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07.08.19 Career Fundamentals for Advanced Level Students

FEATURING A TRIO OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL GUEST DIRECTORS

Want to learn directly from the industry's best and increase your odds of success? Dee Bradley, Kelly Moscinski and Wes Stevens lead a three part course designed to give you everything you need to succeed.  Learn how to approach auditions, get important feedback and all the tools you need for a thriving career.  All students get booth time. 

July 8th: Dee Bradley Baker  -Voiceover Talent
Hard working Hollywood A-list voice actor Dee Bradley Baker brings over two decades of voice acting experience to his teaching. He has worked on hundreds of animated television shows as well as many top feature films and video games. His vocal range both for human and inhuman characters is legendary. Dee’s prominent characters include Daffy Duck (Space Jam), Klaus (American Dad), Perch Perkins and Squilliam (Spongebob) and Perry the Platypus (Phineas and Ferb) and Momo and Appa (The Last Airbender). Dee maintains the world standard online resource for voiceactors, iwanttobeavoiceactor.comand brings uniquely informed insight to his teaching.

July 15th: Kelly Moscinski- Owner and Head of Casting at The Voicecaster
Moscinski is the owner and Head of Casting at The Voicecaster – one of the top VO casting houses in the country, celebrating almost 45 years of service! She received her Master of Arts degree in Directing and Writing for Stage, Commercial, Film & TV. With over 15 years of experience in acting, directing, and casting, Kelly not only casts and directs all things voiceover, but she also teaches all levels from beginning to working pro. Some notable clients include Honda,Burger King, Microsoft, Old Navy, Best Buy, Kraft, and many more!!!

July 22nd: Wes Stevens - CEO and Founder, VOX, INC. 
Wes has advocated for talent for 17 years. He started in Columbus, Ohio at a small agency booking Ginsu Knife commercials in Tagalog and various other exotic tongues, while also marshalling elves and Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonators to gigs at malls and Shriner rallies. In 1995 Wes joined Talent Group, Inc. (TGI) in Los Angeles as an assistant. Seven years later, he acquired TGI's voice-over department and launched VOX, Inc. His first booking of note was placing David Hyde Pierce in "A Bugs Life" and the journey took him back to Pixar in 2009, placing Ed Asner in "Up". Along that road there have been many campaigns, series, films, fond memories, and fun. Wes loves his staff and is excited for the ever growing future of VOX, Inc.

 
3 Weeks, 3 hours per class
Course Total $250

Or Deposit - $135
& Final Payment - $115

Begins July 8th

Mondays 7:00 to 10:00 PM

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Nancy Sullivan & Jason Merrell

Nancy Sullivan & Jason Merrell

07.17.19 Advanced Animation: Character Development
from 200.00

WITH INDUSTRY GUEST DIRECTOR!

How do you slay animation and game auditions? Great acting with great characters! Working with improv and scripts you'll discover new characters and fine tune what you do best. A fun, supportive, and challenging class to get you building the gang of characters you need for a successful animation career! Taught by TV comedy pro Nancy Sullivan, week 5 class with guest director Jason Merrell.

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6 Weeks, 3 Hours per Class

Course Total $425

Classes begin July 17th

Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Sue Boyajian & Roger Scott

Sue Boyajian & Roger Scott

07.23.19 Intermediate Voice Acting: Commercial and Animation
from 200.00

This Intermediate Level class will be a split class: Roger Scott will teach the first three weeks, focusing on fundamentals of character development with comedic/humorous commercial copy. Susan Boyajian will teach the last three weeks, continuing the application of character development applied to animation copy. This class is reserved for those students who have already completed Susan's six week introductory class and/or those students who can demonstrate they are beyond a beginning level through either their previous voiceover education or practical experience.

-  Solo, dialogue and group work with comedic/humorous copy
-  Focus on creating and sustaining comedic characters
-  Development of techniques for making each read unique and personal
-  How to make "x factor" a part of every performance
-  Original copy -- each student will write, cast and direct their own piece of commercial copy
-  Being comfortable with Characters in your wheel house
-   Having fun and letting go!

6 Weeks, 3 Hours per Class
Course Total $425
Classes begin July 23rd
Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Sue Boyajian

Sue Boyajian

07.25.19 Introduction to Voiceover

This beginning level class taught by Susan Boyajian, a fifteen year veteran of the voiceover industry, offers a broad introduction to the world of voiceover.
-  The basic techniques in breaking down copy
-  Finding your voice - your Signature Voice
-  How to overcome your anxiety -- we'll focus on how to have fun
-  Instruction on what makes voiceover unique from other types of acting
-  How to work with the mic
-  Having fun and letting go!

