Whether you’re brand new to narration or you’re David Attenborough himself, if you have an interest in voice to picture work, then this session is a must! Join award-winning documentary director/producer Tom Putnam and voice actor/director/coach Robin Reed for a class that will stretch the boundaries of your on-mic storytelling skills. The session will begin with a brief introduction to be followed by a live work session with a handful of pre-selected participants. Each reader (see note below) will receive direction and detailed individual feedback. Every participant will benefit from listening and learning from two industry powerhouses. The class will include a brief lecture that provides a snapshot of this corner of the industry and conclude with a live Q&A for all in attendance.
NOTE ABOUT READERS : This class will have a very limited number of readers. Readers will be randomly chosen from the waitlist and be notified of their selection by Feb 6th. If you are not notified by Feb 6th, you will not be a reader. If you wish to audit the session (i.e. listen and watch only without the opportunity to read), please leave your name on the waitlist. All members on the waitlist will be considered seated as auditors. If you do not wish to attend as an auditor, you have until midnight the night before the class to cancel yourself online so as not to incur a no-show.
Robin Reed has been working as a voiceover artist, director, and coach in New York and Los Angeles since 2001. She has voiced dozens of national commercials (Campbell's Soup, GE, Lyft, Del Taco, Swanson, Wheat Thins), promos (Lifetime, HGTV, WE, and Oxygen), and animation (Talking Tom and Friends, WordGirl, and The Croods). She's voiced shows for Lifetime, recorded books for Hachette, Audible, and sketch comedy on Conan, I Heart Radio, The Onion, Yahoo, and Rooftop Comedy.She is also the voice of a novelty remote control that may or may not still be sold in a Spencer's Gifts at a mall near you. Most recently, Robin voice directed the upcoming Amazon series The Hospital, produced by Animal Pictures and Titmouse and starring Keke Palmer, Stephanie Hsu, Kieran Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Maya Rudolph and others. She has also directed VO and on-camera talent for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Freeform, Sony, Yahoo, and corporate clients, and she coaches private clients, many of whom have been signed to top agencies in New York and LA. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Peter, who is friends with Tom’s dog Louie.
Tom Putnam is an award-winning director, producer, and editor in both fiction and non-fiction features and television. His past short films and features have played more than 500 film festivals, from Sundance to Cannes, been released theatrically worldwide, and have received more than 50 major awards. His Detroit firefighting documentary BURN is one of the most successful documentaries of all-time, won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was nominated for a Gotham Award. In December the follow-up, BURN X, became the #1 Documentary on iTunes. Other past documentary features include the South-by-Southwest and Spirit Award-winning MARWENCOL (producer), THE UNITED STATES OF INSANITY (producer/director), and RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE (producer/director).His fiction films include the award-winning comedy/adventure film THE DARK DIVIDE, starring David Cross and Debra Messing, with music by The Avett Brothers and Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with degrees in Cinematic Arts and Journalism, and has a Masters of Business Administration from St Mary’s University.You can read more about him and view clips from his past work at tomputnam.net