Date(s) - 07/14/2021
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Length: 12-hour four-week online workshop
Class Notes: This course includes pre-class as well as weekly homework. Students must have home recording capabilities.Let loose in the playground of educational toys and apps! You’ll spend time with three Voicetrax Alums: Leap Frog producer, Chuck Wedge and prolific toy voice actors Gavin Hammon and Lauren Kelly. You’ll learn about this genre from both sides of the glass as award-winning toy producer, Chuck will explore the development side of this industry including the different sub-genres in this field and the different roles within a specific product. Gavin, having performed literally tens of thousands of lines for toys, will review the specific skills toys demand including consistency, diction and, of course, acting! Then with Lauren, you’ll explore the ever-expanding world of gibberish, made popular by The Sims video game franchise, that is a distinct and very marketable skill, that when mastered can really bring in the bookings. Lauren will take you through several exercises that will teach you how to create a creature including improvisational tools, different ages of the same character, singing, sound effects and what to do when there isn’t a script at all!