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Voice One offers these Additional Skills Classes:  

SCRIPTS ANALYSIS/DEMO PREP
Preparing for a Demo

Copy Intensive
VO Techniques
Your $Money Voice
Musical Literacy
Nuts & Bolts

STAY IN SHAPE
Small Group Workout

CASTING CONNECTION
Director's Perspective
Professional Invitational
The Booking Edge
LA Casting Connection
What's Trending

TALENT AGENTS
Promos, Trailers & More
Nailing the Audition

NARRATION
Advanced Audio Books #1
Advanced Audio Books #2
Long Form II
Become An A-List Narrator

CHARACTER
That's Not All Folks!
Let's Get Goofy
ADR/Looping
Video Game: Atmosphere & Character Development
Video Game Challenge
Animation Session
Toys, Apps & Spin-Offs
In The Studio

MARKETING
The Long Haul: Building A Career That Lasts
Self-Promote Like A Boss
Mastering #Social Media



DISCLAIMER [for your protection and understanding]: SAG-AFTRA, California's Labor laws, and the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act state that casting workshops are allowed under the law but cannot offer auditions or employment as part of their services. By registering for a class taught by a talent agent, casting director, producer, or actor who hires talent, you are fully aware that it is not a job interview or audition. By attending a class through a Talent Training and Counseling Service, you further understand that the intent of the class is solely educational.


 
PREPARING FOR A DEMO
with David Menashe & Elaine Clark
   
Feel your stress levels relax as you plan, discuss, and practice the demo production process. We'll cover the types of material needed and where to find it. Then, we'll read one of your new scripts in the studio to match the music's tempo and style.
(Note: Demos are produced separately on an individual basis.)
 
Session 1  
Jan 31-Feb 7 2 We
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Jun 4-11 2 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 3    
Sep 12-19 2 We
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $210    
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COPY INTENSIVE
with Sally Clawson
   
Only by reading a great deal of copy can you see the breadth of choices available and begin to develop your own unique style. Copy will be made available in advance and direction will be tight and specific. Focus is on reading lots and LOTS of copy!  
Jan 23 - Feb 13 4 Tu
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $410    
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VO TECHNIQUES
with Elaine Clark
   
This class picks up where "By the Book" left off. "Land" the commercial, find new ways to perfect your timing, use melody to separate information, finesse "money words" without pushing, and emotionally energize audiences to take action. You'll also write a piece of copy and experience directing someone else reading it.  
Aug 6-20 3 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $320    
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YOUR $MONEY VOICE
with Bob Wood
   
Can you define your voice in one or two words? Do you know what voice-over categories best suit you? Do you know which jobs best suit your voice? Every voice is unique, just like a fingerprint. Make sure that your voice print matches what producers, agents, and directors hear. Discover how your money voice can leave a lasting impression.  
Aug 12 Su
12pm-4pm
   
   
Investment $140    
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MUSIC LITERACY
with Ed Bogas
   
You'll be astounded at how your readings become more dynamic when music is added as your “scene partner.” Work with this award winning writer, composer and producer to make adjustments to your performance as the intensity shifts. It will heighten your listening, broaden your stylistic choices, help bring the message in on time, prepare you for making a demo, and adjust to your client’s musical selections. hear. Discover how your money voice can leave a lasting impression.  
Oct 4 Th 6:30pm-9:30pm    
   
Investment $110    
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NUTS & BOLTS
with Sally Clawson
   
What is this thing? What's in there? Who is this person? Can you identify the type of spot: retail or image? In this “thinking” workshop, you’ll analyze a wide swath of copy as you learn to find structure, rhythm, marketing and branding messages hidden in the copy. WARNING! When you can do all this consistently, you’ll be in danger of booking work.  
Oct 30-Nov 13 3 Tu 6:30pm-9:30pm    
   
Investment $320    
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SMALL GROUP WORKOUT
with Elaine Clark, & Talent Agent
 
Monthly Workout
Keep your voice-over skills sharp with these 2-hour semi-private workouts. Read from our scripts or bring in your current audition scripts to delve deeper, add believability, and uncover more meaning. Attend all the classes... or just a few. It's your career. Stay on top of it!
(Register Early. Class size limited to 6. )

Elaine directs in the recording studio to improve recording and performances. The Talent Agent works in the classroom. Emphasis is on commercials, narration, and video games.
 
