Date(s) - 06/09/2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Length: 10-hour weekend seminar
Class Notes: This course includes a pre-class homework assignment. Students must have home recording capabilities.
The skill of captivating storytelling that beguiles your audience is at the heart of every successful audiobook ever no matter the subject. Yet if you don’t understand the author’s intent you can’t tell their story. Roni will kick off the weekend helping you assess specific book styles with a packet of at-home audition copy to see what kind of books are specifically right for you. As she hands off your learning experience to PJ, he will focus on understanding the author’s intent, the nuances of the multitude of possible author points of view and how that can and should affect the tone of your storytelling. You’ll pick apart scripts and spend time deep diving into the true purpose of the story being told, so you can assemble them back together in the most compelling way. You’ll also hear about the business of audiobooks from two different perspectives: the actor that records at-home and the one that goes to a studio. A comprehensive look at this billion-dollar industry.