Character voice for animation, stage and screen: improvers

Course Dates: 23/05/18 - 04/07/18
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Dian Perry

Focus specifically on the world of animation: character choices, script work, audition, performance and how to make an effective character reel. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or who have previous industry experience. Tutor: Dian Perry.


What is the course about?

This course is about developing your work in the field of character voice, focussing primarily on voiceover for animation.

What will we cover?

• The 6 main elements of a character voice
• Archetypes
• Physicality in animation
• Scene practice with real animation scripts
• Mic technique
• Voicing to picture (dubbing)
• Studio etiquette
• Advice on working in animation
• Character reels.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Name and work vocally with the main elements of a character voice
• Recognise the archetype(s) of a given character
• Create at least 3 unique character voices
• Alter your vocal performance according to direction
• Perform a scene from an animation script
• Lip sync to a pre-animated scene
• Give and receive constructive feedback
• Record and critique your performance
• Prepare for and take part in a mock animation audition
• List the types of roles and characters for which you are best suited
• Plan an effective character reel.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an advanced class. You should have completed Character Voice for Animation, Stage and Screen (Beginners) or have relevant industry experience in voiceover.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Listening to and discussing audio/video samples
Practice exercises on and off mic, individually and in pairs
Performance practice
Recording and listening back
Q & A
Practice outside the classroom is always encouraged and there will be homework assignments given.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Continue to explore the potential of your Voice with a range of related courses in the Drama Department.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Course Code: DMM042

Started Wed, day, 23 May - 04 Jul '18

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £209.00
Senior fee: £167.00
Concession: £127.00
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