In this introductory class we discuss on-camera basics, trends in the current marketplace and professional materials everything you need to know to get started and stand out in auditions and meetings. Each class participant is video taped doing an on-camera read and receives feedback and a link to their video. This is a great refresher class for experienced hosts as well as being geared to people new on-camera.
Hosting Level Two
Getting auditions but not getting callbacks? This class is for you. We delve deep into best strategies to get an audition and how to own the room. We cover the mechanics (breaking down a script, bullet points, prompter), traditional vs. digital media and the importance of branding/point of view. All participants do several on-camera reads and receive feedback/link to their video.
Branding You! Personal Branding & Social Media Workshop
Brand strategist Phil Pallen is in the house! And it's time to talk specifics. How are you (yes, you) prepared to set your personal brand in motion? In this small, interactive three-hour workshop, you'll develop a custom tailored plan with next steps to build and promote your personal brand effectively. This workshop is taught by NYC-based casting director and talent manager Barbara Barna Abel and LA-based brand strategiest Phil Pallen, who builds brands for TV hosts, public figures and entrepreneurs. Don't miss this powerhouse duo.
Home Shopping Hosting
You asked for this class and we heard you. In this intensive we will teach you what we are really looking for and how you can stand out including: What materials you need to get notices and get the first audition What and how to prepare for the audition What to wear What and how to prepare for a callback Location: Manhattan (TBD)
How to Break Into: Corporate Voiceover and Narration
A one-day intensive class aimed at helping you book work in the lucrative world of non-commercial and industrial voiceover work. Work for major corporations, small businesses and new startups around the world and voice their internal training videos, online explainer content and narrate videos for their employee conferences and sales presentations. Learn ways to make heavy copy feel upbeat, friendly and approachable. Every student gets to work on mic and will receive audio files of their work in class. No prior voiceover experience is required. The class will also include tips about demos, VO marketing and booking your own work online. This intensive class is great for actors, hosts, comedians and spokespeople who are interested in building up their voiceover skills and adding another income stream to their business!