Voice Acting 101: What You Need to Know to Get Started

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Van Gunter

Webinar hosted by: Van Gunter

Cannes Gold Lion Award-Winning Voice Actor, Co-Owner of Boutwell Studios

Van Gunter has been a Cannes Gold Lion award-winning voice actor for over 20 years and co-owns Boutwell Studios, a Post Production Audio Facility. Boutwell produces commercials for television, does custom sound design for video or motion pictures, original music scoring for jingles or soundtracks, and works on specialized projects, such as ADR, podcasts or radio dramas. He’s voiced for NASA, Valvoline, BBVA Bank and Pandora, among many others. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Voiceover work is a hot and highly in-demand job for creatives, and one that keeps growing. From audiobooks to animated features and series, to advertisements, voiceover for the visually impaired, and so much more, there are endless possibilities and ways to make income! If you’re an creative looking to stretch your horizons and talents, it’s definitely an area you’ll want to learn and get into. Plus, you can often work from anywhere in the world!

One of the challenges facing voice actors starting out though, is not knowing where to start. There are so many factors that go into having a successful voice acting career, but building a strong foundation and learning the basics is a must if you want to get anywhere. You’ve been using your voice your whole life, but do you really know how to use your voice? What happens during a recording session? There are a few things every voice actor must learn before getting started, and we’ve got a veteran voice actor to teach you all you need to know!

Van Gunter has been a Cannes Gold Lion award-winning voice actor for over 20 years and co-owns Boutwell Studios, a Post Production Audio Facility. Boutwell produces commercials for television, does custom sound design for video or motion pictures, original music scoring for jingles or soundtracks, and works on specialized projects, such as ADR, podcasts or radio dramas. He’s voiced for NASA, Valvoline, BBVA Bank and Pandora, among many others. Van is a true voice over professional and is excited to share his years of experience with the Stage 32 community.

You will leave this webinar with an overview of how to prepare your voice, how to work with a voice script and know how to explore your career options.

 

What You'll Learn

Preparing Your Voice

  • Let’s talk. Now, let’s talk LOUDER
  • Now, let’s talk softer
  • Tongue twisters & warm ups
  • Hydration and mouth noise
  • 3 ways to say everything

Nailing the Voice Over Session

  • Dissecting the script
  • Show prep & research
  • Etiquette during a session
  • Industry terms you’ll hear

Exploring Career Options

  • The trusted/preferred voice for the client
  • Different paths for VO
  • Next steps after this course

Q&A with Van

About Your Instructor

Van Gunter has been a Cannes Gold Lion award-winning voice actor for over 20 years and co-owns Boutwell Studios, a Post Production Audio Facility. Boutwell produces commercials for television, does custom sound design for video or motion pictures, original music scoring for jingles or soundtracks, and works on specialized projects, such as ADR, podcasts or radio dramas. He’s voiced for NASA, Valvoline, BBVA Bank and Pandora, among many others.

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