Archive for the ‘Webinars’ Category:
November 30th, 2013
Are audio technical problems stealing your time? Are mysterious hums, buzzes and clicks invading your recordings? Is your "sound" just not pro enough for your ear... or for your clients? And what future trouble lurks that you don't know about?
Merlin and Harry Potter ... Step Aside.
On Tuesday night, December 10, 2013, Home Studio Master / Audio Wizard Dan Lenard sweeps in with a Home Studio Wizardry Webinar to chase away your tech demons - and to purge your studio of those creepy, evil things that keep you from sounding like a pro.
Dan Lenard is the Home Studio Master, one of the world's leading consultants on voice over home studio audio. Also a veteran voice talent and educator, he helps clients with home studio set-up and problem-solving via Skype, phone and email.
He presents highly acclaimed home studio webinars for VoiceOverXtra and in-person workshops on a variety of home studio topics. And Dan is co-host of the popular Sunday night East-West Audio Body Shop Ustream TV show.
Click here to find out more.
July 2nd, 2013
Registration has opened for Voice Over Virtual, the first-ever online voice over training and networking conference for voice over actors at all career levels, as well as those considering a career in voice acting.
The three-day main event takes place on September 18-20, 2013, featuring 50+ voice over training sessions from the industry’s top voice actors and coaches, an interactive exhibit hall for shopping and learning about home studio audio equipment and voice over products and services, and social media-style networking and interaction.
Participants attend this special voiceover acting conference at neither a hotel nor a convention center, but instead, affordably online in the convenience of their homes or from any personal device with an Internet connection.
Training will be presented in career tracks to allow participants to focus on specific genres, including audiobooks, home studio audio production, voice over business and marketing, and voice acting techniques.
Training will address all levels of voice over experience, from newcomers to mid-level and advanced professionals. For instance, a session will introduce voice over beginners to the voice over business. Advanced professionals will receive advanced voice acting and home studio production training.
And all career levels will learn essential business, marketing, audio technical and voice acting techniques!
Click here to find out more!
April 11th, 2013
Hold on to your hats boys and girls! On Wednesday night, April 17, the one-and-only Home Studio Master Dan Lenard will teach you the skills to fix audio imperfections seamlessly - so that no one will know they ever existed.
Join VoiceOverXtra's new webinar, Fixing Your Audio - Post-Production Primer. Or as Dan calls it, "Techniques to clean up your boo-boos."
- Editing basics
- Proper use of a noise gate
- The "final word" on editing breaths
- How to use EQ for correction
- Spectrographic editing
- Seamless "drop-in" editing, and
- HOW TO AVOID THESE PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Click here to sign up today!
September 18th, 2012
Press the RECORD button ... and who's talking? You? Or someone, something, you're trying to imitate?
We spend so much time trying to sound like the "perfect voice talent" that we forget the client's true request - to be ourselves.
Finding your true personality is the key to successful voice acting. It brings a bit of you into every script, no matter what you voice. But do you know WHAT or WHO your true personality is? And therefore, what you should focus on selling?
Wanna find out?
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, ultra-talented voice actor and coach, Deb Munro, will be holding a fantastic webinar that will answer these questions and so much more!
To get the full details about how to join this webinar just follow the link below:
Find Your Signature Voice Over Personality - And How To Sell It
You'll also learn how to:
- Discover your VO personality
- Apply your personality to every voice over genre
- Find the personality in the script
- Bring your personality to the script - every time
The reason I'm looking forward to this webinar so much is that Deb Munro coached me for over a year - so I know how good she is!
Check it out:
Find Your Signature Voice Over Personality - And How To Sell It
May 7th, 2012
As a voice actor, your voice IS your job. And just like how fashion models must keep their bodies looking thin and attractive, or athletes must keep their bodies in tip-top physical condition, we voice actors must keep our voices pristine and clear to ensure that our performances remain consistant.
But do you know how to do that?
And what are the signs that your voice is in trouble?
Here's an interesting vocal health quiz from the good people over at VoiceOverXtra that is worth your time and attention. And after the quiz, be sure to check out the upcoming webinar on vocal health care by Bettye Zoller.
Take the Vocal Health IQ here.
Learn more about the Vocal Health Webinar here.
(The webinar is on May 7th so you'd better hurry!)
November 2nd, 2011
Dan Lenard, one of the world's leading consultants on voice over home studio audio, begins a three-part online webinar series on Home Studio Basics for Voice Over on Thursday night, November 3rd.
With Lenard's trademark pizzazz and humor, the series will detail how to build, equip, and use a home studio to produce quality audio for voice over auditions and jobs.
Lenard is popularly known as the Home Studio Master and is co-host of the Sunday night East-West Audio Body Shop Ustream TV show.
Presented by VoiceOverXtra, the series features live webinars with online instruction followed by a Q&A period during which attendees can directly ask questions by text or audio.
Each 90-minute webinar starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time, and all registered attendees will also receive a full audio/visual recordings the following day, for reference and in case of schedule conflicts for the live presentation.
To learn more or to sign up, click here:
Home Studio Basics for Voice Over
September 10th, 2011
Now in the comfort of your own home, you can improve your voice over skills for auditions and jobs in a new series of monthly online copy clinics with top voice talent, author and trainer (and incredibly cute ) Terri Apple!
You'll be coached as you cold read scripts alone and with other class participants - getting direct feedback - and also learn as a "fly on the wall" when you hear Terri coaching others on how to improve their voice over delivery.
Follow the link below to learn more:
Beginning and Advanced Voice Over Copy Clinics
August 12th, 2011
Are you ready to take your voice over social media game to a whole new level of awesomeness? Then let the voice over super socials show you how!
There's no other way to describe Terry Daniel, Trish Basanyi and Dave Courvoisier - the best known and most authoritative voice actors on social media today. And VoiceOverXtra is presenting them in three major live webinars beginning Aug. 17, revealing their time-saving methods for making money through social media.
To learn more about these fantastic webinars follow this link:
The Voice Over Social Media Success Webinars
August 4th, 2011
I just got back from a much-needed vacation. While on vacation I enjoy doing as close to nothing work related as possible. It's not that I hate my job. In fact, I love this job! But to me, vacation is a time for family, friends, and fun... unless I'm invited to audition — and then it's time to do a little work!
Now, recording on the road is its own special beast: you don't have your normal studio, you most likely don't have your normal equipment (microphones, etc.), and you may not even have your usual computer and software.
This happened to me recently. I had to "commandeer" an old closet in my parents house, fill it full of clothes and blankets, and get everyone in the house to be quite for about 10 minutes while I recorded. (Click on the image above to see my make-shift solution.)
My set up
I normally record on my iMac desktop at home, but the laptop I carry with me when I travel is old, which means that I can't run my favorite Adobe Audition CS5.5 on it. Instead I use Twisted Wave (it's Mac only, sorry), which in many ways can do just as good a job as Audition at a fraction of the price. If you're a beginner (or even a veteran) to voice acting, then this little gem of software magic is an excellent choice.
Now, that little blue light you see in the photo is my AT2020 USB condenser mic. It is an excellent little USB mic with a surprisingly good sound. (And the price is sweet as well!)
Wanna learn more?
As luck would have it, there just happens to be another webinar coming up by VoiceOverXtra. Recording expert Dan Lenard will talk all about the dos and don'ts of recording on the road. If you're interested, you can learn more here.
Working while on vacation?
Voice talent Paul Strikwerda wrote an excellent article (well, he always writes excellent articles) about should a voice actor work or not work during vacation. You can read it here.
July 5th, 2011
The good people over at VoiceOverXtra have been very busy this summer with lots of webinars. Here are two more that are worth checking out!
Three top talents/coaches (Bettye Zoller, James Alburger & Penny Abshire) reveal the techniques for making the right delivery choice for voice over scripts - to win auditions and voice actual jobs. Attendees will learn confidence, how to sound "natural" and how to quickly create and practice characters, read and practice cold copy, and much more. Starts 9 p.m. ET on July 12th.
Learn how to set up, use and get the most out of Mac's new Twisted Wave audio production software, in this live interactive webinar demonstration by acclaimed home studio expert George Whittam. Registered attendees also receive a recording of the entire audio/visual session. Online demo instruction includes setting audio device preferences, file management/organization, basic audio unit effects, creating effect stacks, exporting files, batch processing and more. Starts 9 p.m. ET on July 18th.