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4.61 out of 5 based on 36 customer ratings
(37 customer reviews)

Voiceover For Beginners Course

£65.83

A complete introduction guide to becoming a Voiceover Artist and working in the Voiceover sector.

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Get a New Career as a Voice Artist

 

This course is the only one of it’s kind in the world.

There are countless opportunities in the world of voice-over acting for a stable income (and more importantly) a career you can enjoy for the rest of your life.

 

Through the 23 modules, you can become learn to put your voice and new skills to work, with details on how to locate jobs within the course.

 

Beware of Imitations!

 

By it’s third year, the Voiceover for Beginners course had sold more than 24,000 copies worldwide. We’re not using the term “Masterclass” because that’s been abused everywhere. This course is completely unique – it’s the only web-based class on voice over with not only an impressive amount of factual & practical information, but also has a proven success rate with it’s customers.

Ex-students of this course have gone on to work for airlines such as Quantas & Emirates, car giants such as BMW and Mercedes, computer software companies such as Microsoft and Symantec and many, many more!

 

Presented by Recognised Experts

 

This course is taught by the Peter Dickson, the most prolific Voiceover Artist in the world today. Known for his endless amounts of voiceover work including the X-Factor, The 2012 Olympics Games and more, he is the most sought after voiceover artist on the planet. From the other side of the glass is presenter #2, Hugh Edwards, a multi-award-winning Voice Director and casting director, who has directed over 150 titles and pioneered the Gravy For The Brain voiceover training courses to teach anyone to become part of this exciting industry.

 

Both Hugh and Peter still actively work on a daily basis – they aren’t retired like some of our competitors – and are both employed by multinational companies.

 

Peter and Hugh created the course having trained over 4000 students face-to-face (in addition to the tens of thousands via e-learning).

 

What Does the Course Contain?

 

This is a true-e-learning experience, which contains video, audio, questions and quizzing, downloadable resources, a glossary, references and a full transcription for you to keep, as well as a certificate of completion should you reach the course requirements. The course can be taken on any internet & sound enabled PC or Mac laptop/desktop or tablet.

The Course Modules in Full

Voiceover for Beginners 1

A Beginners Guide

2. Introduction
3. What is Voiceover?
4. Studio Tour
5. Pre-Requisites of Voiceover
6. Applications of Voiceover
7. The Microphone

Voiceover for Beginners 2

Through the Basics

8. The Art of Communication
9. Warming Up
10. Breathing
11. Voiceover Basics
12. Giving Level & Pre-Recording Techniques
13. Creating Characters

Voiceover for Beginners 3

A Solid Grounding

14. Vocal Health
15. Marking-Up Scripts
16. Examples – Trailers
17. Examples – Commercials
18. Examples – Characters & Dramatic
19. Examples – Gaming

Voiceover for Beginners 4

Become A #1 Artist

20. Examples – Corporate & Narration
21. Showreels and Getting Work
22. Expected Earnings & Contracts
23. Course Summary

This course is suitable for aspiring voiceover artists, actors who have had little VO training, experienced voice artists and actors who need a refresher, and even professionals such as teachers who need to find their voice, or business leaders who want to be able to command a presence with their workforce.

Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Pre-requisite skills: None
Recommended for all ages.

37 reviews for Voiceover For Beginners Course

  1. Gillian Isabella Kirkwood
    5 out of 5

    “I have just completed the course and have to say I will miss you guys! Brilliant insight into the world of voiceovers. Really enjoyed it and have managed to take away a lot from it – not only in terms of doing voiceovers but also broadcasting as I report on traffic and travel, lots of very handy tips about projection and breathing. Would certainly recommend this course to friends. Thank you.”

  2. Kathleen Mullaney
    5 out of 5

    This was a completely new step into the world of voice over acting for me. I found it interesting and informative am hoping to develop it into a new skill and interest outside of my current job. I enjoyed the course and it has made me want to develop it.

  3. Alison Sweatman
    5 out of 5

    “Really enjoyed the Voice-overs for Beginners Course. Full of very useful tips, nicely set out and presented, and a good launch pad into the business. Thank you both for putting it together.”

