The Voice Over
From Edge Studio ... an international team of voice over experts,
who help you start, build, and grow your voice over business.
|NEW TO VOICE OVER?|
. . . Discover if Voice Over is For You!
New to Voice Over?
Participate in the "Investigate Voice Over Class" for $99 (usually $127) with this coupon!
In this exciting 4-hour class, you will learn the opportunities the industry presents, have a top-working pro assess your potential, and gain a candid evaluation report.
If you show potential, we'll tailor a game-plan and match you with coaches based on your voice, location, and interests. We'll help you pinpoint your most marketable genres (audiobook, animation, commercial, documentary, etc.). And you can credit the $99 to our demo-program.
If you don't show potential, we'll candidly tell you.
It's a practical and comfortable way to determine if voice over is for you.
You'll get an immediate $28 savings from one of the best voice over evaluations in the industry. It's never been easier or more cost-effective to get your questions answered.
Click here to participate in this voice-over evaluation for $99 (usually $127). Enter coupon code: OnlyChargeMe99.Available by tele-class and in-studio (in Los Angeles, New York, Connecticut, Washington DC)
VO RECORDING CONTEST ENDS TUESDAY!
. . . Join Your Peers in This Week's Emotional Variety Contest
The Weekly Script Recording Contest
Each week, Edge Studio hosts a free script contest. Every entrant wins and prizes are awarded to the top finalists! But the most beneficial part is what comes after: You can read why the winners won and others didn't. Doing so will train your ears, help you audition better, and please more clients.
Hey, you should practice anyway.
And now win a prize and sharpen your skills for doing so!
Participating is easy!
- Every Friday morning, a new contest is posted on our website.
- Record it at your home studio and upload your entry by Tuesday 11:59pm ET. Click here to submit your entry!
- Wednesday and Thursday, entries will be posted here so you can compare your work against your peers, and "Like" your favorites!
- Every Friday, come back to the contest page where we announce the winners we've selected, prizes, and give valuable feedback on the entries (that directors in real auditions don't typically provide). Then, we go back to step 1 and begin a new contest!
Note: the same entrant will not be chosen to win more than once every other month. Why? Because we also want to reward the entrants who are improving over time.
This week's contest
. . . ENTRIES DUE TUESDAY NIGHT - 11:59PM ET!
This TV spot will run nationwide the week leading up to November 15. The VO cannot be longer than the times designated, because each line has its own visual and must match the video. The voice needs to be strong and authoritative, while also being real. Slate: The American Cancer Society, Great American Smokeout, your initials.
Smokefree.gov TV Spot
These are the lungs of a normal adult. (2 seconds)
These are the lungs of a normal adult who smokes 2 packs a day. (3.5 seconds)
Any questions? (1 second)
The 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15th. (4 seconds)
Sponsored by The American Cancer Society. Helping build a world with less cancer. (5 seconds)
● 1st place wins two free months of Edge Studio's Phase 4 training series, which includes coaching by David Goldberg, in his professional's only, Advanced Performance Clinic! Read bio! Phase 4 details!
● 2nd place wins a free 30-minute coaching session with an Edge Studio coach of your choice - meet them all!
● 3rd place wins a free checkup session with an Edge studio coach of your choice - meet them all!
● Just for entering, have your submitted audition personally evaluated by an Edge Studio voice coach! Only $20 (reg. $27). Just click here to upload your entry to our checkup site, and check out with coupon code EntryPrize20.
CLICK HERE to submit your entry and get a prize!
|THIS WEEK'S LEARNING SPECIAL|
. . . Learn Techniques Like VO Timing & Put Them To The Test!
Learn More Styles and Get More Work!
Each Saturday, a top-industry pro from around the country teaches two tele-classes.
- First is the Performance Spotlight Class (1pm-2:30pm ET). It focuses on one essential technique or style.
- Then is the Audition Ringer Class (2:30pm-4pm ET). It incorporates the technique you just learned into an audition, and you find out whether or not you would have won the audition ... and why!
Performance Spotlight Class & Audition Ringer Class Combo for $57!
Upcoming class topics include:
Work with some of the greatest coaches around the country,
fill up your resume, grow big-time as a voice actor, and pay only $57.
Interested? Call Edge Studio 888-321-EDGE (3343).
|FREE AND OPEN "VOICE-OVER TALK TIME!"|
. . . What's On Your Mind?
"Voice-Over Talk Time" is a free time to speak openly
with like-minded people, interested in the same topic.
V.O. TechTalk: Talk about all things home studio! Mics, sound pads, editing. . .
First Sunday of every month, 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm ET
V.O. ProTalk: For working pros only! Client issues, swap ideas, network. . .
Second Sunday of each month, 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm ET
V.O. TrainingTalk: Training? Speak with others doing the same!
Third Sunday of each month, 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm ET
V.O. Topic Talk: If in the union do you/would you accept non-union work?
