Date(s) - 07/13/2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Director: Erik Braa

Length: 7-hour one-day lab

Class Notes: None

Join The Viking himself as you breathe life into a video game character until you eventually help them shuffle off this mortal coil. In the morning, with Erik’s expert tutelage, you will develop a character and run through scripts living and feeling as that creation. Then in the afternoon, things will take a turn to the darker side of video games, as Erik will expose you to all the levels of carnage and different ways that a video game character can die, by teaching you how to perform “efforts” and “impacts”: the sounds of dying. How does it sound to expire from the stab of a small dagger versus the swinging force of a spiked battle flail? What’s the difference between falling off a 30-foot cliff versus a 300-foot cliff? And while all this havoc and destruction is super fun, it’s also super lucrative. Actors that have an inventory of death sounds in their repertoire are the ones that get the jobs. Sometimes it all comes down to making an effort.



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