  4. Vivienne Pettitt
    5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed the course. Liked being able to connect whenever I had the time. The course was concise and to the point. Loved the personable approach – not too stiff or formal. Really well put together… Thank you! I will definitely be doing another. Got the bug now :)

  5. Ben Brearley
    5 out of 5

    For years I have wanted to take the first step into the voiceover world but never had the confidence. I was bought the Voiceover for Beginners course as a gift and was a little dubious due to other courses I have seen / heard of on other sites. Having now completed the course, I have to say I was extremely impressed by both the content and the format – not to mention the fact that it is presented by Peter Dickson and Hugh Edwards, two of the most recognisable and respected people in the industry. I now have a lot more confidence to look at other courses by GFTB and to work towards creating my very own showreel to make my voice(s) heard!

  6. Edward Stagg
    5 out of 5

    I completed the course before Christmas and have had time to put into practise many of the tips provided by Hugh and Peter. I can already hear improvements in my delivery and I am far more confident when applying for Voice Over work. The course is full of common sense, technical information, industry insight and encouragement. I would recommend it to anyone starting out in the business.

  7. Talisa du-Pont
    5 out of 5

    Just a big thank you to Hugh and Peter for this amazing e-course, I learnt a lot particularly the warming up, breathing and mic techniques. As an up and coming singer/song-writer, these three techniques are very important before going into studio and recording. I did not really know how to use the mic and these videos really did do a good job in teaching and explaining.

  8. Joanna Booth
    5 out of 5

    The Voice Over Course for Beginners offers a breadth of insider information of the voice over industry. The course clearly and concisely moves through useful advice that you wouldn’t learn in a jam-packed classroom session in your home city. Merging the extensive knowledge of a talented, working voice over artist and a successful behind-the-scenes director and producer, it feels as though the programme seamlessly offers two courses in one! I highly recommend taking this course, even if you’ve already been to workshops in the past. Thanks again, Hugh and Peter!

  9. David McDonald
    4 out of 5

    Thoroughly recommend the VO course for beginners. It was fantastic

  10. Ady Howes
    5 out of 5

    “I’ve really found the Voiceover for Beginners Course really useful. I can’t recommend it enough. I don’t work in the broadcast field. I work in the business world of Learning and Development. That means over the past few years, whilst I still deliver lots of face to face training, I’ve found that more and more I’m needing to use my voice in other ways. These are in areas such as in eLearning courses (which by the way have lots of space for character voices for you budding voice talent out there), podcasts, live online learning to name a few.”

  11. Glenn Rostron
    5 out of 5

    Hi guy’s, This is what I’m talking about, excellent step by step tuition,good feed back from the questions, not to easy, and lets you deliberate on questions to which you can “go back ” and study previous information so you can soak it all in, brill.
    I mimic most ads on TV, also radio,and most Promo’s, so when my lovely wife gave me the Groupon voucher for xmas, I was “gob smacked” to say the least.
    Thank you again for the chance for me to have a shot at this art form. Bring on the next course.

  12. Ni Ni Moe Myint
    4 out of 5

    I bought this course on a whim so I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m glad I did this course. It has been an informative experience and I really enjoyed it. I’ve learned some useful things and it boosts my confidence to pursue a career, even if it’s a part-time, in this field. Thanks

  13. Paul Booth
    4 out of 5

    It’s been a little time since I’ve done any kind of public speaking or voice recording and this has given me the push I need. Thanks for a great course.

  14. Bhavin Thakrar
    5 out of 5

    “As a hypnotherapist, the human voice is a key instrument for therapeutic change. While I don’t plan to become a VO artist, the knowledge, skills and experience imparted by Peter Dickson and Hugh Edwards in this training course is valuable to anyone who uses their voice in a professional capacity. Thank you to two, clearly accomplished artists in their field.”

  15. Duncan Stripp
    5 out of 5

    “Thanks very much for a thorough and very informative course. Hugh and Peter are great teachers and work well together to give good insights into the Voice Over industry from different perspectives. I have taken a lot away and now need to get on with the 3Ps! I teach French to adults in companies and one company asked me to do voice overs for their TV ads. On the last one I did the sound technician said he noticed an improvement in my delivery so thanks again for the good advice! Onwards and upwards! I’m looking forward to starting the gaming course once I have practised different techniques and styles.”

