I'm SO excited to be able to put together this incredible event for those interest in video game VO I could burst: Join me, Dominic Vega (Senior Sound Designer) and Than Bryan (Dialogue Supervisor) from Avalanche Studios (Just Cause series, Mad Max) in this intensive designed to give you a solid behind-the-scenes insight into video game VO. We'll start off with a mini panel-style conversation in which all three industry professionals will share some of their experiences and insights, openly and honestly answering questions participants have about the industry. Following the discussion will be a live simulation of an actual video game VO recording session, so you'll get to see first-hand what these sessions are like. Then, you'll get to try it out for yourself! You'll get on-mic experience with the same recording technology and processes used in both AAA and smaller-scale games. The class will conclude with a final Q&A wrap-up.
But the awesome doesn't end there--the party continues afterwards with an NYC Game Audio mixer for those in the NYC game industry to meet (and potentially collaborate with!) those who just honed their video game VO chops in the class. Your name and info will be provided to registered mixer attendees afterwards to help faciliate awesome connections!
As if this all weren't awesome enough, Melanie is offering completely FREE mini-consultations/prep sessions for those registered in "office hours" prior to the class to answer any questions you may have before it starts. (Please note that this is option is being made available as a courtesy, by appointment only, and that scheduling will be on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Specific topics covered in the class will vary according to the specific needs of the group, but can include mic technique, interpreting copy, audition and studio etiquette, and creating, portraying and sustaining believable characters.
In this class, 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 to ten students, so sign up early to secure your spot!!
Class dates and locations (click on each to register):
Class location: Recording studio in midtown NYC; specifics will be sent to attendees after registration.
Mixer location: Bar in midtown NYC; specific information will be sent to attendees after registration.
Class date: Thursday, January 11th
Class time: 6:30PM; mixer to follow. Private prep sessions are between 4-6PM, by appointment only.
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: $249 (for a $1200+ value of personalized group instruction with THREE industry professionals, THREE hours of studio time, class recordings, private prep, and more!)
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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 here and send your payment to melanie(at)listentomelanie.com. 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!!
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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: