5-Week Online Voice-Over Intensive with Top VO Engineer and NYC Voice-Over Coach - Jonathan Appell!

Starts: Apr 12
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Join us for our 5-Week Online Voice-Over Intensive with Top VO Engineer and NYC Voice-Over Coach - Jonathan Appell! This will be a live, interactive class with a Q&A and the opportunity to perform for and get feedback from Jonathan. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only. You will also be able to send us your headshot, resume, demo reel and anything else you would want Jonathan to see. This class will be held online via Zoom.

For over 3 decades, producer and audio engineer Jonathan Appell has enjoyed an unusually diverse career. His work can be heard on recordings by legendary artists like Carole King, Bette Midler, Billy Porter and Grover Washington, Jr.; TV shows like "Ed" and "The Dana Carvey Show"; movies like "First Wives Club" and "Coyote Ugly"; anime cartoons like "The Gokusen" and "Shura No Toki"; and literally hundreds of television and radio commercials

In recent years, Jonathan has adapted his experience directing VO talent to the “other side of the glass” as a voice over artist himself. Most notably, you will recognize his voice from the US Open Tennis Championship’s radio campaigns for the last several years.

While he maintains an active free-lance career, Jonathan has also been teaching since 2005. Beyond his impressive resume, his credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology from SUNY Empire State College. He’s also an AVID Certified Pro Tools Instructor, voting member of National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and an active member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

Class Description 

*Jonathan will be going over his recommendations for VO equipment in class 1*

- Finding your unique voice/Script interpretation
- Script directions and specifications
- Enunciation and pronunciation
- How to practice effectively
- Marketing yourself
- Controlling your regional accent 

Class 1
Commercial scripts
- “Hitting the product name”
- Pacing for time
- Recording your smile
- Sounding conversational (who are you talking to?)
- Pacing

Class 2
Recording from home
- Gear (various budgets)
- Software
- Microphone technique
- “Comping” multiple takes
- Acoustical considerations/solutions
Class 3
Animation/video game scripts
- Interpreting character descriptions
- Developing characters
- Maintaining character voices
- Slating in character

Class 4
Promo scripts
-TV and radio promos

Class 5
Narration/Audio books (long form VO)
- Cold reading
- “Punch and roll” recording


 Class Schedule: 

Wednesday, April 12th 7-9 PM EST  4-6 PM PST 
Wednesday, April 19th 7-9 PM EST 
4-6 PM PST 
Wednesday, April 26th 7-9 PM EST 
4-6 PM PST
Wednesday, May 3rd 7-9 PM EST 
4-6 PM PST
Wednesday, May 10th 7-9 PM EST  4-6 PM PST 


Prep Instructions: 

Please prepare a brief commercial copy to perform live in class. Upon registration, we will send you a link to our commercial database that you are welcome to browse.

Please note: If you have a Gmail account, our emails sometimes end up in the "Promotions" or "Spam" folders. Once you register for a class, you should receive your registration confirmation email within 24 hours or one business day. If you do not see an email from us, please check these folders. You can also remedy this by dragging our email from "Promotions" to your main inbox- then it should not happen again. Additionally, you can add our email, info@actingandvoicestudios.com, to your contact list, and our emails should come through. 

PLEASE NOTE: We don't offer refunds under any circumstances but offer full credit that you can apply toward another class if you cancel your class 24 Hours or more prior to the class. We won't provide credit after the class has already begun. Please read our Studio Policy for more information.

*The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.

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