Voice Over for Video Games – March Workshop – SOLD OUT

Aimee Smith is returning to Melbourne next month with her workshop on voice over for video games.

Following the sold out workshops in October and November last year, Aimee Smith is coming back to Melbourne in March run another workshop for those interested in knowing more about how to break into the world of voice over for video games.

The March 7 Workshop is now full – no places available

Voice Over for Video Games – March 7 (6pm – 10pm) $199

In this 4-hour workshop you’ll get a great overview of the video games industry, specifically who’s making games, who’s casting voices for them AND how to find opportunities to audition for roles.

Aimee will take you through her own personal journey from being a full-time school teacher to full-time voice actor…and what the steps are to start your own journey. the start of your own journey.

The workshop, held at Bang Bang Studios in Southbank will also includes some time in front of the Microphone recording some character voices and you’ll receive a copy of your short recordings from the day.

If you’re interested in hearing about future workshops be sure to sign up to our email list on the workshop dates page.

What’s involved in Audiobook recording?

As we discuss here on the website and in our Introduction to Voice Over Workshop, there are many areas that require professional voices. One that’s growing right now is Audiobooks, but how do you get started and what’s involved?

Voice Over Coach Cecelia has recorded quite a few Audiobooks over the past few months and she was going to write a blog about it, but why write when you can use your voice? Instead we got into the studio for chat about all things Audiobooks.

Have a listen below.

Upcoming Voice Over Workshops – Book Now!

Happy New Year!
Will this be the year you decide to step up to the Microphone and explore the potential of your voice? If so, we’ve got plenty of great opportunities to help you get started.

Firstly, our very popular Introduction to Voice Over Weekend Workshop. The February workshop is now completely full, so we are now taking bookings for May 2/3. Please get in quick for this as we only have 10 places available and the workshop is only every few months.

New: 1 Hour Voice Over Coaching Sessions with Cecelia!
Adding to the options for 1 on 1 voice over coaching, Cecelia is now running 1-hour voice over coaching sessions. If you just want to dig into some theory, work on techniques or have lots of questions you can do a session in person or via Skype for just $88 (Does not include any recording).

If you’d like to spend an hour with Cecelia coaching you in a professional studio where you’ll get a copy of the raw recordings you can do this too for $165.

You can book these sessions now ON THIS PAGE. If you’re not sure if you want to do a 1 or 2 hour session…or attend a weekend workshop you can get in touch any time with your questions. Head across to the CONTACT page or use the LIVE CHAT popup box.

If you’re interested in Character Voices for Video Games we’ve got two great sessions coming up in March, run by Aimee Smith.

On March 7 from 6-10pm she will run a Voice Over for Video Games workshop. This was incredibly popular and sold out quickly in October and November last year. Cost $199.

You can book a place at this session on the workshop booking page.

$50 off 1 on 1 Voice Over Coaching – Book Now!

Whether you’re looking to explore Voice Over for the first time or simply get more experience in front of the microphone, a 1 on 1 Voice Over Coaching session is a great experience to help along your Voice Over journey.

Until December 31, you can get $50 off the cost of a 1 on 1 Voice Over Coaching session and either book in right away or in the new year. If not for yourself, you can also buy a coaching session for a friend or family member.

To take advantage of this offer, simply book in HERE and use the coupon code XMAS2019.

*Code is only valid until December 31, 2019 and must be used within 6 months of purchase.

Feb 15/16 Introduction to Voice Over Workshop – Only 2 Places Available!

We’re really looking forward to 2020!

Bookings are now open (and filling fast) for the first Introduction to Voice Over weekend workshop on February 15 & 16. Right now we have 2 places of out of 10 available.

Is this for you?

If people keep telling you have a great voice and you’re wondered “what can I do with that” this is a great opportunity. Perhaps hear other voices on Radio, TV or online and think “I’d like to try that” – this is definitely for you.

The Introduction to Voice Over Workshop is a fun weekend where not only will you learn some of the basic skills needed for voice over performance but you’ll let plenty of opportunities to put them into practise in front of the microphone, guided by two working voice over professionals with decades of experience.

Can I gift this experience to someone else?

Yes! If there’s someone who know who’d love to be part of this workshop…and would love it even more if you paid for their spot, you can book a place on their behalf – Just make sure they are free that weekend.

If you’d like to know more about the Introduction to Voice Over weekend workshop happening on February 15 & 16 or want to ask about 1 on 1 coaching, feel free to get in touch with us via the contact page.

Your Voice can have an Impact

It’s likely that you’re here (on this website) because you want to do something with your voice. Perhaps like many, a friend has told you that they like the sound of your voice or maybe you’ve heard voices on radio or TV used to sell products and serviced and thought ‘I could do that’, or maybe you like the idea of the impact your voice could have on others.

On that note, here’s a project I (Andy) worked on this week. It’s a short story that really tugs at the heart strings and the studio was having trouble getting a voice that could really convey the emotions.

It’s just under 20-minutes long. Please have a listen. If it doesn’t make you feel something then I haven’t done my job.

What do I need to Record Voice Overs at Home?

Not everyone has the space or budget to set up a professional grade audio

Many people who are looking into Voice Overs for the first time often ask “How do I setup to record at home”? The good news is that it’s not that hard to do or expensive to achieve, depending what your expectations are.

That being said, there are plenty of professional Voice Over Artists around who don’t have their own studio. It’s certainly not essential if you’re doing all your voice over work in professional studios, working with clients in person, however more and more it can be very useful – especially if you’re just starting out.

Why? Well we’re always telling people to “Practise, practise, practise” and one of the best ways to do that is to actually record yourself. Now that could just be on your phone or with a microphone built into your laptop, but at some stage you may want to step up to create some usable recordings or ones you can share.

Setting up a dedicated space for this all comes down to how much room you have and how you prepare that space for recording. Do enough Googling and Youtube video watching and you’ll see that there are plenty of options.

Below is a video of Andy’s home studio. Enjoy the tour.

If you are completely new to Voice Over this topic of self recording is discussed within the Introduction to Voice Over Workshop. The next is being held on February 15/16 (2020).

Voice Over For Video Games Workshop – 2 places available

The Workshop for Saturday November 9 filled up quickly!

Well, the picture above says it all. The Voice Over for Video Games Workshop on November 9 featuring special guest Aimee Smith is now completely booked out.

Don’t worry – You haven’t missed out!

If you’re interested in learning more about how to break into the world of Voice Over for Video games, Aimee’s workshop is also running on Sunday November 10 (1-5pm). This workshop has 2 places left so book your place now!

If you’d like to know more about the workshop, read this previous blog post or feel free to get in touch via the contact form, facebook page or even the phone number at the top right of this page.

Listen to what Siri says about Voice Acting

The original voice of Siri, Susan Bennett is in Australia right now launching a cheeky online video campaign by HP, where she plays the voice of a Macbook who is attending couples therapy with her owner ‘Dave’. Take a look.

Andy managed to get on the phone with Susan earlier today to talk about her role in the videos, how she became Siri and to get her advice for anyone just entering the world of Voice Over. Listen below.