416.588.6444 | 1137 Dupont Street Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3 Canada | MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10AM-6PM
The world of professional voice-over is one of the most important parts of the entertainment and corporate industries. However, it is often misunderstood and in some cases, unappreciated. The reason for this is that you are rarely seen, only heard. Very few people realize that voice-over is a multibillion dollar industry. This hands-on workshop is a detailed introduction into the voice-over industry. It is highly recommended for beginners who are stepping into the voice-over world for the first time and are looking to take their work to the next level. It covers the three main areas of voice-over performance: commercial, animation and narration as well as trailers, promos, imaging, on-hold messaging and more. Learn proper voice-over techniques, ways to quickly hone in on important elements of a script, recording studio procedures, voice-over demos, agents, marketing, home studios and more. Dave McRae shares his professional insight, knowledge and experience to help you gain a better understanding of the reality you’re facing. He’ll tell you how to stand out and how to Know Your Voice.
Dave McRae is a full time professional voice over artist and Independent filmmaker based in Toronto with nearly 20 years of experience. McRae is a two-time (2015, 2016) Voice Arts Award Nominee for Outstanding National Television Promo, Best Voice Over, for his work with the Canadian network Travel and Escape (T&E). With an incredible vocal range that literally speaks for itself, Dave’s voice is one of the most sought after and respected voices in Canada and across North America. His voice has been heard on thousands of radio and television commercials, network promos, movie and game trailers, corporate presentation and training videos, IVR’s, narration, animation and more. Heard nationally as the narrator of Four Weddings Canada (now in repeats), What’s For Sale With A View, the network promo and imaging voice for the adventure channel Travel and Escape (T&E), BBC Earth, and as the announcer for SCENE Card during the pre-show in Cineplex Theatres. His voice has also been heard in commercials and promos for Big Brother Canada, Toyota, Red Bull, Lexus, Netflix, Cineplex, Time Warner Cable, The Shopping Channel, The Toronto Blue Jays, Source For Sports, DELL, Disney, Nestle, Rogers, LCBO, All Star Wings And Ribs, Next Issue, Jack Astors, and on such networks as CBC, AMC, NBC, TSN, CTV, SLICE, FOOD, YTV and CITY TV to name but a few.