The Founders Series: Bill Ratner's Voicing Documentaries

Voiceover Lab


The Founders Series: Bill Ratner's Voicing Documentaries

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Begins at 4:00 PM PDT | 7:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 3:45 PM PDT | 6:45 PM EDT

2 Hours

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


In recent years documentaries have reached new heights of popularity and critical acclaim.  The renewed interest in the genre has also helped create opportunities for voiceover actors to shine and gain notoriety for their narration performances.  In this class you will learn how to breakdown scripts, match the emotional tone of scenes and learn about other tools you will need to excel in documentary narration.  Are you the next Sigourney Weaver, Morgan Freeman, Peter Coyote or Bill Ratner?  Join the class and let's find out.


Bill Ratner

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 Chickeand 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.


Participants must be present for the entire program (see Duration above).