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Class 161425: VOICEOVER 101 -
SUNDAYS 10 am-12 noon, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
The UW has free parking on Sundays.
Max. Enrollment: 18. Enrolled so far: 2

"Voice acting is the art of doing voiceover work in TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, documentaries, video games and more..."

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 

From Rick’s bio: “In addition to his appearance in major motion pictures, TV shows and commercials, Rick has been featured in many popular video games.  In “Star Fox 64” he is the voice of Peppy Hare and Andross, in “Age of Empires II” he is the narrator and voice of Genghis Khan, and is The Soldier in the ongoing game series “Team Fortress II.”

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!)