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Voice One offers these Additional Skills Classes:  

SCRIPTS ANALYSIS/DEMO PREP
Preparing for a Demo

Copy Intensive
VO Techniques
Your $Money Voice
Nuts & Bolts
Musical Literacy
Crack That Copy

STAY IN SHAPE
Small Group Workout

CASTING CONNECTION
Professional Invitational
The Booking Edge
Director's Perspective
LA Agent Connection

TALENT AGENTS
Voice-Over Boot Camp
TV Tags & National Reads
Promos, Trailers & More
Nailing the Audition

NARRATION
Advanced Audio Books #1
Advanced Audio Books #2
Long Form II

CHARACTER
That's Not All Folks!
Video Game: Atmosphere & Character Development
Video Game Challenge
Let's Get Goofy
Toys, Apps & Spin-Offs
In The Studio
ADR/Looping

MARKETING
The Long Haul: Building A Career That Lasts
Mastering #Social Media



 
PREPARING FOR A DEMO
with David Menashe &Elaine Clark
   
Watch your stress levels relax as you plan, practice, and understand the demo production process. We’ll discuss the types of material needed and where to find it. Then, we’ll practice reading one of your new scripts in the studio with music and effects.
(Note: Demos are produced separately on an individual basis.)
 
Session 1  
Jan 25-Feb 1 2 We
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Jun 5 & 12 2 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 3    
Sep 13 & 20 2 We
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $205    
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COPY INTENSIVE
with Sally Clawson
   
Only by reading a great deal of copy can you see the breadth of choices available and begin to develop your own unique style. Copy will be made available in advance and direction will be tight and specific. Focus is on reading lots and LOTS of copy!  
Jan 17 - Feb 7 4 Tu
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $390    
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VO TECHNIQUES
with Elaine Clark
   
This class picks up where "By the Book" left off. "Land" the commercial, find new ways to perfect your timing, use melody to separate information, finesse "money words" without pushing, and emotionally energize audiences to take action. You'll also write a piece of copy and experience directing someone else reading it.  
Jul 31-Aug 14 3 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $310    
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YOUR $MONEY VOICE
with Bob Wood
   
Can you define your voice in one or two words? Do you know what voice-over categories best suit you? Do you know which jobs best suit your voice? Every voice is unique, just like a fingerprint. Make sure that your voice print matches what producers, agents, and directors hear. Discover how your money voice can leave a lasting impression.  
Aug 13 Su
12pm-4pm
   
   
Investment $140    
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NUTS & BOLTS
with Sally Clawson
   
What is this thing? What’s in there? Who is this person? Can you identify the type of spot: retail or image? In this “thinking” workshop, you’ll analyze a wide swath of copy as you learn to find structure, rhythm, marketing and branding messages hidden in the copy. WARNING! When you can do all this consistently, you’ll be in danger of booking work.  
Oct 10-24 3 Tu 6:30pm-9:30pm    
   
Investment $310    
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MUSIC LITERACY
with Ed Bogas
   
You’ll be astounded at how your readings become more dynamic when music is added as your “scene partner.” Work with this award winning writer, composer and producer to make adjustments to your performance as the intensity shifts. It will heighten your listening, broaden your stylistic choices, help bring the message in on time, prepare you for making a demo, and adjust to your client’s musical selections. hear. Discover how your money voice can leave a lasting impression.  
Oct 18 We 6:30pm-9:30pm    
   
Investment $105    
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CRACK THAT COPY
with Michael O’Brien & Jenny Debevec
   
Feel outside your body watching yourself record? Unsure what to do about it? Unclear what understated, Dry, Real, Conversational really means and how to get there? Auditions "almost" hitting the mark? It's time to tweak your vocal performance skeleton. Plenty of mic time and insightful feedback.  
Nov 9 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $105    
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SMALL GROUP WORKOUT
with Elaine Clark, & Talent Agent
 
Monthly Workout
Keep your voice-over skills sharp with these 2-hour semi-private workouts. Read from our scripts or bring in your current audition scripts to delve deeper, add believability, and uncover more meaning. Attend all the classes… or just a few. It’s your career. Stay on top of it!

(Register Early. Class size limited to 6. )

Elaine directs in the recording studio to improve recording and performances. Tom and the Talent Agent work in the classroom. Emphasis is commercials, narration, and video games.
 
