WEEKEND WORKSHOPS - IN VANCOUVER

COMMERCIAL / ANIMATION WEEKEND INTENSIVE - LEVEL 1

2 day weekend workshop
Instructors: Noel Johansen & Lee Tockar

Perfect for people that can’t commit to a 4-week class and would rather learn it all in a weekend!

Designed for people with ‘none to some’ Voice-Over experience, this comprehensive weekend workshop focuses on the two main avenues of professional voice-over (Commercials and Animation). 

If you’re interested in starting a new career in Voice-Over, improving your current skills and/or exploring the Voice-Over industry, this workshop is perfect for you. (Participants in this workshop include a mix of people with no experience to people with some professional experience.)

Join a fun-filled, in-depth, in-studio workshop for people interested in working in/or exploring the Voice-Over business. This workshop takes place in a professional setting at a professional studio. While you're given the full opportunity to be vulnerable as you learn, you're in a real studio environment, which gives you "the professional feel" for what it's like to be in the Voice-Over business as a pro. This workshop focuses on maximizing your time On the Mic. 

  • Work in a professional studio, with industry-standard equipment
  • Become familiar with mic technique, studio etiquette and industry terminology
  • Learn your voice range, in terms of announcer reads, characters and age
  • Achieve clarity, diction, and pronunciation of speech
  • Tune your ear and develop consistency in your performance
  • Learn how to put together a home studio
  • Learn about where to find work on-line
  • Learn how to break down a voice-over script 
  • Receive direction on your reads and apply it to the next take.
  • Discuss basic business elements such as voice over agents and demos.
  • Receive all of your recorded work on an mp3 at the end of the class

 

Next Vancouver workshop: ***  April is now SOLD OUT!

NEXT AVAILABLE Workshop will be in JUNE (dates TBD) - Pre-registration is available for this class.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY JUNE TBD10am - 5:30pm
Instructors: Noel Johansen & Lee Tockar
Cost: $525 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

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OTMT Weekend Workshop
** Please make sure that the email you use to register with on Paypal is one that you check often.  You are officially registered in the class once you receive an email confirming your deposit.  Please look for this confirmation email from info@onthemictraining.com.  Sometimes it will land in your junk mail folder.

COMMERCIAL / ANIMATION WEEKEND INTENSIVE - LEVEL 2

2 day weekend workshop
Instructors: Noel Johansen & Michael Adamthwaite

Perfect for people that can’t commit to a 4-week class and would rather learn it all in a weekend!

Designed for people who have completed the COMMERCIAL / ANIMATION WEEKEND INTENSIVE - LEVEL1 or people who have experience in Commercials and Animation and want to expand their skill sets. The workshop focuses on the two main avenues of professional voice-over (Commercials and Animation). 

Join a fun-filled, in-depth, in-studio workshop for people interested in deepening their understanding of the Voice-Over business. This workshop takes place in a professional setting at a professional studio. While you're given the full opportunity to be vulnerable as you learn, you're in a real studio environment, which gives you "the professional feel" for what it's like to be in the Voice-Over business as a pro. This workshop focuses on maximizing your time On the Mic. 

  • Work in a professional studio, with industry-standard equipment
  • Develop and expand your Commercial "Pillar" reads and learn what "audition" choices you can make
  • Develop and expand potential Animation Characters right for you and learn how to approach auditioning
  • Learn how to self assess in your auditions
  • Explore your capabilities and limitations in "being yourself" on the mic
  • Explore vocal range , in terms of announcer reads, characters and age
  • Work on your articulation, breath, and phrasing in both Commercial and Animation
  • Learn what a group read is like in Commercials
  • Learn how to play your part in Animation script read
  • Discuss further work on-line options
  • Receive Individual Evaluation at the end of the workshop and what your next steps should be
  • Receive all of your recorded work on an mp3 at the end of the class


SATURDAY MARCH 11 / SUNDAY MARCH 12, 10am - 5:30pm
Instructors: Noel Johansen & Michael Adamthwaite
Cost: $525 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

