I just got word that VPS students Margaret Brock, Ashley Magwood & Mike Pongracz have ALL booked lead roles in the new Canadian version of the UK Animated Series ‘Fireman Sam’. How freakin’ cool is that? I’m so proud of you all and can’t wait to watch this adorable show.03.10.14
For anyone who has seen Spike Jonze’s new flick “Her”, you have to give credit to Scarlett Johansson for her excellent voice work. Should voice acting be considered for an oscar? I THINK SO!!! I would argue her performance is as truthful as any I’ve seen and that performance had a high degree of difficulty. She couldn’t rely on her movie star face, but instead had to convey the emotion, honesty and playfulness through her voice using rhythm, pace, inflection and imagination. It’s a really great example of naturalism voice, which is being used more and more (especially in adult-oriented shows) Write to Mr. Oscar and let’s get voice acting the recognition it deserves!01.18.13
1 DAY ANIMATION VOICE WORKSHOP FOR ACTORS
Date: Saturday February 2nd, 2013
Location: MCS Recording Studios- 550 Queen St. East
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size: Max 8 Students (ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!!!)
Cost: $200 + HST
- Microphone Technique
- Character Play
- The Voice Audition
Oh my darling blog, how I’ve neglected you over the past couple of months! I’m not proud of this at all BUT in my defense I have been super busy. Still not a good excuse, but it’s the truth people! I’ve spend the last 6 weeks teaching Animation Voice acting in 4 different high schools (Jarvis Collegiate, Mayfield, Crescent and Branksome Hall), coaching, producing voice demos and playing the role of Gretchen for Camp Lakebottom. What a whirlwind!09.28.12
Hello all! Voice Pro’s Fall Newsletter is now available for viewing on a browser near you! I must give a super-sized thank you to my partner in crime Aaron Stern for his amazing contribution to the cause. Hehe. Happy reading!07.30.12
I’m totally pumped for VPS student Ashley Magwood. Over the last few months, I worked with Ashley on building technique and creating characters that fit her voice range. We prepped for not only 1 but 2 voice demos (Animation and Commercial) just last week. Only a few short days later, Ashley had a meeting with LeFeaver Talent and signed on with them for voice representation! How inspiring is that?!07.20.12
The good news keeps rollin’ in!
First up, Andrew Cromwell (featured above) books the role of ’Puppy’ on the animated series FUZZY TAILS currently in development.
Then Allan Turner (below) snags multiple male roles on an interactive app (the title, to be released soon!).
I’m so excited for you both and super impressed by your hard work and talent!
Check out these smilin’ faces from today’s Animation Voice Workshop! Thanks to all who came out to play :)
A big thanks goes out to Aaron Stern for all his help in making this possible :)06.29.12
I am so touched by these incredibly generous words by Christine Davis, the Producer of this past season of ‘Arthur’. Thank you Christine for being such a positive and supportive force.
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“Working with Melissa Altro on the 16th season of ‘Arthur’ was an honour for me. She’s an absolute pro and seeing her transform into ‘Muffy’ each week was incredible. She makes it all seem so effortless! Melissa really knows her stuff and I would recommend her to anyone starting out in the business as she has a wealth of experience and knowledge. I look forward to seeing her in action again on the next season of Arthur!”
-Christine Davis, Producer on ‘Arthur’ for 9 Story Entertainment