Feb 6, 2014: Breaking News!
A huge Thank you to Simon who has generously donated an exclusive one on one coaching session to our Scholarship Fund! Donate today, and you could WIN a chance to work with an award winning audiobook narrator! We are SWOONING over here! 🙂
In this special one-on-one career coaching session, Simon will discuss ‘long form’ narration skills and how they require a different tool kit from that used in commercial VO. The importance of stamina and breath control will be discussed, as well pacing and vocal styles – exploring the actor’s tools that are absolutely necessary to becoming a successful narrator. This session may be tailored to the students needs and skill levels, as well as answer any questions students may have about the industry. If the winner is not local, this consultation may take place via Skype.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
And on February 22 at 6:30 PM PST the VO Peeps are planning for a LOVE AFFAIR with All things Audio books as our next guest SIMON VANCE comes to Irvine to share his critically acclaimed GOLDEN PIPES with us! If you have an interest in working in the WILDLY expanding Audio Book Genre, hearing what “Simon Says” can only benefit your VO career in the New Year! We will be asking Simon questions regarding his steamy success and how he manages to romance the novel each time he takes on a new project!
To be certain, what LOVE STORY would be complete without a little SURPRISE!? Well, have no fear, the Peeps know how to throw a party, and we’ll get your HEART beating just a little bit faster during our mystery gift raffle! 🙂
As always, Chef Jerry will be in the kitchen creating a HEART-Healthy (and HEART-felt) menu and of course the VO PEEP signature drink to coincide with our ROMANTIC evening…a love potion perhaps? Please make sure to sign up early as seating is LIMITED, and you don’t want to miss out on the LOVE, GOOD TIMES and GREAT MARKETING that the VO Peeps has to offer!
Simon is a British transplant who now resides in Northern California with his wife and two children. He began his career as a radio producer at one of the BBC’s first radio stations. He then moved to London where he joined a select group of announcers for “Radio 4”, the BBC’s national speech based network. He learned the ropes of Audiobook narration by donating time to the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s Talking Book Service. He has over 700 audio book narration credits and is the winner of fourty eight AudioFile Earphone Awards, Ten Audie Awards, (32 Audie Nominations!), and is an AudioFile magazine “Golden Voice”. Additionally, he was named Booklist magazines very first “Voice of Choice”. Wow…what a career!
So, mark YOUR calendar for an evening of ROMANCE and join your fellow Peeps LIVE in IRVINE alongside SIMON VANCE on February 22 at 6:30Pm PST. Or, check out our live broadcast on the VOPeeps Channel. Please don’t miss out on this FABULOUS event!
If you live in Orange County, CA area and are interested in becoming a member and attending our bi-monthly meetings, please make sure to fill out our membership application. Also, make sure to sign up for our email list to keep up with the latest happenings of the group. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you all at the meetup!