Voiceovers are easy. It's just like talking!

BZZT! Wrong Answer!

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Having a great voice, like owning a priceless Stradavarius violin, doesn't mean you know how to play it. The Technique Voiceover Curriculum teaches you how to "play" your voice. It also prepares you for the studio experience, how to deal with casting agents, writers, directors and producers and how to market yourself.

Competition in the voiceover market is extremely tough. Ten percent of the voiceover talent get 90% of the jobs. They get the jobs because they have a good instrument and are extremely well-trained in all parts of the curriculum and are always professional.
Most sessions occur between 9AM and 5PM Monday through Friday. Some sessions last only an hour, others are 2-3 hours.

It's a lot of hard work and requires patience, persistence and doing the "homework" that will result in you being able to make a living (or a partial living) out of your pursuit. Turn back nowand put your time and energy into something fun and invigorating like extreme parachuting. No really, voiceover work is not just like talking. If it were, everybody would be doing it.

It's very tough to get your performance up to a  competitive level and when you do, that's just the beginning. Then you have to compete for jobs and actually DO the job. Then there's filing the paperwork, following up on the billing, and looking for your next job while you continue to market your brains out. I'm on several widely circulated compilation CDs and my demos can be downloaded from the web.

Forget about voiceover work. Spend the money on a big screen TV with Surround Sound and a DVD player. Still stoked? Don't say I didn't warn you. Read On. The Technique Voiceover Curriculum provides guidance to those for whom the attraction is too great. Technique, Inc. 1996

The Technique Voiceover Curriculum

Copyright 1996 Technique, Inc.

I. Learning to listen critically.
      You only thought you knew how to listen.

II. The Voice.
       It's an instrument. How does it work? How do you work it?
       Care and feeding of the voice; keeping it in shape, AM vs PM, noises, water.
       Solids, liquids, gasses.

III. Practicing to improve the skill of reading aloud.
      Bringing the words to life with full intent. Making them sound like original thoughts

IV. Learning how to score copy for breathing and inflection.
     Marking your copy for intonation, emphasis and pacing.

V. Learning microphone technique.
     Every mic is different. It's part of your job to know exactly where to be, and where not to be.

VI. Using headphones, or not.
     Some like 'em low. Some like 'em hot. Some don't like 'em at all. So why use 'em?

VII. Learning how to take (and understand) direction.
         Establishing the right character, attitude, pacing, projection and intent.

VIII. Preparing for the most frequent problems.
          Late session, too much copy, copy changes, bad headphones, bad attitudes, regaining your composure.

IX. Professional courtesies.
      Making time for a session,  asking for copy before the session, arrive early, schedule changes, dubs of your work.

X. Marketing yourself.
      The Demo; CD, online.
      Commercials, Narrations, Characters, Politicals, Real People.

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