It’s Time Once Again For...
the VoiceActing Academy
A no-holds barred, critical evaluation of your voiceover demo by two
of the most recognized VO coaches and demo producers in the U.S.
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
10am - Pacific ~ 11pm - Mountain ~ 12pm - Central ~ 1pm - Eastern
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11-time Emmy winning audio producer James Alburger
and co-producer/director Penny Abshire
These Two Know VO Demos:
Has it been a few years since your VO demo has been updated? Is your demo really targeting your performing skills effectively and to the right prospects? Are you unhappy with your demo and you’re not sure what you need to do to fix it?
You’ll get the answers to these and a ton of other demo questions When you sign up for the semi-annual VoiceActing Academy Demo Demolition Derby! Sure, you can get comments and suggestions on your demo from your peeps in chat rooms, Facebook, and the like. But you won’t find a more knowledgeable or more qualified team of demo producers, VO coaches, and authors anywhere who are willing to lay it on the line and tell you not only what they think - but, more importantly, give you the “why” behind their comments. James has been producing voiceover demos for more than two decades and has received 11 Emmy’s for his work in audio production and sound design. And Penny has been an award-winning copy writer, coach and director for more than a decade. If you have any doubts about what you’ll receive from James and Penny, just read what some of their demo clients have to say.
This only happens twice a year at this price:
If you miss this, you’ll have to wait another six months for an opportunity like this. By registering for the VoiceActing Academy Demo Demolition Derby, not only will you get your demo evaluated by two of the best in the business, but we guarantee you’ll learn a lot just by listening the evaluation of other VO demos and hearing what James and Penny have to say about what’s working, what’s not working, and what might be done to improve a demo. Is a demo marketable? Or is it one of those that’s likely to be played at agency Christmas parties? The only way to find out where your demo fits is to be on the call!
You can submit your demo (only one, please) and James & Penny will evaluate and constructively critique it using their 7-point Evaluation.
- Overall first impression - did the demo grab and hold attention?
- Effective use of music, sound effects, and overall production value
- Recording quality of voice track
- Quality of performance, interpretation, and acting ability
- Track sequencing, flow, and continuity of the demo
- Variety of attitudes, dynamics, and emotional content
Join us by phone or on your computer via Skype and be ready to take notes! Complete details on where to send your demo and how to access this conference call/webinar will be on the next page, right after you register. Click here to register now!
Here’s what people are saying about demos produced by James & Penny:
I can't say enough WONDERFUL things about working with James and Penny to produce my demo!! As an actor, I really appreciated their collaborative and inclusive process. From copy selection to music choices, James and Penny enhanced my ideas, added new ones, and polished them all to create an interesting and varied commercial demo that I am extremely proud of. They cared as much about my demo as I did, and it shows.
Ezekial Robison, Caldwell, ID
Working with James and Penny on my last three voiceover demos was an amazing experience. James’ technical expertise combined with Penny’s directorial insight is absolutely invaluable! James and Penny have a real gift for making you feel completely comfortable which allows you to do your best work. Since recording my demos, I have booked jobs all around the world (which still blows my mind!) I have booked commercials for Virginia Credit Union, Dorsey College, The Plastic Surgery Institute and many more. I’ve also been the voice of RAK Airways in Dubai, DePuy Orthopedics and Spine, and even a mobile app for exercising! Having great demos has opened so many new doors! James and Penny €“You Rock!!!"
Lissa Henige, San Diego, CA
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The entire commercial voiceover demo process for me was a great experience, fantastic and fun. I have a demo that I am very proud of thanks to the guidance and direction from Jim and Penny. Traveling to San Diego with 40+ pieces of copy I thought would perhaps work for a demo, I worked through them one at a time with Penny and then with Jim making piles for different characters and attitudes. I went through the "A, B, C, D and E" (5 of the 7 Core Elements) of each script and then we "weeded" through the copy again, refining and timing things even further before recording. I went into the booth with about 10-12 pieces of copy to record. With keen ears and directing from Jim and Penny, I had blast recording the various tracks. I had a chance to record on different mics. I stood, I sat and I even used a few props (a baseball cap worn backwards and a suit jacket) to help me get into character. When it came to production, selecting the background music and order of the demo, Jim and Penny took the time and the patience to make my demo sound awesome. Their attention to detail and quality is superb, they are the real deal and they are just great people to work with. Thank you, Jim and Penny of the Voice Acting Academy for all you have done for me and continue to do for so many.
Judy Fossum, Cheyene, WY
Making my commercial demo with Jim and Penny was amazing. I selected tons of scripts that I thought were right for me. Penny pared them down to a select few – the ones that were REALLY right for me. Then Jim chose from those the scripts that would make the most compelling demo. And we were just starting! The hour and a half in the booth being WRUNG OUT by Jim was GREAT! He pushed and pulled and prodded until he got just the read he knew I could do! Then he started to master the demo. It was like watching a conductor orchestrate a symphony. He’d choose a piece of music, listen, discard it, move to another and another until he got exactly what he wanted and married it to my performance. MAGIC!
I am very proud of the finished demo and very grateful for the knowledge, professionalism, and artistry of Penny and Jim! THANKS!
Barry Campbell, San Diego, CA
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