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Saturday, Jul 11th
Creating the Undeniable Demo Starts June 27
This 5-week home study
course by Patrick Fraley guides you
through the process of making demos that catch and keep the attention of agents
and buyers for commercial, character, video game, audiobook and long narration
work. The course includes guidance in preproduction, saving money, working with
producers, and more. You’ll receive an email link to the weekly audio lesson on
five consecutive Saturdays, then record the optional homework for teacher
review. Recorded homework may be used on a demo if the sound quality is good.
Whodunit? Join the fun and help solve The Great Character
Voice Mystery, an original 30-minute audio mystery full of dames, private
dicks, and ne’er-do-wells. During a full day of discovery, voice talent Patrick
Fraley is joined by Joan Baker, co-founder of Push Creative ad agency, to
help you uncover clues to: performing multiple characters, styles and themes;
the "implied action” technique that’s critical to animation and video game
projects; comedy skills; and ensemble acting. You’ll come away with quality
snippets for character demos. Host Fraley is among the top 10 performers of all
time to be cast in animated TV shows. Joan Baker is known for her ability to
engage students on a visceral level to help them connect with current trends. Teacher
approval required to enroll; limited to 10 participants.
Relationship marketing is a way of approaching marketing that veteran voice over talent, coach, producer and casting director Dan Duckworth says can increase your business by as much as 40% to 300%. In this new VoiceOverXtra webinar, Dan will give you the tools and teach the techniques to use relationship marketing to obtain new clients and increase business from existing ones. Topics include how to retain present active clients, how to acquire new clients, how to re-connect with inactive and former clients, how to increase your income and referrals, and much more. Starts 9 p.m. ET.
This all-day seminar with audiobook narrator/coach Bettye Zoller in her Dallas studio/home features how to choose books to narrate that have the most sales potential, plus audio recording tips, how to please publishers, script reading and voice over techniques. Includes lunch.
Patrick Fraley, with Kelly Gildea and Nancy Linari / Los Angeles
Female narrators are up
against a whole different set of expectations. Find out what that means during
this advanced female audiobook narration event, hosted by Patrick Fraley, with
guests Kelly Gildea (at left) and Nancy Linari—two women who have met with
success in the audiobook industry. Gildea is an executive producer at Random
House, where she directs, casts, and has produced 600 titles in the past 10
years. Linari received a coveted AudioFile Earphones Award for the first book
she ever recorded, and has since narrated women’s fiction, suspense, memoirs,
biography and self-help books. Topics during the one-day event include business
skills, fiction and nonfiction female narration technique, and how to perform
male characters. You’ll be able to record excerpts for your website or demo. 10
participants only; teacher approval required.
Limited to just six attendees, this all-day seminar with voice over talent/coach Bettye Zoller in her Dallas studio/home features "self-promotion techniques and marketing tricks that earn you big dollars." Information includes how to get signed and work with agents, networking locally and globally on and off the Internet, packaging your demo, planning advertising methods that get you noticed, and more. Lunch included.