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Monthly Newsletter

Issue # 64
May 2010

 Quick Links

Upcoming Classes

Click here for complete 2010
calendar & class descriptions

Character Intensive - 4/30, 5/1-2, 7-8

Tips From The Pros  -  5/4-18

Basic British -  5/10-17

Small Group Workout -  5/12

Preparing for a Demo -  5/13-20

Styles -  5/15-16

Long Form Narration -  5/22-23

ADR/Looping1 -  5/25

Taking It To The Next Level -

Making It M.I.N.E. - 5/27-6/17

Improv For Beginners - 5/29

Narration Simple - 6/4-5

Marketing Wizardry - 6/6-13

Toy Voices - 6/8-15

Classes often sell out. Register early!
$39 Snowflakes

Create More Inc. at 689 Third St. (two doors from us) is offering the Blue Snowflake mic for $39 until supplies run out.  That's $20 less than the regular retail price.

Call Alberto at: 415-896-9622 or send email

Voice One Talent Database

Producers are listening ...

Check it out!
Sunday Drop-In Improv


Every Sunday 5:30-8:30pm.
Still only $10 cash at the door.

To receive weekly improv workshop updates, please send an email to Brady Lea and ask to be added to the Improv mailing list.

Improv Training for VO?

Yes!  Improv is a superb tool for developing new characters, improving your listening and interactive skills, increasing your creativity, and trusting yourself. Here are just a few of the many benefits of improv:
1. Self-Confidence. Improv provides a fun, encouraging, risk-taking environment. While some scenes work and others don't, there is no failure. This is an accepting and supportive place to take chances.  By accepting and always saying YES, you learn to be a winner!
2. Creativity. It's a natural by-product of the activity and encourages new ways of thinking.  Through the speed of response (go with that first thought!) and the complexity of response (the justification of two conflicting ideas) in a constantly morphing environment, you open up your mind to endless possibilities.
3. Problem-Solving. Life is a continuous exercise in finding solutions to problems. Improv games employ the students' powers of observation, examination, inference, justification and analogy in a safe haven.  Where else can you employ all these choices without suffering "permanent" consequences?
4. Active Listening:  Rather than tuning others out so you can plan and deliver the perfect response, you learn to be present, listen and respond appropriately.  This takes you from the predictable and boring to new, interesting, sometimes strange, yet logical, new developments in the scene.
5. Fun. According to research, information "sticks" better when the learning is fun. Improv games are chocked full of laughter and poignancy as you learn to think outside the box.

So, join in the games!  Sunday night at 5:30pm.  In your VO and acting classes.  And most of all, in your work.   
A lot of you have asked us how you can stay on top of your game and keep your studies up when you're not in class. Well, we're happy to report that we've found the perfect complement to our classes here at Voice One. It's called Internet Voice Coach, the first website devoted exclusively to every facet of voice-over, with online video and audio tutorials, monthly webinars, interviews with casting directors, agents, and producers, as well as some of today's top voice-over celebrities. Internet Voice Coach has monthly audition contests, a huge database of practice scripts from all areas of the industry, and yearly members get personal feedback (sent directly to their email inbox as an mp3 file) on any audio samples sent to IVC for critique.
They have all this, and now they have US! Voice One teachers will be regular contributors to Internet Voice Coach, offering their expertise by way of video and audio tutorials, articles and interviews. This way you will be able to work and play at your craft 24/7, 365 days a year, while gaining knowledge from the best and the brightest in the industry.

We'll be sending another email with further details next week. In the meantime, check it out.
Internet Voice Coach

Charter Memberships are available for a limited time at a 50% discount.

Look Who's Talking

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* Deborah May appeared in a video testimonial for San Pablo Dental Care's website, recorded 3 radio ads for the Don Horsley for Supervisor campaign and filmed a web commercial for the Maple Tree Inn.
* Jonathan Murphy filmed an Industrial for Oracle.
* Jonathan Hesbol recorded another video for Divvy Shot.
* Emmy Akin recorded Barbie and Skiddles voices for for Shoot The Moon.
* Christina Kowalchuk continues to book lots of work in London. Last week she recorded a commercial for Neutrogena and this week she did a number of voices for a video game.
* Michael Ritz filmed a web commercial for Norton.
* Jennifer Knight recorded voices for a Polish game company, Sleep-Walker Games.
* Rosario Cascone recorded a commercial for Berasain Travel in Reno, NV.
* Sharon Huff recorded an industrial documentary and three commercials for BBC, a natural gas company in Colorado.

Congratulations to all who've recently booked
 jobs. Send us your success stories!

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