Jeffrey Dreisbach, actor, author, teacher
Voice-overs are everywhere. From commercial to promotional videos, book reads and narration, "heard but not seen" is the key component to making money with just your voice.
Learn from a seasoned pro and successful bi-coastal professional actor/voice-over coach the best way to audition for and get voice-over gigs. In this 18-hour hands-on program your performances will be professionally recorded, critiqued and evaluated. Bring a blank CD to class (instructions at first class session) so that you take away a raw demo CD of all of your in-class work. Required text available for purchase in the College Bookstore: Conversation Pieces Out Of The Studio ISBN 978-1457504792. 6 SESSIONS
Learn what customers are saying about the Voice-Over Workshop.
Dates and Times: Wed, Feb 5-Mar 12, 6-9 pm.
Fee and Code: $399 (plus required text), XBUSS 080 W
Learn the best way to audition for voice-over commercials and the essential ingredients to get the voice-over gig. Voice artist/actor and teacher, Jeffrey Dreisbach uses his 20+years in the field and 12 years as director of the oldest and largest broadcasting training schools in the country to provide in-depth evaluations and recording sessions in each of the classes. A raw demo reel of all your in class work will be provided at the end of the course!
- Introduction-”The Audition Process”
- The copywriter's job-basic steps of copywriting
- Casting Yourself
- Cold Reading for VO commercials
- Audition and playback with critique
- Script analysis-”Finding the personality”
- Rate vs energy
- Using punctuation effectively
- Record and Playback with critique
- Performance objective-”Finding the voice”
- Narration vs natural
- Animation voices
- Character choices
- Recording and playback with analysis
- Production elements-”Why spots work”
- Music Beds
- Special effects and unusual requirements
- Sound effects
- “Looping” Your voice on you or someone else
- Recording Studio session for final “takes”
- Demo construction elements “Your demo”
- Examples of successful demos
- Assembly of your best work
- Placement in the demotape
Register online or call 732-224-2315 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.
Instructor Bio: Jeffrey Dreisbach
Actor, artist, teacher and author Jeffrey Dreisbach began his professional acting career at an early age in Michigan. He received a BFA Degree from Wayne State University after performing at Walt Disney World (Cal Arts) and advance theater training in London, England (Roger Williams College).
For the next 20 years, Jeff found success acting in New York, accumulating theater, film and television credits. On Broadway, he was in the original cast of A Few Good Men and A New York Summer. He played, Norman Van Buren on NBC’s Another World, national tours of Grease, Boys Next Door, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii and in numerous regional theater productions.
Feature film roles include, Splash, Die Hard 3, Thomas Crown Affair, Monday Night Mayhem, among others. It was during this period Jeffrey performed in several national commercials and voice-overs. Notable clients included, KFC, Pepsi, Spidel watch, Palmolive, HBO, etc. as well as animation voices for Mattel Toys and voice chip manufacturer, Pragmatic Designs.
A short time later, Jeffrey served as executive director of the nation’s oldest and largest group broadcast training schools. He remained in this capacity for 12 years. As teacher and administrator, he developed unique voice-over and on-camera presentation training techniques and course curriculums. Using his acting experience, technical and teaching skills, Jeffrey now incorporates his unique background and energetic personality at colleges, universities and professional training programs looking to enhance and broaden their performing arts programs. Conversation Pieces out of the studio, The voice-over workshop for actors is his second book.