This program will explore the business and practice of performing voice overs. There is much discussion on the many opportunities to use voice over. Students will study voice delivery, how to approach different kinds of scripts and copy, microphone techniques and studio etiquette with a voice over professional. The aim is to gain the skills required for a commercial voice over artist and get regular work in the voice over industry. One class session will be spent at a local recording studio for some hands-on experience. Check out our partner, Real 2 Reel Studios at http://www.reel-life.net/. Students must bring one - 4GB USB drive to class for recordings. .
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“I’ve gone through many trainings in my lifetime most of which I’ve enjoyed. But the Voiceover course through Clayton State University has definitely made it to the top tier of those I’ve enjoyed immensely, learned more than I expected, AND had fun. Our instructor, Vince Bailey, is in a league of his own and made the entire class feel welcome and got us quickly immersed into voiceover with recordings every day. He held nothing back in the sharing of his knowledge and experience and was always on time for every class and did it all at every class with a fantastic sense of humor. Simply put, an outstanding organization like CSU coupled with a one-of-a-kind instructor like Vince make for an incomparable experience.” Luis Sample, VoiceOver graduate
Vince Bailey is a 30 year media veteran who began his career as a United Way volunteer reader for the blind in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. After serving as Program Director for TCI Cablevision of Gary, Vince and his family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. There he perfected his craft working in various capacities including: News Photographer / Editor at CBS Channel 11, Morning Radio Personality at Power 92 FM, Cable Television Coordinator for the City of Little Rock, Production Supervisor for Comcast Cable, Commercial Manager for WB 42 and Media Manager for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
For the past seventeen years he has operated Vince Bailey Productions, a full service audio video production and consulting company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Past clients include the USDA National Forest Service, US Department of Commerce, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, UnitedHealthcare, SCLC, State Farm, Lowe's, Wells Fargo, and Job Corps Centers around the country. He is an announcer for professional sporting events and media broadcasts including the Atlanta Dream (WNBA Basketball team), pro boxing, professional Ballroom Dancing, audiobooks, voicemail systems, and continues to provide voice talent for commercial clients nationwide.
Vince has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in television and radio but his greatest achievement is the training and mentoring he has provided for many young media professionals. He has served on many boards and committees related to youth and personal development including: Chairman of the Atlanta Job Corps Community Advisory Council, Atlanta Business League Board of Directors, Chair of the Georgia Black United Fund, Youth Council Chair and Vice Chair of the Fulton County Workforce Investment Board, and member of the Fulton County Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Council.
This course is intended for individuals who are new to the voice over / acting industry. No college is necessary; however, a good verbal reading ability is a plus.
Students must bring one - 4GB USB drive to class for recordings.
Target Audience: Those who have been told they have a “great voice”, are looking for additional income, “closet” actors, retired individuals, salespersons, group / organization leaders, church readers, and those who are fascinated with the industry.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: The course will contain a combination of theory and practical sessions with the practical taking place in the classroom with professional recording equipment. The methodology will include lecture; discussion; real life experiences; and viewing and listening to professional voice overs in action and to live recordings.
Assessments will be accomplished through discussion, Q and A, role play, and performance.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To successfully complete this course, receive CEUs and a certificate of completion, student must attend 80% of the class sessions, actively participate, complete a course evaluation and complete a Voice Demo CD.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 30 hours
CEUs to be awarded = 3.0 CEUs