Voice Acting 101

Mastering How To Speak
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Hosted by

John Wang
Brendan Hunter
Joe Goffeney

Course Overview

Transform yourself with Voice Acting 101

As with any profession or trade, it takes time for people to master their craft; voice acting included. A weekend seminar at a famous studio or a weeklong boot camp with a voice coach may be cool, but it probably won't increase your abilities to the point of landing loads of voice gigs. That's why we designed this course with the goal of making sure students see tangible improvements in not just acting, but speaking as a whole.

VA101 is designed to teach students about their vocal instrument and how to play it. Starting out from the basics and diving deep into understanding the different parts, how to control them, and how to train them to ensure its longevity. You will learn about your Voicebox, your articulators, posture, warmup and breathing techniques, consonants, plosives, sibilance, natural articulation, handling a lisp, mic techniques, and so much more!

Course Outcomes

  • Well-spoken:
    There is a strong emphasis on speech in this class, with focus on breathing, pause, pronunciation, annunciation, and being comfortable in your own voice.
  • Stamina:
    We will teach you proper techniques with lip trill, rapid breaths and gasp in order grow your muscle.
  • Better Reading:
    Being able to read aloud well helps you look more confident in front of others, more professional,and greatly improves your empathy when relating with people, which not only makes you a better actor, but a better human.

Testimonials

Enrolling in VA101 has been one of the best investments I have made in myself for quite some time.

Bella Sapphire

Student
An incredibly useful class for someone who’s trying to be a voice actor. A well thought out package, led by incredible talent.

Wiley Bottcher

Student

Hosted By

  • John Wang

    Co-Founder of Closing Credits

    John Wang is a 10 year production veteran, a voice coach, casting and dialogue director, and voice actor. With indepth knowledge on both sides of the window and behind the scenes, his work can be found on major networks such as NBC, CCTV, BTV, and Discovery as well as dozens of video games, corporate videos, and commercials.

    Fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese, John currently direct talents across the world for various major brands and corporations. With partner studios in Beijing and Tokyo, some of his clients include Google, Microsoft, Nike, Mitsubishi, and United Airlines.

    He is the founder and CEO of Voicedubz Studios and the Head of Education and co-founder of Closing Credits.

  • Brendan Hunter

    Actor and Voice Coach

    While Brendan Hunter has worked on several notable live action projects, he is best known for his many English-Version Anime roles. With classic roles on programs such as Dragonball, Dragonball GT, Cardfight! Vanguard, LBX, and others like Hunter x Hunter, etc. Video games include the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and others like Mega Man: Powered Up, Order & Chaos and LBX for Nintendo. Since 2003 he’s been voicing the battle between good and evil in many forms, sometimes even rooting for evil. Currently appearing on Ladies vs. Butlers, LBX, Futurecard Buddyfight, and Cardfight! Vanguard and on TV, Film, Radio and online pieces the world over.

    Brendan has been an acting and voice coach for over 10 years in the studio.

  • Joe Goffeney

    Professional Voice Actor

    Joe Goffeney is a freelance voice actor from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    He started his voice-over career in 2016, and since then has done work for video games, commercials, animations, audiobooks, and more. Some of his notable clients include Disney, Spotify, Subway, Moonton, and Amazon.

    Joe has been cast for dozens of character roles in mobile games and animated films, such as Dyrroth in "Mobile Legends," Yuki in "Eternal Return," as well as The Tidesinger in the online animated webseries "Songs of War."

Course Schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • Homework

    About 2 hours per week

    It will take about 2 hours each week for homework. Please plan accordingly
  • March 2024 Cohort

    Wednesdays @ 2pm ET + Thursdays @ 7pm ET

    Our live sessions in the March 2024 cohort will happen every Wednesday & Thursday.


    These sessions will be alternately taught by Brendan Hunter (Wednesdays at 2pm ET) and John Wang (Thursdays at 7pm ET).

  • Practice Workout Sessions

    Weekly

    We have TAs and assistants who will be scheduling weekly practice sessions with you.

Course Benefits

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  • Live interactive classes

    You will get personalized feedback and sessions will be just like a classroom setting
  • Video Recordings & Downloadable Content

    If you need to review a class or want to learn more, the content will be ready for you
  • Dedicated Assistance

    This course has an instructor, a TA, and peer-run assistance to help you with your questions.

Frequency Asked Questions

What happens if I miss a class?
We will record the live session for you to review.
What is your refund policy?
No refunds. Please be sure you want to take the course before you purchase it.
Do I have to turn on my video during sessions?
If you are uncomfortable showing your face on video, you don’t have to. It is helpful for instructors to watch your gestures and your movements in order to properly assess you as a student, but it’s not required.

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