Friggin Fabulous Productions
Nick Ciavatta is an experienced Voice-Over Artist, Producer, Director and Emcee who has done voice work for Allegra, Dell Computers, Pandora Radio, NBC, Everbank, Thompson's Water Seal, Clear Eyes, Sears, Bloomberg, Discovery Channel, Universal Music and more.
Nick is also an Emcee/Announcer for the Fashion Institute of Technology, New School and Steven's Institute Graduation Ceremonies.
Nick offers private voice over lessons, in person or via Skype & Zoom, which cover technique, how to audition, how to get work and the general "ins and outs" of the voice acting business.
Custom Voice Over demo production also available.
When I was four years old I grabbed a microphone in my uncle's basement and starting speaking into it. He smiled and said "This is what you're going to do for the rest of your life." So far, he's been right! I love doing voice overs, emcee work, singing and performing in general and I love teaching and watching my students grow and succeed.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We start out with the Voice Over basics-script technique, pacing, how to emote and make certain words or phrases stand out, etc.
Many people think that Voice Overs are just a matter of speaking into a microphone, but there is a lot more to it. When you get down to it, it's really a performance. Even if it's just you and the microphone and some copy about toothpaste, you are an actor and through your voice acting you will convince the world that your toothpaste is the best!
The lessons will also cover narration for Audio Books, Documentaries, Animation, Video Games, Industrial Training Videos, Audio Books and More!
The goal is to get to the point where you can stand out in this very competitive business and to have a VO Demo Produced.
I also produce Killer Voice Over Demos and hook students up with top agents and producers in the Voice Over Business.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been in the Media Biz since High School working as an audio engineer, vidoe tech, announcer, writer and producer. I was a newspaper reporter and teacher by day and a sound eigineer and Rock Deejay at night in the early days.
I started doing Voice Overs when I was a young deejay and eventually became a radio reporter and show host as well and eventually became the staff announcer for Bloomberg Television, Charlie Rose, ABC Radio Networks and more.
I've been a freelance Voice Actor for many years and I really enjoy mentoring people interested in persuing this incredible vocation!