Narration skills

Course Dates: 08/02/23 - 15/03/23
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
A fun and intensive course about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice! The course will be delivered online.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Finished Wed, day, 08 Feb - 15 Mar '23

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is a fun and intensive course about the wonderful world of narration. You’ll learn how to narrate a wide variety of projects, how to create just the right ‘inner landscape’ to engage with your intended audience and lots of tips for breaking into this vast area of voiceover.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Communication and connection
Formality and pace
Emotional investment
What to include on a narration demo
How to find work in narration.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify that narration skills are about so much more than just the voice.
Explain what the communication is trying to achieve
Set the right speed and tone to match the emotional quality.
Make the narration three-dimensional.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should ideally have previous experience or taken classes in Voiceovers; Radio Presenting or other media courses.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor will support you and there may be preparation to do before the next session. The course will be delivered online.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Notepad and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Voiceovers; Improve your Speaking Voice; Using your Voice for Audio Books.
Create a Home Voice Recording Booth
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.

Dian Perry Tutor Website

Dian Perry is a seasoned voice actor, teacher, voiceover coach and author from the US based in the UK. She has been a tutor at City Lit since 2011, and currently teaches Character voice for animation, stage and screen, and Narration skills. Dian has taught voiceover performance at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Staffordshire University, The Showreel, The VoiceOver Network, CSVPA and Collins Performing Arts, and in Latvia for the Riga International Film Festival. She conducts one-to-one coaching sessions from her studio in East London and also online with students in the UK and abroad. She brings a wealth of experience, accumulated wisdom and a wicked sense of humour to all of her teaching. Her courses and workshops are memorable and great fun. As a voice actor for over two decades, her work has been heard on television, radio, video games, in soft toys, animation series and films worldwide. She has worked on countless commercials, narration projects, telephone systems and, if you own an older Honda in the States, you may hear her telling you where to turn. Dian’s first book 'Voiceover Narration: Creating Performances from the Inside Out' will be out in Autumn 2021.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.