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The Voice Over Audition Prep Program
plus optional demo

The fast track to booking voice over auditions

This program quickly prepares you to submit better auditions, stand out from the crowd, and above all, get more voice acting work.

4 steps–

  1. Private coaching session #1, Audition Techniques
    First we check your chops, and get you up to speed

  2. Private coaching session #2, Audition Drills
    Next we run drills with you – simulating real auditions with casting agents

  3. Interactive class–Auditions 101: The Audition Process
    Then we teach you industry ‘best practices’

  4. Optional: Demo

Private Sessions are one hour long and take place Online via Zoom, or at our New York City (NYC) studio, depending on you and your coach’s location and preference.

The Auditions 101 Interactive Group Class is two hours long and takes place via Zoom.

 

VOICE OVER AUDITION PREP PROGRAM

(53 customer reviews)

$395.00

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This program is designed for voice actors who want to jump in and quickly begin winning auditions.
If you want to get your feet wet, begin auditioning for voice over auditions, and book voice over work, then this program is for you. 

This is more than a bunch of voiceover audition tips.  This is a personalized program, geared to identifying your strengths, developing your ability to present them, and demonstrating to audition screeners that you are a voiceover professional. Even more than that – prove you are the right voiceover professional for them.

After you sign up, we’ll get in touch to discuss your preferred schedule.

$395.00

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First, you’ll have a private session, focusing on ‘Audition Techniques’
We check your chops, and get you up to speed

 

Covering audition technique basics, you and your coach will quickly identify which voiceover genres are most relevant for you to audition in (e.g. commercial, audiobook, animation, documentary, corporate, eLearning). It’s always important to align your interests and capabilities with your pursuits in the VO marketplace. That’s a key part of the Edge Studio coaching curriculum. Together, you’ll:

  • Determine which voice acting auditions will be most relevant for you
  • Learn to identify which genres might have less competition
  • Ultimately select the auditions you have the best chance of booking

Then using actual audition scripts, your coach will work with you on groundwork techniques.

  • Find out which of your vocal attributes will likely attract casting teams, and which ones will likely turn them off
  • Review performance techniques that help blend the client’s direction with your authentic, natural voice.
  • Learn how to insert personality into your recording, while still adhering to the client’s direction
  • Focus a lot on the first few seconds of your audition, since casting teams move quickly through submissions and make quick decisions based on ‘first impression’
  • Work on 4 key components that voice actors use to win auditions: Pacing, connecting words, emphasizing the right words, and using the appropriate emotion
  • Work on variety for multiple quality takes

It is SO important to have this insight before you begin auditioning. The industry is full of talent who make performing and technical mistakes that instantly brand them as less than fully professional, simply because they didn’t know.

Even if you have experience in a related field (say theater acting, corporate presentation, singing, disc jockeying, comedy, improv, reciting poetry, even the debate club), it can cause you to overestimate what you think you know. This session will fill in your knowledge gaps, and help you go on to greater auditioning success!


Second, another private session with ‘Simulated Audition
Drills’
We run drills with you – simulating real auditions with casting agents

 

Your coach will drill you on simulated auditions, focusing on “best practices” audition techniques specific to your most marketable genres. You will learn how to provide clean, clear, useful audition recordings. You’ll also come to understand why this is so important in attracting the attention of voiceover agents, voiceover casting pros, and clients at online casting sites. You need to pay close attention to this if you want them to pay attention to you!

In addition to providing simulated client direction, your coach will also work with you on SELF-direction, since that’s how virtually every audition works: when recording your voice in your home studio, nobody is there to guide you. This is one of the most valuable takeaways from this program.

The Edge Studio teaching process and learning techniques ensure you’ll know how to:

  • Work with real copy and real client direction
  • Bring some originality to the read without compromising client direction
  • Self-direct and hear your own performance objectively
  • Incorporate best practices when auditioning


Third, participate in this highly direct, interactive class
The Audition Process 101′
Then we teach you industry ‘best practices’

This interactive class is 2-hours long, and takes place via Zoom.

 

 

Just like Edge Studio’s core VO private training, group classes are equally as instructive as VO private training. You’ll benefit from seeing how other students respond to direction, what choices they make, and what questions they think to ask. You may hear inspiring ideas you hadn’t previously considered.

The Auditions 101 Class covers all 3 essential auditioning considerations: 1) The audition process. 2) Seeing things from the casting teams’ perspective. 3) Industry best practices.

