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Events for February 2016
Saturday, Feb 6th
Animation Performance—The Producer's Way
Patrick Fraley and Todd Resnick / Los Angeles

Two VO masters of the animation genre who cast, produce, direct, and perform will teach a limited group of 10 participants how to audition and record roles for animation. Teacher/performer Patrick Fraley has guided more performers into animation careers than anyone else in the voice over industry. He is currently working on animated film and TV projects for Disney, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, and The Voice Company. Todd Resnick (left), CEO of The Voice Company, produces, casts, and directs animation projects and is currently working on the animated feature film Sheep and Wolves. Teacher approval is required to attend this event. Recordings made during the day may be used on your demo.

Online Course
Documentary and eLearning Narration Home Study Begins Feb. 6
Patrick Fraley / online course
During this five-week home study course designed by Pat Fraley, you’ll learn the ins and outs of TV/film documentary and eLearning narration. Students receive emailed audio lessons with handouts to discover: essential skills and techniques for narrating within the various genres; recording tips; and advice about getting jobs, making demos, and conducting business. Students record the homework each week and send an mp3 back to the teacher for comments and guidance.
Saturday, Feb 20th
Dallas Audiobook Intensive
Bettye Zoller / Dallas Audio Post Studio, Dallas
Learn audiobook narration, marketing, engineering and production in this seminar led by voice actor/narrator/coach Bettye Zoller and master sound designer/engineer/producer Rene Coronado. In this small class setting, Bettye will coach students at the mic, and teach how to interpret scripts, plus marketing including how to attract the interest of publishers, pick a "best seller" to narrate and more. Rene will teach audiobook engineering and production. Discount offered to SAG-AFTRA members.
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New Audiobook Narration Styles for 2016
Patrick Fraley and Christina Rooney / Los Angeles

To be at the top of your game, you’ll need to know how style and performance approaches to audiobook narration have changed over the past few years. This one-day event, taught by narrator and producer Patrick Fraley, and by producer, director and teacher Christina Rooney, guides you into 2016’s fresh approaches to narrating. Fraley has been producing demos, teaching, and performing audiobooks for more than 20 years. Rooney works with premiere publishers, narrators, and authors and has created award-winning best-selling audiobooks such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Being Nixon, and Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Wednesday, Feb 24th
"Bang Your Own Drum" - Non-Fiction Audiobook Marketing & Social Media Promotion
Sean Pratt / online
Sean Pratt - award-winning and prolific narrator of non-fiction audiobooks (850 and counting) - covers the ins and outs of using social media to further your audiobook narration careeer, in this new VoiceOverXtra webinar.This includes the HOW and WHY of marketing to build your brand and gain new clients, plus the do's and don'ts of networking with audio publishers and authors in order to find books that haven't been recorded yet. And he'll answer attendees' questions live. Starts at 9 pm ET.
Sunday, Feb 28th
Triple-Threat Narration Skills
Patrick Fraley, with Cliff Zellman and Brad Venable / Dallas
Three top-notch voice over professionals tackle a triad of narration genres during this encore teaching event in Dallas. Since the Saturday (February 27) class for 10 students is completely sold out, this all-day Sunday class is now open to 10 more students who are eager to learn aubdiobook, TV/film documentary, and eLearning skills. Host instructor is Patrick Fraley, who has guided more performers into book deals than anyone else in the audiobook industry and who is currently working on a feature Disney film for release in 2016. He is joined by guest producer Cliff Zellman, director of audio production and creative client services for a major Dallas ad agency, and by guest director Brad Venable (at left), who has voiced documentaries, animated films, web programs and eLearning projects for clients such as Google, McDonald’s, and the U.S. Department of Education. Teacher approval is required to enroll.
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