Workshops, classes, and travel oh my!

On the tail wind of finishing Marie Prater’s excellent class at Boutwell Studios (where we learnt much about commercial work), I just got back from Toronto.  

Stevie Vallance did an outstanding job coaching our class of 21 students who were at all levels of acting experience!  One of the biggest takeaways from her class is embracing the feeling of “disembodiment” and being confident while acting BIG!

They are both fantastic (and at times seemed phantasmagorical) workshops to take that I recommend them to any who are interested in voice over!

Today starts my next class, again at Boutwell, that is lead by Gregg Bass.  It’s crazy to me how all this has staggered together in a way that has allowed me to attend them all!  Next workshop I’m looking for is going to be improv =D

Made it to hotel in Toronto in spite of car rental shenanigans and gps tomfoolery.  Looking forward to tomorrow!

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For anyone that is around the Birmingham area and wants to find more information on voice overs or just meet like minded people; keep an eye on this meetup group =)

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Well, no joy from my first audition at the theatre, but good advice on my body language and material selection. On another note, my voice over workshop is going quite well!

Spent my first hours in an actual recording studio yesterday in Marie Prater’s voice over workshop in Boutwell Recording Studios.  Looking forward to improving my commercial reading and overall voice acting skills!

Just finished two days of auditions for Birmingham Children’s Theatre!  Will know tomorrow if my raw, uncultured acting skills will be used (and vastly improved) here.  Every voice actor I’ve spoken with and heard asked the question, “what do I need to do to get into voice acting”, has said to start with acting.  Once you get a feel of how to convey emotions, thoughts, and ideas with your whole body then you can work on bringing all of that through with your voice alone.

Back from Dragon Con 2014 and it was great!  Makes me want all this real world stuff to go away and just be Dragon Con forever…but with more elevators…anyhow, if you saw this particular Sherlock while you were there, it was very nice to meet you :D