February 26 to
March 25, 2024

Mastering the Mic Workshop

A 5-week course starting Monday, Feb 26th, 7-9pm, exploring voice-over techniques for animation, games, and commercials.

Unlock your full potential in the dynamic world of voice-over (VO) acting with our comprehensive workshop designed specifically for aspiring voice actors.

Led by seasoned industry professionals Larissa Murray and Alan Marriott, this workshop focuses on honing your mic techniques for various VO genres including animation, games, and commercials. Whether you’re a beginner looking to kickstart your career or an experienced actor aiming to enhance your skills, this workshop provides invaluable insights and practical exercises to elevate your performance and confidence in auditions and voice work.

The world of voice acting is changing rapidly at the moment. As working professionals, Larissa and Allan are acutely aware of the need to develop voice acting skills of actors, drama students and young professionals just starting out in the industry. Giving them the practical tool box they need to cope with the challenges this new world presents them such as AI, home studio auditions and recordings, and having an international perspective on voice work whilst delivering this at a realistic price. It’s easy to promise instant success and there are many organisations who will do that. The important thing is to learn how to stand out in a highly competitive market place. These classes give you the best tools to do just that.

Workshop Details

Duration
Five 2-hr sessions starting Monday, Feb 26th: 7pm til 9pm

Cost
£250 for 5 weeks, finishes March 25th (10 hours total)

Location
8b Crown Lane, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BL, UK

Instructors
Larissa Avery & Alan Marriott

Prerequisites
Open to all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned actors. A passion for voice acting and a willingness to learn is essential.

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Learning Objectives

Mic Technique Mastery

Learn the nuances of working with different microphone setups and how to optimize your performance for clear and professional audio recordings.

Genre-specific Voice Modulation

Understand the distinct vocal requirements for animation, gaming, and commercial projects, and develop the versatility to adapt your voice accordingly.

Character Development

Dive deep into character analysis and exploration to bring authenticity and depth to your voice acting, whether it’s for a whimsical cartoon character or a compelling commercial voiceover.

Script Interpretation

Develop the skills to interpret scripts effectively, capturing the essence of the character and delivering impactful performances that resonate with audiences.

Confidence Building

Overcome stage fright and self-doubt through tailored exercises and feedback sessions designed to boost your confidence in auditions and professional voice work environments.

Workshop Structure

Introduction to Mic Techniques

Understand the basics of microphone operation, positioning, and maintenance to ensure optimal recording quality.

Genre-specific Training Sessions

Explore the unique demands of animation, gaming, and commercial voice over through hands-on exercises and real-world examples.

Character Workshop

Engage in character-building activities and improvisation exercises to develop a diverse range of voices and personas.

Script Analysis and Performance

Analyze scripts from various genres, dissecting character motivations and emotions to deliver authentic and compelling performances.

Mock Auditions and Feedback

Participate in mock auditions simulating real industry scenarios, followed by constructive feedback from instructors and peers to refine your skills.

Alan Marriott

Instructor

With a unique CV spanning improvisation, music, acting for stage, film and television, coaching, voiceover acting, creativity training, and global language and dialect exploration, Alan’s love of language and the spoken word is infectious, with recent TikTok posts going viral (well over 1 million views) to a new audience that eagerly embraces his entertaining monologues on the origins of accents.
Alan teaches voice acting at LAMDA and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Additionally, Alan also coaches actors for dialects in film and television. He regularly performs in London and throughout Europe with the Grand Theft Impro Team and Slattery Night Fever (with Tony Slattery). His debut book on creative thinking and improvisation sums his message up well...‘Genius Now!’ His voice can be heard in popular animations, from Scoop (Bob the Builder), Grand Sensei Dareth (Lego Ninjago), as well as feature films like Astrix - Mansions of the Gods and Planet 51, where he starred alongside John Clees and Dwayne “The Rock'' Johnson. In advertising he has been the voice for campaigns such as Smuckers Peanut Butter, MBNA Credit Card and White Spot Restaurants.

Larissa Murray

Instructor

Larissa Murray is a voice-over actress, who has worked extensively for animation, films, and television campaigns, as well as numerous video games. Hailing originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, she moved to the UK over 30 years ago to study at Guildford School of Acting. She had toured the Uk and Europe leading many musicals, and plays, but it was while she was performing in Ben Elton’s “Popcorn” in the West End, she was introduced into the world of voiceovers by a colleague and she has never looked back. Over the years Larissa's contracts have included L’Oreal, Phillip’s, Dove, IAMS, Night Nurse, Diet Coke, M&Ms and cartoons such as “Angelina Ballerina” for which she was shortlisted for an Emmy, FURIKI WHEELS, Robozuna, Matt Hatter, Octonauts, Netflix series “Kitty Katz”, and more.

Unleash Your Voice!
Elevate Your Skills in Animation, Games, and Commercials.

Spaces are limited! Send us an email to sign up for this workshop.

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