Private Voice Over Coaching
With Jeff Howell
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To be effective in voicing commercials, it is crucial that you learn the particular skills and techniques necessary to bring your authentic selves to the copy in order to bring an ad writers’ words to life. You learned the music of the English language long before you understood words. You sing it every time you speak, and it is at the heart of everything you will do as an actor.
In this class, you will not only get an overview of the voiceover industry, but you will learn how to bring your authentic selves to your performance and learn the basics of voice acting.
Session 1: Basic Intro to the VO business with an overview of the traditional journey on becoming a successful/working VO artist. Q&A regarding demos, agents, managers, casting directors. Commercial script workout with each actor.
Session 2: Commercial workout focusing on types of commercials (TV, Radio, Promo).
Session 3: Animation overview and workout focusing on character development and script analysis.
Jeff Howell, Owner of Howell Productions, Inc., launched his voice-over industry career as a voiceover agent at Abrams-Rubaloff & Lawrence, then crossed over to the creative side by serving as casting director/radio producer at Bert Berdis & Company, and then was hired as the VP of Production at World Wide Wadio where he was introduced to the world of promo production.During his extensive career, he has had the honor of casting, representing, or directing such notable actors including Gregory Peck, Martin Sheen, Owen Wilson, Mark Hamill, Sally Kellerman, and Leonard Nimoy. He has produced radio commercials for hundreds of National accounts (Chevy, Bud Light, VISA, American Express, Starbucks, McDonalds, Nestle) and network radio/TV promos (CBS, FOX, TBS, Comedy Central, Food Network, A&E, NatGeo). He served as the post-production supervisor and director for numerous sci-fi audio novels that were produced by Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie. He has directed narration for Fox Searchlight, Travel Channel, DIY, Food Network and The Smithsonian. Currently, Jeff is running his own company where he is producing and directing all things voiceover including animation, commercials, promos, narration, dubbing, and IVR. Recent animation projects include directing the Emmy Award winning animated program “Wally’s Opening Day”, casting the animated feature “Monkey Prince”, serving as the talent coordinator and casting director for the Netflix animated episodics “Maya and The Three” and “Magic: The Gathering”, and recently cast and directed the dubbing on numerous international features and episodic programs for Netflix including: “I Am Not An Easy Man”, “Jefe”, “Nothing to Hide” , “Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island” , “A Fortunate Man”, “4 L”, “Unbridled”, the controversial episodic “Naked Director”(Part 1 and Part 2), “Halo Love”, the third season of “Bordertown” and the Christmas special “David and the Elves”. He also directed the dubbing for various HBO projects including “The Fence”, “Lust”, and the animated series “Bad Exorcist”. He also directed the voiceover for the Emmy winning controversial 2018 Nike TV campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Recently, he had the honor of directing Stephen Fry for autobiographical audio book, “Making History”. He has taught voiceover acting at various schools in San Francisco, as well as conducted workshops and private coaching in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, London, Dublin, and Rome.
Private Voice Over Coaching
By Jeff Howell
Investment: $100 USD | 60 Minutes
We accept the following payment methods: Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and Afterpay.
Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Professional, for this reason, we do request a self tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied upon registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.
All of our online classes are suitable for fluent English-speaking students only. Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced. For this reason, we request a self-tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied before registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.
Our classes are carried out using Zoom so you need to make sure you computer is Zoom compatible and tested- (Voice-Video). Please make sure you have a good fixed internet connection.
All zoom’s are recorded for quality control. If any student misses a class, we will give them a private link to access.
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