Brianna Dufrene (Junior Voice):
Voted "Louisiana's favorite vocal coach" by readers of the national industry publication, Backstage. (May 7th, 2015)
As a trained educator, Stephen has established a solid reputation as a highly-professional and informative voice-over coach to selected established professionals and newcomers alike; both for stage and screen actors and for "behind-the-mic" voice talent, including a number of leading broadcasters. Stephen also coaches junior performers on a selective basis.
His method of coaching incorporates humor and practicality mixed with a plethora of information to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile.
Private students can choose to work on an ongoing weekly or occasional basis, minimum two hours per session (juniors 8-14, one hour per session).
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Stephen also provides full demo production services and coaching, where clients are coached on performing their demo samples and with a final session in the recording studio. The resultant demo is also edited and produced by Stephen James.
Examples of recent demos can be heard by clicking on the samples at right.
In addition to coaching regular voice-over techniques, Stephen James also offers a coaching series in "British English" for actors and voice-over talent alike. He has even coached major American film actors in voice delivery (and sometimes to ensure their British accents are correct), and helped a number of actors to "neutralize" their southern or other regional accent.
Stephen has also collaborated with screenwriters, authors, and producers to ensure the use of authentic British vernacular.
Whether for radio-play performances or for directing actors in-studio or on-set. Stephen is an accomplished director and producer; he has been involved as a consultant on a number of productions, including co-directing the award-winning movie My Choice is Clear alongside David Mills.
Stephen has been co-producer and director of the annual New Orleans benefit radio-play It's a Wonderful Life since 2009 and has produced and directed a number of audio-books. Stephen is also the creator of leading comedy troupe The GooNOLAs, for which he is also producer, director, and performer.
Stephen James is adept at producing affordable demos, complete with editing and background music; audio-books, slideshow videos, and radio-plays complete with SFX and background music.