Making Commercial Reads Come Alive (READ SYNOPSIS AND REQUIREMENTS)

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Making Commercial Reads Come Alive (READ SYNOPSIS AND REQUIREMENTS)

Monday, August 8, 2022

Begins at 12:00 PM PDT | 3:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 11:45 AM PDT | 2:45 PM EDT

2 Hours



SYNOPSIS 

Have you ever looked at a commercial script and heard yourself say: “I just don’t get this.  There’s nothing for me to do.  There are no characters - no conflict”.  Or:  “It doesn’t matter how I read it. They’re just going to pick someone that sounds good”.  Or the worst thought of all: “They could cast anybody”.  In this class, Hugh P. Klitzke will help you see there’s much more to commercial scripts and commercial reads than you might have thought. You will learn how commercials are specifically constructed to be understood with only one hearing.  And to see not only a commercial's structure but also opportunities to read with subtext.  Apply these, and then your reads will come alive!

PLEASE NOTE: Participants will receive a packet of commercial audition copy a few days before class. Participants will be asked to choose one piece of copy and given submission instructions. Several MP3s will be randomly selected to be shared during class time. Due to time constraints not every audition submitted is guaranteed feedback. Selection will happen during class so members will not know beforehand if their submission will be used during class time. Members  have the option to attend class to  listen and learn without submitting an MP3.


INSTRUCTOR BIO

Hugh P. Klitzke

Hugh is a voiceover coach, director and demo producer in New York City.  He teaches the conversational read, self-direction, the commercial read, and directs auditions.  For nearly fifteen years Hugh was the Voiceover Studio Manager at Buchwald, New York. And to date, Hugh has directed over 125,000 auditions and counting.  Along with private coaching and teaching classes Hugh is writing two books on voiceover. He also is the co-founder of VOnow.CO with Debbie Irwin.  You can find his latest podcast interview all about the conversational read on https://thevoiceoverhustle.com/ with Steve O'brien. And when he finally finishes his new website, you will find him online at hughpklitzke.com. But until then, please send him emails at hughpklitzke@gmail.com.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants will receive a packet of commercial copy a few days before class. Participants encouraged to choose one piece of copy and submit an MP3 for possible critique during class time. Members who choose not to submit an MP3 are welcome to attend class and listen. **PLEASE NOTE: Due to time constraints not every audition submitted is guaranteed feedback. The selection of MP3s will be at random and during class time. All participants must stay for the duration of the program.