Here is what you will get from this course!
A personal one-on-one Skype session with me (up to 30 minutes)
Only the important information you want without a lot of fluff and filler that will waste your time
How to set up a basic low cost broadcast quality home studio and what equipment you will need
The importance of characters and how to develop them
Insider tricks on how to record your demo that will help it stand out to the client
Where and how to find voiceover jobs to start making money fast
How much to charge
Part1: There are a lot of good voice talents out there who have great sounding voices making it heard to break through. This lecture explains how character voices can give you the edge you need to make more money and cut down on competition
Part 2: Helping you to develop your own character voices
Here are 11 samples of popular characters that clients are looking for. "Southern" (Sam Elliot Style), "Tough or Gravelly" and "Storyteller" (Morgan Freeman Style) are especially hot right now
Your demo is very important not only in how you perform but also in the quality of how it sounds. It has to be broadcast quality (suitable for TV and radio). Clients hate pops, clicks and noise between words. Using the right settings can make the difference in getting the job or not. This lecture goes over the basic do's and don'ts when recording your demo
This lecture will give you some good ideas on where to go to find jobs.
This just a quick review of the course with highlights of what we've discussed
More of a straight ahead delivery
Energetic and positive sounding
Animated and excited
Serious and professional
Proefessional and direct
A natural slow southern gentleman delivery / Check out Sam Elliot videos on YouTube
Should sound professional but friendly and welcoming
Tough but friendly
This script has directions included from the actual client for 2 different reads, Its a good example of what you will see on many of the scripts you get.
This should be delivered with a slight natural southern earthy tone. Think about any cowboys you can remember as a kid and how they talked
This is another script with the clients original instructions.
A very natural delivery. Should sound like a story being told and not someone reading a script.
Add a little gravel to your voice and sound manly.
As a narrator you want to compliment the subject but not get in the way. You are not the focus but you set the tone.
As I mentioned Morgan Freeman style delivery is very popular. He is one of the greats but you don't have to sound just like him just work at developing a delivery similar to his style. Check him out of YouTube and listen to how he delivers his voiceovers. Hes the best. If you can come close to him you will get work
We've all heard the classic movie trailer guy so having that sound is good however there are other successful voice talents doing trailers that have a different style. The main thing with movie trailers is to have an edge to your delivery to captivate the listener.
This has the information on how to set up your Skype session with me and other additional information and tips
Jerry Buckner broke into radio broadcasting over 20 years ago as a morning show on-air personality writing comedy and performing a variety of original characters eventually landing his own afternoon talk show.. As demand for his voiceover talents grew he left radio to pursue voice acting. Since then he has voiced hundreds of commercials and documentaries for numerous national and regional clients and has appeared on programs featured on ABC, NBC, TBS, CBS, MTV and VH-1.
In addition to being a premier voice talent, Jerry is a successful songwriter, producer and artist who has written, produced or performed on a wide variety of recording projects including the “Theme To WKRP In Cincinnati”, the top 10 hit “On And On” by Anne Murray and the million selling classic 80’s hit “Pac Man Fever”. As a keyboardist and arranger, Jerry has scored original music for television and motion picture soundtracks along with jingles for a variety of commercial clients including Coke, Papa John’s, Direct TV and Waffle House.
In 2012 he co-produced and performed the title track to the hit Disney movie “Wreck-It Ralph” which received numerous awards including Critic’s Choice for “Best Movie”, Annie awards for “Best Movie” and “Best Soundtrack” and was nominated for an Oscar.
BROADCASTING/ VOICE TALENT AWARDS
1999 A.I.R. AWARD/NOMINATED
2000 A.I.R. AWARD/WINNER
2001 A.I.R. AWARD/NOMINATED
2003 A.I.R. AWARD/NOMINATED
2014 VOICES.COM TOP VOICE TALENT
2015 EYE ON EXCELLENCE AWARD/CBS
R.I.A.A. CERTIFIED GOLD ALBUM/ (Pac-Man Fever/ CBS Records/ Buckner & Garcia)
R.I.A.A. CERTIFIED GOLD SINGLE/ (Pac-Man Fever/ CBS Records/ Buckner & Garcia)
R.I.A.A. CERTIFIED GOLD ALBUM/ (On and On/ Capital Records/ Anne Murray)
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM / CLEVELAND,OH
GEORGIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME/ ATLANTA/ MACON, GA
AMPEX GOLDEN REEL AWARD
GEORGIA SONG WRITERS ASSOCIATION SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
VH1/“Top One Hundred One Hit Wonders”
VH1/“One Hit Wonders Special”
VH1/“Where Are They Now?”
The King of Arcades
Gifts of The Magi