The most important skill required for voice acting or voice over work is the ability to read aloud for performance. This is a wonderful skill and one that can also be used to read aloud to children, friends, elderly or sick relatives etc.
We can all read - some better than others - and because of this we all think we can read aloud. The truth is, we can't. Some of us struggle. Reading aloud is a skill that anyone can learn but there are basics steps to go through. Most importantly is the pace. When we read to ourselves our eyes and brain work very quickly, if you need to vocalise the words you need to give your mouth time to move from one sound to the next. Pausing is also essential and needs to be more frequent and longer than when we read silently to ourselves.
This course has been designed so that you can hop from one lecture to another they are not dependent upon each other, this makes improving your speech and reading aloud easier for you as you can concentrate on the bits you think you need to.
I have been teaching people to speak clearly since 1994 when I qualified as a speech trainer and in 2014 I obtained my Fellowship from the Victoria College of Drama with a specialisation in Reading Aloud. I have had articles published in magazines world wide and I've also written an academic paper.
I teach this course as though you were sitting opposite me in my own lounge. I explain and demonstrate and then you have opportunities to practice out loud before we move onto the next part of the skill.
Not all (perhaps a very small percentage) of voice acting/voice over work is the very dramatic cartoon type voice. Most voice over work uses an ordinary voice which is clear and has expression. I can teach you how to improve your reading aloud skills so that you will be able to read aloud:
This course does NOT teach you the technical aspects of recording - I know very little about microphones or sound proofing but I do know that you could have the best recording facilities in your town but if your voice isn't up to the job it will be waste of a good facility!
This course gives you plenty of opportunities to practice along with me, after all you can't improve your reading aloud skills unless you read aloud!