Voice acting is a great addition to your acting skills repertoire. Our day long course is structured so that you will work with our voice coach. You will learn techniques employed when trying to attain an authentic accent. Vocal and physical exercises will be demonstrated with popular accents covered. Texts are provided in these accents for you to practice and improve upon. You will also learn how to implement voice overs or even how to implement voices to represent a character.
At our Accent Masterclass the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need to learn an accent for stage or even a voiceover, this workshop is designed to facilitate how to copy that accent you need without needing to be a native.
Participants of the Accent Masterclass can expect to:
- learn what to look for in order to break down any accent into its constituent parts.
- analyse and then practice the useful accents of Received Pronunciation, Cockney and General American.
- gain a great addition to your cv
About The Tutor: Russell Smith
Russell opens actors up to the range, depth and subtlety of their communication, verbal and non-verbal, treating practicalities such as projection, clarity or accent, as extensions of a more fundamental integrated development of physicality and psyche. Synthesising a range of approaches, he encourages students to begin building their own methodical process in illuminating and interpreting extant texts, and fostering their artistic voices toward developing new work. Honours graduate of TCD and of the Gaiety School of Acting; background in physical therapy; alongside 20 years experience as actor on stage and screen, singer and musical director/composer/accompanist, Russell has engaged in extensive on-going training with a range of founding-members of the Roy Hart Theatre at the International Centre for Voice in France (most significantly Kevin Crawford, Kaya Anderson, and more recently, Jonathan Hart), and numerous other coaches and physical practitioners. In recent years voice, dialect and singing coach at both ACTT and AADA in Sydney, Australia; Long-standing singing coach and musical director at the Gaiety School; previously repetiteur and singing coach for the degree programme in acting at Trinity College Dublin.
Venue: The Gaiety School of Acting, Temple Bar, Dublin
AUTUMN 2017 SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED