Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta Overview
The VO Atlanta Audiobook Academy presented by ACX is audiobook narrator training geared towards those who have narrated fewer than 50 titles. Areas of focus will be technical, business and performance with Breakouts and X-sessions available in each in addition to a few panel discussions designed to help you. Whether you are at the start of your audiobook journey and need help setting up your home studio and profile for audiobook work, you’ve recorded a few audiobooks and need guidance on next steps to forward your career, or you want to work on improving your performances – The Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta (AAVOA) will have exciting educational options and top names as your guide.
Audiobook Academy Highlights:
The Audiobook Academy takes place alongside the main VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference, so if you’re interested, you can register for both at a discounted rate, and get the best of both worlds.
Additional sessions are listed below which take place as part of the General VO Atlanta Conference.The following sessions take place at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel.
X-Session (Workshops) are 3-Hour sessions with only 12 attendees per workshop.
(Additional Fees Apply to Workshops)
Academy News and Updates
The Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta presented by ACX.com debuting in 2020 features a very unique resource sure to benefit audiobook narrators; Michele Cobb. Michele has been a part of the past few VO Atlanta Voiceover Conferences, but 2020 offers something different....
VO Atlanta is happy to announce January Lavoy will present as part of the launch of the Audiobook Academy March 27-28, 2020. The VO Atlanta Audiobook Academy presented by ACX is a deep dive into audiobooks geared towards those who have narrated fewer than 50 titles....
VO Atlanta is happy to highlight the level, and quality, of content being provided as part of The Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta taking place March 27-28, 2020 as part of the VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference. With more than 20 breakout sessions and 8 different...
Audie Award Winner Dion Graham Announced as Keynote Speaker at The Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta 2020
Since 2013, VO Atlanta has grown to represent the largest gathering of professional and aspiring voice-actors in the world. Part of that growth has been in the area of Audiobooks. With the support of our Presenting Sponsor, ACX, we're pleased to welcome Dion Graham as...
The VO Atlanta Audiobook Academy presented by ACX is a deep dive into audiobooks geared towards those who have narrated fewer than 50 titles. Areas of focus will be technical, business and performance with Breakouts and X-sessions available in each in addition to a...
|Session Title||Session Speaker||Start Time||End Time|
|3/27/20||AAVOA Keynote||Dion Graham||8:30 AM||9:30 AM|
|3/27/20||Dialects, Accents, and Honoring Ethnicity in Audio (X-Session Workshop)||Joel Froomkin||9:30 AM||12:30 PM|
|3/27/20||A Deep Dive into an Ahab Audition (X-Session Workshop)||Dan Zitt, Julie Wilson||9:30 AM||12:30 PM|
|3/27/20||Working with a Production Studio||Chris Fogg||9:50 AM||10:50 AM|
|3/27/20||Chapter One: Intro to ACX, the Audiobook Creation Exchange||Scott Jacobi||9:50 AM||10:50 AM|
|3/27/20||How & Where to Research and Advance an Audiobook Career||John Florian||11:10 AM||12:10 PM|
|3/27/20||Dual POV Audiobook Narration||Natalie Naudus, Andrew Eiden||11:10 AM||12:10 PM|
|3/27/20||LUNCH BREAK (Included with Registration)||–||12:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|3/27/20||Please, Pigeonhole Me! Audiobook Narrators, Genre Fiction, and the Value of a Niche (X-Session Workshop)||Andi Arndt||1:30 PM||4:30 PM|
