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            Number 120 
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Upcoming Classes

Daytime Conservatory - 3/3-5/5

Building Your Brand - 3/5

Video Game: Atmosphere & Character Development - 3/7

Home Recording I - 3/12

Styles - 3/14-15

Diction & Clarity - 3/16

Small Group Workout  - 3/19

Professional Invitational - 3/19

Intro: Starting Out - 3/21

Advanced Narration - 3/22-29

Scene Study - 3/23-4/27

Basic British - 3/25-4/1

Behind The Scenes - 3/26

That's NOT All Folks - 3/27-28

Stepping Out - 4/4

Creating Characters - 4/4

Small Group Workout - 4/8

Character Intensive - 4/9-5/28

Spontaneity - 4/11-12

Auditioning for Film - 4/18

The Booking Edge - 4/19

Long Form Narration - 4/25-26

Home Recording II - 4/29

Classes often sell out. Register early! 


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Becoming a Voice Actor
Many people pursue a voice-over career because they've been told they have a beautiful, interesting, or unique voice. Folks with “The Voice” tend to gravitate toward narration scripts that require varying degrees of a single emotion: pride. Voice talent with a natural, fresh, real sound find more job opportunities in tags, announcer, and commercial copy. Versatile actors enjoy performing in cartoons and video games where strong acting is required.

While having great pipes is important, acting skills add depth to the performance and open up more job opportunities. When talent is asked to "feel" or add "action" to the words, performers often realize their strengths and limitations. 
The transition from voice talent to voice actor does not happen overnight. It can take anywhere from a few months to several years. Naturally, folks with prior stage or film experience can use their experience to make the transition quicker. Those without an acting background need to add that to their toolkit. Taking acting and improv classes is absolutely vital for talents who want to become well-rounded working actors. 

So, if you feel a need to step outside your comfort zone and learn to access and use a wide range of emotions, take a journey of self-discovery through acting and improv classes. Being a voice actor gives you confidence and a winning attitude. You can do it. Become a voice actor.

Scene Study, with Marvin Greene, Mondays from March 23 - April 27 will help you to become a better actor! Attending the drop-in Improv classes on Sundays from 5:30-7:30pm will also be of great benefit. Details below.

Look Who's Talking
Wonderful to hear from so many students. Congrats to all who've recently landed agents and jobs. Send us your good news and we'll add it to next month's Newsletter.

* Michelle Gardner signed with Stars, The Agency.
* Sara Jane Keskula signed with MDT Agency.
* Wendy Wilcox signed with MDT Agency. She also booked a commercial for Italian radio.
* Tai Ricci recorded an audiobook, Charmed, at Voice One for Penguin/Random House.
* Jennifer Knight has had a great start to 2015. She recorded a couple of commercials for Closetmaid that air on HGTV, an explainer for MDSi, a commercial for Bausch & Lomb, a spot for Honeywell, and another spot for Optimum WiFi. Meanwhile, her 6 year old daughter, Lila, narrated a gorgeous video for Union Pacific and a character in Picaro World, a series of fun games for teaching English!
* Don Moffit voiced an explainer video for
* Rossana Schneider played a secret agent in a TV commercial for Acura of Fremont.
* Kayte Jackson recorded a job at Voice One for a Bay Area social media giant.
* Sara Colby's first TV Commercial, for Rislone engine treatment, is now up on YouTube.
* Heidi Rielly recorded her third pharma spot (marketing to physicians), this time with all the fun legal language at the end. She also voiced the Martinelli's radio & TV spots that aired over the holidays, plus she did a few more recordings SmartlyU's e-learning platform.
* April Karys narrated an informational video for Kaiser Permanente.
* Mike Sedlak played a CEO in an industrial video for Cisco, a medieval executioner for Inclusion Films and a overly protective dad in a Cinequest/Google produced short film.

    Sunday Drop-in Improv

    Alternate Sundays 5:30-7:30pm.
    Next sessions scheduled for March 15 & 29.
    To receive weekly improv workshop updates,
    send a message to Improv Mailing List.
    $15 cash at the door.

    Voice One
    Voice-Over > On-Camera > Improv > Casting > Audio Production
    665 Third Street, Suite 227  San Francisco, California 94107   

    Tel: 415-974-1103  Fax: 415-974-1105