NYConnect : The World of Voice Over
7 Week Class
Thursdays in September & October, starting on Sept 8th, skipping Oct 8th, until Oct 27th
CLASS SOLD OUT!
I have been incredibly lucky since graduating college to have connected with and experienced so many wonderful parts that make of the New York voice over scene. Some may say that it was luck, others may attribute it to my aptitude for risk-taking and stubborn attitude to make NY my working home. However, I would really attribute my success to a slew of incredibly opportunities, powerful connections, and strong networking (and a pinch of that risk taking c;)
After working with many students in different environments, I decided I wanted to put together a class that acts as a love letter to my experiences from an aspiring voice actress in New York to the full-time talent I am today. I worked hard brainstorming a class that shows the culmination of all these connections and experiences I’ve had and crams it in to 7 class sessions. This class will explore several different aspects of the industry the lives in New York. Join me and a handful of wonderful guests as we explore the power of connections with ourselves, each other, and the industry around us. This class will be limited to only 8 students, with 5 amazing guests confirmed over the course of 7 classes. Classes will focus on topics such as: voice over basics, cold reads and partner reads, characterization, demo reels, building a peer support group/peer networking, and professionalism, Our guests all have special focuses as well, including Video Game, Commercials, ADR, Cartoons, and more.
Confirmed Guests include Linda Weaver of Access Talent, Andrew Allanson of Ackkstudios, Theresa Buchheister of 3Beep & Title: Point, Matt Shipman of Kocha Sound and Sam Haft.
*SPECIAL BONUS* Students who sign up for the class will not only get 7 weeks of amazing info and guests, working in a real booth every week, and a field trip to a real ADR studio, but also will get 1 free hour long private session with Brittany, 1 Audition Critique redeemable within the run of the class until January 2017, and 1 thirty minute Career Consultation. Other special perks are always possible to pop up as well!
NOTE: Class usually runs 6:00 – 8:30, however, each Guest class will run for 3 hours. Students will be informed of those dates as soon as they are confirmed.
Meet Your Instructor & Special Guests!
Brittany Lauda is a New York Voice Actress represented by Access Talent & Next Gen VO. You can hear her in titles like Huniepop, Pokemon XY, Fairy Tail, Queen’s Blade, Ladies versus Butlers, Juden-Chan and more! She has also worked on directing and/or casting projects like YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, Ladies versus Butlers, Holy Knight, Rio: Rainbow Gate, Huniecam Studios and Marooners. She is the head behind the dubs at Media Blasters and co-owner of Kocha Sound.
Linda Weaver began her journey to become a voice-over agent at Cunningham, Escott & Dipene where she was an assistant in the voice-over department and took 20 antacids a day for the five years she worked there. Moving onto J. Michael Bloom she worked with Chas as co-head of the voice-over department for thirteen years. Currently Linda is co-owner with Chas Cowing of Access Talent, a boutique agency specializing in voice-overs and spoken word. In 1974 Linda graduated with honors from SUNY Purchase with a degree in psychology which she uses every day. Linda lives in Cold Spring NY with her partner of thirty-five years and two adult, but not yet mature boys ages 25 and 22. She does live in hope that they will eventually mature as their brains knit together. Her house will be full when both boys graduate college this year and come home to live with Hudson, a socially entitled Pekingese who has gotten more full of himself after being blessed by the Dalai Lama., and a Russian Tortoise named Zoe who was rescued from an abusive family.
Theresa Buchheister is a director and actor. She works in cartoons, audiobooks, film and theatre. As a cartoon director, she has worked on Pokemon, Winx Club, World of Winx, Robocar Poli, Alisa, Pooches, Moonzy, as well as other projects that she cannot discuss because of the importance of NDAs. She has voiced characters in Winx Club, World of Winx, and Pokemon. She has directed and narrated (under an alias) hundreds of audiobooks, including David Byrne’s How Music Works, William Burroughs’ The Wild Boys and The Yage Letters, Ben Marcus’ Leaving the Sea, and Chef Norman Van Aken’s memoir, No Experience Necessary. She is the Artistic Director of Title:Point (www.titlepoint.org), an experimental theatre company based in Brooklyn, and the founder of The Exponential Festival (www.theexponentialfestival.org/).
Samuel Haft is an actor and writer native to NYC. While on-camera he’s been on NBC, FX, TV Land, feature films, as well as dozens of national commercials, he’s predominantly been a mainstay of the New York voiceover scene. His character work includes indie video games, Nickelodeon, PBS, Media Blasters, NYAV, and the Gund company, and he has lent his voice to over 80 national commercials in the last five years, including clients like Honey Maid, Flonase, Samsung, Optimum/Cablevision, Santander Bank, and many more. On rare occasions, he tutors talented aspiring VO talent. Currently, Sam is the promo voice of MSNBC News. As a writer/comedian, he has contributed to Splitsider, CollegeHumor, and FunnyOrDie, and a comedy screenplay he co-wrote is being turned into a major motion picture this winter. He is represented by Innovative Artists as an actor, writer, and voiceover artist, managed by 3 Arts Entertainment, and his podcast, Comedy Llama, is represented by ICM, and you should check it out! For more, visit his website (www.samuelhaft.com/).
Matt Shipman is the co-owner of Kocha Sound, a new voice over production company which worked on Juden-Chan and is slated to work on My Wife is the Student Council President. Matt is the main writer at Media Blasters, as well as an assistant director/engineer who worked on both Juden-Chan and Rio: Rainbow Gate. He is most well known for voicing Shay Obsidian in YuGiOh Arc V, but can also be heard in Ladies versus Butlers, Juden-Chan, Holy Knight, Marooners, Errant Heart and the upcoming My wife is the Student Council President.