  16. Duncan Stripp
    4 out of 5

    “Completed the beginners course yesterday and found it really helpful and informative (thought I new a lot of stuff..turns out I really didn’t) I was just wondering what you would suggest as a next step.”

  17. Glenn Rostron
    4 out of 5

    That was a brilliant E course, now awaiting cert. I hope to work with you all in future, fingers crossed. Thanks again.

  18. Thelma Waite
    5 out of 5

    “Really enjoyed the course, have completed the voiceover for beginners today, learnt a lot, anyone no if theirs another level to this course please let me no thanks. The moderators Hugh and Peter were excellent.”

  19. Thea Taylor
    4 out of 5

    Finally finished a great course and a whole load of information. I really hopes this will work out for me having so many career choices hope this is the one for me !!! Thank you!

  20. Heather Ward
    4 out of 5

    “Thank you for the course. I found it enjoyable as well as informative. I am happy my questions were answered by the ‘teachers’ on the course and not some general admin person.”

  21. Chet Khim
    5 out of 5

    I would love to complete the course as its the best course I have ever done. I used the breathing techniques you taught in a voice over narration job I did yesterday. So much easier to do VO’s now.Thank you so much for providing such fantastic courses that are reasonable and the best in the UK in my opinion.

  22. Rosie Dobell
    5 out of 5

    Hello Gravy For The Brain. I’ve just finished my course. Am I the first?! No one else has posted on here that they have yet! I just wanted to say that I thought it was brilliant and I’m so eager to get on with my practicing and making myself a showreel. I’m really, really excited! I’ve always wanted to do this! Watching Peter in his studio was great and I thought the course content was great. I enjoyed it immensely. I’d like to do the gaming one too.

  23. Rebecca Owen
    4 out of 5

    I’ve just completed the beginner’s course – I so enjoyed it! It was a real revelation to me and I’m very keen to take this and go into the voiceover world. I’m going to get moving on the show reels now – I had a look on your main site and there is a bit on there about show reel courses but it’s not available yet. When’s this coming? I think I’m going to have to come on the homes studio course to! lol. I’m so excited! haha.

  24. Chet Khim
    5 out of 5

    “I did a voice over course in 2011 and paid £350 that didn’t even include a demo. I did not feel ready at all to do voice overs. So I somehow learnt how to read scripts spending hours on end on radio adverts… I still felt not confident. I searched everywhere to find out how I can be a good VO. I got low paid jobs though. After doing the beginners course here with Hugh and Peter, it dawned on me that I was missing basic information I needed. The course gave me step-by-step instructions on what to do. I feel less nervous now going in a studio and delivering a great read. Not one single course in London I have found to be so thorough and really helpful. I just wanted everyone to know that this course is worth £1000. Such invaluable information. I want to thank you guys for creating this fantastic course so talented VO’s like myself do not have to struggle any more.

  25. Elizabeth Warmly
    5 out of 5

    [Editor’s note – this review is based on our Visually Impaired Edition of Voiceover for Beginners]

    Peter and Hugh,

    I want to thank you profusely and profoundly for putting together the visually impaired edition of the Introduction to Voiceover on Gravy for the Brain. Right away I could tell you had put serious thought into the way you adapted the course. By converting the video presentations to audio, you made it clear that you had a true sensitivity to the different needs of a voiceover dealing with visual impairment.

    This edition of the course uses an awesome HTML 5-based accessible audio player and accessible controls for the quizzes. I had no trouble negotiating anything in the course at all with my screen reader.

    Thank you for enlisting the help of highly successful blind voice talent Peter White to provide factual, realistic, and encouraging information about working as a voiceover with vision loss. Mr. White’s lectures answered many of my own questions and provided me with information I didn’t know I needed.

    Best of all, this course provides a look inside two of the greatest minds in the voiceover industry, Peter Dickson and Hugh Edwards, whose highly informative, captivating, entertaining and humble style makes all their courses an awesome value and a pleasure to listen to. A blind voice talent couldn’t ask for a better start in voiceover than this unique and truly informative course. Thanks guys.

    Finally, please extend my heartfelt thanks to Peter White for kindly sharing his time and insights for the course.

