|Peer Workout Groups
Here's a great idea for practicing and building your support system. Form a practice group with actors of similar skills and abilities. Limit the group to five people. Schedule to meet for only a couple hours. That is ample time for each person in the group to get plenty of time on mic. Make it a casual event, every 2 weeks is good, in alternating locations. Add in food and drink to help build camaraderie.
To begin, s
peak with your classmates and see who lives in the same area. See if they want to join your group. I
f you live outside the Bay Area and don't want to travel that far... have someone in your group set up a computer and Skype yourself into the practice session. Assign each person to bring in
5-10 scripts of a certain type: commercial, narration, character, or audiobook
. These can be scripts from class, magazines, jobs, auditions, Internetvoicecoach, or
. Practice what you recently learned in class or at a job. Feedback should include what you liked about the read and what you think needs improvement. The peer group workout should be supportive and encouraging.
As you practice together remember that it's not practice makes perfect... but perfect practice makes perfect. Practice what you know and improve those skills!
Look Who's Talking
* Omar Hudson recorded a narration for Cisco. (Booked through Voice One).He was also signed by Look Talent for VO and on-camera representation. Congrats! * Jennifer Knight voiced Jodie in a video game, jodiedrake.com. She also voiced Talking Nicky, an iphone app.
* Paul Lux, Steven Thomas and Jenny Debevec recorded character voices for Donnerwood Media.
(Booked through Voice One) * Suzanne Musikantow booked her first gig, an on-camera commercial for Care One.
* Shannon Riley and Cia Court recorded VO's for Yahoo.
(Booked through Voice One) * Sharon Huff recorded industrials for UC Merced and Bonita Bay Highrises and shot an on-camera industrial for Seagate.
* Deborah James recorded a webinar about online training resources for the City of Alameda.
* Scott Jackson can be heard as the courtside PA announcer for the Sonoma State University Basketball program.
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