BIG VOICE Productions, LLC

BIG VOICE Productions, LLC

5.0 (21)
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

"Hey, you've got a great voice...you should do something with it!"  

If you've heard comments like this about your SPEAKING voice but didn't know what to do with it or how to get started, here we are!  We are BIG VOICE Productions and we've trained nearly 500 students in the art and business of Voice Over since 1998, right here in Columbus, OH.  You'll train with Ron Allan, one of the premier VO coaches in the country, one-on-one...not a classroom of many. Our training includes marketing, demo production, and actual casting in radio or TV commercials!  Start by scheduling a 90-min. in-studio consultation for full details after visiting www.thebigvoiceproductions.com

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Credentials

Columbus, OH 43230
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21 Reviews

5.0

  • Nancy Kesterson

    I highly recommend people interested in the voice over business to invest in themselves and take lessons with Ron. He has years of experience that he is willing to share with you - from voice acting itself to the business side of voice over. He encourages you to do your best and helps you draw out the best in you. Take the plunge, you will be glad you did!

  • Kristin Tatman

    "I worked with Ron last year doing Voice Over training for myself and my daughter. We drove from Cincinnati to Columbus every Monday for several months because we liked him so much. He is a true professional and a joy to work with! I would recommend him to anyone interested in getting into voice over work...he's patient, kind and very committed to his trade!" Kristin Tatman

  • Randy Moore

    Ron, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your dedication and professionalism in the way you have conducted our voice over lessons. The friendship that has been forged over these months has been incredible. When people ask me about you and my voice lessons this is what I tell them: "Have you ever met someone who wants you to succeed as much as you do? Well, that's Ron Allan. He trains you in a manner that will prepare you for the 'real world' of Voice Over. He has given me all the tools that I need to be successful in the Voice Over business. I am confident that what I have learned at Ron Allan's Big Voice Productions Voice Over professional course will prepare me for a career in the Voice Over industry." Thank you for all the hours of time and dedication to your craft and student. I look forward to working with you in the very near future.

  • Kurt Feldner

    One of the best decisions I ever made was enrolling with Big Voice Productions. Probably two of the greatest things I gained from my experience with Ron Allan was: 1) the realization that I would no longer be a speaker of words, but instead I would now be performer from here on out, and 2) I gained confidence. I came in with questions about my abilities, but here I am…….10 weeks later, brimming with confidence. Ron was able to draw things out of me I never thought I could do. So here I am……..ready to being my new career in voice over work. Perhaps you’re looking for a new career, whether it’s full time or part time. If you have the slightest interest in whether voice over work might be right for you, I encourage you to contact Ron Allan at Big Voice Productions and set up an appointment with him. If the cost is a stumbling block for you, I’ll tell you it was for me as well. None of us wants to part with our money. But you’ve got to think of it this way...and I know you’ve heard this saying before. You’ve got to spend money to make money. Ten weeks later, I’m confident I made the right decision to enroll with Big Voice Productions. I’m now equipped and ready……to start one of the most exciting times of my life.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, our training is private, one-on-one, in-studio with the coach, Ron Allan. You are not just a number! We train comprehensively using a workbook filled with a series of exercises, actual hands-on and voice-on the mic, as well as the recording software. Ron is very patient with every student and wants each student to be fully prepared at graduation. You may be cast in actual TV and/or radio commercials during your training...plus recieve the audio or video files too!  The Pro Package is 32 weekly sessions. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Ron Allan has over 30 years experience as a Voice actor, audio engineer, broadcast copy writer, audio post-producer as well as over 19 years experience trainining nearly 500 students in the art and business of Voice Over. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

BIG VOICE Productions offers several lesson packages! It all starts with a $49 pre-paid, 90-minute consultation, either by phone, SKYPE or in-person. Our training packages start at $500 for a QuickStart, up to $5,600 for our Pro Package.  Since every student has unique goals, there is no standard pricing system, however we do offer in-house financing options and a variety of flexible payment terms!


How did you get started teaching?

BIG VOICE Productions got started teaching Voice Over/Acting as a springboard from our 20+ year broadcast experience and by referrals from local talent agents and production houses in Columbus, OH. After several years of operating only by referrals, we developed a formal curriculum for our comprehensive training programs.


What types of students have you worked with?

Actually, what types of students HAVEN'T we worked with would take less time to answer...because we've trained such a variety of students. From ages 6 to 80, male, female, husband/wife, Mother/daughter, two sisters, students with autism, and either in-person or over SKYPE. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

That's easy!  Because we have "recent events" every month here at BIG VOICE Productions. We founded a local Meetup group called "Voice Over Pros of Central Ohio" that is a support/networking group over 400 members strong!  Our monthly meetups cover various Voice Over themes and include a wide variety of guest speakers, both national and local. Plus we offer a chance to compete, win prizes, and much more. We also host a wide variety of Voice Over workshops for continuing education throughout the year.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

A prospective student should ask a teacher about their experience in the business as a talent as well as their experience in how many others they have been blessed to instruct. If possible, the student should conduct a live interview with the teacher, asking and answering questions with full transparency about desired goals and objectives. Finally, a good Voice Over teacher/coach should also be able to produce high-quality demos as well as offer opportunities for actual work in their field. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Question #1: do I have the available resources to pursue this field of training?

Question #2: on a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest) how serious am I about learning the art and business? 

Question #3: am I willing to put in the work required to achieve my goals? 

Question #4: do I posess the self-discipline required to see my training through to completion, then take the necessary steps to follow through and sustain my business?


Lessons offered

Speaking Voice Training Spoken Word Lessons Voice Lessons Voice Acting Classes