Want to know how to break into the Voiceover acting business?
FREE TO NEWCOMERS. I.A.S. PRESENTS:
with Hollywood Voiceover Coach
SATURDAY May 10th from 10am-2PM Come out and learn what it takes to be a successful voiceover actor for animation and commercial voiceover. Alex Polinsky is one of the top voiceover talents in Hollywood. His credits include scores of projects that span over 30 years in the business, including the animated films KHUMBA, starring Liam Neeson and Anna Sophia Robb, and CURIOUS GEORGE, opposite John Goodman. Alex is in his 6th year appearing in BEN TEN, and landed 2 new series this year playing th role of Jelly in the smash hit BREADWINNERS and just last month he celebrated his 2nd season of BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES. With recent vocal appearances in DESPICABLE ME 2 and FAMILY GUY it is clear that Alex knows the business of VO and how to get the best jobs and the top casting directors to notice! Because of his experience and insight, Alex is one of the top voiceover teachers in the country. Here’s a partial list of his credits: ACE HARDWARE, BACARDI USA, BLUE CROSS, BLUE SHIELD, CIRCLE K, CITIBANK,BEN TEN, TEEN TITANS, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, BATMAN, SPIDERMAN, RECESS, STARSHIP TROOPERS, LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, X-MEN, TRANSFORMERS, THE ZETA PROJECT, JUNIPER LEE, NASCAR, MC DONALDS, TACO BELL, BURGER KING, MTN. DEW, PAPA MURPHY’S PIZZA, COORS, FORD, FED EX, LUCASFILM, DISNEY, SONY, NICKELODEON, CARTOON NETWORK, LAW AND ORDER, 24, PEARL HARBOR, BELL SOUTH, 7-11, MICROSOFT, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, CALL OF DUTY, GUILD WARS, COX COMMUNICATIONS, COORS BEER, COMP USA, DEPT. OF HEALTH, DODGE, FEDERAL EXPRESS, FORD, GUNDAM, HOT WHEELS, LEVIS, MC DONALDS, MATTEL TOYS, MOUNTAIN DEW, NINTENDO, NFL, PEPSI, PIZZA HUT, PEARL HARBOR, PAPA MURPHYS PIZZA, POWER RANGERS, PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG-FREE AMERICA, SBC, SONY, THE SIMPSONS, SEVEN ELEVEN, STATE LOTTERY, SOUTHERN COMFORT, THE TEEN TITANS (WB), TOYOTA, US CELLULAR, VISA, WASHINGTON MUTUAL, WESTERN UNION, ZACKY FARMS, HASBRO TOYS, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, SEARS, OGILVY AND MATHER, WARNER BROS., CINGULAR WIRELESS
Here’s what people are saying about Alex: Alex Polinsky really rocks and gives an amazing VO seminar! I work in voiceovers and still can't wait to take his next class. He is funny and his energy is fabulous but, more importantly, I saw a major difference when he worked with people (and myself) from their first read to the final read. I have taken a lot of vo classes and his is on the top of the list. Anyway I thought you'd like to know. – Barbara Niles
Alex was, in one word....Brilliant! Regardless of the varying degree of experience among the participants, he has the uncanny gift of getting everyone who stepped to the mic to deliver the goods. Quite impressive. I have attended other voiceover workshops, some for one day, some for 8 weeks running, and have not yet seen an instructor who knows just how to connect with actors in order to get them to experience their individual potential...until now. – John Childers
Hey, Alex's voice-over class really rocked! He was great, really gifted. An absolute ton of fun! – Katherine Disque
NAILING VOICE-OVER! is an extensive, in-depth look at what it takes to make it in the voice-over industry. The thoroughness of Alex’s advice and approach to this subject is what will give you the confidence to mold the tools of voice-over into a career choice or simply make it an adjunct to your acting career.
Workshop topics will include:
-VOICE-OVER MYTHS Who is doing it, How I did it, and how can you do it? -VOCAL TRAINING Warm-ups, times, vocal choices, diet, listening -FINDING AND LOVING YOUR VOICE My voice, recording gadgets, the hand -KNOWING YOUR CASTING Type, age range, characters -BEING SPECIFIC Tone, intimacy, range -THE SECRETS OF THE TRADE Corporations pay a ton of money to figure out this stuff. -THE NO. 1 MISTAKE EVERYONE MAKES Straight from the casting directors -WHO ARE YOU, WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO, AND WHY SHOULD ANYONE LISTEN? -DOING MORE, MAKING HOT CHOICES, DANGER -PRE-LIFE Often forgotten, always needed -SCRIPT SCORING The language and notation of inflection and performance/Important VO technology -MIC TECHNIQUE Space, distance, “cans”, the dos and don’ts -DELIVERY and FLOW The real puzzler, how to get it, using kinetic triggers -PROMO AND ANNOUNCING Who could you be in the world of announcing and Promotional Voiceover? The golden voice, the sweet spot, falling in love with the sound -IMPROVISING COPY When, where, why, and how much is good? -USE SCRIPTS FROM TODAY’S JOBS -DEVELOP DIALECTS/CHARACTER -INDIVIDUAL CRITIQUES -DEMO REEL TIPS Dos and don’ts, specs, themes, needs -MARKETING TIPS Create an image to get you noticed, heard and booked, social networks, popular voiceover sites -THE FUTURE Staying fresh, research, skill collecting, new media
Come out this Saturday from 10am-2pm and find out if you have what it takes to make it in the voiceover business. This is a workshop style, FREE class. You may be asked to participate and test your ability to follow directions in a recording session-style situation. As a two hour union VO session can gross over a thousand dollars for an actor, not counting residuals, Alex's critiques are worth their weight in gold for anyone interested in breaking into the business.
Neon Venus Art Theatre
7023 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
10:00 am to 2:00 PM
(Please arrive a bit early so we can start on time. Thanks!)
Please RSVP to reserve a seat, and come on time so we can start promptly at 10am.
Notepad, pen, Water and snacks are recommended!
Parking: There is some neighborhood parking (please read signs), a lot across the street, and metered parking, there will be ample time to feed the meter on breaks.
See you on Saturday! Please Like US and post any questions you have on my Facebook page here..