Your wonder-ings addressed. Your suspicions dashed--or confirmed. Your questions answered. :)
An open, honest look at all aspects of the animation and game production processes, from start to finish--so you can see exactly how you can fit into it and your best next steps to take to do so.
Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Class size STRICTLY limited; approval required. Please see application details here and submit your payment here.
I'm back in NYC and have one night free to be able to put something awesome together for you all...so I threw every awesome thing I possibly could into this workshop I created ENTIRELY based off of requests from YOU--voice actors and LTM alumni. (Thanks folks!)
I took the specific things with which people mentioned needing more help/guidance, felt like they weren't getting in other VO classes/training experiences, or just wanted to learn more about, and aimed to fill these gaps with this packed night of information, practical exercises and on-mic work, designed to leave you with a better understanding of what can sometimes seem like a confusing, impenetrable industry--and have it make just a little more sense. :)
The LTM "Behind The Scenes" Animation/Games Industry Workshop will start off with a detailed lecture-style explanation/overview of both full production processes, start to finish, from each of our guests' respective industries, both animation and video game production.
After this intro, we'll begin the on-mic portion of the night, formatted as a mock audition with a twist: You'll leave the door open behind you, so to speak, and be able to hear everything those on the "other end" are discussing after you leave, for a rare opportunity to hear honest, rare, and unfiltered insights into how casting decisions are made, and how your work and performances hold up in a professional context.
We'll end the night with a live demo critique, in which we will play and critique selected demos/excerpts to demonstrate what works and what doesn't, finishing with a no-holds-barred Q&A, where you'll have a chance to ask any remaining industry questions you might have, and we will get real--clearing up anything you might still want to know about the casting process, rates, unions, demos, how to balance pursuing VO with a supporting job while getting started, the best advice that we use in our own work, and how to best refine your hireability.
As a bonus, I'm also sending you off with FREE take-home resources and worksheets to help you continue to facilitate your VO career growth after the workshop, including Ten Things You Can Do Every Day To Become A Better Voice Actor, and goal tracking/planning tools to help you make the most of the opportunity the new year--and beyond--may bring (including one SUPER easy way to get your first game credit--by the end of THIS MONTH. Yes. Seriously. By the end of January 2019). All attendees also get 50% off all private sessions with me for the week surrounding the workshop, to help make the most of this opportunity (details below).
Oh, and did I mention all of this will be taught by THREE industry professionals?
About Melanie Ehrlich: Click here for her bio on this very site!
About Lisa Ortiz: Lisa is widely known for her roles as Amy Rose in the Sonic The Hedghog games and series and Lina Inverse in Slayers, as well as her work in Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, One Piece and more. Both an actor and director, she is the current voice director of the Pokemon animated series and movies. A woman who wears many hats, Lisa also casts, directs and produces with her audio post company, Noise of O Productions.
About Grace Sin: An LTM alum of Melanie's popular Voiceover Sampler Class (and more!) herself, Grace is the Creative Producer at Nick Jr. for their interactive division, heading production for their games/apps. Grace uses what she learned with LTM both in her acting, in voicing videos for the company, making casting decisions for their games' voice acting, and heading VO recording sessions. She is thrilled to bring her experience back to LTM to help her fellow actors grow their own careers!
In this workshop, you will receive the following:
There's a reason my classes tend to sell out quickly--they're incredible opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge YOU need to succeed in various areas of the voiceover industry, with as much as I can pack into the experience to give you the best possible value I can for your investment. Capacity is strictly limited, so sign up early to secure your spot!!
Class location: Recording studio in midtown NYC; specifics will be sent to attendees after registration.
Class date: Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Class time: 6:30PM
Application instructions: Please note that there is an application process for this class. (I assure you it is a short and not-scary one :) It's simply to ensure the right fit for everyone involved.) Please submit your payment per the instructions below; full details will be emailed to you upon receipt of your payment. (If you have not received an email with instructions from ltmvoiceoverclasses AT gmail DOT com within 24 hours of payment, please email that address and I'll make sure it gets to you.) If your application is not accepted, you will receive a FULL refund on or before the date of the class**.
(**Please note that PayPal may keep its $0.30 transaction fee; if you are not comfortable with this, please utilize a different payment method.)
Tuition: $199 (for a $1149+ value of personalized group instruction with THREE industry professionals, studio time, class recordings, post-class resources, and more!)
Click here to register.
You may pay with Paypal using the link above. You may also pay via Chase QuickPay, which does not charge any additional fees. You can sign up for Chase QuickPay (through Zelle) here and send your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your payment doubles as your registration, so please include your full name, email address, city, and phone number in the notes of your payment! Click here to view applicable discounts and special offers for this class.
