When the time came to attend the booth-camp and from the moment I walked in I was greeted with an abundant goodie bag and a diverse group of strangers and like minded people which just made the atmosphere really comfortable and safe. In no time, all of us were vibrating on the same frequency, eager to learn, to push our boundaries, become vulnerable and vocally express ourselves in a way that I had never done before.
The vibrancy, and comradery at the Boothcamp could literally break any ice-berg as we all supported each other in learning to unearth this new, irnnate skill of voice over.
We kick-started each day with vocal training, breathing exercising and script overviews with fresh refreshments available around the clock. None of this would have been possible without the professional guidance, support and direction provided by our coach Selwyn Shandel.
My experience with SAVOA is one I will never forget! And I cannot wait to get my voice out there so that it can be heard.
With SAVOA, you will know from the moment you walk in that you are at the right place, at the right time with ample creative safe space for your creativity and talent to flow and to allow your voice, and confidence to grow.
MATT FLAX (Jan 2021)
I can't begin to thank you enough for yesterday's session, I went in there with such a false sense of confidence because I now realize I am only now scratching the surface but it really is something that I would like to put in the time and effort to learn. Selwyn’s and your guidance is phenomenal and I would really like to pursue further training through SAVOA but unfortunately because I work exclusively weekends I am unable to join the Booth Camps sessions. So what I wanted to ask if I could work independently on the material you gave us and then later book a one on one session to polish the techniques. You obviously would have a better understanding of what level I am at and what I would need to progress to the next stage. Looking forward to working together further!
SAMUEL THANE (Sept 2020)
"I completed my Voice Over course in September 2020 and loved everything about it. The content was astonishing with the facilitators who were competent, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure we understood the methods.
The techniques that I learned I am going to apply them in my everyday life, at work, in social events. I believe my life will change when these skills and tools entrusted upon me can be used wisely. "
ABRIAN DE WITT (Sept 2020)
"I attended the SAVOA Booth Camp Workshop at Cape Town on 5 and 6 September 2020. What a wonderful experience! I had my doubts whether I should attend, but now I cannot even imagine myself not attending! Everything was done in such a professional manner……the communication prior to the booth camp…..the presentation of the booth camp itself by Selwyn Shandel…..just everything. Selwyn you rock and you are an absolute master in your field! We were a diverse group of attendees, but everyone bonded like glue with friendships made for a lifetime. I recommend this booth camp for anyone interested in being a voice over artist. It is absolutely essential getting proper training from these professionals. This was worth every cent!"
TEGWYN (Sept 2020)
"I recently had the pleasure of a personal training and feedback session with a coach from SAVOA. In short order, I was tutored on the basics of a software program to use for personal demos and how to set this up so that I could continue to practice and record demos from home.
I was wondering after the SAVOA Booth Camp which direction to take next to further my training and personal growth to the point where I will be able to put myself forward for paid work. I have to say that I was once again astounded at how much information and how quickly I was able to progress with the one on one training done over Zoom. While I know I have a way to go to put myself forward for paid work, I now know that this is entirely possible with ongoing one on one sessions.
As always the constructive criticism moved me forward as we worked on one of the scripts from SAVOA. However, I was also linked to many resources so that I may practice on my own.
I would recommend the one on one training to anyone who is serious about taking themselves further in this industry and I personally will be booking more of these one on one sessions regularly, to reap the full benefit of this intensely personal and truly beneficial ongoing training. "
MANDRI (June 2018)
"Die Voice booth kursus die naweek was iets amazing! Craig het so mooi met ons gewerk, Individueel aandag gegee. Die hele ervaring was goed. Ek sal dit vir enigeen aangebeel!!"
NTOKOZO (June 2018)
"Yohhh it was such a great experience... I really appreciate it and learned a lot!"
NELAH (June 2018)
"Wow booth camp was amazing yoh! I wish it was every weekend. It's got me so excited!"
PASCUAL (June 2018)
"Dit was incredible. Sooo baie geniet en regtig amazing clips gekry. Dankie hiervoor!"
NHLANHLA (July 2018)
"The best choice ever made!! I have never felt so possitive and capable! Sad it ended so soon. You the best guys!"
VUKS NGCINGWANA (July 2018)
"Uber fun! Well thought out! Super interactive! We thank you Craig, we thank SAVOA team for sharing your wisdom and practical skills. You are definitely an invaluable asset to the South African voice industry. May SAVOA continue adding value and bringing out excellence in the hundreds of beautiful voices in South Africa and the continent! Big ups!!!"
PRISCILLA VALLEY (July 2018)
"It was such a great experience. I enjoyed every moment & learned a lot. SAVOA Team you are the Beeeeeeest!!!!!!!!! "
MMATHAPELO (July 2018)
"It was a beatiful experience, no regrets whatsoever. I have to say I learned a lot of things. D, Kyle and Craig are the best. #Craig #Kyle, #Darren. SAVOA!!"
MAPULE (July 2018)
"I still can't believe I didn't do this sooner. Craig, D, Kyle...not only did I have massive fun, I learnt a lot, grew more confident and I believe in my talent now. Thank you. And as Craig would say You guys are Legend!"
KHANYISA (Aug 2018)
"Booth Camp was a truly eye-opening experience. I learnt so much about my voice and the voice over industry in general over such a short span of time. And I had so much FUN that it seemed even shorter! Craig and Doren did a fantastic job creating a comfortable and encouraging studio environment and managed to identify and harness everyone's individual strengths. Those guys are SO good, it's INSANE!!"
AMANTLE (Sept 2018)
"This was definitely more than what I expected. I walked with more than just what I came for, I walked away with character. Thank you to Craig and Dorin, as well as fellow students. Peace and love!"