Jan 5
Elaine

Th
10am-12pm
Feb 8
Talent Agent

We
6:30pm-8:30pm
Mar 16
Elaine

Th
12pm-2pm
Apr 12
Elaine

We
10am-12pm
May 15
Talent Agent

Mo
6:30pm-8:30pm
 
June 14
Elaine

We 12pm-2pm
 
July 6
Elaine

Th 10am-12pm  
Aug 8
Elaine

Tu
6:30pm-8:30pm
 
Sept 7
Talent Agent

Th 6:30pm-8:30pm  
Oct 3
Elaine

Tu
10am-12pm  
Nov 14
Elaine

Tu
6:30pm-8:30pm
 
Dec 7
Elaine

Th 12pm-2pm
 
   
Investment $80    
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PROFESSIONAL INVITATIONAL
with Guest Director hosted by Michael O'Brien
   

Meet, learn, and be directed by writers, producers, directors, and advertisers who hire talent! There’s a different writer, producer, or director each time. Show off your talents, network and learn from one or all three.

 
Session 1  
Apr 6 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Sep 14 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $110    
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THE BOOKING EDGE
with Steve Reisberg
   
As a voice-over director for TGMD Talent, Steve helped actors book voice-over jobs every day including top Hollywood VO talent, A-list celebrities, and the late, great Don LaFontaine. You'll get strong direction to make you more competitive in many areas of the VO biz: commercials, promos, trailers, and more.  
Jul 1 Sa
10am-5pm
   
   
Investment $210    
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DIRECTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
with John Crane
   
John Crane, one of SF's top directors, teaches you the power of rhetoric when breaking down a script, how & why commercials are written a particular way, the hiring process, what clients listen or look for at auditions, and why certain actors get hired.  
Jun 15 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
     
Investment $110    
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LA AGENT CONNECTION
with Everett Oliver and Mary Lynn Wissner
   
These two know first hand how you can make more "green" because they direct and cast talent every day in TV, radio, animation, film, games, and audio books. Saturday, work with AVO booth director and Talent Liaison, Everett. Sunday, join Mary Lynn as she shares techniques on how to meet and exceed casting director and client needs.  
Jul 8-9 Sa/Su 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $410    
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VOICE-OVER BOOT CAMP
with Talent Agent
   

Spend a full day with an agent reading lots of copy, getting direction in precision timing, character development, personality, believability, truthfulness, and salability. Sign up if you’re up for the challenge and want to be heard!

 
Session 1  
Feb 26 Su
10am-5pm
   
Session 2    
Aug 26
Class moved from original date of 8/20
Sa
10am-5pm
   
   
Investment $210    
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TV TAGS & NATIONAL READS
with Talent Agent
   

In order to compete for the big dollars against LA and NY talent, you need to focus your voice, personality, and energy. This talent agent works in the booth every day and has tips and tricks to help your TV read “fit in the advertiser’s pocket.”

 
May 17 & 24 2 We 6:30pm-9:30pm    
   
Investment $210    
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PROMOS, TRAILERS & MORE
with Talent Agent
   
There’s a definitive difference between commercial and Promo/Trailer reads. As a voice over agent for 14 years at CESD in NYC, this agent knows what sells! He’ll offer new and different insights to refine your skills, grow beyond your current abilities, and be at the top of your game!  
May 3-10 2 We
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $210    
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NAILING THE AUDITION
with Talent Agent
   
You need an agent or have an agent and want to show off your stuff on mic. PRESTO!! The planets have aligned and your wish has been granted. If you have a 1-2 minute monologue there’s an opportunity to perform that, too. Agents change each session, so you can attend one or more classes.  
Session 1  
Jun 19 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Nov 16 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $110    
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ADVANCED AUDIO BOOKS #1
Information/Lecture/Discussion with Amy Rubinate
   
Whether you are new to audiobooks or you're an experienced narrator, learn how to navigate a successful career in audiobook narration with current information on this growing market. Learn the tools of the trade, how to improve your skills, market yourself as a narrator, work with publishers, producers and directors, and land ongoing work. As an award-winning narrator with over 200 titles and the founder/publisher of Ideal Audiobooks, Amy will give you inside scoop on where to go, what to do, and how to advance to the next level.  
Jan 15 Su
10am-1pm
   
   
Investment $80    
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ADVANCED AUDIO BOOKS #2
Hone Your Reading Skills with Amy Rubinate
   
If you’re serious about your audio book career, don’t miss this opportunity to study with this award winning narrator and audiobook publisher. Amy will provide 2 scripts for each person, chosen to match your abilities as an actor, and will help you hone your skills and find your niche in this competitive market.  
Jan 15 Su 2pm-5pm    
   
