INTRODUCTION TO VOICEOVER
BEGINNER VO INTENSIVE
SET UP YOUR HOME STUDIO
Hi, we’re Mike & Heidi — thanks for visiting ProVoiceoverTraining.com! Our mission is to Equip, Elevate & Inspire voiceover talent – from beginner to advanced – and help them reach their full potential as voice actors. We’re full-time voiceover talent and actors ourselves, with a heart for helping VO talent grow in their training and careers. In addition to these resources, we also run the Atlanta Voiceover Studio, where we also hold in person classes. If you’re ever in town, pop in to say “hi”! If we’re not already booked in our own sessions or on set, we’d love to meet you. Thanks for checking out the site.
A true “Georgia Peach”, Heidi is a national voiceover talent, actress, host, and former radio DJ.
Heidi has worked in multiple markets, with nearly a decade of on-air experience in Atlanta. Additionally, she has a podcast called the Encourage Minute, where she shares a :60 story of inspiration every Monday.
Heidi can be heard in commercials for various companies, including Autonation, GE, Hallmark, Jiffy Lube, Build-a-Bear, Subway, and Belk, to name a few.
Mike has more than 21 years experience in broadcast radio, with the bulk of his time working in one of the nation’s top markets, Atlanta, Georgia. He’s been a voice actor for about that long, as well. In addition to being a nationally recognized voice talent, he’s also worked as an actor since 2005. Whether it’s radio, film or TV, you might have heard or seen Mike at some point. His voiceover body of work includes promos for The Talking Dead (on-going), Warby Parker (on-going), NIKE, Sour Patch Kids, Budweiser, Monroe Shocks, and hundreds more. To find out more, visit mikeSTOUDT.com.
If you’re brand new to the voiceover world and have never had any experience, then click on the "START HERE" in the menu and sign up for the INTRO TO VO Workshop. We made sure that the INTRO TO VO Workshop video is the most comprehensive that you'll find anywhere. Some of what you'll learn is: * a 30,000-foot view of the voiceover industry and what genres are available to you * the basics of voice performance & technique * what it takes to be a successful VO talent * the business of voiceover * and you’ll receive practical experience as you'll go over a script, with tips to help. THIS is the very beginning of your jump into the VO world! Classes and/or private coaching will be your next step. After that, you can go back to "START HERE" in the menu to go to Step 2.
We are primarily a teaching/instructional studio that also writes and produces commercial/narration/IVR demos with our sister company, the Atlanta Voiceover Studio. We do not provide jobs, nor can we promise anyone will book a job. In our classes, we help each student understand that their VO career is a business…their business, and that it’s their responsibility to treat it as such. We give each student the tools they need to start their career in this field, progress, and answer any questions that will help them kick off this exciting business!
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We do, through our sister company, the Atlanta Voiceover Studio. We have a team of industry professionals who have been vetted and can help you. Click here for more information or to schedule a Zoom session with one of our instructors. (FYI: Typically, most coachings around the country are via phone, Skype or Zoom.).
If you’re brand new to this industry, our advice is to tell you to wait until you're ready! First off, we have not met anyone who was new to VO who was ready to make a demo immediately. Most, if not all, are not ready to make a demo. AND if you were to choose us to create your demo, we're NOT here to simply take your money. Our GOAL is to make sure you have the tools to: 1) be ready; and, 2) know that you have the experience, technique and training to handle direction as soon as you step into the booth. Creating a demo is a big investment. If you were to record a demo as you're beginning...and THEN you begin getting training, then within 6 months you'd need a new demo because you’d have learned so much and will have gotten so much better. It would have you kicking yourself for spending so much too soon! We are here for you and want to see you succeed. Sometimes that includes saying, “you’re not ready yet.” But we can help you get there! When you're ready, we can most likely work out how to get that done.
You can go to GVAA for a full list - it’s called the GVAA Rate Guide, and it’s a fantastic resource. There’s also a good rate sheet on the SAG/AFTRA site for what the union rates are. Click here for a link to our blog and quick reference on standard VO rates guidelines. Or you can go to GVAA for a full list. There’s also a good rate sheet on the SAG/AFTRA site for what the union rates are.