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VOICEOVER FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR: COMBO
This COMBO class is Online AND In Person.
Our Voiceover for the Professional Actor COMBO course is designed for students who already have a handful of professional theatre/film/television credits under their belt. Building upon the fundamentals of theatre and on-camera techniques, students will learn to apply and adapt their skills to the world of voice acting.
This class explores both recording from home skills, as well as working in a studio environment. Weeks 1-3 will be held online via zoom. Weeks 4 & 5 will take place at Chicago Recording Company (a professional recording studio at 55 W. Wacker Drive).
where you will experience working in a professional studio and with a sound engineer. The last class will be held at Acting Studio Chicago with a top Chicago VO agent.
In this course, you will:
Learn about the variety of commercial styles.
Explore the differences between: TV, internet, radio, announcer, and demo reads.
Practice narration, animation, and gaming auditions. (1 class)
Gain insight and information about the hardware, software, and environments that will give you a great-sounding audition from your own home.
Learn about the basics of working from home: including record and send and remote recording
Spend 2 Studio Sessions at Chicago Recording Company
Receive feedback and have a Q&A with one of the top VO agents in Chicago. Past session's agent guest was Susan Farlik - agent, Grossman & Jack
Admission: Determined by Resume
Students must have internet access, as well as a computer/cell phone/tablet with a working camera and microphone.
In the event of inclement winter weather, your class will move to Zoom. ASC staff will make the decision by 3 pm the day of class and send you a Zoom link via email and text.
Brian (Plocharczyk) was approachable and knowledgeable. He made class a fun and safe space to learn and explore. The time in the recording studio is invaluable! I really loved everything about this class from the instructor, to the hybrid approach, the materials we got to use, and the classmates! (Voiceover for the Professional Actor: Combo)
— Nicole Borowski
Favorite part of Voiceover for the Professional Actor: working on discovering your unique/ quintessential sound, and working on commercial and animation reads. Brian Plocharczyk was very giving with his time both in class and via email. He gave honest critical feedback and always replied to questions. This course was packed with valuable information and training.
— Claire Yearman
Brian (Plocharczyk — Voiceover for the Professional Actor: Online) is an amazing teacher and a really nice person. He was extremely organized and timely and provided many useful resources outside of the classroom. I thought his feedback was honest and appropriate. He really gave everyone 100% from his class prep, in class work, and in evaluating our work outside the class. He definitely went above and beyond to help us.
— Coleen Tutton
Brian (Plocharczyk - Voiceover for the Professional Actor Online) did an EXCELLENT job during in-person classes and transitioning over to virtual learning. He was always there for us and very knowledgable. His knowledge of Zoom and use of it really moved the class forward. Very smooth.
— Quinn Kelch