a toy story record

I LOVED Toy Story 3. It was an adorable and emotional ride. I think it’s pretty cool to see how the actors look when they record. It’s all done in a very natualistic style and although the characters are cartoonish they are all very human and real. What an amazing ensemble cast!

Check out how they record in the Holly to the wood.

Toy Story behind Studio Recording

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8 is the magic number

Only hours after announcing the date for the next workshop session on January 15th 2011…only 6 out of the 8 spots remain! So don’t dilly dally friends! Hop on the registration boat before it sets sail (man, sorry about that, it sounded way cooler in my head, oops!).

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Date announcement: workshop!

It’s official– JANUARY 15th 2011– is the next IN-STUDIO WORKSHOP!!!

Happy new year to all you budding voice actors out there! Now’s your chance to start the new year off on the right foot pursuing your voice career by starting out with a day in the studio with me!

Registration for 15/01/11 is NOW OPEN…click CONTACT and send me a message about yourself. Get on the early bird booking train. Spots go fast! Don’t miss out!

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testimonial (s)

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about an adorable young actor that I coached by the name of Kate who booked her very first voice role on “The 99″. Well, I’m just all rosy cheeked this Wednesday aft since that little angel sent me the sweetest testimonial to post on the site. A big thank you to Kate and to mom Laura for your wonderful messages. I can’t wait to see you in action Kate, voice action that is!

“It wasn’t only fun, but it was an honor to work with ”Muffy.” Melissa had so much energy and her smile is contagious! I was sick during my one-on-one coaching session with her so my voice sounded congested, but she still made me feel like my voice was amazing! I had never done voice over before so she had to give me some hints and pointers…those hints and pointers just so happened to land me the role. That’s right, thanks to Melissa I got a part in “The 99.” I can’t wait to work with Melissa again.”

-Kate Vickery, Actor, 12

“Melissa Altro came highly recommended to us by one of the city’s top acting coaches. When my daughter got a last minute audition for a voice over cartoon, Melissa came to the rescue! She knew just what to do and she worked quickly to get Kate ready for her big audition. Her lesson plan was clear and to the point. She went over the script and taught Kate how to go about managing it. Her approach was kid friendly and her class lesson was fun. It became very clear early on, that Melissa was a consummate professional. She brings so much to the table and Kate loved working with her. Kate felt confident going into the audition and the director LOVED her. She commented on how well prepared she was and couldn’t believe it was her very first voice over audition! In the end, she got the role; all thanks to Melissa Altro. Wish they could all be that easy!”

-Laura Cassidy, Kate Vickery’s mother