    Tony, husband to Lisa Speaks

  26. Elizabeth Warmly
    5 out of 5

    The Voice Over For Beginners training was outstanding. The presenters were EXCELLENT. The material was relevant and well organized. The course was worth the price. I highly recommend it to beginners and others who want an in depth look at many aspects of VO.

  27. Nicholas Tavender
    5 out of 5

    Many thanks guys for a great course, definitely opened my eyes about what is involved in voiceovers. Can’t wait to start the gaming course next.

  28. Mills Ross
    4 out of 5

    I really enjoyed the course and it has given me a good foundation for thinking about where to go next to improve on Voiceover work. The presentation of the course material was very good.

  29. Glenn Rostron
    4 out of 5

    “This is what I’m talking about, excellent step by step tuition, good feed back from the questions, not too easy, and lets you deliberate on questions to which you can “go back ” and study previous information so you can soak it all in, brill. I mimic most ads on TV, also radio,and most Promo’s, so when my lovely wife gave me the Groupon voucher for xmas, I was “gob smacked” to say the least. Thank you again for the chance for me to have a shot at this art form. Bring on the next course!”

  30. Phillip dow
    5 out of 5

    Hey Hugh,
    I had no idea where to start for a voiceover career. All of my friend told me that I should think about it, and when I looked into it, I had a lot of interest. The first day I used Gravy for The Brain, I learned so much, I had no idea what to do. But as it went on, I learned more and more and it has lead me to working on my voice reels. I still have a long way to go, but I am a huge step farther into getting into the business thanks to Gravy for The Brain. You guys are the reason why I drink more water every day and refrain from consuming excessive amounts of coffee and dairy.
    Thanks so much,
    Phil Dow

  31. Craig Rowlings
    5 out of 5

    The course content has left me feeling extremely enthusiastic about entering the field of Voice Over work. There was an excellent overview of the important topics. An excellent course

  32. Susan Rosen
    5 out of 5

    …I’m so pleased i did and was finally able to do it. what I have appreciated so much and enjoyed the most is both not having any problems with absorbing what I was listening to on the course and switching off due to a boring or monotonous voice which has always been a huge difficulty for me with courses. It made the course fun and stress free. It was wonderful to watch and listen to Peter Dickson. It was a nice mixture of tips and knowledge from the point of view of both a VO directors and VO artist. I don’t know if I have the ability to do VO work. It may be that I don’t but the course has inspired me to start to find out if i do. with many thanks

  33. Alison Porter
    5 out of 5

    If I had known about this course beforehand, I would like to think that I would’ve completed a couple more courses by now. So I’ve a lot of catching up to do. Especially as this is a path I would like to follow! Thank You and I look forward to completing more courses.

  34. Carol Box
    5 out of 5

    In 2011 I paid a small fortune to attend a two day workshop in London that sounded authentic but was a complete rip-off! A few breathing exercises, a little bit of time in the recording booth, a poor quality ‘show reel’ (with lots of clipping!) and promised on-gong advice which was not forthcoming.However, the few hours I have spent in your company have been invaluable – so much sound (excuse the pun!) advice and guidance delivered in such a relaxed and friendly manner, with a healthy smattering of humor. So yes, A HUGE THANK YOU to you both.

  35. Sheila Beasley
    1 out of 5

    This IS a beginners cours

  36. Lefford Fate
    (verified owner)

    Good morning Hugh and Merry Christmas. This is a great course that came right on time. I am very new to the Voice Over business. I have done a couple of projects because people say “You have a great voice” so I would just wing it. I spoke with a friend who took a VO workshop and based on his feedback I realized I really didn’t know what I was doing. I then went on a search to figure out how to get good at voice overs. They say when the student is ready the teacher will appear and your program was offered on Groupon. That sir was a great day. I have learn so much in the past 2 weeks. I realize I have a good ways to go but you have given me a great foundation. I look forward to taking additional courses with you soon. Thanks for setting me up for Success.

  37. Phil South
    5 out of 5

    A breathtakingly comprehensive course taking you from zero to competency in as short a time as possible. Hugh and Peter are fun and informative teachers and they teach you how to be a professional. The advice they give is up to date and relevant, and I am so glad I did the course. I now have great reels with finely tuned performances and am really looking forward to my first voice over job. Thanks GFTB!

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