Finding your place in the Voice-Over Industry
What is Voice-Over?
We hear voice-overs so much on a daily basis that we often don’t really think about it. During a time that many have been indoors for quarantine due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, you have probably heard more voice-over than ever. A voice-over may be heard on a video game you’re playing, an audiobook, a podcast you’re streaming, YouTube Video tutorial, or a commercial you’re watching for a well-known brand. (Sounding familiar yet?)
Merriam-Webster defines “Voice-over” as the “voice of an unseen narrator speaking (as in a motion picture or television commercial)”. It can also be “the voice of a visible character (as in a motion picture) expressing unspoken thoughts”.
The voice-over industry covers virtually all areas of media, from animation to video games to journalism to education. Talented and skilled voice-over professionals use their voices to convey information, establish a mood, and create characters. Every voice has a different sound, but each voice-over artist still has key elements in their delivery that are necessary to achieve a successful voice-over.
Who would be interested in taking a voice-over class?
Many people have been told their entire life, “You have a great voice” or “You have a great voice for radio!”, but they aren’t aware of the industry. Some may not think that voice-over is an option for them or they may not know how to get started in the voice-over business. If you haven’t been the recipient of this specific compliment, don’t worry. This may still be a great path for you.
How does a Voice-Over class work?
We’d love to tell you more about our Introduction to Voice-Over Workshop, offered in partnership with Such-A-Voice. This interactive class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! In the class, participants will discover industry’s opportunities, the structure of advertising, how to make a demo, the kinds of voices in demand, and most importantly, obtain a proven process for finding work. Students will even have the opportunity to get a voice-evaluation by our instructor.
Who teaches the Voice-Over workshop?
By partnering with Such-A-Voice, we are able to have instructors lead the workshop who are currently working in the voice-over business! They have wide backgrounds, having voiced commercials for companies including Samsung, Audible, Transitions Lenses, Scholastic, Simple Skincare, character work on various video games, eLearning projects, and animated videos and more.
How much does this class cost?
The cost of the class is $25 per attendee. You will leave with a wealth of information as well as a clear idea of if this is an area you would like to pursue further.
I want to take the class. How do I enroll?
We’re glad you’re interested in joining us. To enroll in the course, view our upcoming sessions to see which date works with your schedule then click the register now button.
About Savannah Technical College Continuing Education
STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Continuing Education classes do not require formal enrollment into the college. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match both personal and professional development needs. For more details about other classes visit: http://www.savannahtech.edu/learn-now
Published: June 10th, 2020