6 Weeks, 3 Hours per Class
Course Total $410
Classes begin July 25th
Thursdays 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Sue Boyajian & Roger Scott

Sue Boyajian & Roger Scott

09.17.19 Intermediate Voice Acting: Commercial and Animation

This Intermediate Level class will be a split class: Roger Scott will teach the first three weeks, focusing on fundamentals of character development with comedic/humorous commercial copy. Susan Boyajian will teach the last three weeks, continuing the application of character development applied to animation copy. This class is reserved for those students who have already completed Susan's six week introductory class and/or those students who can demonstrate they are beyond a beginning level through either their previous voiceover education or practical experience.

-  Solo, dialogue and group work with comedic/humorous copy
-  Focus on creating and sustaining comedic characters
-  Development of techniques for making each read unique and personal
-  How to make "x factor" a part of every performance
-  Original copy -- each student will write, cast and direct their own piece of commercial copy
-  Being comfortable with Characters in your wheel house
-   Having fun and letting go!

6 Weeks, 3 Hours per Class
Course Total $425
Classes begin September 17th
Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Roger Scott, Lisa Orkin & Amy McInerney

Roger Scott, Lisa Orkin & Amy McInerney

11.04.19 Advanced Commercials: Roger Scott & Guest Directors

This six week, advanced level class, taught by Roger Scott, will feature intensive character creation work, using humorous material. 

You'll exit this class with 5-10 characters in your voiceover arsenal, to us as prototypes for future copy.  You'll be amazed and astounded -- at yourself!  But wait, there's more! You'll also be guided by two high-profile, working casting directors, who will put you through your voiceover paces and also talk turkey on the voiceover industry. 

Guest Director Lisa Orkin is the Creative Director of The Radio Ranch and has written, produced, directed and voiced thousands of commercials over the last 15 years. Lisa started as actress and comedian 25 years, she has guest-starred in sitcoms and was a featured lead in many TV commercials. Lisa teaches people how their use their own point view to book jobs, using a combo of radio ranch scripts and improv to help actors sound like whatever piece of copy they read sounds it like it was written just for them.

Guest Director Amy McInerney is both casting director & main booth director for Elaine Craig Casting & divides her talents as a booth director at one of L.A.'s top VO agencies.  Tough, honest guidance from one of the best in the biz!

Class consists of 10-12 students.

If you are unsure whether you have the experience necessary for this class, please email Sue Boyajian at info@northhollywoodsound.com.

6 Weeks, 3 Hours per Class
Course Total $425
Classes begin November 4th
Mondays 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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workshops


Chris Jargo

Chris Jargo

12.07.19 ADR Workshop with Chris Jargo
115.00

Have you ever wanted to learn about the specialized field of ADR and looping? Join us for this special one day event to learn the ins and outs of ADR and looping from industry veteran Chris Jargo. 

Chris' extensive credits include such films as Ghost in the Shell (Supervising ADR Editor), Star Trek Beyond (Supervising ADR Editor), X-Men Apocalypse (ADR Editor), and Gladiator (ADR Editor).  He's also won multiple MPSE Awards for Best Sound Editing (Babe, The Little Mermaid, Jerry Maguire), as well as an Emmy Nomination for Best Sound Editing for A Street Car Named Desire.

4 Hour Class
$115 per student
Saturday, December 7th
1:00 to 5:00 PM

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kids classes


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06.08.19 Advanced Animation and Video Games for Young Actors
from 135.00

(AGES 9 AND UP) FEATURING INDUSTRY GUEST DIRECTORS! 

This advanced level class taught by Susan Boyajian and three guest directors, including Brian Nefsky (Casting Director for Walt Disney Imagineering),  Lindsay Pearlman Halper (Casting Director, Star Wars Rebels), and Kal-El Bogdanove (BAFTA Award-winning director) covers the worlds of animation and video game voice over. 

June 8th  - Susan Boyajian Actor, Voiceover Connection Instructor

June 15th - Lindsay Pearlman Halper Casting Director, Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm Animation, Wright Casting

June 22nd - Brian Nefsy - Casting Director for Walt Disney Imagineering

June 29th - Kal-El Bogdanove - Writer/BAFTA Award-winning director, Fallout 76, Breach, and Disney, story producer and voice director.

4 Weeks, 2.5 Hours per Class
$280 per student
Classes begin Saturday, June 8th
3:30 to 6:00 PM

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Chris Jargo

Chris Jargo

09.21.19 ADR Workshop with Chris Jargo for Young Actors
90.00

If your young voice actor is interested in learning about the specialized field of ADR and looping, join us for this special one day event to learn the ins and outs of ADR and looping from industry veteran Chris Jargo. 

Chris' extensive credits include such films as Ghost in the Shell (Supervising ADR Editor), Star Trek Beyond (Supervising ADR Editor), X-Men Apocalypse (ADR Editor), and Gladiator (ADR Editor).  He's also won multiple MPSE Awards for Best Sound Editing (Babe, The Little Mermaid, Jerry Maguire), as well as an Emmy Nomination for Best Sound Editing for A Street Car Named Desire.

3 Hour Class
$90 per student
Saturday, September 21st
1:00 to 4:00 PM

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