Tell Me A Story with Sean Allen Pratt

$65.00$159.00

Saturday , July 21, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PDT

How would you like to get directed by an award-winning nationally acclaimed audiobook Narrator and teacher?  Did you know that Nonfiction narration makes up 25% of the audiobook market?  Join Sean Allen Pratt as he ‘dives into the weeds’ of nonfiction audiobook narration technique. In this 4 -hour workshop he will cover such important concepts as: ‘The 3-Step Method’ of preparing audio books and ‘The 4 Voices of Nonfiction’!  Don’t miss out on your chance to break into this industry.

Join Sean and the VO Peeps in Irvine (or remote via zoom) on Saturday, July 21th, from 10 am – 2:00 pm PST!! This class will be limited to 15 active participants with additional audit seats available. Reserve your live or zoom class today! Please note that Auditing students will NOT perform scripts or receive script/performance critiques from the guest director, but will be able to ask Live Q & A during the session.

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Get Directed by Nationally Acclaimed Audiobook narrator and teacher Sean Pratt!

 

Who: Nationally known audiobook narrator and teacher Sean Pratt. He has been a working actor for over 30 years and audiobook narrator for 22 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 975 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards, 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association, and 1 SOVAS nomination. Currently, Sean coaches performers on nonfiction audiobook/e-learning narration technique, as well as teaching classes on and writes articles about the Business of the Biz. www.seanprattpresents.com

What: Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique

Join Sean as he ‘dives into the weeds’ of nonfiction audiobook narration technique. In this 4 -hour workshop he will cover such important concepts as:

  • ‘The 3-Step Method’ and how Sean uses it to prepare ALL of his nonfiction books.
  • The ‘TED Talk’ performance concept Sean uses for all of his narration projects.
  • Finding the ‘spine of the paragraph’ and why it is essential to enhancing your overall performance.
  • ‘The 4 Voices of Nonfiction’ and how to use them to give your reads more variety and clarity.
  • ‘Paragraph Colors’ – The idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration.

 

Sean will provide several text examples during the workshop. In addition to directing your reads and providing feedback, Sean Pratt offers you an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you invaluable skills that you will be able to apply to ANY nonfiction audiobook. These skills will help you to identify and embrace the book’s genre and style, to make appropriate acting choices, and learn how to deal with many of the particular challenges of nonfiction!

Why: Because nonfiction narration makes up 25% of the audiobook market! It stands to reason that a narrator should be able to tackle these genres in order to expand their possibilities for working in the VO industry.

Join us locally in Irvine or remotely via Zoom! Register now for details. In addition to Participant access, Audit Access is available as well. Students who purchase the auditing option will have access to all course material and will be able to participate a live Q and A session with the guest director during the workout.   Auditing students will NOT perform scripts or receive script/performance critiques from the guest director.

 ***Please note that you will receive all pertinent info, Zoom Room Link, scripts and location address via email two days prior to the event. We’re looking forward to having you at the workout!

 

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About Sean Allen Pratt

Sean Pratt has been a working professional actor in theatre, film, TV and voice-overs for over 30 years. He holds a BFA in Acting from Santa Fe University, NM. He has been an audiobook narrator for 22 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 970 books in almost every genre and has received:

• 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphone” Awards
• 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association
• 1 SOVAS nomination.

He narrates for such companies as Blackstone Audiobooks, Tantor Media, Gildan Audio, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, and Christian Audio.

Notable titles include – A Death in the Family by James Agee, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley and Lindberg by A. Scott Berg.

Theatre & Film
Sean was a company member at The Pearl Theatre, an Off-Broadway classical repertory theatre and has also performed at numerous regional theatres around the country. Major films include – Gods and Generals, Tuck Everlasting and Iron Jawed Angels. Television work includes – The host of HGTV’s, Old Homes Restored, and supporting roles on Homicide, The District and America’s Most Wanted.

Books
Sean is also the author of “To Be or Wanna Be – The Top Ten Differences between a Successful Actor and a Starving Artist,” an actor’s how-to book that talks about approaches and behaviors that separate a thriving actor from a starving artist.

Currently, Sean coaches performers on audiobook narration technique.
Twitter – @SPPresents
Facebook – Sean Pratt Presents
http://www.seanprattpresents.com

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Event Details

Date: July 21, 2018

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 14:00 p.m.

Venue: VO Peeps Headquarters

Directions: Location specific address will be emailed prior to the event. The meetup is located in a residential area and free street parking is available. There is usually ample parking available in front. Please note that we will NOT be serving a meal so please bring any special snacks and/or beverage that you may need to maintain your healthy and happy energy for our workout! As with my other workouts, I will supply water and light snacks for you! :) If you need, there are a multitude of options for dining/food at Woodbury Center approx 1 mile away, including Panera Bread, Subway, The Counter, Asian Tapas, Flame Broiler, Carl's Jr, a Ralph's and a Trader Joe's, and more.

Phone: 949-630-3208

Email: anne@vopeeps.com

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