Character Intensive
Narration Simple
INTRO: Starting Out
Making It M.I.N.E. Stepping Out
By The Book
Behind The Scenes
Long Form Narration



Nuts & Bolts 

Small Group Workout  

Preparing For A Demo  

In The Studio: Triple Threat 


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Professional Invitational
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Hi Actors,


Busy times continue at Voice One - we have a total of eight core curriculum classes over the next five weeks. For advanced students we have Nuts & Bolts with one of SF's top actors, Tom Chantler, Small Group Workout, Preparing For a Demo and In The Studio with Ned Lott.

* Join Michael O'Brien and freelance writer/producer, Jason Headley in Professional Invitational. Jason is a writer of humorous commercials and films. You'll work with his scripts, see the final product, and gain insights into the casting process.
* Nuts & Bolts will take your script analysis to the next level by focusing on truly understanding the message on all levels. Tom is one of the most in-demand coaches in San Francisco. Tons of mic time in this class.
* Behind The Scenes with a talent agent is a critical business class that teaches you what agents expect of you to be professional income earners in the marketplace.
* Plan on recording your demo in the near future? Preparing for a Demo demystifies the process and gets you ready to launch your career.
* In The Studio with casting director Ned Lott, focuses on animation & video game characters. You'll learn to match intensity with sound effects, sing in character, read to time and music, and loop films.   

Upcoming Classes

Tuesday 9/24/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Michael O'Brien & Jason Headley
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with advertisers who hire talent! Each session Michael will bring in a different writer, producer or director. This time it's Jason Headley.  [Int/Adv]

Thursday 9/26/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday 11/21/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Elaine Clark and Guests
Elaine has cast and directed voice talent for Sega, Mindscape, Sony, Viz and cartoon, website, book, toy & interactive clients. You'll explore high cartoon voices for children's early learning edutainment, age variables needed for realism and acting range, evil monsters for teenage fighting twitch games, engaging narrative storytelling for cinematics, and voices for toys. The last class has a special challenge as you put your new voices to the test.  [Core]

Friday 9/27/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 9/28/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sarah Kliban
Movies, documentaries, books, training films, educational projects and CD ROM's all need a constant and consistent pool of narrators. If you love to read aloud, try this class and enter the world of narration. You'll learn phrasing, breath control, and the technical requirements needed to perform successfully at the job
.  (Core) 



Tuesday 10/1/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Brian Burge


Advance to the next level! Understand software options, test your voice on different mics, learn advanced editing techniques such as de-breathing, VST plug-ins, and EQ notching. (Class limited to ten students)  [All Levels]



Wednesday 10/2/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Elaine Clark


Participate in a 3 hour workshop designed to provide an overview of the voice-over and acting industry. You'll learn about the Voice One program, current and future trends, agents, unions, demos, financial possibilities, what it takes to make it, and more. Plus, everyone in class gets an opportunity to read copy on mic for a personal evaluation by Voice One owner, Elaine Clark!  [Beg]



Saturday 10/5/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 10/6/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Elaine Clark


Elaine gives you a deeper under-standing of how to become a voice "actor." Find greater depth, meaning, and truth in your message by utilizing MOTIVATIONS, INTENTIONS, NEEDS, and EMOTIONS. These subtle acting skills are necessary to hide the sell by psychologically suggesting that listeners "buy" the product or service you're advertising.



NUTS & BOLTS    (4 weeks)

Tuesday 10/8/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm


Tuesday 10/29/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Tom Chantler


What is this thing? What's in there? Who is this person? Can you identify the type of spot: retail or image? This is not so much a "booth time" class as it is a "thinking" workshop. We will analyze a wide swath of copy as you learn to find structure, rhythm, marketing and branding messages hidden in the copy. WARNING! When you can do all this consistently, you'll be in danger of booking.  [Int/Adv]



Wednesday 10/9/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Sally Clawson and David Rosenthal


Step out and expand your creativity by learning simple reading and improvisational techniques. You'll perform on mic, breathe life into words, relax, stay natural, and have fun! [Core]



Thursday 10/10/2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Elaine Clark


Keep your voice-over skills sharp with these 2 hour semi-private workouts. Bring in audition scripts to delve deeper and uncover more meaning or select from the scripts we have on hand. Attend all the classes ... or just a few. It's your career. Stay on top of it! (Register Early. Class limited to 6 actors.)  [Int/Adv]



Saturday 10/12/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 10/13/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday 10/19/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 10/20/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Elaine Clark


As Elaine states in her best selling voice-over book, There's Money Where Your Mouth Is, it's not "practice makes perfect" but "perfect practice makes perfect." Using her book as a text, you'll build a foundation of TECHNIQUES needed to consistently deliver the goods. It is the foundation for all areas of voice-over work.  [Core]



Wednesday 10/16/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

SF Talent Agent


An agent doesn't have 3 hours to tell you all the do's and don'ts, union and non-union rules, financial opportunities, and pet peeves. Hear "first hand" how an agency works, business etiquette, industry lingo, agents' expectations of talent, and ways to build stronger working relationships. Whether you've had an agent for years or are looking for one, this is a must attend.  [Core]



Wednesday 10/23/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Wednesday 10/30/2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Elaine Clark and David Menashe


Let your stress level relax as you plan, practice, and understand the demo production process. We'll discuss the types of material needed, how to find it, give you a writing assignment, and practice in the studio with music. If you're interested in making this a career, sign up now and put your best voice forward!  [Int/Adv]



Saturday 10/26/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 10/27/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Elaine Clark and Melissa Gray


Elaine will work with you on Audio Books and Melissa will give you the skills for Documentaries, Technical material, and E-Learning scripts. These long form narrations require a new set of skills for sustaining energy and keeping the voice relaxed, knowledgeable and engaging while reading long text.  [Core]



Friday 11/1/2013 from 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday 11/2/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Ned Lott
Ned (producer/director from Disney Character Voices Inc., Walden Media, Square-Enix and The Learning Company) shares his expertise in animation, interactive and anime. Three sections include:
1. Challenges to match intensity with sound effects, create a sparkling character and immediately incorporate direction into a finished performance.
2. Blue screen, narration and singing in character. Be prepared to act out a character on stage as well as behind a microphone.
3. Read to time, music, sound effects in the recording studio as you loop classic Disney voices!


Sunday Improv
Every Sunday* from 5:30-8:30pm
Workshop led by Ann Feehan & guests. 

If you're looking for entertainment, camaraderie, and a few laughs, then jump on the Voice One stage Sunday nights and improvise away!  


The Sunday workshop is a fun and safe place for actors to learn to take direction rapidly - a skill that is vital at on-camera auditions and in the voice-over world. After you play some warm up games, you'll create scenes, build recurring characters and have a whole heck of a lot of fun.  

We welcome all newcomers, seasoned professionals, and those in between. No pre-registration required.   



* No class on major holiday weekends, Superbowl Sunday, World Series Sundays when the Giants are playing, etc.  

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