VOICEOVER 101

Looking for voice acting classes in Seattle? Whether you’re wanting to learn about acting in games, animated cartoons, or commercials, or just doing some voice acting for fun, our classes are a good place to start. Instructor: Rick May 

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 You can take this class on Saturdays or Tuesdays in June:


SATURDAY CLASS (JUNE)

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Class #32112:
Voiceover 101 - Saturday class
Rick May, instructor

Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10 am-12 noon
June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Teens & adults. Most students are adults.
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


TUESDAY CLASS (JUNE)

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Class #60601:
Voiceover 101: Weeknight class
Instructor: Rick May

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 7 pm-9 pm
6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17
(8 hours of instruction)
Open to: Adults & teens. Most students are adults.
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 15


There’s acting in person, on stage or in front of the camera – and then there’s voice acting.  Voice acting is the art of doing voice-over work on a wide range of features such as TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, documentaries, video games and more.

In voice acting, the actor’s face never appears on screen, but he or she has the opportunity to create a character and make a connection with the audience using only vocals.  

An actor might be twenty, forty, or sixty years old, but using your voice you can create a character of any age, nationality or species.

You can use your voice to create characters who are svelte and frumpy, attractive or repulsive, hopeless or sexy, young or old, funny or dramatic. Voice acting is fun, and a great way for actors to improve their general acting skills on and off the screen. 


In this class, you’ll learn:

  1. the ABCs of voice acting, step by step,
  2. how to train your voice with articulation exercises before  moving on to character work.
  3. how to sound like an announcer when you want to
  4. how NOT to sound like an announcer when you don’t want to (but still have a relaxed professional voice)
  5. how to present as either a “regular person” or a commercial announcer
  6. how to project your enthusiasm
  7. how to communicate emotions
  8. how to do narration for documentaries
  9. how to do voices for animated cartoons
  10. How to do voices for games, one of the hottest industries for actors
  11. how to find your own natural voice
  12. and finally, how to create a range of fun and interesting characters.

You’ll learn about the real world of voice acting, including how to have the best odds of making it in the business.  You’ll have fun and learn a lot.


See also: Accents and Dialects for Actors and Others! (It goes great with this class!)