By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 11, 2008
Julie Williams of Voice-Overs.com has generously donated a copy of her CD "Proven Voice-Over Techniques", an edited version of Julie's 11-hour voice-over workshop.
You might recognize Julie as one of our experts on the Voice Over Experts podcast and from a previous giveaway. If you click on her name above, you'll be taken to her profile and will be able to listen to her speak to learn more about her and her teaching style.
Last summer we held a Julie Williams workshop at Voices.com. A group of voice actors from London and the surrounding area gathered together and listened to Julie's CD as we ate some pizza and networked.
Vince Londini, Randy White, Michele Dyck, Pete Newman, Jorge Mendoza, and Bob Purssglove were there with several members of the Voices.com team including Laurynda Pasma, Erica Bontje, Carol Mroz and myself.
Here's a picture I took later on, but since we're on the topic of who was there, I'll insert it just below. We were on the phone with Julie Williams at this point, listening intently as she told us a story and shared more tips about voice over marketing.
In between tracks, we'd take breaks to discuss the material presented which often segued into other conversations about technology, marketing and how to use your voice.
During one of these instances, the question of "Should I invest in an ISDN line or Source-Connect" came up, one that is being asked quite a bit more these days with the new (and less expensive) technology on the market.
It was conversations like these with banter or "talking shop" that really helped to unite our band of guests and believe me, with Julie's CD as the inspiration, we could have talked all day!
One aspect of Julie's CD was about promotion and production of voice over demos. Everyone found these insights very useful and also appreciated the "Coloring Words" segment to help them really give life to the copy that they read.
Jam packed with information and audio samples, this workshop concentrates on Julie's first and most important step in the 1-2-3 Start of Voice-Overs: Your VO Delivery: refining your craft.
à¹ Interpretive reading: Making it "real"
à¹ Developing your "half voice" for intimacy
à¹ Emphasis with: punching & coloring
à¹ Handling humor and emotional material
à¹ Dialog Copy: Interacting with another
à¹ Subtly improving your less talented partner!
à¹ Pacing for each type of job
à¹ Producing a "killer" demo tape
à¹ Merchandising your talents
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