ANIMATION PROCESS - LEVEL 1

1 class / week, 4 weeks
Instructors: Lee Tockar, Noel Johansen, Vincent Tong, Bill Mondy

If you have completed the Foundations Program or have some training in voice-over and desire to refine your skills or have some training in voice-over, our Development Level 1 and Level 2 Programs prep you in order to be market-ready. 

The main focus of this class is character development and delivery for animated/anime series’ and movies.

  • Work in a professional studio, with industry-standard equipment
  • Increase your ability to take direction and adjust your reads accordingly.
  • Adjust your style of read depending on the tone of the project.
  • Get comfortable bringing your unique personality to your work.
  • Practice tuning your ear to create consistency in your performance.
  • Become familiar with the audition process by doing mock auditions.
  • Fine-tune your ability to break down a voice-over script.
  • Expand your vocal range with challenging characters and unique styles of reads. 
  • Learn how to bring believability and different levels of emotionality to the work.
  • Participate in in-depth discussion on business elements such as voice-over agents, demos, and online voice casting services. 
  • Learn the key elements to putting together a competitive voice-over demo.
  • Receive all of your recorded work on an mp3 at the end of each 4-week session.

Next session:

Tuesday MAY 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Instructor: Lee Tockar
Cost: $525 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

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Development Payment Options
** Please make sure that the email you use to register with on Paypal is one that you check often.  You are officially registered in the class once you receive an email confirming your deposit.  Please look for this confirmation email from info@onthemictraining.com.  Sometimes it will land in your junk mail folder.

 

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ANIMATION PRACTICE - LEVEL 2

Using the tools and techniques from Animation Development Level 1, the focus of this class is on STORY. Using your knowledge from Level 1, you will learn how to integrate CHARACTER into STORY and the many techniques to establish context and story arc, lifting your character from the page onto the mic. Vincent Tong is one of the most in demand animation actors in Vancouver and his skill set and knowledge of what's currently out there is unmatched!

  • Work on using your authentic self in all of your reads
  • Practice coming up with at least 2 distinct reads on each piece of copy that still follows the direction given
  • Get very specific on your branding and work with appropriate copy that falls within your market and vocal range
  • Get prepared for your DEMO, either for the class or for an individual demo session
  • Continue developing what you learned in LEVEL 1
  • Expand your vocal and emotional range with all of your reads
  • Develop your ability to self asses, measure and self direct
  • Work in actual animation pre-lay sessions to understand timing, process and technique
  • Hone your characters to get a better understanding of which ones you are most likely to get hired performing
  • Develop a faster method of processing direction
  • Learn how to work better with voice directors
  • Receive all of your recorded work on an mp3 at the end of each 4-week session.

Next session:

Wednesday  TBA 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Instructor: Vincent Tong
Cost: $525 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

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Development Payment Options
** Please make sure that the email you use to register with on Paypal is one that you check often.  You are officially registered in the class once you receive an email confirming your deposit.  Please look for this confirmation email from info@onthemictraining.com.  Sometimes it will land in your junk mail folder.

 

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ANIMATION EXPERIENCE - LEVEL 3

1 class / week, 4 weeks
Instructors: Karl Willems

If you are looking for industry experience taught by voice directors who are currently working in the business, the Experience Classes are for you. It takes away the mystery of what it’s actually like to work in the business and allows students to gain confidence in knowing what to expect when they’re hired.

Prelay is the process of recording the voice-over first followed by the creation of the animation.

The main focus of this class is performance and delivery for pre-lay animated series’ and movies. You will be assigned characters and get the chance to do mock pre-lay animation sessions dedicated to getting you up to speed for how a typical pre-lay session works. Train with experienced Ocean Studios voice director Karl Willems and learn the basics of pre-lay animation record sessions. His wealth of knowledge and experience will give you great practice and insight into what to expect in the prelay world!

Next session: APRIL 2017!

Tuesday APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Instructor: Karl Willems
Cost: $525 + GST
Location: OTM Studios, 101 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G2

 

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** Please make sure that the email you use to register with on Paypal is one that you check often.  You are officially registered in the class once you receive an email confirming your deposit.  Please look for this confirmation email from info@onthemictraining.com.  Sometimes it will land in your junk mail folder.

 

 

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ANIMATION - AUDITION WORKOUT

1 class / week, 4 weeks
Instructors: James Corrigall (Renowned Casting Director and Director in Vancouver Animation)

The Audition Workout is designed for students who have professional experience and/or have trained in our Development Program and are looking to hone their skills to be competitive in the professional market. The class includes discussion about the business of voice-over and has a fast-paced work ethic with challenging material. 

  • Receive candid, constructive feedback on your voice-over skills and advice on how to get to the next level.
  • Learn about what is expected from you in an audition room and how to deliver consistent, quality work that will get you brought back in.
  • Identify and work on shedding bad habits that are holding you back in the work.
  • Choose material that is challenging and/or that you’ve always wanted to work on.
  • Invent new characters to add to your repertoire through improvisation.
  • Use material recorded in class to cut together a voice-over demo.
  • Receive all of your recorded work on an mp3 at the end of each 4-week session.

"I recently completed James Corrigall's Audition class and I highly enjoyed it!. I found it extremely useful as I had real auditions that I brought in every week and greatly benefited from James' guidance and direction. Of the 5 auditions I brought into class, I was called back for 4 AND booked one of them. I know this all happened because of the opportunity I had and work I did with James in the audition class. I would definitely take his class again knowing the success I had during the last one."

 

Next session:

Thursday, MAY 11, 18, 25, JUN 1, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
(ANIMATION AUDITION WORKOUT)
Cost: $525 + GST
Location: 101 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E6

 

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Audition Workout
** Please make sure that the email you use to register with on Paypal is one that you check often.  You are officially registered in the class once you receive an email confirming your deposit.  Please look for this confirmation email from info@onthemictraining.com.  Sometimes it will land in your junk mail folder.

 

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