Talent Poole Classes

We are now offering classes to our exclusive talent.

  • All classes will be in the Talent Poole conference room in the Park Building, unless otherwise noted

Talent Poole
Conference Room
1595 Selby Ave
St Paul MN 55104

  • Class size is 10 people.
  • All classes are free of charge for Talent Poole’s Exclusive Talent.
  • Children under the age of 18 may only attend the "Kids on Camera Class."
  • Please do not sign up for more than 3 classes per semester.
  • If you signed up for, and attended, more than 3 classes last semester - please DO NOT sign up for any classes this semester. We want to let all of our talent have a chance to attend.
  • Registration will take place via links in the class descriptions below.

Since these classes are free of charge, and of a limited size, we hope you'll be respectful of instructors' time and your fellow Talent Poole talent's time. If you sign up for a class and then are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can get people from our waiting lists in. If you are scheduled for a class and do not show up without letting us know before hand, we'll ask you to wait 6 months before signing up for any other classes.

On Camera Audition Boot Camp — Commercial

Monday, June 18, 2012
7-8:30 pm

“Audition Boot Camp”—a time and place for you to practice auditioning in front of the camera and get feedback from your peers and your agent. We will provide commercial audition scripts (or you could bring in ones you want to work on) and tape auditions, give feedback, get thoughts from peers, etc. Be prepared to find out what you do well, and what it is you need to work on. This class is about hard work!

This class has been completed, but if this topic interests you, please let us know. Perhaps we can schedule another session in the near future.

Beginning Voice Over — Getting Started

Saturday, June 23, 2012
1-2:30 pm

What do you need to get started as a voice over talent? A great voice demo. We'll talk about the basics of making a great voice-over demo, even if you're starting from scratch. We'll also cover what the current voice-over market is looking for, how you can best fit into that, and other ways to market yourself for voice-over. We'll recommend really good engineers to work with, show you where to find good copy, and answer any other questions you have.

This class has been completed, but if this topic interests you, please let us know. Perhaps we can schedule another session in the near future.

Ear Prompter/Teleprompter Training

Saturday July 14, 2012
1-230 pm

This class will familiarize you with how to use a teleprompter and/or ear-prompter. For most people, teleprompter is fairly easy to learn, but it's good to have a little instruction before you get onto a set with one for the first time. Ear-prompter can be a little trickier. It definitely takes a good instructor and a lot of practice before you get onto a set where you're the ear-prompted talent, and how smoothly (or not) the shoot goes, is pretty much on your shoulders. If you do master the ear-prompter, you'll be in a small group of people that can be considered for jobs that require it.

This class has been completed, but if this topic interests you, please let us know. Perhaps we can schedule another session in the near future.

Beginning Voice Over — Getting Started

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1-2:30 pm

What do you need to get started as a voice over talent? A great voice demo. We'll talk about the basics of making a great voice-over demo, even if you're starting from scratch. We'll also cover what the current voice-over market is looking for, how you can best fit into that, and other ways to market yourself for voice-over. We'll recommend really good engineers to work with, show you where to find good copy, and answer any other questions you have.

This class has been completed, but if this topic interests you, please let us know. Perhaps we can schedule another session in the near future.

New Recruits Boot Camp —New Talent as of March 1

Monday July 23, 2012
7-8:30 pm

Are you new to Talent Poole and/or new to the On-Camera world? This class will help you better understand on-camera audition techniques, the differences between industrial and commercial performances, and some general dos and don'ts of the business. This is also a perfect way for us to get to know you better so we can do our absolute best when it comes to getting you auditions and bookings. You must be NEW to the Talent Poole roster – as of March 1st.

This class has been completed, but if this topic interests you, please let us know. Perhaps we can schedule another session in the near future.