Voice over For Teens
Learn more about voice overs, create characters, and discover the secrets of your favorite animated shows.
Voice Over Discovery
What makes a voice interesting? We will cover all the basic types of voice over work there is and what kinds of opportunities are available for teens within the industry from commercial spots to animation and video games.
Your voice is your instrument. In this class, students will learn essential vocal techniques to warm up their voices, expand their range, and learn how to access different tones. Tongue twisters and diction exercises will be explored to improve articulation.
Do you love to imitate your favorite animated characters? Learn the secrets of how those characters came about and how to find those characters within yourself. We will discover how to create our own characters that are specific, fun, and uniquely original.
“Can you try it like this?” is a common question heard in the booth. Learn how to change things up by listening to and putting into action specific direction. Learn what it means to make something bigger, bolder, softer, more energized, and less “announcery.” If you can take direction, the sky is the limit for your voice over success!
Jessica Schechter is the Director of Education for The Voice Shop as well as a VO talent for CMD. She has an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School and a Bachelors degree in Educational Theatre from NYU. She has worked with ADP, Ex Vivo Dynamics, Ohel service organization, and has recorded broadcast PSAs. Jessica is a director member of The Actors Studio's playwright director's unit and teaches public speaking and theater in two different universities. Jessica is co-producing and acting in a comedic web series called "Soon By You". She is very excited to be a part of The Voice Shop team.
Steve Tardio is a SAG-AFTRA professional voiceover artist with over 10 years of training and experience. Steve’s unique sound brought him into the world of voicing animated characters for animated shows/features, commercials, promos, audiobooks and video games. Steve’s credits include Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Harper-Audio, Fisher-Price Toys, Dannon Yogurt, Pepsi, Ford Motor Company, NBC-TV, Food Network, NBA-TV and Vevo.com. Steve feels improv is an important tool to have in your “voiceover actor belt”, especially in the world of animation, so Steve has been studying, coaching and performing long form and musical improv on various teams in NYC; with training from the Second City-Chicago, the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Peoples Improv Theater, Chicago City Limits and the Magnet Theater. Steve is also a musician and has played “Paul” in Beatles tribute bands!
Class Notes: no special prep is required.
December 6, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm
48 hours notice before any class is required to cancel or reschedule without incurring a fee.
No refund will be given if you cancel within 48 hours of a class or do not show up.
50% refund will be given if you reschedule within 48 hours of a class.
We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than the minimum number of students enroll.