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Voice Over Coaching and Learning at Manchester Community College

Voice Over Course Options, Summer & Fall 2014

Instructor: Stew Crossen - Updated: August 1, 2014



The ART of Voice Over

Learn the Fundamentals of Voice Over Performance. Fast Paced and Fun.
September 16 - October 21, 2014

The voices you hear in commercials, narrations, movie trailers and audio books belong to real people who make good money doing it. You could too! This course introduces students to the primary fundamentals of voice over performance, through solo and group mock auditions. Students are shown the essential skills of reading, thinking and speaking that is required of voice over artists, regardless of their area of specialization. The course presents methods of voice over performance including; sight-reading, pacing, diction, enunciation and breathing, as well as script analysis and interpretation. Informative handouts included.

The ART of Voice Over course overview:
· How to do a Read Through, and find out why it's the most important read of all
· How to use Pro Pacing Techniques, and get it right the first time
· How to use your Breathing as a Tool
· How to Enhance your Diction and Enunciation
· Learn Solo and Ensemble performing techniques
· Develop your Confidence and Performing Skills
· Radio Commercials: Single and Multi Character
· Narrations: Informational, Instructional and Story Telling styles

FEE: $140
Six weeks. Six sessions. Course #31698
6 Tuesdays - September 16, 23. 30 and October 7, 14, 21.
7:00 - 9:00pm

See page 28 of catalog for course description and page 66 for registration form

Registration and payment for this course is required in advance and is handled only through the Manchester Community College Registrars office. Call 860.512-3232, 8:30am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri to register with MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.

Call Stew Crossen, 860.871.7515, 10am to 6pm for more voice over information.

The Art of Voice Over is an original Voice Over Workshop presented by Stew Crossen.

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The BUSINESS of Voice Over

Learn the Basics of Starting and Maintaining a Voice Over Business.
October 28 - November 18, 2014

Most people who get into voice over, never make any money at it. In fact, most voice over artists do it part-time or even as a hobby. This course introduces students to the fundamentals and requirements of starting and maintaining a successful home-based, free lance voice over business, regardless of their area of specialization. The course presents the standards, practices and options available regarding business entities, organizational skills, agents, unions, voice over niches and voice over web sites, as well as how to promote and market yourself. Includes a copy of Getting Started in Voice-Overs: The Ultimate Beginners Guide.

The Business of Voice Over course overview:
· Types of Business Entities, and Why You Should Consider Creating One
· Organizational Skills, and Why They're So Important For Voice Over
· Why You Need a Top Notch Voice Over Demo, and How To Create and Package It
· The Truth about Agents, Managers, Unions and Pay Scales
· Over 30 Ways to Promote Yourself, and the Top 10 to Start With
· Auditon and Voice Over Job Etiquette.
· Why You Need a Voice Over Web Site, and Why Yours Could Be Hurting You
· Why You Should Have a Home Studio, and Make It Pay For Itself

FEE: $95
Four weeks. Four sessions. Course #31699
4 Tuesdays - October 28 and November 4, 11, 18.
7:00 - 9:00pm

See page 28 of catalog for course description and page 66 for registration form

Registration and payment for this course is required in advance and is handled only through the Manchester Community College Registrars office. Call 860.512-3232, 8:30am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri to register with MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.

Call Stew Crossen, 860.871.7515, 10am to 6pm for more voice over information.

The BUSINESS of Voice Over is an original Voice Over Workshop presented by Stew Crossen.

The BUSINESS of Voice Over workshop is not intended to be a source of Legal or Tax advice.
Always seek the counsel of a qualified attorney and accountant before making any business decisions.

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How to Put Together a Voice Over Studio at Home

It's Not As Complicated Or As Expensive As You Think!
August 12, 19, 26, 2014 (Seats available, registration still open.)

Having a home-based, professional quality studio is what separates professional voice actors from the rest of the crowd. Finding space in your home or apartment and getting the right microphone, computer and recording software can be a confusing and expensive undertaking. This course explains and simplifies the process of planning and outfitting an affordable home-based voice-over recording studio, that allows you to audition for voice over work from home and create your own voice-over productions. Informative handouts included.

How to Put Together a Voice Over Studio at Home includes:
· How to choose the right location in your home or apartment
· What type of Acoustical Room Treatment you should use
· The different types of Microphones, and which ones are right for voice over
· Learn about Voice Enhancers and Audio Processing Equipment
· Learn about Mixers, Preamps and Signal Routing
· Learn about Audio Interfaces and Sound Cards
· Learn about Recording and Editing Software
· What Computers are best for Audio Recording
· How to make sense of it all

FEE: $70
Three weeks. Three sessions. Course #20667.
3 Tuesdays - August 12, 19, 26
7:00pm to 9:00pm

See page 20 of catalog for course description and page 49 for registration form

Registration and payment for this course is required in advance and is handled only through the Manchester Community College Registrars office. Call 860.512-3232, 8:30am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri to register with MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.

Call Stew Crossen, 860.871.7515, 10am to 6pm for more voice over information.

How to Put Together a Voice Over Studio at Home is an original Voice Over Workshop presented by Stew Crossen.

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