Andrea Uppling is currently nominated for a Jeff Award for "Best Performer in a Principal Role" for her portrayal of Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Invictus Theatre.
VOICEOVER FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR: COMBO
To apply for this in-person class, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, including booster, is required. Make sure to upload a pdf of your card before submitting your application.
We highly encourage all students to stay up to date with their boosters according to CDC recommendations and industry standards and receive the bivalent vaccine. Up-to-date means, if eligible, one must be boosted with the new bivalent vaccine, which is free. You are eligible for the bivalent booster if 2 months have passed since your last vaccine.
Please review our Health & Safety page for more information on uploading your Vaccination Card and current C.D.C. guidelines.
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 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.
Starts April 30
NO CLASS May 28
Brian PlocharczykBrian works in VO and On-Camera with numerous commercials, corp. videos, and animated & gaming projects credits.
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) gave concrete feedback, actionable items, and provided so many resources for us to look through. I thought this online VO class was really effective!
— Hannah Ruwe
Brian (Plocharczyk — Voiceover for the Professional Actor: Online) did an excellent job teaching the course. He provided challenging homework assignments and abundant resources for further training.
— Yvonne Sullivan
Brian (Plocharczyk — Voiceover for the Professional Actor: Online) debunked many of the techincal myths and fears surrounding Voiceover and made it feel accessible. He tackled every avenue of Voiceover and provided not only homework, but many online resources to further our studies.
— Jordan Moore
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