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OTMT Weekend Workshop Level 2
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ACCENTS WEEKEND INTENSIVE WORKSHOP 

Instructor: Eliza Jane Schneider

Why: Be Hired More Easily, Expand Your Range, Boost Your Career
Who: Students with all levels of experience levels and all ages

General Course Description:  

In this hilarious and super-practical weekend intensive, renowned international Dialect Coach and Voice Artist Eliza Jane Schneider (South Park, Final Fantasy, Finding Nemo, Assassin's Creed, King of the Hill) gives students the tools to perfect any accent or dialect for a successful international voice-acting career. Students learn the most commercially viable accents and dialects, and how to style them for Commercials, Animation, Narration and Video games. As you master General American English, you’ll learn to authenticate your own regional accent repertoire in order to significantly expand your voice-over employment opportunities. 

Eliza Jane Schneider is an American actress, singer-songwriter, playwright, dialect coach and dialectologist, and voice artist. She has been fascinated by sound all her life, at age 7 studying Suzuki ear-training method and classical voice. Eliza Jane has recorded over 7,000 interviews with native speakers of variant forms of English throughout the world, and is one of the top dialect coaches and voice actresses in Hollywood. She is most widely known for voicing most of the female characters on Comedy Central's South Park.

SATURDAY MARCH 25 / SUNDAY MARCH 26, 10-5pm
Instructor: Eliza Jane Schneider  http://www.elizadoolittledialects.com  www.elizajane.com
Cost: $525 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

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Accents for Actors
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THE BUSINESS SIDE OF VOICE-OVER 

1 day workshop
Instructor: Noel Johansen 

Essentially covering “the business of the business”, this information-packed day will teach you what you need to do to thrive in the voice-over business. This class is dedicated to teaching you the strategies necessary to take your career to the next level, including powerful marketing tactics, branding exercises and how to communicate and approach agents, studios and casting. This workshop will empower you to create your own business model in voice-over. 

Create a trajectory for your career in voice-over - one that’s realistic within your time frame and budget

  • Find out how you can make voice-over a full-time or part-time career
  • Find out business contacts for Commercials, Animation and Narration (studios and casting)
  • Find out how to work on-line from your home studio
  • Find out how to negotiate your own rates for various types of projects
  • Learn how to figure out your own personal branding in voice-over and to make the most of it
  • Learn about the earning potential in voice-over and what amount various types of jobs pay
  • Learn which agents to approach and how to approach them and how to find them
  • Learn free ways of marketing yourself on-line

SATURDAY APRIL 29, 10am - 2pm
Instructors: Noel Johansen 
Cost: $99 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

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The Business Side of Voice-over
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ENGINEERING FOR VO WEEKEND INTENSIVE

2 day workshop
Instructor: Devon Quelch

Don't know what equipment and computer programs to use in recording your own auditions? Need help with creating and customizing your home studio set up? Or to trouble shoot the issues your having in your existing home studio? Learn all of this and more. 

Receive instruction from OTM's home studio guru, professional sound engineer, Devon Quelch. He will teach you all the do's and don'ts of home studio recording.

  • Get hands on experience in Garageband, Audacity, Twisted Wave and ProTools recording software:
    Session setup, recording, editing, mixing and final export/bounce in multiple file formats (ie., mp3, wav, etc.)

  • Walk away with specific, customized recommendations for gear based on your specific home recording
    environment and your budget.

  • Gain the confidence you need to turn your home studio into a professional recording studio for
    training, auditions and sessions.

  • One stop shop! You can buy all the necessary gear you need in house at On The Mic Training:
    including microphones, audio interface, headphones, music/mic stands, acoustic paneling and more.

SATURDAY MARCH 18 /  SUNDAY MARCH 19, 10am - 5pm
Instructor: Devon Quelch
Cost: $399 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

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Engineering for VO Weekend Intensive

 

** Please make sure that the email you use to register with on Paypal is one that you check often.  You are officially registered in the class once you receive an email confirming your deposit.  Please look for this confirmation email from info@onthemictraining.com.  Sometimes it will land in your junk mail folder.