ABOUT THIS CLASS
Over the course of four weeks, we will delve into different genres of voice over work, from commercial to animation, and everything in between. You'll learn the technical basics of producing industry standard auditions from home, including microphone technique and editing software. Most importantly, we’ll have fun discovering your voice’s unique qualities and your own preferences in order to identify a solid, enjoyable path into your VO journey, rather than diving into the whole pie face first - just like with the rest of your acting work, you gotta love it!
There’s plenty of work out there for each voice; by the end of the 4 weeks, you will be armed with a strategic plan to have your voice heard!
4 weeks - Online course
Dates: Tuesdays, March 5th - March 26th
Class size is limited.
Sign up by February 20th!
• Technical set up instruction on your own device during first class
• Shared mistress screen for optimized learning of software and editing techniques (Audacity/Twisted Wave)
• Homework recording practice for feedback each week
• Constructive review and troubleshooting
Week 1: ONLINE - March 5th - 11am
VO overview, focus on promos and tech.
Week 2: ONLINE - March 12th - 11am
Playback/feedback on homework. Focus on TV and radio commercials and the differences in requested styles.
Week 3: ONLINE - March 19th - 11am
Playback/feedback on homework. Focus on dubbing and video games this week. Efforts, matching lip flaps, working with character visuals.
Week 4: ONLINE - March 26th - 11am
Playback/feedback on homework. Focus on animation this week: all the fun! Play techniques to create a voice, vocal techniques to tweak – pitch, pace, impediments, accent.
"I was amazed at how much I learned in just one session.”"
“I took a coaching lesson with Cerris regarding understanding Audacity. She is caring, compassionate and has in-depth knowledge on how to turn out a professional VO. I would sincerely recommend her to new and seasoned professionals.”
“As a newbie, I feel like I learned a comprehensive overview of the VO industry and what options I want to focus on as I begin. I’m not wandering in the dark. Priceless!”
Growing up in a remote Cornish beach village, Cerris (Keh-ris) began creating stories out of nature and her imagination as a wee sprite and hasn’t stopped since.
Having learned the tech side of voiceover with a right brain and on a budget, Cerris is thrilled to share those learnings. Cerris is also passionate about work/life/spirit balance: this has become a foundation of her teaching practice.
Cerris’ film/TV credits include Appaloosa, Our Flag Means Death, FBI: International, The Fourth Wall, Snowbound, Beatrice, Rule of Three, Wall/Paper and Days of Our Lives.
Cerris’ voice is featured touring globally in IBM’s Think exhibit and Watson installations and in a variety of films, audiobooks, animated series, video games and ad campaigns. She also serves as voice match for several franchises.