WORKSHOPS WILL BE RETURNING IN SUMMER
2010. STAY TOONED!
Tooning In: Getting
An introduction to voice tooning, this workshop focuses on the
fundamentals of voice acting, including the technical aspects
of recording, vocal care, and business basics. You'll be given
studio and session tips, and you'll learn microphone techniques
and recording studio etiquette. We'll also teach you an effective
vocal workout and you'll learn how to make Canadian sound American.
By the end of this workshop you'll have a solid understanding
of the voice over industry and what it takes to become a successful
voice over actor.
Tooning Up: Memorable
(Prerequisite: Tooning in)
Auditioning can be nerve-wracking! Especially if you don't know
what is expected of you. This workshop teaches you how to land
that role! You'll be given tips for animation scripts and learn
how to make your audition a productive experience.
Laff and Cry
(Prerequisite: Tooning Up)
This class gets serious! You will learn to understand the story,
relationships between characters, and how to create a real and
believable scene all on your own. You'll be introduced to realism,
paralleling real voices into dramatic performances, nuances,
and you'll exercise your emotional range.
I: How to Create Something from Nothing
(Prerequisite: Dramatic Tooning)
Time to get creative! In this workshop you'll create three unique
characters (using pictures in class) and learn how to explore
those voices inside of you and how to recall your characters.
Also, you'll master auditioning with voices, and how to effectively
work a scene with multiple voices.
II: Giving Your Voices Character
(Prerequisite: Imagination Part I)
So you've discovered those voices that were buried deep inside
of you. The next step to be success in the voice over industry
is learning to sustain your characters through a multitude of
scenarios and recording sessions. Using the three characters
you developed in Imagination Part I, you will see how well the
voices you created work in the confines of different scenes.
You will master taking direction, durability, endurance, and
practicality with your characters. You will have the opportunity
to take those voices to the next level and layer them with believability
and naturalism. You'll also gain practical experience sustaining
your characters- a skill that is absolutely critical when it
comes to working in video games and animation.
Real Toons: Making
(Prerequisite: Imagination Part II)
Cartoons aren't just 'slapstick & wacky characters'. There
are also dramatic, soap opera and realistic style shows, movies
and games. This course shows you how to use your natural voice,
or a variation of it, in dramatic performances within the time
constraint of dubbing. We'll teach you how to use nuances, life
sounds and inflections to convey subtle moments while accessing
your emotional range (crying, fighting, and honest anger). You'll
learn to do this and create a real situation for yourself all
while standing in a recording booth. You'll also learn the importance
of understanding the story (not just of the episode, but the
entire series), relationships between characters, and how to
make the scene your own.
Part I: Prepping For Prelay
Tooning Excellence Part II: Bringing it
(Prerequisite: Real Toons)
These two workshops are currently offered as a package. You'll
come to class with three prepared voices and we'll take you through
theatre sports and vocal exercises and games. You'll learn everything
involved in prelay, including how to prepare for a session and
the various steps and restrictions involved. In the second half
of the class you'll have fun recording an actual prelay session
with a director!
* Deposit of $50 is required at time
** Deposit of $95 is required at time of registration
All workshops are limited to 10 students
to ensure an in-depth, hands-on learning environment.
Package deals and discount rates are
available, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.