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April 2016 Newsletter  |  Number 132
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Small Group Workout - 4/6
INTRO: Starting Out - 4/6
Adv. Audio Books I & II - 4/9
Your Voice As An Instrument - 4/10
Creating Characters - 4/13
Positioning & Branding - 4/17
Stepping Out - 4/20
Character Intensive - 4/21-6/9
Spontaneity - 4/23-24
Home Recording: Studio - 4/27
Long Form Narration - 4/30-5/1

ADR/Looping - 5/2
Promos, Trailers, & More - 5/4-11
Video Game: Atmos. & Dev. - 5/7
Home Recording: Audacity - 5/10
Narration Simple - 5/13-14
Small Group Workout - 5/16
Video Game Challenge - 5/17-24
TV Tags & National Reads - 5/18-25
INTRO: Starting Out - 5/21
Acting On-Camera for Kids - 5/21
Building Your Business - 5/22
Mastering #Social Media - 5/23

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I Love Voice-over 
By Steve Reisberg 

I love voice-over. I love the art of it. I love doing it. I love directing it. I love the practitioners of it. Voice-over is acting in its purest form. VO is the actor at his most intimately exposed, all the while being completely masked. It is acting naked in the dark.
When I was a young actor studying at Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts in the early 1980s, no one ever mentioned voice-over. Not once. We trained for the theater. By its nature, university theater productions allow young actors to portray characters that they would never be cast as in the real world at their age. It was fun. It was transformative, as real acting should be. Upon graduation, it was expected that we would try to earn a living on TV or in film in order to support our theater habit. And we tried. We soon learned that as far as the business of acting and casting was concerned, we were constrained by our physical type and looks.
In VO it doesn't matter what you look like. VO brings back that wonderful sense of freedom we had as kids. Most of us got into acting because it was simply fun. It was play in its truest form. Some actors who have been at the game for a long time forget that. Acting becomes a job. Auditioning becomes a job. VO recalls the joy of playfulness and imagination most of us started out with.
Over the past decade as a VO Director at some of the top talent agencies and casting offices in Hollywood, it has been my privilege to work with some of the giants of the VO world as well as many extremely talented journeymen and newcomers. In that time, I've learned a lot about why one actor books a job and another does not. It usually comes down to a combination of physical mastery of their instrument, a clear sense of technique, deep knowledge of the business, and most importantly, a strong sense of imaginative playfulness. This is what I teach. This is what I love.

Steve Reisberg directs from strong acting technique mixed with a knowledge of what actually books the gig. He has directed and coached thousands of VO sessions. His clients include the very top talent in L.A. and many A-list celebrities including the late, great "King of Voice-overs" Don LaFontaine. 

Through coaching and directing dozens of actors every day for years, Steve has analyzed and refined techniques that really work to get actors the job. The proof is in the end result. Steve’s actors book.
Join Steve for The Booking Edge on Sat Apr. 16 from 10am to 5pm. $195. Space is limited.
Look Who's Talking

* Sharon Huff recorded a couple of radio spots for Northwood Realty and the Getty Tram. She also recorded a sales training update for Zerto.
* Sarah Kramer played the role of a Mom in a commercial for Arrow by Actev.
* Scott Jackson has about 30-40 hours in the booth narrating a video game.
* Jen Knight recorded an explainer about MDSi, a spot for Closetmaid's website, and ads for Strayer University and KitchenAid. 
* Christina Kowalchuk recorded an internal ad demo for Fiat, a video game trailer where she's a fighter pilot and she does promos every month for NBC South Africa. She has also done ELT for MacMillan, including singing children's songs in a child's voice. 

Congrats to all who've recently landed agents, recorded demos and landed recording and on-camera gigs. Send us your news and we'll add it to next month's Newsletter.
Sunday Drop-In Improv
Alternate Sundays 5:30-7:30pm. 
Classes this month on 4/10 & 4/24
​​$15 cash at the door.
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Voice-Over > On-Camera > Improv > Casting > Audio Production
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