LOS ANGELES — Mobile sound company Voice Over There, along with online voiceover delivery service Voicebank.net, has launched Voiceover Kidz (www.voiceoverkidz.com), an after-school program that encourages junior and high school students to explore a career in voiceover work.
Voiceover Kidz brings students together with professional actors, coaches and casting directors for training in a high-end recording studio environment. The instructors teach students about the voice acting and the recording process, as well as vital public speaking skills. The four-week program culminates with an interscholastic competition in which young actors record a commercial and comedy sketch in Voice Over There’s mobile voiceover trailer.
The inaugural competition features teams from three schools: Albert Einstein Academy and La Mesa Jr. High School in Santa Clarita, along with Patrick Henry Middle School in Granada Hills. Their recordings were reviewed by a panel of judges, and their performances were also been posted on radio station KHTS’s Website. Awards will be announced tonight, March 11, at a special event being held at The Writer’s Guild in Los Angeles.
Voiceover Kidz is in the process of expanding across the region. They have a current capacity of 20 schools a semester and plan to ramp up to 60 schools over the course of the next three years.