Dec 7
Elaine

Th
12pm-2pm
Jan 10
Elaine

We
10am-12pm
Feb 20
Elaine

Tu
6:30pm-8:30pm
Mar 15
Talent Agent

Th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Apr 11
Elaine

We
10am-12pm
May 14
Talent Agent

Mo
6:30pm-8:30pm
 
June 14
Elaine

Th 12pm-2pm
 
Jul 12
Elaine

Th 10am-12pm  
Aug 7
Elaine


Tu
6:30pm-8:30pm
 
Sept 6
Talent Agent

Th 6:30pm-8:30pm  
Oct 2
Elaine

Tu
10am-12pm  
Nov 12
Elaine

Mo
6:30pm-8:30pm
 
Dec 6
Elaine

Th 12pm-2pm
 
   
Investment $80    
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PROFESSIONAL INVITATIONAL
with Guest Director hosted by Michael O'Brien
   

This is a great opportunity to meet writers, directors, producers, and advertising professionals who hire voice and on-camera talent. Hear their perspectives on the industry, read copy, and receive direction. There's a different guest each time!

 
Session 1  
Mar 22 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Sep 13 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $110    
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THE BOOKING EDGE
with Steve Reisberg
   
Steve has a strong acting background and years of experience directing talent at TGMD Talent, including A-list celebrities and the late, great Don LaFontaine. You'll be guided into more competitive VO reads in commercials, promos, trailers, and more.  
May 19 Sa
10am-5pm
   
   
Investment $220    
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DIRECTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
with John Crane
   
John Crane, one of SF's top directors, teaches you the power of rhetoric when breaking down a script, how & why commercials are written a particular way, the hiring process, what clients listen or look for at auditions, and why certain actors get hired.  
Dec 14
Class moved from original date of 6/15
Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
     
Investment $110    
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LA CASTING CONNECTION
with and Mary Lynn Wissner
   
Connect with a top VO casting director who's highly respected for her casting and direction. Her goal is to guide your reads to a higher level so they will be selected to go in the folder that is sent to the client for final approval. Hear insider scoop, get direction on mic, and find out how you can make more "green." Amazing auditions and performances don't just happen... it's your job to make them great.  
Jul 8 Sa 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $220    
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PROMOS, TRAILERS & MORE
with Talent Agent
   
There's a definitive difference between commercial and Promo/Trailer reads. As a voice over agent for 14 years at CESD in NYC, this agent knows what sells! He'll offer new and different insights to refine your skills to grow beyond your current abilities, and be at the top of your game!  
May 2-9 2 We
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $220    
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NAILING THE AUDITION
with Talent Agent
   
You need an agent or have an agent and want to hear what they have to say as well as show off your stuff on mic. PRESTO!! The planets have aligned and your wish has been granted. At the end of class, if you have a 1-2 minute monologue, there's an opportunity to perform that, too. There's a different agent each time, so you can attend one or more of these informative hands-on classes.  
Session 1  
Jun 18 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Nov 15 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $120    
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ADVANCED AUDIO BOOKS #1
Information/Lecture/Discussion with Amy Rubinate
   
Whether new to audiobooks or an experienced narrator, it's important to navigate a successful audiobook narration career with current and specific information. She'll share ways to grow your business, necessary tools of the trade, improve your skills, market yourself as a narrator, work with publishers, producers and directors, and land ongoing work.  
Jan 13 Sa
10am-1pm
   
   
Investment $85    
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ADVANCED AUDIO BOOKS #2
Hone Your Reading Skills with Amy Rubinate
   
If you’re serious about your audio book career, don’t miss this opportunity to study with this award winning narrator and audiobook publisher. Amy will provide 2 scripts for each person, chosen to match your abilities as an actor, and will help you hone your skills and find your niche in this competitive market.  
Jan 13 Sa 2pm-5pm    
   
Investment $125    
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LONG FORM II
with Elaine Clark
   
Take your narration skills in the booth. Record long scripts in the studio to identify and correct recording and performance issues: articulation, breaths, mouth noises, volume, consistency, phrasing, emotional nuance, vocal flexibility, script analysis, visualization, status, and storytelling. You'll also record scripts at home and submit them for review.  
Jul 10 & 17 Tu 6:30pm-9:30pm    
   
Investment $210    
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BECOME AN A-LIST NARRATOR
with Johnny Heller
   
Named one of the top 50 narrators by Audiofile Magazine, Johnny speaks volumes on nearly 500 audiobooks encompassing almost every genre. After a discussion and Q&A, you'll be coached to develop richer characters and find the tone of the story so the listener can enjoy it's humor, thrill, action, adventure, and imagination in the storytelling. Bring a few book genres and samples that you would like to explore and improve.  
Aug 19 Su 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $220    
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THAT'S NOT ALL FOLKS!
with Bob Bergen
   

Expand and create new cartoon characters with the twice Emmy nominated voice of Porky Pig! Create rich characters, challenge yourself to Bob’s mic and audition techniques, sustain energy, and discover industry “do’s and don’ts.” Prepare to laugh, flesh out full performances, and play!
(Prerequisite: Character Core Curriculum classes and/or prior work experience.)

