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
• 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
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