What follows are comments I posted on the Voiceover Bulletin Board earlier today. I think they’re well worth repeating here. These comments were written in response to a question from Joe Rodriguez about the value I had realized from attending the Audiobook Master Class with Pat Fraley, Hillary Huber and Kimberly Breault in July 2006.
In my experience, studying with Pat Fraley is money in the bank.
I’ve been to 3 seminars with him now. After the first, my understanding of copy and characters improved a great deal. After the second, I was cast for two national projects, no doubt in large part because of the improvements in my ability to break down copy and figure out quickly how to approach an audition that I gained at that seminar.
And the third was the Audiobook Master Class, after which it took less than 2 months to book an audiobook project, a massive non-fiction project I’m still working on and will be for a few more months. Two months after that I made the connection with this SciFi audiobook publisher.
Like I said, money in the bank.
If you’d like to read the entire thread, you’ll find it here.