Voiceover, or more accurately, voice acting, is all about how you tell a story in a compelling way... It's how you motivate your listener to take action. It's NOT about "selling." It IS about acting!
Since 1997, James Alburger has been teaching the craft and business of voiceover. Thousands of students have taken his course and many have gone on to build a successful career in voiceover. These are just a small sampling from some of James' students:
I have not stopped thinking about the P.I.E. event from the eye-opening experience of receiving direction on script delivery to the knowledge gained and the additional networking.I really want to move forward with this and have been considering the next steps and would definitely like to audit one of your Conductor's Mastermind Group calls. Additionally, I would like to hire you as a personal coach but unfortunately, after being out of work for 1 1/2 years, I need to balance the finances a little bit. Encouraging individuals to invest in themselves is something that I have always promoted and I need to adhere to my own advice. It may take a month or so to get it all aligned but I will.Richard PeckToastmasters International President 2020 - 2021PIE-October 2020
I really enjoyed this weekend's workshop.You are an amazing coach, I was impressed with your knowledge and generosity with your time.You are great at spotting on what it needs to be worked on in a sharp and kind way.This is my first time at voice acting and I know I’m not even close to where I want to be,… I have no idea how long it will take me to get there, who knows…but for now, it's helping me personally to have fun and to express myself in ways I never dared before.For now, it’s all about playing as I discover my voice, or I may say many voices :)I’ll keep practicing, you have lots of great material.Thanks for an amazing experience.ThaisPIE-October 2020
I had an incredible experience during this 2-day workshop. It was such a supportive and encouraging environment. This allowed me to leave my inhibitions at the door and gave me permission to play. I also loved the intimacy of the work setting. It allowed all of us to get more hands-on experience and personal feedback.
One of the biggest things I learned is just how hard this VO thing really is! And how vital it is to creating strong characters in whatever VO niche you pursue. It’s all about voice acting, not just reading lines of copy (anyone can do that!).
I loved that the focus was on the performance aspect of voiceover. I gained so much knowledge from just getting up there and doing it! And I learned so much from the other performers.
I love that we will get to keep all of our recordings [everyone’s]! James Alburger is truly the ”VO Guru”! I really enjoyed learning from him!! It is so inspiring to see a person living out their passions and dreams and pursuing what they were called on this Earth to do.
But the best part is – James Alburger is willing to share his gifts and talents with the rest of us! I just feel so honored and grateful to have had this experience. Needless to say, it was well worth the investment. Thank you so much, Mr. Alburger!"