Introduction to Voice Acting

Get your vocal cords warmed up as we dive into a weekend of voice over work! Last year, television saw a boom in animation due to other traditional forms of media not being able to happen in-person. The industry has quickly become huge, with new pilots sprouting up every month from almost every major production company. Alexis Nichols, best known for her roles as Professor Ursula and Shiny Chariot in Little Witch Academia, is ready to help you reach your dreams with this workshop. By the end of the weekend, you’ll be able to walk away with several voices under your belt and a small demo reel to use for your portfolio.

Camp Learning Objectives/Goals

  • Learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry and how to seek out work in the field.
  • Work on creating and editing a demo reel, then learn when, where, and how to send it to producers.
  • Take away key lessons in vocal coaching with posture, speech, and technique.

Ages: 14-17

Course Date Info:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Students will be using UGA’s eLearning Common and Zoom for this course. Students will be e-mailed their access information one week before the program and will be able to log-in to their program each day at 9:45 a.m.

Cost:

$179

Prerequisites:
This course is appropriate for beginners in professional voiceover work.

Instructor: 

Alexandra ParsonsAlexis Lygoumenos is a third year Theatre and Performance Studies PhD student at the University of Georgia. She has taught classes in Acting, Improvisation, Scene Study, Voice Overs, Musical Theatre, and Audition Technique at the California School of the Arts, the International Performing Arts Academy and Los Angeles Center Studios. She received her MFA in Acting from the New York Film Academy, trained at the Yale Summer Actors Conservatory, the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and the University of Oxford. Under the stage name Alexis Nichols, she is an award-winning versatile actor, writer, petite model, and voiceover talent. She has appeared in print, online, and on the runway as a fashion model, pinup girl, and, most recently, as a gothic beauty in Petite Alternative. A nationally and internationally published model, she has also appeared in Vogue Italia, Maxim.com, Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine, Spain’s La Revista Shock, Retro Lovely, and Primer Round publications. This is Alexis’ third year as a Georgia Center Youth Programs Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students will need to have an audio recording software, such as Audacity, downloaded onto their computer. Audacity is a free program that is simple and allows you to edit audio clips. We also recommend that you use a professional grade microphone, such as a Blue Yeti Nano. This is not required, but it will help to boost the quality of your demo reel and future voice acting endeavors.

Students must have a computer or tablet that has Internet access and one of the following browsers installed: Google® Chrome™, Apple® Safari®, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Microsoft® Edge. Please visit Brightspace Browser Support in the Community for further details about the Browser Support Lifecycle.

Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your program.