 
Apr 7 Sa 10am-5pm    
Apr 8 Su 10am-1pm    
   
Investment $330    
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LET'S GET GOOFY
with Bill Farmer
   
The voice of Disney's Goofy for over 30 years and other animated characters is coming to town and wants to work with you! You'll hear a bit about his background and journey and how specific archetypes can develop and enrich a character's voice, attitude, and opinion. Then, you'll apply that approach to scripts for get feedback and adjustments.  
Apr 28 Sa
10am-5pm
   
Investment $220    
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ADR LOOPING
with Kathy Garver
   
Sync your voice to principal and background actor's lip movements in movies, TV shows, games and cartoons. Employ specific research and mic techniques for ADR, looping, and walla sessions.  
Session 1  
May 7 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Nov 8 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $110    
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VIDEO GAME: ATMOSPHERE & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
with Dave Fennoy
   
Grunts, efforts, call outs, vocal variety, believability, and creative improv skills are needed to add principal and background voices to video games. Dave, one of the industry’s most versatile voices, shares his unique tips and insights and directs you to create characters with emotional depth, energy, truth, and versatility.  
May 12 Sa 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $220    
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VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE
with Darragh O'Farrell
   
Join this freelance video game director, including all the Star Wars games, as he shares inside tips, and ways to compete effectively against Hollywood talent. You'll get directed on mic and in motion capture scenes.  
Session 1  
May 15-22 2 Tu
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Oct 11-18 2 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $210    
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ANIMATION SESSION
with Everett Oliver
   
Amazing auditions don't just happen. It's about learning the craft, getting connected to your own acting gifts, and making connections, so you can pursue this career. As a veteran in the VO industry, animation production, and former booth director at AVO Talent, Everett knows how to bring out the best possible performances from his actors so they can book jobs.  
Jul 7 Sa
10am-5pm
   
   
Investment $220    
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TOYS, APPS & SPIN-OFFS
with Cristina Milizia
   
Traditional electronic toys have changed drastically. Toys are merging with mobile apps and online web platforms that are also representative of the characters. Cristina, who's voiced and cast toy voices for all the major game companies, will show you how to add fun to the reads and ways to make your voice more competitive in this area of the VO market that's exploding with growth.  
Oct 14 Su
10am-5pm
   
   
Investment $220    
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IN THE STUDIO
with a director who's a Lotta-Fun
   
This jam-packed class includes timing challenges, matching intensity with sound effects, performing a scene in front of a green screen, singing in character, and looping classic Disney and Marvel films in the recording studio. Your guest instructor shares a wealth of knowledge about the industry from his years casting and directing at The Learning Company, Disney Studios, and a large assortment of freelance animated films and game  
Nov 2 Fr 6:30pm-9:30pm    
Nov 3 Sa 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $330    
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THE LONG HAUL: BUILDING A CAREER THAT LASTS
with Harlan Hogan
   
Get serious and increase your business with strategic marketing planning and decision-making. The author of Tales & Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor and The Voice Actor’s Guide to Recording At Home And On The Road shares his sure-fire tips on marketing; Competing on a national level; Latest recording equipment and trends; Packaging, Promotion and PR; Agents live and virtual; and Defining your SWOT Matrix.  
Jan 6 Sa 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $220    
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SELF-PROMOTE LIKE A BOSS
with Sally Clawson
   
Self-promotion is not for the faint-hearted. This class will build your moxie by sharing concrete ideas for self-promotion, brainstorming new ideas with fellow voice actors, and practicing exercises that will give you the courage and skills to self-promote like a boss. This class is great for actors who have been in the business awhile as well as those just starting out. Together, we'll build a community full of VO bosses.  
Apr 3-10 2 Tu 6:30-9:30pm    
   
Investment $210    
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MASTERING #SOCIAL MEDIA
with Scott Ragle
   
What’s a hashtag? What’s a retweet? Who do you follow and who is following you? And why do you need it? Twitter is one of the most essential self-branding tools available for actors today. Scott demystifies the process: basic rules, service and terminology, building followers, showcasing your talent, and networking with the people in your field. Whether you’re afraid to Tweet or want to do it more effectively, you’ll learn important do’s and don’ts, navigation tricks, and ways to make your voice heard.  
Session 1  
Apr 19 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Sep 27


Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $105    
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WHAT'S TRENDING
with Jeff Howell
   
What do ad agencies want in a 'real' read? How is that different from a promo? What trends are happening now? Can an audio story be more compelling? What voice adjustments work for TV and Radio? Jeff gives specific direction to hone your approach, based on his experiences as a talent agent, producer, director, and coach.  
Oct 21 Su 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $220    
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