Begin by learning where you can get voice over auditions:

  • The four main places to get auditions
    • Online-casting-sites like Voices.com
    • Agents, managers, any paid helper
    • Social media
    • Direct marketing, including cold calls, marketing outreach, etc.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of each one

Then learn the key to winning auditions:

  • How to interpret typical client expectations so you’re on par with long-time pros
  • How to break down client directions into functional bits, to figure out what the client expects to hear
  • How to decipher confusing, ambiguous, or even missing client direction
  • Script analysis and how to know the copywriter’s intent
  • Maintain good audition etiquette
  • A whole bunch of “been there, done that” tips

And super importantly, learn the answers to the following questions about auditioning:

  • Should you slate? If so, how?
  • Should you read the entire audition if it’s long?
  • How closely should you observe the client’s directions?
  • Is it okay to ad lib a bit?
  • Should you give multiple takes? How different should they be?
  • Is it okay to fix typos in the script?
  • Is watermarking your voice over audition helpful?
  • Breath removal – when should you remove breaths, and when not?
  • What technical audio editing is expected?
  • What audio quality is expected?
  • What’s the best way to submit auditions?
  • And an amazing two proof-listening technique (the audio equivalent of proofreading) that catches a surprising number of errors

Get ready to audition!

This program can pay for itself with your first successful audition!

So if you’re wondering how to get auditions, where to find them, and how to win them, then this program is it. There is a lot to be read between the lines. You’ll learn them in this program.

By incorporating these practices and avoiding classic audition errors, you’ll skip the trial-and-error phase of self-education. It’s critical that you and your recording sound fully professional.

VOICE OVER AUDITION PREP PROGRAM, PLUS DEMO

(25 customer reviews)

$1,395.00

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The Audition Prep Program, Plus Demo is a natural match…

This program combines the 3 parts of The Audition Prep Program, and also includes a complete demo production program.  This is a great way to jump-in and begin auditioning and marketing your demo.

This program is designed for voice actors who want to jump in and quickly, begin winning auditions, and market a demo.

This is more than a bunch of voiceover audition tips.  This is a personalized program, geared to identifying your strengths, developing your ability to present them, and demonstrating to audition screeners that you are a voiceover professional. Even more than that – prove you are the right voiceover professional for them. In addition to the invaluable training you’ll receive from our audition experts, having a fully produced, marketable demo will give you the professional leg-up you need to start booking work.

After you sign up, we’ll get in touch to discuss your preferred schedule.

$1,395.00

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Option: The Audition Prep Program, Plus Demo

 

Is the Audition Prep Program enough? Or should you opt for the 'Plus Demo' Program?

While professional training is important to success in starting voice acting careers, another important step in booking voiceover work is having a demo.

The ‘Plus Demo’ Program includes everything in the ‘Audition Prep’ Program, plus a demo!

Clients expect professional voice actors to have at least one demo. Even if they listen only to your audition, and don’t listen to your demo, it raises eyebrows if you don’t have one. So, when you’re ready to record a high-quality demo, this comprehensive demo program is the right way to do it.

Edge Studio demo coaches, directors, and sound-design mixers are specifically expert in demo production. They are working VO professionals, experienced in direction, sound design, music bed selection, mixing, mastering, and – very important – knowledgeable in current demo practices and standards (including up-to-date choices of music). Demos produced at Edge Studio are known throughout the VO industry for their technical quality, performance honesty, and personal representation.  So, as the first step in this professional voiceover demo program, we work to make this demo uniquely yours.

 

Here are the 5-steps we take to create your demo-

 

Step 1 – Private Script Preparation Session

Exploring one-to-one with you, you and your coach will develop and edit demo scripts specific to your voice, marketable genres, and personal interests. The scripts on your demo will be unique to you.

Step 2 – Private Demo Recording Session

A private recording session with your coach. You can record at your home studio, our New York City (NYC), Los Angeles (LA), or Washington DC studio, or any studio of your choice. If not at our VO studio in New York City, we’ll review and approve the sound quality (not all studios are up to par).

Step 3 – Demo Mix

We mix every segment on your demo so that it sounds like a snippet from a paid job. Your demo should sound like it has been assembled of recordings from different studios, recorded on different days, and mixed by different engineers. As a result, voiceover casting teams will find your demo more realistic and interesting to listen to. You (and a prospective voiceover agent) will find it way more marketable.
Even more important, our results are respected throughout the VO industry. Professional-quality demos from Edge Studio are known for their success rates – a demo produced by Edge Studio is inclined to get the voice actor more work, more easily.

Step 4 – Demo Mix Revisions

We incorporate your input and preferences, too. So we’re glad to make any reasonable revisions. After all, your demo is a representation of you. You must feel terrific about the results, to be comfortable with your demo and market it successfully.

Step 5 – Demo Mastering

This is the final step that many amateurs forget. Final audio processing ensures your demo is industry-standard and grabs casting teams’ attention!

The Audition Prep Program, Plus Demo is a natural match...

The Audition Prep Program, Plus Demo is a natural match for beginning your career, being prepared to audition, and producing a professional demo. With this program, you’ll receive professional-grade service and significant savings.

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