Get into the Voiceover Business: Find & Impress Clients

A professional insider's course on how to create success in the voiceover business.
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 39 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

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

Periodic updates


What are the requirements?

  • Students will need a home studio or access to one complete with a broadcast quality microphone, computer with duel processers and recording software program to fully benefit from this course although I do devote a section on how to set up an inexpensive home studio for those students just starting out

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Improve their voiceover skills, find jobs and make money

What is the target audience?

  • New and established voice talents who want to improve their voiceover skills and find jobs that will make them money. "Voiceover Artists". "Online Instructors" - "Online Video Creators" - "Podcast Creators - "Webinar Speakers"

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:00

This introduction will give you an idea of what this course has to offer and the things you will learn that will help you start making money quickly in the voiceover business

Section 2: Home Studio
02:44

I explain how how set up a basic inexpensive broadcast quality home studio.

Section 3: Developing Your Voice Style
02:34

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

03:36

Part 2: Helping you to develop your own character voices

Section 4: Voiceover Samples By Category
00:04

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

Country
01:13
Conversational
00:24
Cowboy
00:46
Grandfather
00:30
Gritty/Gravelly
00:19
Movie Trailer
00:38
Narrator
00:43
Southern American
00:29
Story Teller
01:12
Thoughtful/Genuine
00:35
Tough/Burly Guy
00:56
Section 5: Recording Your Demo
00:54

Getting prepared to record your demo

04:52

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

Recording Your Demo Q&A
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Section 6: Finding Jobs
01:57

This lecture will give you some good ideas on where to go to find jobs.

Finding Jobs Q&A
Article
Section 7: Parting Tips And Suggestions
01:41

This just a quick review of the course with highlights of what we've discussed

Section 8: Practice Scripts (actual working scripts with client/product names omitted.
Article

More of a straight ahead delivery

Article

Energetic and positive sounding

Article

Animated and excited

Article

Serious and professional

Article

Proefessional and direct

Article

A natural slow southern gentleman delivery / Check out Sam Elliot videos on YouTube

Article

Should sound professional but friendly and welcoming

Article

Tough but friendly

Article

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.

Article

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

Article

This is another script with the clients original instructions.

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A very natural delivery. Should sound like a story being told and not someone reading a script.

Article

Add a little gravel to your voice and sound manly.

Article

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.

Article

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

Article

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.

Section 9: Course Q&A
Article

This has the information on how to set up your Skype session with me and other additional information and tips

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Instructor Biography

Jerry Buckner, How To Make Money In The Voiceover Business

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

MUSIC AWARDS

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

TELEVISION

AMERICAN BANDSTAND

SOLID GOLD

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

VH1/“Top One Hundred One Hit Wonders”

VH1/“One Hit Wonders Special”

VH1/“Where Are They Now?”

MTV“Featured Guest”

HISTORY CHANNEL

FILMS

Wreck-It Ralph

The King of Arcades

Gifts of The Magi

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