Voice Masters

Voice Over 101: Intro to Animation, Commercial, Singing & Narration!

Sale price Price $249.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

Taught by Award-Winning Casting Directors,
Producers, and Top Pro Level VO Talent: Founders of Voice Masters, Danny Fehsenfeld, Mark Sweeney & Heather Nichols

For the actor who is looking to get an overview of voice-over for animation, commercials, audiobooks, and promos.

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MONDAYS - August 5, 12, 19, 26

6PM-8PM PST / 9PM - 11PM EST

Class size is limited to 10

LECTURE & ACTING VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM

What We Will Cover:

  • Overview of performance skills for animated tv shows, films & games, and beyond including improv, "breaking down" audition copy and "getting out of the room"
  • What it takes to be ready for your demo reel, agents, and competitive auditions 
  • Understanding of how accents make you stand out above the crowd 
  • Overview of the commercial voice-over world and the skills needed to be competitive 
  • Learn how to develop relationships with casting directors, producers, writers, and more
  • Voice-over tips and tricks of voice acting including how to start and basic information on technical aspects of auditioning from your home
  • How to start your voice-over career!

Work with the masters and become your own voice master!​

Paulette Lifton, is a multi-Emmy and MPSE winning Sound/ADR Supervisor on shows like Kung Fu Panda and SpongeBob Squarepants. She was Co-Producer and Casting Director of the animated series, Spy Kids: Mission Critical for Neflix. Ms. Lifton was also the casting and voice director on multiple animated and live-action features for Netflix, Amazon and Starz including the Academy Award-nominated films Lion and Carol. She voice-directed some of the top actors in the business; Meryl Streep, Ed Norton, Jim Gaffigan, Julie Andrews, Kate McKinnon, Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Mel Brooks.

Mimi Maynard is a voice and casting director of her six 3D theatrical animated features she produced for Studio Canal, Summit and Lionsgate with her films winning Best Feature Film Cartoon and the Trophee du European for animation. Ms. Maynard handled the Celebrity casting, voice direction and development on all her films. Independently, she cast the feature Son of Bigfoot. As an actress herself, she won the ACE award and starred in many studio feature films. Her looping career includes, Zootopia, Frozen, Spiderman, and Desperate Housewives. She has been voice coaching actors for over a decade who have booked major commercials, starring roles and television series.

Heather Nichols has vast and varied experience as a professional Voiceover Artist. She has worked as a professional actress on camera, and on the microphone, in various genres, and has trained in Voiceover, Comedy, Drama, Hosting, and Improvisation, bringing a wide-ranging skillset to any project. She has voiced projects for companies such as Visa, Netflix, Bank of America, Cigna, Duke Energy, SurLaTable, Grandin Road, and many more. Heather is thrilled to be a 4x SOVAS Nominee for 2023! She is nominated in the categories of Audiobooks: Fiction, Audiobooks: Self-Help, Audiobooks: Teen, and Narration: E-Learning! With her strong background in marketing, working as the Head of Marketing for a major event producer, plus owning her own Digital Marketing Agency, Heather understands a client’s needs, and the overall goals of a campaign. That real-world business experience helps her students improve their performance skills, but also helps them set up their businesses for success.

Danny is an actor, singer/songwriter, public speaker, and writer. Danny’s body of work includes over 325 commercial campaigns, the Oscar winning "Spiderman Into The Spiderverse”, and is currently starring in several major animation feature films in theaters and on Netflix: as “Lapin” in the Sony/Lionsgate/NWave film Chickenhare & The Hamster Of Darkness (#1 on Netflix June of 2022. As a singer, Danny’s voice can be heard on recordings behind Celine Dion, Brian McKnight, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, Natalie Cole, The Backstreet Boys, Joss Stone, Gavin Degraw, and Wyclef Jean. Danny sang the theme song to Steven Bochco’s “City of Angels”, has voiced over 30 characters for popular video games. As a singer and a pianist, he spent 3 years leading the praise band at the Crystal Cathedral, appearing regularly on “The Hour of Power”. Danny can take any actor who is afraid of singing auditions and transform their fear into success no matter what their skill set is.

As a 20+ year veteran of the voiceover industry, Mark has lent his expertise to nearly every part of the voice acting process, from award-winning commercial voice casting to recording some of the most recognizable voices in the world. He began his career as a commercial editor on 100s of award-winning audio trailers to VO Booth Director for a prestigious bi-coastal theatrical talent agency directing voice actors, celebrities and comedians daily. From there he went on to commercial voice casting with Sound & Fury Casting, Mark's experienced ear was essential to identifying burgeoning voice talent and directing actors to deliver best-in-class performances. As a teacher and coach, Mark shares his casting director insights with an emphasis on self-directing grounded reads that are connected to the message while emphasizing the unique personality behind the voice.

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