Voiceovers: introduction

Course Dates: 14/09/21 - 19/10/21
Time: 11:00 - 13:15
Location: Online
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In this intensive and online version of our popular longer course you will begin to explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Started Tue, day, 14 Sep - 19 Oct '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Exploring the skills and techniques required across a range of audio voiceover situations over six intensive sessions. This course will be online.

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?

Radio commercials
Audio books
What “ type” of voice do I have?

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

Explain the demands of radio commercials recording.
Explain the demands of audio books recording.
Have an awareness of how your voice comes across.

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

For beginners.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly.
• To read a script accurately.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
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?

Practical experience. We will record and play back your work.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

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

No. Recorded material MAY be made available via Google Classroom at the end of the course in accordance with our privacy policies and data protection regulations.

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

Voiceovers: beginners or improvers (seek your tutor's advice); Character voice; Narration skills; Actor's Voice; Radio Presenting; Acting for Radio.
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.

John Eastman

John Eastman is a storytelling consultant, facilitator, and commercial voiceover artist. He spent many years as an actor in London - he toured the UK as Polonius in Hamlet and performed the lead in Ionesco’s The Lesson (Jury Prize, International Festival, Bucharest) - but now spends more time as a freelance teaching artist. After drama training in Queensland, Australia, John moved to London and completed his MA in Education from Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked on many diverse education projects, as well as lecturing at London Contemporary College of the Arts and Brunel University. Ongoing projects include Royal National Theatre (Teaching Associate), event support work with Simply Simply, working with presentations at conferences and more recently Clod Ensemble (Health Sector Support) and working as a tutor with Microsoft. He has an active presence on Linked-In, and continues to perform storytelling upon request. He has been teaching Storytelling for Business and Pleasure at City Lit since 2010.

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.