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Practicum: Voice Over Lab
with Karen Huie
Your voice represents you. It can say you’re intrigued, volatile, surprised, wary, weary or worried. Maybe you’re sitting on a voice of authority rife for documentaries, have six different kid voices, a Mom and an evil queen, or a guy who can spin a great yarn for audiobooks? This practicum is six weeks of reading copy with feedback. Each week, we will focus on one genre: Commercial, Animation, Audiobook, Videogame, Promo and Narration. What does each require? How to accomplish it? Expand your range? We’ll break down copy, research and read. Bring in character voices you want to develop for or add to your reel. Learn by watching and listening to others as they get feedback and make adjustments. We can’t always hear what we’re doing. It’s sometimes more effective to learn when you’re not on mic. If you haven’t already done so, taking the Voice of Your Own Sound will give you a more thorough understanding of each genre. Like learning any instrument, application is key. Come practice, play, grow and be prepared to have lots of fun!
Level: All levels.
Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have taken the Voice of Your Own Sound.
Corequisites: It is recommended that you take Tuning Your Instrument along with this class.
Scholarships are limited and based on availability. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Huie is an actor/writer who has voiced over 1500 films and TV shows. Most recently, you heard her voicing the video for the East West Players gala, she voiced KCRW sponsorship spots for the last three years, did voiceover on the last five Star Wars, Onward, Abominable, The Incredibles 2, Moana, The Boss Baby and has recurring roles doing the English dub on Scissor Seven and Great Pretender for Netflix. On camera she was most recently seen in Hollywood, Mom, Kidding (recurring), Baskets, Hawaii 5-0 and many more. At East West Players, she was in Washer/Dryer, Steel Magnolias, A Little Night Music and The Joy Luck Club.