This is a practical workshop designed to acquaint the student with the specific techniques involved in performing commercial voice over and radio copy. Students will practice the basics of mic technique, acquire tools to discover the point of view demanded by the commercial copy, and will learn how to translate that understanding into a compelling performance at an audition or a recording session. The student will also gain perspective on demo tapes, casting directors, agents and the audition process.
Jean-Marc Berne is president of Berne Media Enterprises and a busy Voice Talent, Audio Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Voice Over coach, Bestselling Author and a Bilingual International Professional Public Speaker. He is the Voice Over Coach of the hit animated series THE OCTONAUTS, on The Disney Channel. His list of commercial work includes Bud Light, McDonald’s, Western Union, Timberland, Pollo Loco, McKinsey, Pfizer, VNSNY, Xfinity, NFHA, HUD, National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, Metro Cable and Eclipse Gum to name a few. He also narrated Pulitzer Prize and McArthur Genius Grant winner Junot Díaz’s audiobook NEGOCIOS, and Nobel Literature Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa’s audiobook, LA FIESTA DEL CHIVO…read more
Mark Blum has over 20 years experience doing voice overs, including BB&T Bank (spokesperson), General Mills, McDonalds, Superpretzel, NY Lottery, The American Diabetes Association, and many more. He has done numerous narrations for industrial films, coming attraction film trailers, many Books On Tape, and is the voice of several Museums. His demo is available on the Abrams Artists website…read more