Promo voiceover is when a voice actor adds a little vocal sheen to visuals that promote TV and streaming programs. The voiceover can be funny, serious, dramatic, scary, sensual, sad, mysterious...you name it. The flavor of the VO can be shaped by the visual content or vice versa, so understanding how timing, cadence, tone, resonance and inflection can make a promo performance shine is vital to finding success in the genre. In this program the focus will be on key elements that voice actors can learn, in order to produce better performances and break new ground in promo VO.
Bill is one of America's most frequently heard voices on movie trailers, TV programs, documentaries, commercials, games and cartoons. He is the original voice of Flint on G.I. Joe, Robot Chicken and Family Guy. He is also an eight time winner of The Moth Storytelling SLAMS, where his stories are featured on National Public Radio. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Don LaFontaine Voiceover Lab. and exclusively teaches voiceover to union members that are part of the VO Lab program.
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Attendees must be present for the entire program, which is from 6:30pm-9:30pm