6 week workshop
12 hours of online group coaching
3 hour intro session
6×90 minute weekly practice sessions
Workshop Focuses on:
- Explainers & eLearning
- Narration & Characters
$400 per participant
The Voice Over Study is a group performance-based 6 week-long workshop. Twelve participants get 12 hours of online group coaching. It’s an opportunity to concentrate on performance specifically for today’s voice over market in commercials, narrations, eLearning and explainers (which make up >60% of available work).
Born of successful group performance coaching experiences in Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta and Los Vegas, and replicating similar workshops that colleagues in LA and NYC offer, Kim Handysides launched the first Voice Over Study group in March 2020.
The Voice Over Study is broken into a 3-hour Intro session followed by 6 x 90-minute weekly practice sessions. We begin with a focus on commercials. TV, radio and web commercials are the most lucrative of voice over jobs. Booking one can make your month, and if it’s a big enough media buy or a long campaign, even your year. In the first part of our work, we’ll break down the elements of nailing a spot. From targeted script analysis, to connecting with the message, to bringing your best read, to the optimal way to show your range. Kim will share a solid action plan for self-tapes and what to include and not include in your commercial demo. The intro typically happens on a weekend (Sunday) afternoon 1:30 – 4:30 Eastern time.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Kim’s Voiceover Study Group is a solid introduction to the different paths in the voiceover world. Kim’s passion and dedication to her craft are abundant and she transmits her vast knowledge effortlessly and joyfully!
I really enjoyed these classes and your generosity throughout. I’m having a great time and would like to continue with you after this class ends.
If you are looking to get into the voiceover business and have not found your voice, this class is for you. Or if you are a working actor and want to sharpen your skills or add a new one, Kim and Lisa are whom you seek. I am forever grateful that these two wonderful women have been put on my journey as an artist.
Whether you’re new to voice acting or returning after a long absence, Kim Handysides The Voice Over Study is a performance intensive workshop where technical proficiency leads to confidence building.
I signed up for the 6-week VoiceOver workshop because I wanted to improve my self-audition tapes, which I’m often asked to submit for Stunt-Actor roles.
Each group session built upon the previous one by using practical script reading exercises to assess and guide the skill level of each participant and in so doing, allowed each voice-over artist to show marked improvement by week (6) six.
For me, the workshop gently but deliberately instilled the importance of reading out LOUD every day to hone my voice skills, specifically – modulation to transmit emotion and connection to each Character.
The Intro to the Voice Over Study is followed by the weekly Study, an opportunity to practice the techniques learned in a 90-minute practice session every Tuesday evening (EST) for 6 weeks. For these follow-up sessions, the group is split in two. Weekly zoom links and scripts are sent to members and are led by Kim and Lisa Suliteanu. Each participant will have an opportunity to perform with direction as well as learn from other members.
Beyond our focus on commercials, we also explore performance technique in explainers, eLearning and corporate narration, discovering your narrator and character work. In addition to the weekly peer practice, group members are invited to a private facebook group for suggestions, questions, tips, and other support and contact between sessions.
This 12-hour intensive 6-week group workshop is offered every 2 months at $400 per participant. Minimum to run: 10 participants, maximum 12. This workshop sells out quickly – typically in 5-10 days. Contact Kim today if you think this may be a good fit for you.