In this time of quarantine (and the stop to all live theater and other performance work), many folks are wondering if now is the time to consider a VO path — and those already in the industry are asking, “What can I do to continue to find work?”
Hear from some of today’s top VO artists and audio equipment experts in the area on how to find the right equipment, train your voice, set up a studio and get started. Or if you are already well into your VO career, get some pointers and support to help you continue to grow and prosper.
- Finding a good/reputable/vetted coach
- Finding good/reputable/vetted tech help for setting up a home studio (types of microphones, top microphones of 2020, home recording setup)
- Finding a good business and marketing coach
- Finding VO agents (and knowing when you’re ready for one)
- Getting traction using the various casting sites (Voice123, Bodalgo, VOPlanet)
- Surviving (and thriving in) live-directed sessions
- Setting auditioning goals, and deciding between union and non-union work
Brad has been working his voice for decades and he is ready to heat things up for you! He's an award winning, professionally trained voice actor with a tremendous range of voice characters to share and also has that guy-next-door approachability and believability needed for commercial or non-broadcast applications. He has handled work with professionalism and ease for his clients which include Pepsi Max, Honda, Armstrong, Toyota, Prestone, Medicare, Whirlpool/Maytag, Rocket Mortgage, Ram Trucks, Abercrombie & Fitch and many more! He has also created custom message-on-hold directories for national corporations. This year he has added mentoring/coaching for new VO talent, looking to springboard into booking success.
Since moving to the Washington area nearly 30 years ago, Kathryn Klvana has established herself as a prominent female voice in Democratic campaigns. Her voiceover work includes documentaries for National Geographic Explorer, The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, national television and radio spots, and numerous corporate videos. Kathryn started her career touring with the National Shakespeare Company, and has appeared Off Broadway and in regional theatre. Television and film credits include: VEEP, House of Cards, Game Change, The West Wing, Homicide, America’s Most Wanted, Grapevine, Moon Over Miami and Murder at 1600. She received TIVA Gold Peer Awards for voiceover narration and spots, as well as for on camera acting. Kathryn is president of Producer’s Handy Dandy, an online voiceover casting resource.
Adam Levin is the third generation of family ownership at Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, founder of the podcast equipment site Podcast Outfitters, and an audio nerd. Chuck Levin’s has been outfitting recording, broadcast and voiceover studios since the beginning, and stocks everything from entry-level to full-on professional equipment and is available to assist in building or upgrading your setup.
Moderated by Todd Clark, Executive Director of TIVA, and also a voice-over/VOG talent and independent producer/director and editor of Emmy-awarded video.
(registration is required to be eligible for a door prize)
- $50 gift card from Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center
- Private one-on-one mentor session with Brad Hyland
- Private one-on-one mentor session with Kathryn Klvana
- One custom voice-mail greeting message
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