Become a professional Voice Actor in 7 easy steps.
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Voice Overs is Acting. Learn how to become a voice actor.
4.2 (28 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
638 students enrolled
Created by Marinda Botha
Last updated 9/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 31 mins on-demand audio
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Express and apply knowledge of the self-directing process for the audio performance
  • Possess a basic command of vocal technique in response to various corporate and commercial voice over scripts and in performance.
  • Express working knowledge of the actor’s approach to analyzing the audio script.
  • Express and demonstrate a technical know-how on microphone technique
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Requirements
  • You do not need any prior knowledge or experience, other than a hunger for knowledge and the commitment to practice the techniques.
  • Students interested in public speaking or those wishing to improve their overall articulation or inability to speak clearly in front of others, are welcome to take this course.
  • For this course you don’t need to buy a microphone. To be able to do the exercises, you may use the microphone on your mobile phone, or the one in your computer.
Description

Hi there. I’m Marinda Botha

Thank you for considering taking this course. The voice over industry can sound very glamorous but the truth is, it takes a lot of hard work to achieve success in this business.

I have been in the voice over business for 14 years and 8 of those I spent working in the British voice over industry. I now work from my home recording studio, in South Africa, with numerous clients from across the world. I am also a lecturer with 6 years teaching experience. I hope this combination will serve you well.

Now in this course I start off quite technical, looking at microphone technique but then we move on to the essence of voice over performance, which I believe is acting. We look at dissecting your script, using and ignoring punctuation, finding your target audience and unearthing subtext from your script.

What tools do you need to enroll in this course? All you need is your computer and a willingness to learn. YOU DON’T NEED TO BUY A MICROPHONE. To be able to do the exercises, you may use the microphone on your mobile phone, or the one in your computer.

Acting for voice overs can be super fun. You can act the whole day long, even though you may have a bad hair day and want to stand barefoot behind the microphone. You can! All the listener is interested in, is the sound of your voice J

So if you are ready for the challenge and serious about becoming a professional voice actor, please enroll. There are 7 lessons to complete and a bonus video on the end. Hop to it!

Who is the target audience?
  • This 7 part course can be taken by complete beginners to advanced students.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 02:13:27
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Want to become a professional Voice Over Actor?
4 Lectures 13:16

Video Lecture 1 - What to consider when wanting to become a professional voice actor.

Preview 03:05

Expanded notes on Video Lecture 1
5 pages

Section 1 Audio Lesson: Visualization Exercise
10:11

Section 1_Questionnaire
4 pages
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Fearing the microphone. Become tech-savvy!
4 Lectures 08:37

Expanded notes on Video Lecture 5
7 pages

Section 2 Audio Lesson
05:00

Section 2_Exercise sheet
8 pages
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Your Target Audience. Speak to your one-person audience.
3 Lectures 04:30

Expanded notes on Video Lecture 9
6 pages

Section 3_Exercise sheet
3 pages
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Marking your script
3 Lectures 04:03
Marking your script
04:03

Expanded notes on Video lecture 12: Marking your script
6 pages

Section 4_Exercise sheet
4 pages
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Punctuation - When not to use it.
3 Lectures 09:09
Punctuation - When not to use it.
04:17

Expanded notes on Video Lecture 15
6 pages

Section 5 Audio Lesson
04:52
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Subtext- How to hook your listener
4 Lectures 15:45
Subtext- How to hook your listener
04:40

Expanded notes on Video Lecture 18
5 pages

Section 6 Audio Lesson
11:05

Section 6_Exercise sheets
3 pages
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Hold onto the meaning!
3 Lectures 04:27
Hold onto the meaning!
04:27

Expanded noted on Video Lecture 22: Carry the thought through.
6 pages

Section 7_Exercise sheet
3 pages
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Bonus Video: Being a foreign voice over artist
1 Lecture 04:40
Bonus video! Being a foreign voice over artist
04:40
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What's next? Final thoughts.
1 Lecture 00:00
What's next? Final thoughts for your career ahead.
3 pages
About the Instructor
Marinda Botha
4.7 Average rating
47 Reviews
2,792 Students
3 Courses
Voice Actor and Trainer

I am a bilingual native speaker of Afrikaans and have a very neutral English accent. I am also experienced in the British voice over industry, as I spent 8 years living and working in London before moving back to South Africa. I am now based in Centurion, Gauteng, working from my home recording studio.

My voice has been described as warm, earthy, sensual, clear and authoritative. It lends itself well to corporate scripts like IVR, medical narration, e-learning, telephony and videos for web.

I hold a Performing Arts Degree and love stretching my acting muscles in the booth. I also trained at The Actor’s centre and did an Advanced Acting for Radio course in London. I have also been teaching at a tertiary education institute in South Africa for 6 years.