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VFA Classes FAQ

  • What type of equipment do I need for training? Do I need to have a home studio setup before I train?

  • I see that the Gold Package has Home Studio equipment valued at $600 - what does that include?

  • How long are Master Class sessions?

  • Does the MC course have a manual or other resources for me to reference and use in the future?

  • What are the hours of the day that training must be scheduled ? Can my time slot vary from week to week ? Do the weeks have to be consecutive?

  • Is my demo recorded in my Home Studio or in a real studio?

  • What does Lifetime Support entail?

  • Can I chose my instructor?

  • Is there a contract that we enter into that outlines the course content/ syllabus and specifies the details of the training, and my obligations ?

  • Do Master Class students and graduates have access to any special information?

  • What is the cost of additional training, consultation, demo recordings, etc.?

  • What is the cost to redo my demo(s) as my skill evolves?

  • Do I need to have been a student in order to get my demos produced by VFA?

  • Is there a studio at Headquarters in Albany?


  • Q:   What type of equipment do I need for training? Do I need to have a home studio setup before I train?
    A:  

    The VFA Live Online Master Class is available to anyone with a broadband internet connection and a web cam. You don't need any special equipment for your initial sessions. When the time comes to set up your home studio and start prepping for your demo, you will be given a detailed list of the equipment we recommend. (Gold membership includes home studio equipment) Once you have your equipment, we'll guide you through setting it up and we'll make sure you have professional sound quality through our Home Studio Assessment.

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    Q:   I see that the Gold Package has Home Studio equipment valued at $600 - what does that include?
    A:  

    We discuss all the elements that go into setting up your own home studio... the right way in all of our Master Classes. We explain what you need and how to put it all together. You will be given a detailed list of the equipment we recommend and an explanation of why we recommend it. Through VFA, you will also receive great deals on all of this gear and anything else you may need.
    Our equipment list includes:

    • USB Audio Interface; Pro Tools (free download)
    • Large diaphram cardioid condenser microphone by ADK
    • Closed-back Headphones by Audio Technica or comparable
    • Telescopic boom mic stand
    • Script stand
    • Pop filter
    • Cables
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    Q:   How long are Master Class sessions?
    A:  

    In each session you will spend 60 concentrated minutes in a video chat, typically using Skype, although other video chat options are available.

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    Q:   Does the MC course have a manual or other resources for me to reference and use in the future?
    A:  

    Our Master Class includes our in-depth Master Class Workbooks, over 350 pages in all. You will also have access to our growing list of online resources and, of course, we are always available by email or phone to help you in any way we can.

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    Q:   What are the hours of the day that training must be scheduled ? Can my time slot vary from week to week ? Do the weeks have to be consecutive?
    A:  

    Your training sessions will be at a date and time that is mutually agreed upon by you and your instructor and can vary week to week depending on your or your instructor's schedule.

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    Q:   Is my demo recorded in my Home Studio or in a real studio?
    A:  

    You will work with your coach directing you, in your home studio, to make your Commercial and Narration Demos. When you compare the voiceover industry of today with how things were 20 years ago you can see there have been some drastic changes. These changes benefit the beginning voiceover actor as well as the established, veteran voice talent by bringing professional-level technology into the home studio.

    Today 95% of all voiceovers are created, recorded and produced from the voice actor’s home studio.

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    Q:   What does Lifetime Support entail?
    A:  

    Lifetime support means that our graduates will always have us as a resource to turn to for voiceover-related questions. Whether it's evaluating marketing materials, reviewing auditions or reconfirming professional sound quality in your home studio - we're here for you. You will alwasy have access to our most current workbooks and resources as well.

    We want our students to feel free to call or write us whenever a VO-related issue arises; whether it's seeking assistance on how to pronounce Potawatamie or sharing with us news about that first gig. You are welcome to write any of the staff directly or send your inquires to support@voicesforall.com.

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    Q:   Can I chose my instructor?
    A:  

    All of the Master Class instructors at Voices For All are qualified to teach this course, yet each brings their personal and professional perspective to the craft. We will try to accommodate each student’s request for a specific instructor but may not be able to assign a specific request due to scheduling conflicts.

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    Q:   Is there a contract that we enter into that outlines the course content/ syllabus and specifies the details of the training, and my obligations ?
    A:  

    We don't ask you to sign a contract. Your accepted payment plan will be considered an agreement for your Master Class. You will be emailed your itinerary, payment plan schedule, and receipts for processed payments.
    Your Live Online Master Class is personally tailored to you. This includes Industry, Business, Technique, Marketing, Etiquette, and Home Studio content, and of course hundreds of Resources as well as on-going Home Studio and Creative Support. The Live Online Master Class is taught by our Master Class Coaches who are also successful Professional Voice Actors currently working in the VO industry every day. At the end of each session you will be given a little “homework” for the week to prepare for your next session.  This will mainly entail practicing certain exercises and activities to grow your performance ability, home studio and marketing tasks, as well as reviewing our in-depth Master Class Workbook.  You get to work at your own pace, practice, and evolve from session to session until you are ready to make your first demo!

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    Q:   Do Master Class students and graduates have access to any special information?
    A:  

    Master Class students and graduates have access to our ever-growing list of Resources through their student login. Here are just a few of the categories of resources:

    • Home Studio
    • Voice Care
    • Music and FX Libraries
    • Talent Sites (Paid & Free)
    • Agencies
    • Casting Sites
    • Advertising
    • ...many more...

    Our Resources material is a knowledge base repository for all things related to voiceover from equipment to how to care for vocal chords.

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    Q:   What is the cost of additional training, consultation, demo recordings, etc.?
    A:  

    Voices For All offers the occasional specialized Advanced Workshop in the areas of audiobooks, character voices and other relevant topics.  These are not required classes for Master Class students but in order to attend an Advanced Workshop you either have to be a current or past MC student, or have the ability to demonstrate compentence in voiceover.

    Advanced Coaching is currently billed at $129 per hour, but for VFA Master Class graduates the rate is $99/hour.  Advance Coaching is available to experience voiceover actors and not limited to VFA Master Class students.

    Studio/Production time for demo recording is currently billed at $75 per hour.

    VFA Master Class graduates receive preferred pricing on post production services for demos and projects.

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    Q:   What is the cost to redo my demo(s) as my skill evolves?
    A:  

    Our Gold level Master Class includes one free demo update. For all others, studio time is currently billed at $75 per hour, but our Master Class graduates receive preferred pricing.

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    Q:   Do I need to have been a student in order to get my demos produced by VFA?
    A:  

    No. However, unless you are coming to the Studio at Voices For All in Clifton Park, New York, the studio you use will have to pass our Studio Assessment to ensure professional sound and recording quality. Additional costs may be incurred using a professional studio.

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    Q:   Is there a studio at Headquarters in Albany?
    A:  

    Yes, the Studio at Voices For All is located in Clifton Park, New York, just outside of Albany.  You can learn more about our studio by clicking here.

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