KAT (March 2019)
"If you're wanting to get serious about VO, or even if it's just for fun, I would definitely recommend doing the VO boothcamp. Craig has a wealth of knowledge to share, not only on how to use your voice, but also the industry as a whole! It's a really well rounded, informative two days and loads of fun! Craig and Dorin really put their all into this course! It was an absolute pleasure and an honour to learn from them! "
KGOSIETSILE SESINYE (March 2019)
"The Workshop was great. Craig throws you into the deep end , you then come out knowing how to swim in the deepest ocean. Thank you Craig and Dorin, you are the best."
NATHAN DANIELS (March 2019)
"I never thought I'd take so much from the booth camp. I highly recommend that you enroll. Craig and Dorin - you are amazing. Thanks for a very inspiring time."
Nicole Apolis shares her journey as a Voice Artist! #SAVOA
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"Definitely worth it. As a kid straight out of school looking to learn something new, this was it. Met a great group of people who were accepting and receptive to what we were being taught together and voice instructors Craig and Dorin were perfect for the job. Coached us perfectly and critically in order to bring out the best in us. "
"Fantastic🕺, love it. Thank you. What an all round wonderful and fun experience sharing the two days with a group of beautiful and incredible people . Selwyn, your patience, training and motivational skills are second to none, you are a legend . "
CRAIG HOLMES (Dec 2019)
"Hey Guys. What an awesome experience! Selwyn and Craig, you both exude positivity and energy. Thank you Selwyn for your absolute patience and for creating a safe space where we were free to make our mistakes and progress without judgement. Likewise, what a wonderful group of people to share it with, nothing but support and positivity all round! Well done, and looking forward to seeing all of your names up there in the end credits somewhere! "
FIONA HOPE (Dec 2019)
"Hi Selwyn and Craig (ROSS), WOW!!!! I have just listened to my Dropbox clip! Thank you so much for the email! Weird to hear my voice for the first time!! Lol!! I would sincerely like to thank you, Selwyn for an absolutely incredible course!!! As mentioned to you it REALLY is the best course I've ever been on. Thank you Selwyn for your absolute patience and encouragement. You really got me to get out of my comfort zone (even though I felt like a deer in the headlights entering the booth 🤣) Thank you to the rest of all of my the team, I loved your energy and SO felt you support. Thank you. Wishing all a wonderful Festive Season and a happy New Year. Blessed to have met you all. You are all INCREDIBLE. "
TUMIE MOGOTHU - BC (Cpt Dec 2019)
" I'm very honoured to start this journey with *SAVOA*, you guys( *Craig and Selwyn*) are really the gurus of the industry... you are the mentors or leaders that never use the word failure, you made us believe that we are so close to victory... i thank you guys, keep up the good work 🤝🏽*Sibu*, *Samantha*, *Fiona*, *Craig* and *JoeMan* you guys are the best, I'm glad we met... we had the same vision and we pulled in one direction, and that boasted everyone's confidence! Well done guys... love you all!"
SIBU KOYANA - BC (Cpt Dec 2019)
"And a big THANK YOU to yourself, Allan, Craig, and the rest of the team. Everyone's amazing! Have never learnt so much in a short space of time...had fun...and gained a sense of belonging like I did. Get a strong feeling we'll see each other soon and go far"
"SAVOA has opened the doors to a career I never imagined possible.
From the value-packed Booth Camp and the invaluable one-on-one coaching and input from Craig Ross, to the outstanding quality of all of my demos and the level of professionalism exhibited by the management team- SAVOA is the Voice Over Academy for everyone with an interest in Voice Acting.
Within 4 months of attending a SAVOA Booth Camp - and following Craig's sage advice, industry tips and insights- I've secured a recurring role voicing an American cartoon, an IVR campaign, an international documentary and an interview with a prestigious local management agency for representation. I now receive audition requests daily and had it not been for SAVOA's invaluable training, I would never have discovered my potential as a Voice Actor- or a career prospect I'd never have dreamed was within my reach
A deeply grateful thank you to Craig - who continues to inspire, mentor and encourage me - and to everyone at SAVOA who keep igniting fires and potential in their clients and artists - thank you! Best regards, Crystal Linde."
SARAH (Jan 2020)
"A- ma-zing! what a great weekend Craig ,Selwyn and team are just super great and so very attentive and only want to bring out the best in you which they do.I am one happy lady."
THEMBE PALESA MASINA - (Dbn Jan 2020)
"I loved every single moment with everybody !
Thank you for such an unforgettable weekend of fun, laughter & learning ."
JOHN STEPSTONE - (DBN Jan 2020)
" A big thanks to all, especially Craig and Selwyn, for a great workshop! "
SIBAHLE MSOMI - (DBN Jan 2020)
"Hello SAVOA Team, been super excited since training! Thank you so much for the support from Craig, Selwyn and Kav. And everyone for being such a star team. Stay blessed"
HELENE YOUNG - (Cpt Jan 2020)
"Good morning Savoans. A BIG THANK YOU for a GREAT Booth Camp this weekend. Selwyn you guided and taught us with remarkable patience, friendliness and professionalism. Selwyn, Luke, Saxon, Stefan, Benita, Linda and Mo... it was a fenomenal and FUN camp...Thank you. Wishing you all the best for the future. Have a great week. "
LINDA EVERITT - (Cpt Jan 2020)
"Good morning everyone. Thank you Selwyn.Your encredible patience and encouragement towards all of us is greatly appreciated. You definitely made the stretching of my comfort zone a comfortable one - lol. Thank you, Helene you expressed it beautifully! It was an honour to Learn from Selwyn and to learn along with you, Helene, Luke, Mo, Stephan, Benita and Saxon.
Wishing all a magical future
Enjoy the week ahead! "