Three Days of Audiobooks Workshops with Sean Pratt, March 17-19

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Three Days of Audiobooks Workshops with Sean Pratt, March 17-19
Start: 03/17/2017 - 12:00am
End: 03/19/2017 - 11:05pm

Three Days of Audiobooks Workshops with Sean Pratt, March 17-19

Nationally renowned audiobook narrator and teacher Sean Pratt be sharing his technique and insights with Miami Local members. Mr. Pratt has been a working actor for over 30 years and an audiobook narrator for 20 years (a.k.a. Lloyd James), recording over 875 books in almost every genre. He has earned 8 AudioFile Magazine Earphones Awards and 5 Audie nominations from the Audio Publishers Association.

Day 1

Sean will offer a special Friday night Workshop, Tell Me A Story – Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique, for working voice actors. He’ll dig deep into such techniques as the “The TED Talk” performance concept he uses; how to find the “spine of the paragraph”; how to find clues in the book’s language to create variation in your narration; and how to use the “four voices of nonfiction” to sharpen your narrative. Nonfiction narration makes up 25 percent of the audiobook market. Thus, it stands to reason that a narrator should master this genre in order to expand possibilities for working in the audiobook industry.

When: 7 – 10:30 p.m., Friday, March 17

Where: Holiday Inn Hollywood
2905 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(For directions, click here.)

Cost:

  • $150 general; $120 for SAG-AFTRA and AEA members. Paid by check or PayPal. Limited to 8 people who will read with Sean.
  • If you wish to audit the class: $75 general; $60 for SAG-AFTRA and AEA members.

RSVP: Contact seanpratt@comcast.net. Please write “Tell Me A Story” in the subject line and let him know if you’re a SAG-AFTRA member.

Day 2

Sean will present Let Me Tell You a Story – An Introduction to Audiobook Narration. This 3.5-hour workshop will cover the basics of recording audiobooks for commercial publishers. He’ll discuss the basic equipment you’ll need to do the job and the art, effort and attitude of narrating audiobooks. Materials will be provided.

When: 1 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18

Where: Holiday Inn Hollywood
2905 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(For directions, click here.)

Cost:

  • No charge for SAG-AFTRA or AEA members.
  • $40 for both Saturday and Sunday (Day 3) sessions for non-members.
  • $25 for either session for non-members.

RSVP: Contact Susana Carrillo at (305) 663-7092 or susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org.

Day 3

The talk turns to Building Your Home Narration Studio – How to Do It Without Going Broke! In this 3.5-hour workshop Sean will guide the beginner and budget-conscious voice actor through the process of setting up a studio at home. You’ll walk away from this session with an understanding of all you need to know in terms of equipment and your work environment to get you started.

When: 1 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 19

Where: Holiday Inn Hollywood
2905 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(For directions click here.)

Cost:

  • No charge for SAG-AFTRA or AEA members
  • $40 for both Saturday and Sunday (Day 3) sessions for non-members.
  • $25 for either session for non-members.

RSVP: Contact Susana Carrillo at (305) 663-7092 or susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org.

This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.