NOTE: All in studio sessions have been suspended until further notice. Zoom or Skype session only
At Halfyard studios we care about your health and ensure a clean and safe environment. Please do your part when arriving for a session.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
In person recording session new protocols all clients must:
Be 100% healthy
Come alone (exceptions for minors)
Bring your own water
Bring your own scripts
Bring your own headphones (if possible).
Keep a safe distance / avoid touching anything unnecessarily (door handles, mic stand etc)
Not have travelled outside the province within two week of the session.
Brent Halfyard has a very unique coaching system: 'The Halfyard Method' that works! Just go to our SUCCESS STORIES page to see students booking actual jobs based on direction and coaching with Brent.
Unlike most class settings, Brent works strictly one-on-one with each student, coaching and directing them as he records the performance in Halfyard Studios, professionally designed broadcast quality recording studio. He then plays back the audio to the student so they can adjust their performance accordingly. This gives them usable skills and knowledge of what producers and casting directors are hearing.
Brent has been working as a professional voice talent since 2000, and brings that expertise to each private coaching session. He has worked with top coaches in Vancouver, Toronto, New York and L.A. to help hone his craft as a performer and as a teacher. His intuitive methods first analyze the student's skill set and experience. He then creates a customized lesson plan for each actor. The goal: to provide every student with usable skills for the real world of professional voice over.
Commercial voice over is the most requested, and often, the most profitable work in the VO business. Regardless of your career goals, you'll need the skills to audition for commercial reads and gain confidence when working with directors and producers. Sessions will be customized for each individual actors experience.
How to 'strip' a script to its key elements
Find your unique voice
Soft/medium/hard sell reads
A-B-C reads all directors ask for
Adjust your 'emotional' voice-dial
Demo review/demo overview
Designed to get voice talent working on performance, acting and character building skills specifically targeted for animation, video games, apps etc.
Sessions will be customized for the talents experience and ability. (All ages)
To create unique characters
Find your own voice-print
Discover and hone your range
Audition with confidence
Play with accents
Narration, Promo, Corporate, E-Learning
Designed for adult voice actors interested in working in the narration, documentary and corporate world of voice-over.
Sessions will be customized for the talents experience and ability.
Learn how to set up a home studio with your existing computer to do quality voice over auditions from home.
In Studio Bookings (please see safety protocol)
11am - 6pm
$150 / hr (plus GST)
12pm - 5pm
$200 / hr (plus GST)
12pm - 5pm
$300 / hr (plus GST)
$100 / hr
We offer Skype/Zoom training for all courses listed.
SKYPE handle: Halfyard Studios
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