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With over 12 hours of video content, Voice Recording Bootcamp provides in-depth, hands-on training and production by professional audio engineers that allows students to produce studio quality work for auditions and jobs. If you can send an email, you can do this.
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|Section 1: The Basics - Introduction to Recording Equipment & Audacity|
Who we are. What you'll learn by hanging out with us!
Welcome to Voice Recording BootcampPreview
Creating your space- sound treatment and sound proofing
Microphones- polar patterns to cut down room noise
Microphones- what type is best for you?
DAWs- Audacity and others
Setting up your DAW- sample rate, bit depth
Setting up Audacity- inputs and outputs
How to send and share your audio with the clientPreview
Installing Audacity on a PC
Installing Audacity on a MacPreview
Recording with Audacity
Features of Audacity
Editing lab instructions
Exporting your audio with Audacity
Importing audio into Audacity
Editing Lab- Delete, copy/paste
RESOURCES- SOUND FILE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR EDITING LAB
Week 1- Final thoughts
HOMEWORK- BUNNINGS SCRIPT FOR YOU TO RECORD AND EDIT
|Quiz 1||6 questions|
|Section 2: The Essentials: Building a Booth & Smoother Editing|
Week 2- Welcome
Build a booth!
RESOURCES- HALLWAY BOOTH CD QUALITY SOUNDFILES
Listening to our booth recordings. More about preamps
Editing- Breaths and silence, part 1
Editing- breaths and silence, part 2
EDITING LAB- BREATHS AND SILENCE
Navigating- Fit Project, Fit Selection, and Garage Band Exporting
HOMEWORK- TIDE SCRIPT FOR YOU TO RECORD AND EDIT
Section 2 Quiz
|Section 3: The Ins and Outs of File Types & Compression and Normalization Explained|
Ripping and burning
Computer Basics- File types, part 1-mp3 and wav
Computer Basics- File types, part 2- data compression
Computer Basics- File types, part 3- time compression
Computer basics- Creating mp3s with Audacity
Computer basics- Drives
Computer basics- File naming
Computer basics- Organization
Normalization in Audacity
Compression in Audacity
Audacity compressor issue solved!
Amplify in Audacity
Studio session for compression and normalization exercise
Editing lab- compression and normalization
RESOURCES- COMPRESSION / NORMALIZATION EDITING LAB
Section 3 Quiz
|Section 4: Making Your Voice Over Career Work in an Online World|
Getting jobs online with guest instructor Dave SmithPreview
RESOURCES- VOICE OVER JOB SITES HANDOUT
VO job websites overview
Elance- Going deep
Elance- Going deeper
How long does it take to do a job?
Getting paid on Elance
How much do we pay to play?
RESOURCES- HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH FIVERR HANDOUT
Getting the best jobs with the best clients, part 1
Getting the best jobs with the best clients, part 2
Using your special skills to get more work
Exploring elance to sharpen your marketing
Section 4 Quiz
|Section 5: SPECIAL UPDATE: ELANCE IS NOW UPWORK|
Upwork- introduction and FAQ
Your Upwork profile
Certificates, Employment History, Education
Fine-tuning your Profile
The Upwork Team app
Finding jobs with Upwork
More tips for getting started with Upwork
|Section 6: A SURPRISE EMAIL! AUDITION REQUEST FOR THAT BIG JOB!|
HOMEWORK- YOUR BIG BREAK! AN AUDITION!
YOU ARE DOING THE HOMEWORK, RIGHT?
Section 5 Quiz
|Section 7: How to Talk to Clients & Equalization and Noise Reduction Explained|
Homework review- file sending do's and dont's
Client information gathering- intro, file type and naming
Client information gathering- how to send files to clients, part 1
Client information gathering- how to send files to clients, part 2
Client information gathering- How would you like your files? Pronunciation help
Batch processing demonstration
RESOURCES- BATCH PROCESSED FILES FROM DEMO
Export Multiple- Audacity's "batch processing"
Working with labels in Audacity
EQ, frequencies, and cleaning up your sound
EQ demonstration, fixing "p" pops, low cut to clean up
Low Cut clean up in Audacity
Noise Reduction in Audacity
Final thoughts, what's up next
Section 6 Quiz
|Section 8: Listening for Quality: Microphones, Monitors, & Producer Listen-Ins. Oh, my!|
RESOURCES- MIC SHOOTOUT HIGH QUALITY SOUND FILES
Scott is an owner of Studio C Creative Sound in San Diego CA, where he has been creating and engineering audio productions for broadcast, industry, and the arts since 1983. He holds a BA in Music Technology and Communications from UCSD. Clients include Disney, ABC, CBS, PBS, Qualcomm, Warner Audio, Harper Audio, Simon and Schuster, and hundreds of major companies worldwide.
Studio C also has a Los Angeles location which specializes in app development, as well as training for aspiring app developers.
Deborah Reeves is an audio engineer, voice over artist, and educator. A graduate of UC San Diego, Deborah teaches college courses in the audio department at The Art Institute of California - San Diego. She regularly engineers for Voice Over classes and produces a weekly radio program. When she's not teaching or working in voice over, she's producing music or hanging out with her dogs.