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Studio Gives Voice

Posted 8:32 pm by Overit Media

David Bourgeois Studio Gives Voice
Originally published by The Gazette Newspapers
Written by Michael DeMasi, Gazette Reporter
Photo by Ana Zangroniz/Gazette Photographer
Excerpts of Story used with permission.

Professional Voice Acting coach David Bourgeois, pictured, talks about reasons his clients get into the field of voice acting during an interview last week at his Bedford Road business, Creative Voice Development Group.

Located in a residential neighborhood off Eastern Avenue, the professional studios draw clients like Kevin Read who pay good money to learn how to do voice-overs for commercials, books-on-tape, training videos, telephone voice-mail systems and more.

Read, 35, director of health and counseling at SUNY Cobleskill, has spent upwards of $3000.00 on Voice Acting training over the past year. The investment has paid off – he cut a commercial for a local shopping mall that’s currently running on local radio and TV stations.

As happy as Bourgeois is for Read and others who score professional gigs, he cautions the field isn’t for those who think they can make a quick buck saying a few lines into a microphone.

“When it comes to Voice Acting, my biggest advice is it’s ok to have dollar signs in your eyes, but if money is your only motivation for getting into this field, do something different”, said Bourgeois, “you really need to enjoy it”.

The company’s typical Voice student is 40 to 60 years old. Clients have also flown in from Arizona, Washington, Alaska and California to train at the Schenectady studios.

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