Who: Sean Pratt - Nationally known audiobook narrator and teacher.
He has been a working actor for over 30 years and audiobook narrator for 22 years (aka – Lloyd James), recording over 975 books in almost every genre and has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards, 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association, and 1 SOVAS nomination. Currently, Sean coaches performers on nonfiction audiobook/e-learning narration technique, as well as teaching classes on and writes articles about the Business of the Biz. www.seanprattpresents.com
What: Tell Me a Story: Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique
Join Sean as he ‘dives into the weeds’ of nonfiction audiobook narration technique. In this 4 -hour workshop he will cover such important concepts as:
- ‘The 3-Step Method’ and how Sean uses it to prepare ALL of his nonfiction books.
- The ‘TED Talk’ performance concept Sean uses for all of his narration projects.
- Finding the ‘spine of the paragraph’ and why it is essential to enhancing your overall performance.
- ‘The 4 Voices of Nonfiction’ and how to use them to give your reads more variety and clarity.
- ‘Paragraph Colors’ – The idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration.
Sean will provide several text examples during the workshop. In addition to directing your reads and providing feedback, Sean Pratt offers you an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you invaluable skills that you will be able to apply to ANY nonfiction audiobook. These skills will help you to identify and embrace the book’s genre and style, to make appropriate acting choices, and learn how to deal with many of the particular challenges of nonfiction!
Why: Because nonfiction narration makes up 25% of the audiobook market! It stands to reason that a narrator should be able to tackle these genres in order to expand their possibilities for working in the VO industry.
Join us locally in Irvine or remotely via Zoom! Register now for details. In addition to Participant access, Audit Access is available as well. Students who purchase the auditing option will have access to all course material and will be able to participate a live Q and A session with the guest director during the workout. Auditing students will NOT perform scripts or receive script/performance critiques from the guest director.
***Please note that you will receive all pertinent info, Zoom Room Link, scripts and location address via email two days prior to the event. We’re looking forward to having you at the workout!