Voiceover and You:
Find your Voice in Voiceover
A five part introduction to the basics of voiceover, where you will learn the ins and outs of the commercial, animation and audiobook sectors of the industry.
This course is go at your own pace and you'll be able to access all course videos and material immediately upon purchase.
This is a beginner course, so if you have no past experience in voiceover, no problem- you’re in the right place and this is the course for you!
In this pre recorded course, co-founders of VO Workshop NYC: Sara Kapner, Emilea Wilson and Mike Cefalo bring their 20+ years of experience to walk you through the basics of how to set up your home studio, audition technique, script analysis, character building and next steps as you start your career in voiceover.
The voiceover industry can be intimidating, and you might not know where to start. There are so many different approaches out there. Our focus is from the actor’s approach. In this course, we'll break everything down into five comprehensible video segments.
Throughout the ~3 hours of video lessons, you'll learn voiceover from the ground up.
We'll start with home studio basics and learn how to set up your very own recording booth using the principles of isolation and absorption. If you want to get into voiceover nowadays, a good quality home studio is mandatory, but don’t worry- this doesn’t have to break the bank! Next will be Intro to Commercial, a sector of voiceover with infinite possibilities. After that, we will cover Intro to Animation and learn what it’s like to create your very own dynamic and compelling animation audition. Next is Intro to Audiobook, you'll learn the step by step process of audiobook basics.
Then, it's Self Submission! We’ll teach you how to get your voice out there and start booking. By the end of this course, you will have a working knowledge of the industry from the actor’s perspective and will be ready to venture into voiceover!
Home Studio 101
After a short introduction from your instructors (us, hi!), we’ll go into types of equipment, setting up your space, the principles of isolation and absorption, equipment recommendations and more. You’ll also gain access to our special discount with sweetwater, a fantastic resource as you get started in your VO journey.
Intro to commercial
This lesson is all about the conversational read. Have you ever watched a commercial and felt like you were being screamed at? Well, that’s what we DON’T want to do! In this section, we’ll teach you how to access your approachable, authentic and down to earth sound while learning the in’s and out’s of the commercial audition.
Intro to Animation
You will learn the 5 step process of compiling a dynamite animation audition. We’ll take a look at a number of scenes and, using your acting skills, you’ll learn how to build a compelling and moving audition filled with range and dynamics.
Each lesson we will be learning…
Intro to Audiobook
This lesson teaches you how to get your voice into the world of audiobook recording with a step by step guide from preparation to record. It includes how to create great samples, navigating auditioning platforms and tips on using the text to build your characters.
self submission 101
We will be learning all about how to start working in voiceover in this final section. We’ll touch on how to submit yourself on various online platforms as well as explore next step strategies for your voiceover career.
3 hours of recorded video content + curated video examples
Follow up commercial copy for practicing
A helpful troubleshooting guide to guide you in setting up your home studio
Access to discounted equipment through Sweetwater
A 10% discount for your first one on one coaching with a member of our team
"It took me YEARS to find the right VO studio. There is so much misinformation about the medium out there and too many chances to be taken advantage of as a new student. I knew immediately that I was in the right hands with VOW. Straight up: Sara, Emilea, and Mike truly want everyone to succeed."
“I had been curious about voiceover for a long time but I never quite knew how to break in. This all changed when I took a class with VO Workshop. They demystify so much of what is mystifying about the voiceover industry. They cover everything: how to set up a studio, what equipment they recommend, and (most importantly) how to work on scripts so you feel like you know what you’re doing.
Plus, they are truly authentic. And funny. And quirky. They are so accessible and they want you to succeed. I truly couldn’t recommend them enough. I give them an 11 out of 10.”
"I have loved every second of my time with VO Workshop NYC. Emilea, Sara and Mike's knowledge and enthusiasm for VO is incredible and infectious. They have made me feel supported, challenged, inspired and audition ready. Besides being amazing teachers and mentors, they have become my biggest cheerleaders. They will never be able to get rid of me!"
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.
Can I purchase this if I live outside the United States?
How do I get access to the content?
The entire course will be ready to access on August 5th and you can continue to view all of the videos in the years to come. You will access the whole course on our site.
What do I need to come prepared with?
Just you and note taking abilities, if you wish!
Is coaching included in this course?
No, but we do provide you with pieces of commercial copy to work on on your own, and by purchasing this course you unlock a 10% discount for your first one on one coaching with us!
Can I share the course material with people not enrolled in the course?
No. All videos, lessons, etc. are for you only.
Can I get a refund?
No refunds. We have a strict policy on this, so please ensure you're clear on what's included before purchasing.
How long can I access the content?
For the foreseeable future, and at least for the next year or two.