Voice Over: Introduction

Presented by: Jean-Marc Berne

Held online over Zoom: 

This is a practical workshop designed to acquaint you with the specific techniques involved in performing commercial voice over and radio copy. You will practice the basics of mic technique, acquire tools to discover the point of view demanded by the commercial copy, and will learn how to translate that understanding into a compelling performance at an audition or a recording session. You will also gain perspective on demo tapes, casting directors, agents and the audition process.

Online teaching statement from Jean-Marc Berne: “My Voice Over: Introduction online class will focus on creating a state of mindfulness with every performance. Everything starts with setting a strong foundation, beginning with the mechanics of how you use your voice: from proper breathing, to projection, to breaking down the copy, to having a clear intention every time you step up to the mike. The idea is to create a safe space for each talent to develop a consistent technique they can rely on to tap into their most powerful, authentic performances.”

Jean-Marc Berne is a busy Voice Talent, Audio Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Voice Over coach, Bestselling Author and a Bilingual International Professional Public Speaker. He is the Voice Over Coach of the hit animated series THE OCTONAUTS, on The Disney Channel. His list of commercial work includes Bud Light, McDonald’s, Western Union, Timberland, Pollo Loco, McKinsey, Pfizer, VNSNY, Xfinity, NFHA, HUD, National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, Metro Cable and Eclipse Gum to name a few. He also narrated Pulitzer Prize and McArthur Genius Grant winner Junot Díaz’s audiobook NEGOCIOS, and Nobel Literature Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa’s audiobook, LA FIESTA DEL CHIVO…read more