|3/27/20||Alone in the Booth: Focus on Tech (X-Session Workshop)||Andrew Eiden||1:30 PM||4:30 PM|
|3/27/20||Actors Buffet||January LaVoy, Dion Graham||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|3/27/20||Marketing Yourself & Your Audiobook Projects||Scott Jacobi||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|3/27/20||Working with a Production Studio||Chris Fogg||3:20 PM||4:20 PM|
|3/27/20||Self-Producing an Audiobook: Home Studio Set Up, Recording, and Outsourcing Post-Production||Evan Andree||3:20 PM||4:20 PM|
|3/27/20||Containing Multitudes – Honoring Diversity in Audiobook Performance||January LaVoy||4:40 PM||5:40 PM|
|3/27/20||Working with Authors||Scott Jacobi||4:40 PM||5:40 PM|
|3/27/20||Friday Night Chill||–||8:00 PM||11:00 PM|
|3/28/20||How Your Voice Can Change Lives: Audiobooks Promote Equal Learning Opportunities||Paula Restrepo||8:30 AM||9:30 AM|
|3/28/20||Audiobook Recording Using Hindenburg||Jonathan Hurley||8:30 AM||9:30 AM|
|3/28/20||The Art of Storytelling (X-Session Workshop)||Dion Graham||9:30 AM||12:30 PM|
|3/28/20||Character Voices Workout (X-Session Workshop)||Natalie Naudus||9:30 AM||12:30 PM|
|3/28/20||Breathing Life into Audiobooks – Tips and Techniques||January LaVoy||9:50 AM||10:50 AM|
|3/28/20||Self-Producing an Audiobook: Home Studio Set Up, Recording, and Outsourcing Post-Production||Evan Andree||9:50 AM||10:50 AM|
|3/28/20||Setting up Your Home Studio||Michael Kinsey||11:10 AM||12:10 PM|
|3/28/20||Audiobooks for the Actor – The unique challenges of coming to audio as a seasoned actor (or the complete opposite.)||Joel Froomkin||11:10 AM||12:10 PM|
|3/28/20||LUNCH BREAK (Included with Registration)||–||12:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|3/28/20||Unleashing Your Inner Voice – Audiobook Performance Intensive (X-Session Workshop)||January LaVoy||1:30 PM||4:30 PM|
|3/28/20||Do It Yourself Platforms and Launching Your Audiobook Career (X-Session Workshop)||Joel Froomkin||1:30 PM||4:30 PM|
|3/28/20||Bridging the Gap – from Indie Work to Publishers||Natalie Naudus||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|3/28/20||How & Where to Research and Advance an Audiobook Career||John Florian||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|3/28/20||Narration Using Hindenburg||Jonathan Hurley||3:20 PM||4:20 PM|
|3/28/20||Intro to Casting & Ahab 3.0||Dan Zitt, Julie Wilson||3:20 PM||4:20 PM|
|3/28/20||Choose Your Own Adventure: Paths to Success in Audiobook Narration||Andi Arndt||4:40 PM||5:40 PM|
|3/28/20||Making YOU a Business||Natalie Naudus, Scott Jacobi||4:40 PM||5:40 PM|
See Additional Content Below which is part of the general VO Atlanta Conference.
The following sessions are available as part of the General VO Atlanta Conference. These sessions take place at the Hilton Atlanta Airport.
|Session Title||Session Speaker||Start Time||End Time|
|3/26/20||GPS: Approaches to Text Prep for Audiobook Narrators (X-Session Workshop)||Andi Arndt||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|3/26/20||From Voiceover to Audiobooks – Should You Take the Leap?||Tom Jordan||3:30 PM||4:30 PM|
|3/27/20||Self-Producing an Audiobook: Home Studio Set Up, Recording, and Outsourcing Post-Production||Evan Andree||9:50 AM||10:50 AM|
|3/27/20||Romance and Erotica: Embracing and Honoring the Genre||Joel Froomkin||3:20 PM||4:20 PM|
|3/27/20||Out of Character? or All the Way In? (X-Session Workshop)||Dion Graham||6:30 PM||9:30 PM|
|3/28/20||Be a Savvy Audiobook Producer||Andi Arndt, Scott Jacobi, Andrew Eiden||9:50 AM||10:50 AM|
|3/28/20||Alone in the Booth: Navigating the Path of Self-Recording (X-Session Workshop)||Andrew Eiden||1:30 PM||4:30 PM|
|3/28/20||Audiobook Narration vs. Other VO Work||Dion Graham||3:20 PM||4:20 PM|
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