Learn the foundation of great audiobook narration according to industry pro Jayme Mattler. With a focus on Comprehension and Authenticity, the class will work on POV, character voices, and everything in between, while aiming for honest choices with emotional connection. This class is open to all experience levels. Please bring 2-3 pages of a fiction book written in the last 10 years (no children's books or poetry) and a second copy for Jayme to read along.
Jayme has spent 10 years working in voiceover. She started as an engineer and then began directing, casting, producing, and narrating. In this time she has recorded over 1000 audiobooks on the production side and 70 as a narrator. Her work in the industry led her to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation where she was one of the founding engineers at the EIF Voiceover Lab in NYC, coaching and directing actors on the art of voiceover.
Some audiobooks she has recorded include American Grown written and narrated by Michelle Obama (Grammy nominated), Astrophysics for People in a Hurry written and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Grammy nominated), The Handmaid's Tale narrated by Claire Danes (Audies Award Winning), A Rage in Harlem narrated by Samuel L. Jackson (Audies Award nominated), and many more. She has worked with authors, celebrities, and all of New York's top talent.
Over the years she has worked on audiobooks for Audible, Harlequin, Penguin Random House, Hachette, Simon and Schuster, Recorded Books, Harper, etc. At present she is a Producer/Director for Blackstone Publishing.
Participants must stay for the entire program, which is from 12:30pm-3:00pm