It doesn’t matter where you are in your voiceover career…
VoiceActing Academy can help you reach your goals fast!
We work with people who want to get started in voiceover and with working pros who want to take their VO work to the next level.
There’s a lot of information and free content here that will help you learn more about voiceover. And when you’re ready for personalized training or for a killer demo, we’ve got you covered there as well.
Give yourself a few minutes to browse the menu on this page. You’ll find lots of opportunities to learn about the craft and business of voiceover from James Alburger, considered by most in VO as one of the best coaches in the business.
If you haven’t already… please join our email list by clicking on the image. When you do, you’ll instantly receive a free downloadable copy of James Alburger’s book How to Get Jobs for the Voices in Your Head. This short, 85 page eBook will give you a lot of information about voiceover.
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Is voiceover right for you? We don’t know! The only way to find out is to get your feet wet and learn about the business in a safe and supportive environment. There’s much more to voiceover than you might think! And there are a lot of misunderstandings and myths about voiceover. So, if you’re just getting started, you should click HERE for the real truth about working in voiceover!
Take the Next Step
If you’re ready to learn more, your next step is to get a copy of my book, The Art of Voice Acting. This book is used by several dozen universities and is considered the “go-to” reference work in the area of voice acting. The Art of Voice Acting is a required text for our P.I.E workshops.
Do a Little Research
We want you to be well-informed as you enter the world of voice acting. The Resources and Reference area of this website includes features all the recordings from every edition of James Alburger’s The Art of Voice Acting, scripts, missing chapters, and more in the AOVA Extras area.
Take a Workshop
If you’re serious about learning the craft and business of voiceover, we’re here to help with training for all levels of experience taught by James R. Alburger. Our P.erformance I.ntensive E.vent (P.I.E.) workshop is our entry level training, taught in San Diego and occasionally as an online video conference series. P.I.E. includes a series of more than 5 1/2 hours of webinar training.
Build Your Home Studio
If you’re going to work in voiceover, you will need a personal home recording space – aka Home Studio. We have two resources that will help you learn about the equipment and how to make your home studio sound great: The Studio Savvy Session Live is taught the evening before every P.I.E. workshop. And the Studio Savvy Session webinar is currently in production. Choose either one to learn more about how your home studio works than you ever wanted to know.
Become a VO Master
The VoiceOver International Creative Experience, commonly known as the VOICE Convention was first held in 2007. Literally dozens of the top voiceover talent, coaches, consultants, authors and technical advisers presented programs at the five VOICE conventions. Following each convention, the seminar recordings were originally limited to attendees only. But now, you can learn from the top voiceover professionals who have presented programs at VOICE. Take a look HERE at everything you can learn from VOICE.
Learn at Your Own Pace
We know some people simply can’t get away from their family or day job long enough to take a workshop, so we’ve put a lot of our training online in the form of recorded webinars. For example, the six webinars that go with our P.I.E. workshop are available as a stand-alone series of webinars. Our “Avoiding the Audition Abyss” webinar covers more than 50 potential audition mistakes that you need to know about. And more webinars are coming.
Training Just for You
A voice acting workshop will give you the fundamental skills you need to work in voiceover. However, to really excel, you’ll need to hone those basic skills to a point where they are instinctive. For most voice talent, that means personalized coaching. One-on-one coaching, either in person or on Zoom, will help you reach your goals and start booking VO work much faster than trying to figure things out on your own.
While personalized coaching will help you launch your VO career quickly, you’ll still have lots of questions. We created Conductor’s Club to be an ongoing resource for information, assistance, and personalized training as you build your voiceover business. Our weekly video conference Mastermind calls cover every aspect of voiceover. For about the price of a nice dinner out each week, you can stay at the top of your game with membership in Conductor’s Club.
Prepare for Your Demo
Before you produce your demo, you need to know your niche, who you will be marketing to, and much more. In other words, before you step into the booth for your demo session, you need to know what you’re doing! Penny Abshire’s eBook, Demo and Marketing Magic for Voice Actors will give you the essential information you need in order to prepare for your demo production, whether you have it produced at VoiceActing Studios or somewhere else. You’ll also learn some business basics.
Produce Your Demo
James Alburger has been producing voiceover demos that get his students work for more than 20 years. He’s an 11-time Emmy Award recipient for audio production and knows what the talent buyers are looking for in a demo. VO demos are produced through our VoiceActing Studios production facilities. Give a listen to some of the dozens of VO demos James has produced… then book your demo session today.
Understand Your Gear
Understanding how to hook up your equipment and trouble-shoot noise and other problems is critical to keeping your voiceover recordings at top quality. It’s expected that you will be able to record and deliver recordings that sound like they were done at a major recording studio. You’ll be able to do just that when you have the Voice Actor’s Guide to Professional Home Recording eBook in your library.
Make Great Recordings
VoiceActing Academy is extremely pleased to have collaborated on the design of the Vocal Booth to Go Carry on Vocal Booth. When we say this is “The Perfect Portable Voiceover Track Booth,” we mean it! Whether you’ve got limited space at home, troublesome acoustics, or you need to record while traveling… the Carry on Vocal Booth will allow you to make great recordings in just about any room. It’s acceptable as carry-on luggage for air travel and takes less than 30 seconds to setup or break down.
When You Need Music
Every once in a while a voice actor will be asked to add music to their voice track recording. When this happens, you can spend lots of time and money searching for a piece of music and purchasing a limited-use license. Or you can save time and money by selecting the music from your personal pre-licensed music library. We’ve got 5 very affordable music libraries with tons of great music in a wide range of styles. Your music challenge is solved!
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