Coaching is one-on-one and tailored to each student’s individual interests and needs. All sessions are one hour and conducted in the studio or remotely via Skype. We strongly suggest having a home studio set-up while in training, to practice mic technique while developing self-direction skills. Students receive scripts weekly, hand-picked by their coach. Each session focuses on a combination of script analysis techniques, copy interpretation and making the script your own. All working towards the end goal of developing and strengthening your niche in the voiceover industry. We suggest a ten-session package before recording your demo, but everyone’s needs are different and extra sessions can always be added. Your coach will help you assess where you’re at and determine what’s best for you.
*If you prefer in-person sessions, we offer coaching at selected recording studios in NYC and LA at $125/hr.
10-session package: $800
Individual lessons: $100
Sweet Spot confidently puts our name on each and every demo we produce. And if our name is on the line, it’s going to be top-notch. Demos are produced in state-of-the-art, professional recording studio facilities, edited, mixed and mastered by our team of talented sound designers. You can be positive that you are presenting the industry with material that is both cutting-edge and artistically representative of you as a voice actor.
$1200 per demo
$900 per demo
$1700 per demo
The voiceover industry is dynamic and fluctuates based on what’s happening in pop culture, politics, economics, etc. Sweet Spot makes it a point to be up on all industry trends, new technologies and the best strategies for our students’ careers. To that end, we offer a wide array of marketing and branding services, as well as web development and career advisement to support you after you’ve completed your education and demo. Additionally, we offer a number of extras to continue your education and enhance your voiceover career.
$100/hr per session
$100/hr per session
$50/half-hr per session
Accents, whether foreign or regional to the U.S., make us unique. However, in the world of voiceover, a “neutral” or “standard” American accent” is what’s called upon most often. Through our Accent Reduction program we’ll dive into vowels, consonants, stress and intonation patterns associated with the “standard” American accent. We’ll then use the IPA (international phonetic alphabet) to solidify these new sounds. From there, we’ll begin to integrate the work, applying it to narration and commercial copy. The program will be customized to meet your specific accent reduction needs so that you are able to “turn it on” when the job calls for it.
$100 per session
Here’s a little something for your bag of tricks. Whether it’s to create cartoon or videogame characters, or to pose as an authentic speaker for a commercial or narration, dialects can be a very valuable skill in all areas of voiceover. Some of the more popular dialects we teach are regions of the United States, such as Southern, Midwestern, Boston, and New York. We also teach international accents including British, Irish, German, Spanish, Russian and more. After teaching you what a neutral American accent is, we’ll examine each dialect’s melody and rhythm and identify which specific vowels and consonants change. Then you’ll apply it to copy and hear how each accent rolls off your tongue like a true native.
$100 per session
What good is great training and an amazing demo if no one hears it? We believe that the right brand and a solid, workable marketing plan makes all the difference in your success. Sweet Spot’s Marketing and Career Counseling program helps our clients stand out from the rest. We’ll brainstorm with you to develop your brand personality, and implement a creative and innovative marketing strategy to launch your career and get you noticed.
$50 per session
Wish you sometimes had another pair of ears to listen to that audition? Directing yourself can be tricky business! Whether it’s your first one out of the gate, or that huge national commercial your agent needs back ASAP, we’ve got you covered. Sign up for Audition Feedback and get notes from one of our seasoned pros. You send us the script and client’s direction and your mp3 and we’ll respond via email with detailed audio commentary on your audition so you can nail that gig! (Written feedback is also available, if preferred).
$5 per audition or a monthly package (up to 20 auditions) for $85
WEB DESIGN & PRINT MATERIAL
If you want to be a professional voiceover actor, you need a web presence. Let Sweet Spot’s talented graphic artists and web designers create a personalized website and print material to help launch your business. What a potential clients see will prepare them for what they are about to hear. Your website and any other accompanying marketing material (business cards, post cards, physical demos, etc) need to reflect your vocal personality in a distinctive and original way. Our complete package comes with a one page website design, programming SEO (search engine optimization) and email set-up. Accompanying marketing material includes 25 demo CDs with front cover and tray card, 250 full color business cards and 100 full color 4×6 postcards.
Domain name registration and website hosting is not included. Additional web pages will be billed at $100.00 per page. Additional print material can be reordered at any time.
CLASSES & SEMINARS
Sweet Spot has a variety of offerings designed to help you grow as a performer. Our classes include: Intro to Voiceover, VO Gym and other various classes that change monthly.
Seminars offers our students the opportunity to meet with casting directors, talent agents & managers, producers and more. They’ll get to hear you in action, share insight, tell you what projects they’re currently working on and for what types they’re on the lookout.