"I'm definitely using a lot I've learned from your classes...so thank you a TON. Seriously."
- Matt Shipman
***After attending my animation VO class with Darren Dunstan, casting and voice director at 4K Media, and honing his skills in my Voiceover Sampler Class, Matt BOOKED a recurring role on the animated series Yu-Gi-Oh!!
"I'm compelled to write a quick note because come Thursday, I step into a recording booth to voice a character for a web radio commercial for the first professional (paid) VO job I've ever booked...with all the variables leading to this point, I have to say, if it weren't for you and your VO for video gaming class, I would not be walking into that studio on Thursday."
- Rick Bean
***After taking my Character Industry Intensive, Rick BOOKED his first paid voiceover gig!!
"I first met Melanie at PAX East and learned of her classes. I decided that the 8-week Voiceover Sampler Class would be the best pick for me. First off, she named the course wrong. This should be called "Melanie's 8-week CATAPULT YOU INTO A VOICEOVER CAREER SO QUICKLY YOUR HEAD MIGHT EXPLODE class."
Seriously. In 8 weeks, I went from not knowing what a "pick-up" was, to booking jobs in the voiceover industry. If you want to explore a career in voiceover or expand upon your VO career, YOU NEED TO STUDY WITH MELANIE!
"Thank you for the last 8 weeks! The class was a great combination of education, meet & greets, and business. I was feeling stuck and this class really gave me direction on where to go next. Thank you!"
- Crystal Lonnquist
***After taking my Voiceover Sampler Class, Crystal BOOKED narration VO work with our educational narration guest AND a LEAD role in the newest game from our video game guest!!
"I'm used to talking a lot. But I'm at a rare loss for words - Just, thank you so very much for our class these past few months...
Your class made me realize that contributing my vocal talents to quality projects is not just possible, but valid, important, and "about to happen." My skills are, and will always be, a work in progress - and I love that! Your class really fostered a discipline in me that today is as good a day as any to go for it. For a few years, VO had been a kinda vague "would be nice, but ya know, [excuses]" dream of mine, and now it's a goal with a timeline. I frickin' owe you, pal.
Honestly, your class was such a great blend of practical tips, mixed with encouragement of a healthy but ambitious outlook on how to get this wonderful work done. I would recommend your class to anyone."
- J.B. Burgess
***Shortly after finishing my Voiceover Sampler Class, JB booked his first ever video game voiceover role!!
"If you walk into Melanie's class having never stood in front of a mic, she'll make you good; if you walk into her class already good, she'll make you better; and most of all: well rounded. You'll get experience on the mic, a healthy dose of info on just how important the business side is, and the opportunity to hobnob and rub elbows with people in the industry. I've been taking classes with her for less than a year and I can honestly say that I wouldn't have booked the jobs I've booked without her. Her classes are an incredibly supportive environment, her insight is top notch, and she genuinely wants you to succeed."
- Sam Kurnit
***After taking my Voiceover Sampler Class and some private lessons, Sam BOOKED a voiceover role in the newest game produced by our video game guest and was called in for auditions by TWO of our other guests!!
***Truly, the student has become the teacher: Sam is now one of the leading authorities on voiceover and improv at the Vermont Comedy Club, where he performs weekly with their house team Napoleon, and has a D&D podcast called Improvised Weapons!
"Thanks for class today, it was awesome! A special shout out to [last week's guest author and speaker], too, for his contribution and insight!"
- Derek Lettman
***After attending my weekly Voiceover Sampler Class and continuing with private lessons to work on an audiobook demo/samples, Derek BOOKED his first audiobook series!
***Update: Derek just BOOKED his second audiobook after receiving an offer on ACX! Click here to check out High School Heroes: Secrets of the Past!
"Melanie, I think you are probably the best voiceover coach I have had to date. Your technical insight and criticism is so dead on. You make it easy to perform in the booth."
- Bruce Hawkins, actor and dancer (with 30+ years in the industry, on TV, in film, in voiceover and on Broadway!)
"Can't say enough how great these classes have been."
- Corinne Sudberg, voice actress (and member of Team Four Star, the group behind the Dragonball Z Abridged series, among others. Check out Corinne's website for her upcoming convention appearances!)
"Your voiceover class is life-changing!"
- Hana R.
"Your Business and Marketing for Voice Actors was a HUGE help!"
- Devon Talbott
***After attending my Business and Marketing for Voice Actors class (now taught as part of my Voiceover Sampler Class), Devon BOOKED an animated short (and successfully negotiated the terms to his satisfaction)!
I offer the following discounts and offers for this class: