01.18.13

Animation Workshop – Feb 2nd!

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

Class Topics:

  • Microphone Technique
  • Character Play
  • The Voice Audition

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP – CLICK HERE!

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12.11.12

December Update

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!

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09.28.12

VPS Fall Newsletter


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!

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07.30.12

signed on!


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?!

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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!

 

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07.4.12

summer newsletter!

Voice Pro Studio’s first ever NEWSLETTER has arrived! SUBSCRIBE now so you can be one of the first to know about Voice Pro offers, classes and more!

A big thanks goes out to Aaron Stern for all his help in making this possible :)

06.29.12

Wonderful Words

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


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06.27.12

new class/workshop dates!

ONE-DAY AUDITION WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday July 14, 2012
Location: MCS Recording Studios- 550 Queen St. East
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5 hours)
Class Size: Max 10 Students
Cost: $200 + HST

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP – CLICK HERE!

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6-WEEK CARTOON CLASS FOR ADULTS

Dates: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10 & 17 2012
Location: MCS Recording Studios- 550 Queen St. East
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (18 hours)
Class Size: Max 10 Students
Cost: $549 + HST

CLASS TOPICS:

  • Microphone Technique, Character Work, Taking Direction, Auditioning & Demo Info
  • Deconstructing cartoon scripts
  • Creating new and original characters
  • How to record as an ensemble
  • How to execute an audition read with great shape, pacing and delivery
  • Auditioning for multiple parts in one show
  • How to use energy levels, accents and speech quirks
  • All work will be recorded on a c.d. for you to take home

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS – CLICK HERE!

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05.30.12

granted

I’m super excited (cheer) to announce that Voice Pro Studio has been awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant to bring Animation Voice Acting (giggle) to Schools in Ontario (excited gasp)! This Artist in Education funding is for the 2012-2013 school year (happy sigh) and will bring me to 4 different schools (yet to be decided) for one week each! Thank you so much OAC for this opportunity and I promise to make the most (cowboy yee hah) out of it!

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05.17.12

Want to get a voice agent?

If you answered ‘YES PLEASE!’ then this is the event you’ve been waiting for!

VOICE PRO STUDIO is now offering a new and exiting seminar/workshop:

HOW TO GET A VOICE AGENT!

This 2 -hour long seminar/workshop will address questions like:

  • I recorded my voice demo, where do I go from here?
  • What should my agent submission package look like?
  • Which agents/agencies should I contact?
  • How do I overcome the obstacles of getting an agent?

May 30th 2012 - The Annex - 7pm-9pm - $50 + HST

You will leave with an ACTION PLAN to move forward! Space is limited!

REGISTER NOW by sending a message to: melissa@voiceprostudio.ca

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