The job of a voice-over artist is to make the voices jump off the page. Maybe you've been told what a great voice you have or saw an article about being a voice talent or have a friend who's done it and wondered how you can do it too.
Your voice is the engine that does all the work. If you have a long sentence, there is the danger of running out of breath, and that wouldn't be good. Which is why this course teaches you much more than just acting and performance styles.
Mastering Voice-overs, concentrates on the most valuable asset any voice over artist can have—control of your vocal instrument. Discover the secrets of breathing and voice production that all top-flight professionals use to win their auditions and deliver effortless reads.
Get introduced to the magic of Day Voice? And the relationship between voice development and career success. And, I'll also teach you how to dramatically improve your phrasing, ace your cold readings and how to sound fresh even on your twenty-second take.
This course introduces you to various voice-over scripts which present different demands. It is important that you identify the various voice-over scripts in order to approach them in a creative and intelligent manner, which satisfies the needs of the client.
• Skills to practice voice-over’s.
• An understanding of what is required to be a professional voice over artist.
• How to use your voice when reading voice-over’s.
• What to look for when listening to voice-over’s of other people.
• Clear diction
• Flexibility to do Commercial, commentaries and other voice-over’s.
• 5 production techniques;
• Relaxation (throat tension) and breathing for a voice-over;
• Modulation - how to use the voice to get the message across;
• Textual analysis;
• Pitch, resonance - tone: sincere, happy, off the wall interpretation;
• Diction - Articulation: consonants such as plosive “s” etc.;
• Vowels - enunciation of monophthongs, diphthongs, triphthongs;
• 20 steps to success in voice-overs;
• Voice over scripts - various demands;
• Commercials: hard sell, soft sell, deep sell.
• Commentaries: financial, investigative, wildlife, educational, medical, travel, sport, the arts, technical, modern documentary (computer games);
• Other: on hold messages, website video’s, podcast intros and outros, sponsorship messages and DJ drops, audio books.
Barbara Barbieri was born in Cape Town, with a dream of pursuing Musical Theatre. At the age of four, she took up ballet which would help her in establishing a career in show business, only to learn that there were no institutions in Cape Town which governed this passion. This was not going to stop her; she studied singing, everything from light music to opera which would help in giving her voice a flexible range. She then too discovered a love for acting – predominantly film acting. She literally became obsessed with this genre and spent her school years taking part in every type of production possible whether musical theatre or theatre. Naturally after school she went to City Varsity to study ‘Acting for the Camera’ with Aletta Bezuidenhoudt (South African Actress), Tony Perris (Warner Brothers Scholar and Director) and Gerard Rudolph (South African Actor), because this, she thought would bring her closer to her dream. However, she found that film; being only 100 years old and mostly being derived of the stories from existing plays, prompted her to want to learn more – also realizing that most big movie stars today had studied theatre first and then gravitated towards movies.
This led her to study at the Waterfront Theatre College, studying Theatrical Performance Drama and Teaching, under Ralph Lawson and Musical Theatre Performance and Teaching, under Barry Prince, in which she attained the highest level of Trinity of London Guildhall qualifications: L.T.C.L Performing and Teaching in Drama and Musical theatre; (4 qualifications in total) which in South Africa is equivalent to a B.A of Arts and Teaching in University. She found that by acquiring overseas qualifications this would benefit her work opportunities when working around the world.
She has worked at various establishments: Waterfront Theatre College, North link College, and Faces4Film Casting Agency in order to gain experience which would enhance her teaching and performing career, however, this opened her eyes to the lack of tuition regarding the performing arts and film and gave her the idea of taking everything she had studied and the experience she had acquired to develop courses which would enhance and cater for the most important aspects in performing arts today, regarding film and theatre. She has also worked extensively in correcting speech impediments and catering for the Trans gender community, an area in which she has had great success. This is how Biebie Productions was established.
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Biebie Productions specialization lies in offering YOU high quality, custom designed training courses to meet all your communication needs under the umbrella of Speech, Personal Development, Corporate Workshops, Singing and Acting.
We work with clients from all industry levels within the corporate and private sector, thus providing the flexibility for training to be done in-house, in groups and/or on a one-to-one basis.
Biebie Productions facilitator: Barbara Barbieri, is passionate, highly skilled and experienced to help you achieve your goals. We pride ourselves in using innovative, effective practical methods and techniques that will change your life forever.We strive to deliver an unparalleled level of excellence in the industry by continuously refining our processes and procedures.
Biebie Productions trains winners!
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