JMC taught us how to get involved in our Democracy!
We learned the five basic reads of political VO and how to book political work! We learned the different tones and voices needed for positive and negative reads about issues and people. We learned when to bring the announcer reads and when to lean into conversational, even sarcastic reads. We learned who to contact about booking political work, and how to target audiences based on our political party and preferences.
Words of Wisdom:
Negative political ads work. If you want to play in politics, you have to be part of the problem. - J. Michael Collins
Almost all voice types can play in political VO and announcer voices are welcome! - J. Michael Collins
Any issue you can think of, from drunk driving, to wearing masks, to highway grass, there are groups out there putting ads on TV. - J. Michael Collins
As always, VIPeeps have access to workout archives when signed in to our website. Purchasing a VIPeeps™ Club membership will give you instant video access to previous and future VO Peeps educational archives, as well as over 150+ hours of educational content , 15% off live Guest Director Workouts, invites to directed monthly workouts with Anne & friends, and an exclusive members-only Facebook Group.
- Audit Spots Remain! VO Casting Director, Mary Lynn Wissner, of Voices Voicecasting, will challenge talent to break out of typical, safe reads that go unnoticed, and adopt new techniques that get noticed. Mary Lynn will tailor the instruction to each actor and focus on what techniques, tools, and tips they need to bring to their Commercial reads to life.
Scott's improv classes are fast-paced, informational, and entertaining. This June, Scott will share advice from his 27 years in Voice Over/TV/Advertising & improvisation!