Investment $125    
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LONG FORM II
with Elaine Clark
   
Record long scripts in the booth to identify and correct recording and performance issues: articulation, breaths, mouth noises, volume consistency, phrasing, emotional nuance, vocal flexibility, script analysis, visualization, status, and storytelling. You’ll also record scripts at home and submit them for review.  
Jul 11 & 18 Tu 6:30pm-9:30pm    
   
Investment $205    
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THAT'S NOT ALL FOLKS!
with Bob Bergen
   

Expand and create new cartoon characters with the twice Emmy nominated voice of Porky Pig! Create rich characters, challenge yourself to Bob’s mic and audition techniques, sustain energy, and discover industry “do’s and don’ts.” Prepare to laugh, flesh out full performances, and play!
(Prerequisite: Character Core Curriculum classes and/or prior work experience.)

 
Apr 1 Sa 10am-5pm    
Apr 2 Su 10am-1pm    
   
Investment $320    
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VIDEO GAME: ATMOSPHERE & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
with Dave Fennoy
   
Grunts, efforts, call outs, vocal variety, believability, and creative improv skills are needed to add principal and background voices to video games. Dave, one of the industry’s most versatile voices, shares his unique tips and insights and directs you to create characters with emotional depth, energy, truth, and versatility.  
May 6 Sa 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $210    
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VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE
with Darragh O'Farrell
   
Join the former LucasArts Star Wars games director as he shares inside tips, ways to compete effectively against Hollywood talent, and get directed on mic and motion capture.  
Session 1  
May 16 & 23 2 Tu
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Oct 12 & 19 2 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $205    
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LET'S GET GOOFY
with Bill Farmer
   
The voice of Disney's Goofy for over 30 years and other animated characters is in San Francisco and wants to work with you! You'll hear about his background and journey and how specific archetypes can develop and enrich a character's voice, attitude and opinion. Then, you'll apply that approach to a script and get feedback and adjustments.  
Jun 2 Fr
6:30-9:30pm
   
Investment $110    
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TOYS, APPS & SPIN-OFFS
with Cristina Milizia
   
Traditional electronic toys have changed drastically in the wake of the internet revolution. Toys are merging with mobile game apps and online web platforms that are also representative of the characters. Cristina, who has voiced and cast toy voices for all the major game companies, will show you how to add fun to the reads and ways to make your voice more competitive in this area of the VO market that's exploding with growth.  
Sep 16 Sa
10am-5pm
   
   
Investment $210    
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IN THE STUDIO
with Ned Lott
   
This jam-packed class includes a timing challenge, matching intensity with sound effects, performing a scene in front of a green screen, singing in character, and looping classic Disney and Marvel films in the recording studio. Ned shares a wealth of knowledge about the industry from his years casting and directing at The Learning Company, Disney Studios, and a large assortment of freelance animated films and games.  
Nov 3 Fr 6:30pm-9:30pm    
Nov 4 Sa 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $320    
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ADR LOOPING
with Kathy Garver
   
Sync your voice to principal and background actor's lip movements in movies, TV shows, games and cartoons. Learn specific research and mic techniques needed for ADR, looping, and walla sessions.  
Session 1  
May 1 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Nov 2 Th
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $105    
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THE LONG HAUL: BUILDING A CAREER THAT LASTS
with Harian Hogan
   
Get serious and increase your business with strategic marketing planning and decision-making. The author of Tales & Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor and The Voice Actor’s Guide to Recording At Home And On The Road shares his sure-fire tips on marketing; Competing on a national level; Latest recording equipment and trends; Packaging, Promotion and PR; Agents live and virtual; and Defining your SWOT Matrix.  
Feb 11 Sa 10am-5pm    
   
Investment $210    
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MASTERING #SOCIAL MEDIA
with Scott Ragle
   
What’s a hashtag? What’s a retweet? Who do you follow and who is following you? And why do you need it? Twitter is one of the most essential self-branding tools available for actors today. Scott demystifies the process: basic rules, service and terminology, building followers, showcasing your talent, and networking with the people in your field. Whether you’re afraid to Tweet or want to do it more effectively, you’ll learn important do’s and don’ts, navigation tricks, and ways to make your voice heard.  
Session 1  
May 22 Mo
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
Session 2    
Sep 21 Tu
6:30pm-9:30pm
   
   
Investment $105    
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