It’s been a week now and I’m still trying to get my mind around everything I learned during this second day of the Summit. Mostly because of the 3 hour Super Session on Saturday morning, featuring Pat Fraley. If you don’t know who Pat Fraley is, read his bio; which gives you only a tiny glimpse of all that he’s done. You’ve heard his voice hundreds, more likely thousands of times in the last 25 years. You just didn’t know it.
What a remarkable experience it was learning from this guy who is one of the true masters of the art and craft of voice-over.
The single greatest contribution Pat made during his 3 hour session was through the tools he gave us to analyze copy. Not only how to read the copy and understand it; but how to make slight adjustments during the audition process, to stand out from the crowd and book more work.
I’ll come back and edit this post with more detail in the next few days, as I continue to absorb everything I learned and more importantly as I begin to incorporate what I learned into my own auditions. Meanwhile, let me close for the moment with this suggestion: Invest $25 and get yourself a copy of Pat Fraley’s book “The 9 Critical Skills to Voice Over Excellence”. It’s available in Pat’s online bookstore. And most likely, it will be the best $25 you spend this year, at least professionally.