01.8.16

Jan 24th – In-Studio Workshop

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Art by Alessandro Barbucci

 

Happy New Year! I hope your 2016 is off to a great start.

On January 24th I’ll be back in the studio offering an Animation Voice Workshop.

Sunday, January 24th – 11am-4pm – $200 +hst

To register, send me a message through the contact page.

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!!!

 

 

09.4.15

Sept 13th – only 3 spots left!

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It’s SEPTEMBER! Whaaaat?! Sad to see the summer come to an end but fall does have a way of bringing on a renewed focus for the things we want to accomplish.The next VPS ANIMATION VOICE WORKSHOP is just 10 days away with only 3 spots left. Get focused with me and register up!

Sunday, Sept 13 – 10am-3pm – $200 +hst

**Send me a message through the contact page to register!

08.21.15

September Workshop!

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IN-STUDIO ANIMATION VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP  – Toronto

September 13th 2015 – 10am – 3pm – $200 + HST

Only 4 SPOTS left! – REGISTER NOW!

  • Combining Sound & Movement
  • How to create dynamic characters on the spot
  • Energy levels, voice placements, mic technique
  • Audition coaching
  • Participants will receive an audio file of their recorded work in class

07.1.15

BTVA Nomination!

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Thank you to Behind The Voice Actors for the nomination for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Children’s Series as the role of ‘Muffy’ in Arthur.

The BTVA Awards recognize some amazing voice actors for their work in all the realms of Animation. It’s an honour to be among such talent and I’m delighted to be included in this fantastic event!

06.30.15

VPS Skype coaching!

Skype-logoIt’s about time I put away my telegraph machine, 8 track player and typewriter and step into the 21st Century.

Yes, that’s right folks, Voice Pro Studio is now offering coaching via Skype. It’s about time right?! So no matter where you live, VPS is only a few clicks away!

Also, coming soon, the wonderful world of Webinars.  You’ll never have to leave your house again!

For info about rates and packages, visit the coaching page.

06.18.15

Montreal 1-day Animation voice Workshop

Montreal Actors, I’m looking’ at you!

I’m SO pumped to be heading to my home town next month to teach an In-Studio ANIMATION VOICE WORKSHOP.

I hope to see you there!

1 DAY IN-STUDIO ANIMATION VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP 

Date: July 17th, 2015 – MONTREAL – REGISTER NOW!11425249_857829620931991_4756793145329415811_n

Time: 10am – 3pm

Class Size: 8 (SOLD OUT!)

Cost: $175 + GST

  • Combining Sound & Movement
  • How to create dynamic characters on the spot
  • Energy levels, voice placements, mic technique
  • Audition coaching
  • Participants will receive an audio file of their recorded work in class!

06.8.15

one badass “Studio in a Box”

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We are in a new era. People are making films on their phones, art on their tablets and taking billions of pro star selfies. When it comes to recording an audition or even an independent recording gig, you don’t necessarily need a full studio anymore. One of my very resourceful (and delightful) students, Trevor Alexander (featured above), recently created a “Studio in a Box” that he can carry around with him like a fancy rubber suitcase. I was flooded with requests about how he did it. Below are his inspiration vids:

Coffee Guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTeUeRxAS7M

Other Ikea Box:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWgLCPaOAzo

Don’t get stuck in a box, make a Studio in a Box!  Oh yessss.

05.13.15

Stop selling and start booking

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One of the biggest mistakes actors make when approaching Commercial copy is to try and sell a product or service. The result is often an over enthusiastic, pushed and sometimes even kinda desperate sounding. A sell can be very impersonal, lacking human connection. Instead, envision who exactly/what audience you’re communicating with.I encourage you to think of someone in your life, someone who is close to the market of the product or service is aiming for.  Use personal actions such as to confess, to admit, to flirt or to warn (depending on the text’s content). Just having someone in mind will help ground your read and make those targeted listeners feel like you’re talking right to them.
For more practical and effective direction (wink wink), sign up for my upcoming Commercial Voice Workshop on June 14th. Don’t delay – space is limited!

05.13.15

More June Workshops!

I’m excited to announce that another workshop date has been added to the June calendar – woop woop! (June 14th registration is still open for Commercial).

I’ll be offering an IN STUDIO ANIMATION VOICE WORKSHOP on SUNDAY JUNE 7th.

April showers bring May flowers. May flowers bring June Workshops (totally rhymes).

1 DAY IN-STUDIO ANIMATION VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP 

Date: Sunday June 7th, 2015children_monsters_1c
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size: Max 8 Students
Cost: $200 + HST – REGISTER NOW!

 

  • Combining Sound & Movement
  • How to create dynamic characters on the spot
  • Energy levels, voice placements, mic technique
  • Audition Coaching

 

To register, please send an email with some essential info about yourself to melissa@voiceprostudio.ca

*Please note that all workshop payments are final

 

04.24.15

Commercial Voice Workshop

It’s STILL cold outside and spring hasn’t yet sprung. Boo.

The good news is that I’m offering a 1 day COMMERCIAL Voice Workshop on June 14th. Yay!

Don’t see the connection between the weather and a new workshop? Well, there isn’t one. Good job!

Below are all the deets. Wee!

1 DAY IN-STUDIO COMMERCIAL VOICE WORKSHOP  REGISTER NOW! 

Date: Sunday June 14th 2015FullSizeRender
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size: Only 8 Students
Cost: $200 + HST

  • Breaking down commercial copy
  • Exploring different types of spots
  • How to use pacing, projection, inflection and improvisation
  • Playing ‘roles’ vs. ‘characters’ to bring a genuine and real feel to your reads

To register, please send an email with some essential info about yourself to melissa@voiceprostudio.ca

*Please note that all workshop payments are final