James Alburger and Penny Abshire have been teaching voiceover workshops for years. They are two of the three very nice people who presented the VOICE conference (the third being Frank Frederick) in Las Vegas and will be presenting the VOICE 2008 conference in Los Angeles.
So, now that you know something about James and Penny (follow the links to learn a whole lot more), here is most of the contents of an email I received from them a few minutes ago. If you’ve wished you could find a way to participate in an interactive, group, voiceover training for under $100 a class, this is going to come as very good news indeed.
We’ve spent a great deal of time working on a Voice Acting Telecourse that will give you the essential information you need in order to master the craft and business of performing for voiceover – whether you’re just starting out . . . or a seasoned pro. You’ve probably noticed that there aren’t very many voiceover classes offered as a Telecourse – and those that are available are quite expensive – often more than $100 per class!
For most classroom voiceover training, you must deal with local traffic or travel to a different city. We still plan on teaching our San Diego and Roadshow workshops – and we’d love to see you there – however, we know hard it can be to learn the subtleties of performing for voiceover . . . especially if you live in a city far from the nearest VO coach, or if you’re not in a position financially or timewise to attend a classroom voiceover workshop. We’ve solved your problem!
We’ve studied just about every other VO course out there and we’ve come up with a Telecourse that will give you the basic skills and essential information you need – and more important – our 8-week Telecourse is very affordable!
No high tuition.
All it takes is a phone call! Actually two phone calls – one to register, and another to attend the Telecourse each week.
Here’s your official invitation (ed: and FAQ):
What?: The Art of Voice Acting 8-week Telecourse – a teleseminar focusing on the craft and business of voiceover.
When?: Every Wednesday evening beginning September 5th, 2007
Where?: Your telephone
What time?: 5pm Pacific Time (8pm ET)
How long?: This course runs for 8-weeks. Each class is approximately 90 minutes in length.
What’s the content?: The Art of Voice Acting 8-week Telecourse will include most of the primary lecture material we cover in our AOVA 8-week and Weekend workshops, plus a few surprises. Complete information is at www.voiceacting.com/training/teleseminars.
How many in the class?: The AOVA Level 1 basic 8-week Telecourse is limited to 25. There will be assignments each week, and some submitted files may be played during a Telecourse session. There will also be on-mic coaching each week. Our Personalized on-mic coaching is reserved for our Level 2 class, which is limited to only 8 people per call. You must be a graduate of the basic 8-week Telecourse or one of our other 8-week or Weekend workshops to participate in our Level 2 personalized coaching Telecourse.
How will it work?: As soon as you register, you’ll receive an email that includes all the details for the first Telecourse call, PLUS a link to your Telecourse Yahoo Group for messaging, downloads, and uploads. Your first download will be an MP3 file that will give you an overview of voiceover and prepare you for the Telecourse. Each week you’ll receive a special phone number to call along with a password for each class. To attend, you simply make a phone call from the comfort of your home . . . or wherever you are.
Who teaches the Telecourse?: Each call is hosted by James Alburger and Penny Abshire, two of the top voiceover coaches in the US. You can learn more about Jim & Penny at www.VoiceActing.com and you can read what their students think of their workshops at www.voiceacting.com/testimonials.
How much?: A ridiculously low $47 per session -which includes access to on-line workshop notes and other materials. Of course, the cost of a long-distance call will also apply. (For most, that’s well under $5.00 for a 1-hour call).
Note: If you were an attendee at VOICE 2007, we have a very special price for you for this Telecourse. Please call Penny at 858.484.0220 for details.
What else?: As a Telecourse graduate, you’ll be entitled to our AOVA Graduate “Serious Discount” for future AOVA Weekend Workshops. That means you’ll be able to attend ANY of our live Weekend Workshop in the future at a “serious discount”!
Anything more?: Each class will be recorded and will be available on-line for about a week after each class. Download the MP3 file to your computer, put it on your IPOD, or burn it to a CD for future reference.
Why are you doing this?: Our goal is to provide you with the best information and training possible to help you learn the critical skills for working as a voice talent. The Art of Voice Acting book has become the most popular book on voiceover, and our workshops have gained a reputation for being among the best training in the country. Now, it’s time for us to make our training available to more people who want to learn about voiceover.
How do I register?: Call us at 858.484.0220 to register. Sorry, but due to the nature of this Telecourse, we can’t take on-line registrations.
As a registered student of our Art of Voice Acting 8-week Telecourse, you’ll receive critical information, performing techniques, tricks of the trade, and insider business secrets that will get you started on the road to being a successful voice talent.
For all the details, visit www.voiceacting.com/training/teleseminars right now, while you’re thinking about it!
Or call us at 858.484.0220 to be among the first to register. Please call only between 9am and 5pm Pacific time M-F.
Stay in Character!
James R. Alburger & Penny Abshire
VoiceActing.com ~ We make you sound great!
13639 Freeport Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
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