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Art of the Bookable VILLAIN Read

Spooky Special Edition Class - October 8, 2022 with David Sobolov

  • Google Classroom & Zoom

Service Description

AiVA Level: Advanced This Special Edition of the class will focus on Villain Character Reads for the Spooky month of October David Sobolov’s Art of the Bookable Read workshop explores what a Casting Director needs to hear in your character voice audition to make your read competitive enough to be seriously considered for roles in Western Animation, AAA games and features. One of David’s teachers, Sanford Meisner, defined acting as "living truthfully under given imaginary circumstances.” In animation, even frightening villains and zany comedic characters need some sense of reality within their voiceprints – a heightened reality. In many games, and in computer generated roles in live-action television and features, Casting wants to hear voice actors who can deliver an extremely realistic performance – with or without a voiceprint. Some of the techniques Meisner taught will be incorporated as appropriate for each participant. We’ll also explore the crucial difference between voiceprint and character, technical elements of comedic timing, and how to realistically express a character’s personality in the moment so it feels like you’re ‘at home’ in a scene. Participant $185 | Observer $92.50* *Observer spots will open after all the Participant spots are filled *Observer's audio, video and chat functions will be disabled.


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VIRTUAL COURSE POLICY: If you are unable to attend a training event, you are responsible to inform us via email of your cancellation at VOtraining@adventuresinvoiceacting.com ​ LATE CANCEL: Because your registration potentially prevents someone else from attending, we do not offer refunds for cancellations within 72 hours before the start time of the training event. You will be charged as if you attended the event. EARLY CANCEL: To receive credit on your account towards future training events with Adventures in Voice Acting,  the following  steps are required:  Email VOtraining@adventuresinvoiceacting.com  notifying us you cannot attend at least 72 hours prior to the start time of the training event   There is another student available to take your spot: A participant on the Waitlist You personally arrange for someone to take your place ​ ​ VIRTUAL COACHING POLICY: Early Cancel: Appointment is canceled at least 72 hours prior to session start time.  ​ Late Cancel: Appointment is canceled less than 72 prior to start time. You will be charged as if you had attended the session No Show / Late Arrivals: Please communicate with your coach directly if you are running late. Coaches will wait up to 15 minutes into the session for you to arrive at your appointment. Zoom meeting will end after 15 minutes and be considered a no call/no show. You will be charged as if you had attended the session ​ ​ EXCEPTIONS: We will issue refunds on a case by case basis under certain extenuating circumstances such as emergencies etc.  ​


Contact Details

votraining@adventuresinvoiceacting.com