Online courses

Enrolments now open for:

Intro to Voice Over for 18yrs +

Intro to General US Accent (Teens)


“Voice over sounds like fun! How do I do that?”

If you’ve ever asked that question (even just to yourself!) then this workshop series is for you.

Voice over IS super fun! It’s great way to stretch your creative muscles and you can do it from home (which means wearing your pj’s to work if you want!).

But it’s a LOT like a duck swimming: there’s more going on than you can see from the outside. In fact, everyone says it’s WAY more complex than they ever realised! So it’s a great idea to dip your toe in the water before you decide to make the leap.

This 5 Week Intro to Voice Over course will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a voice over artist and teach you the basics of the craft:

  • Warming up for good vocal health and flexibility
  • Script breakdown
  • Breathing for voice over
  • How to deliver voice over copy and not sound like you’re reading
  • Different styles and niches within the vo industry

About your instructor

Deanna Cooney is a 20+ year veteran of the acting and voice over world and a voice over coach based in Perth, WA. She believes voice over is an indispensable addition to the actor’s toolkit, and teaches voice over in person and online across Australia. Represented by MCA, she works consistently as a commercial voice and has recent on-screen roles in Australian feature film BELOW, upcoming web series Raindance, and the new season of ABC’s The Heights. She specialises in teaching practical voice over skills, particularly around connection with script and authentic, engaged delivery of voice over copy.

Dates: Thursday 23 July to 20 August (5 weeks)

Time: 7 to 8pm each week

Ages: 18yrs +

Fee: $175 * Book by 30 June for 10% discount

Thanks to our friends at Soundbytes, participants will also receive a $50 discount of the standard fee should they wish to record a voice over demo t the conclusion of the course.

Then, if you would like to continue your study of VO and make the move into professional voice over, this course acts as a preparation for Deanna Cooney’s 8 Week VO Bootcamp program, a comprehensive deep dive into the commercial and corporate voice over technique.

Please contact Deanna on 0415 221 024 for more information on applying for Bootcamp.

Deanna Cooney


I’d like to say thanks so much for being an amazing accent couch, without this course I still would be completely helpless at an American accent. 

Knowledge of a General American Accent is essential for actors wishing to broaden their career prospects internationally.

Filmbites is thrilled to have internationally renowned voice specialist Julia Moody join us to teach this course.

Julia has taught accent and dialect at RADA in the UK over the past 3 years and before that was Head of Voice at WAAPA for 21 years. She has been accent and dialect coach on over 200 professional and student productions.
*During this course, you will learn:
  • a technique for learning an accent 
  • how to shift from your accent into General American
  • the main components of the General American accent
You will need:
  • a set of headphones, possibly Bluetooth so that you can move easily
  • a pen or pencil

You will be emailed a scene to work on one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Pre-requisite: You must be aged 13 to 18yrs and already have significant prior acting training. No beginners please.

Dates: Friday 24 July to 21 August (5 weeks)

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm each week

Ages: 13 to 18 yr olds

Fee: $175*

Max students: 12

*current Filmbites students or Filmbites Talent Agency actors, please enter “Filmbites” at the checkout to save 10%

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the general American accent classes over the last five weeks. You really helped me, especially with the subtleties and the exercises work perfectly. You’re an amazing teacher. EC


Julia Moody