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Voice over and microphone technique workshop by AudioFX

The “Voice Over and Microphone Technique” course provides the essentials for anyone looking to pursue work as a voice over artist for announcer work, commercials or for actors wanting to ensure they have the core skills to enable them to confidently work in a sound studio when required.

Click here to contact us about the course. Run by AudioFX (www.audiofx.co.nz) the course includes modules on microphone technique, audio creativity plus voice tuition from highly experienced voice talent.   Learn about the ideas behind the scripts with audio creative writers and your engineer will provide practical hands on training of how to best work in the sound studio.  Classes are kept to a maximum of ten students so the course provides plenty of one on one time with your tutors and you get to take home some of your recordings!

Course outline:

  • Meet and Greet – Overview; Voice over industry in New Zealand.
  • Microphone technique
  • Recording session – 30 second commercial voice over.
  • Audio creative workshop
  • Review
  • 30 minute break (full day classes only).
  • Overview – voice technique and voice talent etiquette.
  • Voice training session
  • Recording session – cold read/voice over jingle.
  • Review and end of session.

At the end of the workshop you will be provided a certificate of attendance outlining the training undertaken plus we will email you the voice files from your final recording session.  All participants are provided a discounted voice show reel session (must be booked within six weeks of course completion) and may book additional private tutoring. This five hour workshop is provided with a range of dates and times, both in working hours  9.30am to 3pm, or split over two evenings 6pm to 8.30pm, and also on select Saturday’s from 10am to 3.30pm.  Contact us for the next course dates.

Next Workshop: Contact us for more details

Course Fees:

  • $245.00 ex gst. Audio course on own.
  • $225.00 ex gst with Actor Equity discount or when booked in showreel recording combo.
  • $195.00 ex gst when showreel booked and member of Actors Equity. See Showreel info.

About your tutors:

Debbie SilveyDebbie Silvey: Voice over artist.

Debbie has a wealth of experience providing her voice over talent for radio, TV, messages on hold and any other audio channel you care to name!  An accomplished character voice artist and jingle singer Debbie is also a former vocalist and guitarist for Garageland. Debbie brings a diverse range of audio skills to the programme and will help you to identify and promote your natural voice skills.

Bob GentilBob Gentil: Voice over artist.

From his work back in the hey days of Radio Hauraki Bob has since hosted on many of Auckland’s top rated radio stations.  Now as a popular commercial voice over talent and respected as a true professional, Bob has an exceptional depth of experience and with his incredible voice skills is able to make even a weather report sell!  Bob will show you how to turn a script into a powerful narrative – be it for film or commercial work.

Andy McBrideAndy McBride:  Audio engineer.

Andy is also a video editor and has over ten years as a Jazz Guitarist.  Andy’s job is to make you feel relaxed in the studio so as to ensure you can deliver the best performance possible.  Andy will take you through some of the technical aspects that come with working in an audio studio and with the engineer.

Crew - Anthony HurstAnthony Hurst:  Writer and producer, course subject: Audio and the creative process.

Anthony has worked in radio and audio creative since 1988 as a successful radio advertising consultant before setting up his own recording studio and advertising service in 1998.  Anthony has worked in television, film and online and brings his enthusiasm of the audio creative process to the workshop.

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Terms and Conditions

Payments: $50.00 deposit required to book workshop placement. Classes are strictly limited. Cancellation within 31 days of workshop commencement – deposit non refundable but may be used for a later workshop. Balance of payment required 14 days prior to workshop. In the event of cancellation 7 – 14 days prior to workshop 50% of payment is non refundable. In the event of cancellation within 6 days of workshop – no refund is available.

Payments may be used against later workshops. Audionet Limited reserves the right to move workshop dates if required. Should new date not be suitable – participant is able to credit workshop fees against any later date.

Workshop placement is subject to final confirmation.

Course dates, material, classes and tutors may change without notice and all recordings remain copyright of Audionet Limited unless written release is provided.

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Testimonials

Thomas Rimmer

"I thought overall the day was well laid out, organised, informative and great for an introduction to VoiceOver with plenty of practical to balance it out. I learnt a lot and felt comfortable that with practice and taking into consideration all the knowledge imparted I could incorporate voice into my box of tools."
2014-09-09T01:26:33+00:00
“I thought overall the day was well laid out, organised, informative and great for an introduction to VoiceOver with plenty of practical to balance it out. I learnt a lot and felt comfortable that with practice and taking into consideration all the knowledge imparted I could incorporate voice into my box of tools.”

Merrin Cavel

"I really enjoyed doing the Audio FX voice over workshop and left feeling more confident in my ability to work in a sound booth. I have since started voicing adverts for a radio station and having a note on my CV that I did this course certainly helped. Thanks!"
2014-09-12T03:46:21+00:00
“I really enjoyed doing the Audio FX voice over workshop and left feeling more confident in my ability to work in a sound booth. I have since started voicing adverts for a radio station and having a note on my CV that I did this course certainly helped. Thanks!”

Gerry

"Overall this workshop is a definitely a great beginner course for anyone interested in gaining the basic tools and skills to feel comfortable and confident in recording a successful voice over.

Thanks again!"
2014-09-09T01:23:42+00:00
“Overall this workshop is a definitely a great beginner course for anyone interested in gaining the basic tools and skills to feel comfortable and confident in recording a successful voice over. Thanks again!”

Gary Briggs-Canavan

"The course gave me a great insight into the world of voice including how it all happens and a chance to meet some of the people who bring it all together. I'm now looking forward to the next step in the development of my voice career."
2014-09-09T01:23:59+00:00
“The course gave me a great insight into the world of voice including how it all happens and a chance to meet some of the people who bring it all together. I’m now looking forward to the next step in the development of my voice career.”

Christy Quilliam

"I thought overall the day was well laid out, organised, informative and great for an introduction to VoiceOver with plenty of practical to balance it out. I learnt a lot and felt comfortable that with practice and taking into consideration all the knowledge imparted I could incorporate voice into my box of tools."
2014-09-09T01:26:19+00:00
“I thought overall the day was well laid out, organised, informative and great for an introduction to VoiceOver with plenty of practical to balance it out. I learnt a lot and felt comfortable that with practice and taking into consideration all the knowledge imparted I could incorporate voice into my box of tools.”
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Contact Info

Physical Address

AudioFX
2B William Pickering Drive
Albany, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Postal Address

AudioFX
PO Box 302 268
North Harbour
Auckland 0751
New Zealand

Phone/Email

Anthony Hurst
Phone: (09) 360 0511
studio@audiofx.co.nz