How many times have you caught a commercial or animated movie in progress, and immediately were like, “Oh, it’s (insert celeb here).” A celebrity is distinct, confident, charismatic, authentic. We connect to them because they connect to us. Does Ryan Reynolds walk into the booth and endeavor to sound like every other voice-over he’s ever heard ever? Does Matthew McConaughey? Kaley Cuoco? No matter what space they occupy, they do it honestly, fully, and in a way that is unabashedly them.
Be it commercials, animation, narration, promo - Voice-overs today demand this ethos. “Real”, “raw”, “surprising” are terms I see permeating every breakdown that comes my way. Together, we’ll find your X-factor - the thing that makes you YOU, and you alone. I’ll teach you to stop squeezing yourself into a box, to color outside the lines, and to walk into every recording sporting what I have lovingly termed B.V.E: Big Voice Energy. You’re a celebrity… even if you don’t know it yet.
Although some technical and business aspects will be touched upon, this is first and foremost a technique class.
Week 1: I’ll take you through a curated collection of all that I’ve learned over the years. What I call “The Jeremy Doctrine”. Tips, tricks, musings, anecdotes and lessons. We’ll discuss mic technique and booth etiquette. Then, I’ll open up it to you for some good old-fashioned Q&A.
Week 2: Commercials. We’ll break down copy, discuss different types of spots and the best approach to each. Everyone will have the opportunity to read.
Week 3: Animation. We’ll discuss creating characters, vocal techniques, and immersing yourself in a vast imaginary world while standing in a tiny box. We’ll pick from some sides and give you a chance to show your stuff.
Week 4: Industry friends. We'll end the session with a surprise guest. Agents? Casting Directors? Animation Writers? Network Execs? I’m sure someone somewhere owes me a favor. We’ll pick their brain about life in the trenches.
CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED FOR THE SUMMER, AS I'LL BE DOING A LOT OF TRAVELING FOR CONVENTIONS. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN FALL FOR NEW SESSIONS AND NEW WORKSHOPS
Start Date: (Next class TBA)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Length: 4 Weekly Classes
Location: ONLINE via Zoom
MAX 10 Students
Cancelation and Make Up Policy:
There is a $75 non-refundable cancellation fee up until one week before the class starts. If it is less than a week, you'll be charged the full amount unless a student can be found to take your place.
Unfortunately there are no make ups for missed classes.
Coachings must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance.
Dianna Lora, actor/video game producer
"Freeing Your Inner Celebrity was a fantastic class that is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to use their voice to its full potential. The class is taught by the wonderfully talented Jeremy Levy. Let me be clear: this is a class to work on your technique and find out what you are capable of. Jeremy brought a wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks, and valuable insight on how to perfect one's craft. I could *feel* myself letting go of the things that held me back from being a better artist.
I love that he broke it down in an easy-to-digest format and was very "hands on" in his approach. The class was very supportive of each other and sincere, which speaks to the welcoming atmosphere Jeremy fostered. Every class felt like a gift, and I knew and felt like I was getting a better understanding of myself and my abilities.
Take this class! You won't regret it. "