In this class, casting and voice director Darren Dunstan and I will cover some of the basics of voiceovers for animation, and participants will have the opportunity to try both prelay (recording for original animation) and dubbing (recording to picture) animation copy in the voiceover booth and receive individualized feedback on your work. We'll wrap up with a Q&A in which you'll have the opportunity to have some of your animation voiceover questions answered! Since this class is held in a state-of-the-art recording studio specially equipped for dubbing, you will get to take home professionally-recorded MP3 samples of your work!
About Darren: Darren has been voice directing and casting animated series in NY and L.A. for over a decade. Credits include Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, Chaotic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaur King, Pokémon, Pat and Stan, Cubix, Fighting Foodons and Rick and Steve. His directing projects have been featured on the CW, Cartoon Network, Jetix, Fox, KidsWB and Teletoon Canada. Darren has also directed feature-length animated films for the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises. He has been a videogame director for Nintendo, Konami and Activision.
Darren has been a voice actor on numerous animated series, most notably on Yu-Gi-Oh! as Maximillion Pegasus, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Master Splinter and Chaotic as Kaz. He teaches animation v/o classes to both kids and adults in the NY area.
All participants receive the following:
This class is strictly limited to SEVEN students, so sign up early to secure your spot!
***If you are relatively new to voice acting (and even if you're not!), feel free to come about fifteen minutes early and I will be happy to answer some questions you all may have. :)
You may pay with Paypal using the link above. You may also pay via Chase QuickPay, which does not charge any additional fees. You can sign up for Chase QuickPay here and send your payment to melanie(at)listentomelanie.com. Your Chase QuickPay payment doubles as your registration, so please include your full name, email address and phone number in the notes of your payment!
***Please note that new students get priority for this class for the first few days--in other words, anyone may register, but new students will have priority for open spots for the first few days. If you have any questions about this, feel free to email me!
***Note: You will be able to submit digital copies of your headshot, resume, and/or demos online after the event; hard copies of these materials will NOT be collected!
If you have any questions, please email melanie(at)listentomelanie.com.
"I'm definitely using a lot I've learned from your classes...so thank you a TON. Seriously."
- Matt Shipman
***After attending my animation VO class with Darren Dunstan, casting and voice director at 4K Media, and honing his skills in my Voiceover Sampler Class, Matt BOOKED a recurring role on the animated series Yu-Gi-Oh!!
"I wanted to say thank you, as I had an good audition for Yu-Gi-Oh! with Darren. It would not have been possible without your class."
- Devon Talbott
***After attending my animation VO class with Darren Dunstan, casting and voice director at 4K Media, Devon was later called in to audition for Yu-Gi-Oh!
***Devon just BOOKED his first anime role, as Plum in the series Holy Knight! You can hear a bit of his work in this compilation of LTM grads in the series here!