AUDIO BOOK WORKSHOP
I’m so excited to have him as our instructor! Please do let me know if you have any questions regarding the class, or anything you’d like to ask Arthur in the class, I will make sure he would cover all of your wonders…. Kaz
Basic / Beginners Level ==> Sat. March 7 – 4 PM to 7 PM
Intermediate Level* ==> Saturday, March 7 – 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
*Prerequisite – Basic
12 students Max
$125 per class
($100 for Currently enrolled students & Word Junkies performers)
BASIC – “Welcome to the World of Audio Book and its Infinite Opportunities”
- basic questions about Producers’ expectations and goals
- exploring the different types of audiobooks, from YA to adult fiction to nonfiction
- students have the opportunity to narrate different genres
- addressing idiosyncratic issues: ie. articulation, breath control, speech patterns
- exploring characterizations
- exploring dialect and accents
- work on storytelling pace, attitude & style
- determine which genres might be best suited to your particular voice range
- discuss in-booth mic technique, posture, reading technique
You will also have a one on one session with Arthur in the class.
About the Instructor: Arthur G. Insana,
President/Creative Director InsanaMedia.com
As a multi-award-winning pioneer in the resurgence of audio theatre, Arthur G. Insana has produced and directed some of the highest grossing and most elaborate audiodramas in the history of the industry, including the full-cast, full-production Star Wars: Dark Empire series for Time Warner/Lucasfilm, and The Historian, a multi-cast Bestseller for Time Warner. Insana also has produced and/or directed hundreds of cutting-edge audio programs for Time Life, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Bantam/Doubleday/Dell, HarperCollins and Audible.com, as well as radio campaigns for clients including L.A. Gear, La Salsa Mexican Restaurants, Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Bros.
More recently, he produced and directed the first novel written exclusively for digital download on Audible.com, starring Alfred Molina: The Chopin Manuscript — which received two Audie Nominations: Best Original Audio and Audio of the Year, and won the Audie Award for “Audio of the Year.” The Chopin Manuscript also was named one of the Best Audios of the Year by Audiofile Magazine.
As former Director of Original Content Creation/Supervising Producer for Audible.com, Insana built an original production division from scratch, from one employee to 80+ (in-house and freelance), from non-existent original programming to a level of about 30+ nine-hour original D2D productions per month.
Further credits include business, health/fitness and informational audios, including 15 of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad business audiobooks for Time Warner and Time Life, and the long-form TD Jakes inspirational audios for Time Life.
- Over 850 audio productions for most of the major publishing companies
- 40+ Best-selling Audiodramas/Audiobooks/Audio Documentaries (N.Y. Times; Publishers Weekly)
- 10 Audie Nominations
- 3 Audies, to date
- 2 Earphones Awards
- 9 “Best of 2013” audio productions for Penguin Random House Audio
Insana has edited 10 books on screen and television writing and film/digital movie production and, most recently, a college-level, science textbook for Cal State, Long Beach. Also, Insana has extensive experience as a graphic designer and is developing original content for TV, Internet TV, film and the Web, including documentary, informational, live-action and animation projects.
Currently, Insana is president of InsanaMedia.com, a full-service creative media company providing audio/video production, writing/editing services, Web/print graphic design, corporate communications, radio /TV advertising, as well as Voice-Over coaching/development.
Launching www.the-future.com … which is being planned as the premier portal for breaking and developing news on the blazing edge of tomorrow — global thinkers, global shapers, global writers, artists, designers, photographers, inventors… innovators from every arena of human achievement.
Launching TheMillenniusGroup … a creative networking group for writers, producer, directors, actors, artists and entrepreneurial thinkers.