin pursuing work! This class is 100% online via Zoom.

The class will cover the following: 

  • What makes the audiobook industry unique to other VO genres
  • Home recording setup and equipment recommendations
  • Technical requirements for audiobooks vs other VO genres
  • Recording techniques and software recommendations
  • Proper mic placement and mic technique for audiobooks
  • Basics of audiobook editing & mastering
  • The different audiobook genres and where you fit into the mix
  • The POVs (1st & 3rd person) and how to approach them
  • Performance techniques and dealing with breaths, mouth noise and vocal health
  • Avoiding rookie mistakes
  • Creating characters and opposite gender narration
  • Selecting material and creating audiobook ‘demos’
  • Co-narration etiquette
  • Book prep/pre-production
  • From prep to production
  • Maintaining a recording schedule and time management
  • File management and organization
  • Finding the work – Casting sites, author outreach, public domain, working for publishers and creating your own work
  • Choosing the right projects and developing your portfolio
  • Marketing and networking in the audiobook industry
  • Should you use a pseudonym
  • Resources for further development

 

Curt Bonnem

Curt Bonnem is an award-winning SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity multi-media performer with decades of experience on stage, screening and in the booth. With nearly 100 audiobooks to his name (and his pseudonym), he has worked in numerous genres with indie authors, production houses and major publishers. In 2018, Curt was awarded the Kraus Performance Scholarship to the Hear  Now Festival in Kansas City. In 2019, he was finalist in the Thriller/Suspense category for the Independent Audiobook Awards and won the 2020 Audiobook Reviewer Sci-fi Awards for his narration of the YA Fantasy Einstein’s Compass. 

 

Also in 2020, Curt was a top three finalist in the Narration category of the 2020 Ultimate VO Survivor Competition, out of over 600 competitors. Aside from performing, Curt also has a background in audio/video editing and sound design and works as an audiobook editor and home studio/audio engineering consultant.

*All Atlanta Voiceover Studio seminars, workshops and classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the voiceover field or representation by an agent.

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