TCFF Actor Educational Series

Introduction to the “Business” of the Voiceover Business Workshop

with Catherine Campion

And

Acting for Voiceover Workshop with Beth Chaplin

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Time: 12:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Twin Cities Film Fest Office
(The Shops at West End)
1633 West End Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
REGISTER NOW!

TICKETS START AT $15 FOR VITUAL ATTENDEES
AND $22.50 FOR TCFF MEMBERS

Introduction to the “Business” of the Voiceover Business” Have you dabbled in the world of Voice Acting or considered getting into the voiceover business? Then join in this workshop to learn the nuts and bolts needed to go further in the Voice Over profession. Catherine Campion, international voiceover artist and instructor, will share what is being looked for in the marketplace. She will discuss getting started and managing expectations. Plus, cover how and when you should set up a home studio. This workshop will provide real world knowledge and tips to help you grow and succeed in the voiceover industry. ***Workshop Attendees will receive information on a $100 off at the VO DOJO & 50% off their first private coaching session with Catherine***

Catherine Campion

Instructor Bio: Catherine Campion spread her wings and flew the Minnesota coop twenty years ago. She’s now feathering her nest back in Minneapolis, after appearing on-camera in North Country, Showtime’s Weeds, and countless commercials and indie films. As a voice talent, she has been heard on national network spots for Subaru, United Health, H&R Block, REI, Aveda, Granite Gear, and many others; 48 union spots for Biden’s “Build Back Better plan,” voice-matching for Scarlett Johannsson; and as Siri in Ellen’s iPhone on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She is now a Sensei teaching voiceover at Los Angeles’s premiere VO school, The VO Dojo.

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Acting for Voiceover: An Interactive Workshop with Beth Chaplin

Success in voiceover isn’t just about a pretty voice. Sure, that helps… but what clients and ad agencies are really looking for are truthful, connected voiceover reads.
Actors learn skills and techniques to turn text into believable communication. Simple? Well, no. Trained actors work for years to learn the craft of acting. However, learning a few of the basic skills and techniques can free your inner actor to bring more connection and truth to your voiceover reads. The guideposts (from Michael Shurtleff’s acclaimed book, Audition!) have been called, “good acting fast.” During this interactive session, you’ll use these guideposts to experience for yourself how key acting concepts can make your reads sound and FEEL more truthful, connected, and believable. (Bring a simple recording device – your phone’s voice memo app will work just fine.) ***Workshop Attendees will receive information on a 50% off discount for a 30- or 60-minute consultation or coaching session with Beth***

Beth Chaplin

Instructor Bio: Beth has made her living in the Twin Cities as an actor and voice-over artist for over 25 years. She has been seen or heard in hundreds of commercials and thousands of corporate programs, from e-learning to medical narration – and even a couple dozen audiobooks. Her long-time clients include Mayo Clinic, Best Buy, 3M, Miracle Ear, Medtronic, Ecolab, Boston Scientific and many more. The second edition of her book, The Acting Biz: A Career Guide to the Twin Cities is in the works. Beth occasionally teaches workshops in on-camera acting and voiceover, most recently at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit bethchaplin.com.

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In addition to the workshops you will have the opportunity to attend the FILMMAKER AUDITIONS. Prepare and perform a short audition piece for our on-site filmmakers. Your audition will be filmed and available to our registered filmmakers as they are looking for talent for upcoming projects. (Auditions may also be Self-Taped and uploaded by virtual attendees, or in-person attendees who are unable to book a live audition.)

Attendees are encouraged to use the downtime to visit the multiple restaurants and shops located in and around the Shops at West End.

The day concludes with a Networking Mixer, for attendees, exhibitors, and people interested in the Twin Cities Acting, Film making and Production Industry.

Event Schedule:
12:30pm – 1pm: Registration/Check In

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Introduction to the “Business” of the Voiceover Business with Catherine Campion

3:00pm – 4:30pm: Acting for Voiceover Workshop with Beth Chaplin

4:30pm – 6:30pm: Networking Mixer

FILMMAKER AUDITIONS (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)

2:30pm – 5:30pm

West End Community Room

(once slots are filled, attendees will be offered to submit a self-taped audition)

Attendee Cost:

$30 Early Bird

$40 General Admission (Same Day)

$22.50 TCFF Member Price ($25 % off)

$15 Filmmakers (includes 2 drink tix and access to view auditions)

$15 Networking event only

$15 Virtual Attendees

Registration Open!

TCFF Actor Educational Series Event Dates

(Tentative event dates/topics subject to change after 7/23)

Sat. July 23rd – Voiceover and Voice Acting Workshops with Catherine Campion and Beth Chaplin

Sat. Dec. 3rd – Screenwriting and Filmmaker Workshop

Want to be an Exhibitor at the Twin Cities Actor Educational Series? Contact Naomi for further details at Naomi.Dahlgren@twincitiesfilmfest.org

Have questions about the Twin Cities Actor Educational Series? Contact us at INFO@TWINCITIESFILMFEST.ORG