Let's be real for a moment, commercial voiceover scripts are notorious for being vague, clunky and just tough to figure out. Breaking away from the typical and often monotonous cadence of a voiceover commercial is a difficult skill to master. As a 17+ year veteran in improvisation, Sara focuses her attention on finding the story underneath the words in voiceover scripts. She also encourages performers to have fun with commercial voiceover auditions rather than dreading them and provides useful insights to help perfiormers avoid the typical.
Sara Cravens is originally from Tennessee and has been a voice actress in Los Angeles for over 15 years. She is best known as the voice of Frost in Mortal Kombat 11, Power Girl in Injustice 2, Arete and Rinkah in Fire Emblem, Valkyrie Hildr in God of War, Deathstick in StarWars, and many more. Over the course of her voiceover career, Sara has voiced thousands of commercials, and you recently can hear her as the relaxing resort-style vo in Progressive's national campaign.
Participants are encouraged to bring any commercial voiceover copy that you consider to be difficult, boring or would like help with. Material from current or old commercial VO auditions or VO jobs is acceptable. Sara wants to work with you on those spots.
The VO Lab will provide some copy, but again...we encourage participants to take the lead here and bring material that you have found or find challenging to approach.
Participants must be present for the entire program (see Duration above).