Teaching a Voiceover Masterclass – Darren Altman

Darren Altman

I’ve known Darren Altman for years. He’s steadily built up his portfolio and is one of the most well-respected voices in the industry. I can honestly say he’s one of the most hard-working voices in the country. He writes, performs, does stand-up, creates funny videos that tell the story of our times with his incredible impressions and he’s a bloody great bloke.

I was very flattered when he called me to ask if I’d coach him through his new Narration Showreel. I love teaching (I’m a qualified speech and drama teacher) although these days I don’t get time to do much of it. But coaching an experienced voice in a masterclass was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. The session was also going to be run by supremo producer Rik Watson so it was a chance for me to work with two of my faves.

We did the session over Zoom so I could see what Dazza was doing with his mouth (essential). We worked through each read, changing it with subtle direction to get the best results. Darren wanted to show a range of styles in this reel, even though they’re all narratives.

And here’s the result! I hope you like it. To find out more about Darren, click here.

 

To learn more about the Voiceover Masterclasses me and Rik have started doing, click here.

To find out more about the work me and Rik have done together click here.

To hear some of the comedy podcasts we’ve made, click here.

My voice plays a bit-part in 2 Sony nominations

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