Fourth Sunday of each month, 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm ET
No agenda, no outline. Just call in, join the discussion, ask questions,
mingle, network, and build relationships with your peers!
Dial 1-641-594-7078 (no registration necessary)
from any telephone (cell, landline, Skype, ...).
Moderated by EdgeStudio.com.
It's free, and anyone can join the call!
|JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! CASTING WORKSHOP IN LA STUDIO!|
. . . Space is Limited to 12 Students!
Edge Studio is teaming up with Jimmy Kimmel Live!
casting director Michael Torbiak for a casting workshop.
To have the unique experience of working with Michael Torbiak
using material from the show you MUST attend!
Space is limited to 12 students so make sure to sign up soon!
Date of Workshop: Saturday, July 14 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm PT
Location: LA Studio
To Sign Up: Call us at 888-321-EDGE (3343) or click here!
Michael Torbiak has been discovering new talent and working with some of the top names in film and TV at MTV, BRAVO and E! for nearly a decade, and for two years now has been casting the comedy segments on ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
The show casts actors on a daily basis for on camera work and voice overs. Torbiak works closely with Jimmy Kimmel Live's writers and directors to cast bits for the show's monologue and pre-taped segments.
50 percent, if not more, of the talent hired on a weekly basis is solely voice over actors. Jimmy Kimmel Live! uses Voice Overs in pre-taped comedy segments, pre-existing footage, sound-alikes, as well as for graphic pieces they build in house.
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Which voice over educational newsletter do you want?
- Special Offers On Voice Over Training - Find out about voice over instructors who offer special learning prices, exclusive classes from Edge Studio, new training techniques, and more.
- Voice Over Edge-ucation! - Start Monday off with a dose of Voice Over Edge-ucation. Unique and valuable tips and articles to help you start, build, and grow your voice over business.
- The Talkback - Keep up with voice over technology, production shortcuts, casting insight, and more! Once a month, The Talkback delivers cool new info!
- The Voice Over Free Career Center Newsletter - The Free Career Center provides free tools for voice actors to build their VO business. Each Tuesday, get a new script contest AND a free resource! Each Friday get winners and prizes!
- Voice Over Community Newsletter - Every Thursday we interview a voice talent, prepare voice over surveys, and more. This is a great chance to get to know your VO neighbors!
- Spanish Voice Over Newsletter - Stay informed of Spanish training workshops, special clinics, and the latest news and information on Spanish voice over.
- Voice Over Casting Notice - The Production Department at Edge Studio casts voice over artists EVERY DAY! When our clients request a voice-type that's not in our library, we send out this notice.
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|ABOUT EDGE AND CONTACT EDGE|
. . . Our Contact Information Is Below
Who What Where is Edge Studio?
Edge Studio is an international team of voice over experts who help you start, build, and grow your voice over business.
And we're the most recognized and trusted voice over training organization, always glad to help any way we can. Hey, 1,000 new professional voice actors can't be wrong!
Specifically we help:
Could we hire you?
- Aspiring voice-actors determine if they're marketable, and if they are, we personalize training programs to match their voice, interests, and strengths, and provide the performance and business skills they'll need for success.
- Established voice-actors increase their business by exploring new VO genres, enhancing their delivery, learning new studio tricks, consulting on business practices, and getting out of ruts.
- The Voice Over Community by sponsoring the industry's Free Career Center.
Yes. Because we only train those with potential (yes, we turn others away), and because we train them correctly, we promote their demos to our production clients. (Our production clients range from Skype web-tutorials to Marvel Comics animated productions.)
Questions? Comments? Want to chat? Please feel welcome to say hi!
Telephone & Skype Training 888-321-edge
New York 212-868-edge
Los Angeles 310-312-edge
Washington DC 202-398-edge
Member Better Business Bureau
Member Voice and Speech Trainers Association
Sponsor National Public Radio, Reading Ally
At Edge Studio, you're in very professional company!
Edge Studio trains news agenciesGood Morning America ● Fox News ● CNN ● National Public Radio ● Associated Press ● ESPN ● Discovery ● Lifetime ● Bloomberg Radio ● CBS ● countless radio stations ● countless networks professionals
Edge Studio coaches TV actorsStyle Network's reality show "Clean House" ● Star Michael Schulson in Style Network's "Pantry Raid" ● Star Jason Cameron in TLC's "While You Were Out" ● Star Lisa Loeb in E Channel's "#1 Single" ● PBS's "POV" ● Stars Angeline Hartman and Tom Morris in "America's Most Wanted" ● many others
Edge Studio directs celebritiesMel Brooks ● Joan Rivers ● Phil Donahue ● Kate Jackson ● Eartha Kitt ● Tom Brokaw ● John Ratzenberger ● Method Man ● Geoffrey Holder ● Denise Austin ● Mark Linn-Baker ● Lisa Loeb ● Robert Vaughn ● BD Wong ● Melissa Joan Hart ● Mason Adams ● over 35 Broadway leading actors ● over 40 leading television actors