Kids 7-16 Wanted at VO Atlanta 2016
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH IS YOUTH DAY AT VOICEOVER ATLANTA!
Registration Now Open for a Special YOUTH DAY at Voiceover Atlanta!
VO Atlanta is excited to provide exposure and training to students ages 7-16 during the conference and they are partnering with NGHE to offer a special discounted rate!
During their day, students will enjoy:
- Explore commercial scripts
- Basics of creating characters
- A performance for parents and friends
Lunch and snacks included.
Be sure to use promo code nghe20 to save an additional $20!
Fee for the entire day is $177 when you use special promo code nghe20 ($20 off regular rate of $197). Fee increases to $227 after February 24 ($207 when you use special promo code nghe20).
SEE BELOW FOR ENTIRE YOUTH DAY PROGRAM OVERVIEW!
Morning: Exploring Commercial Scripts
1. We will do a 25-minute warm-up session to get the kids loose and in a creative state of mind, involving improve, call and response, etc.
2. We will talk to them about the importance of play in VO work, the emphasis on body and intuition over mind/brain when talking. We will talk about the correct practice process before reading a script. We will go over a Voice Over Checklist together.
(5 minute break)
3. We will analyze a kid’s VO commercial script, and then begin working on actual commercial scripts, reading for comprehension, diction, and communication.
(5 minute break)
We will continue working on practice scripts, doing solo and group scripts, and exploring the differences between the two.
(One Hour For Lunch)
Afternoon: Creating Characters
FOURTH & FIFTH HOUR
We will discuss how to create characters from scratch using your own imagination and physicality. Then we will play a character improv game. After the game, kids will bring a character they have created up to the mic to talk to the rest of us. We will then ask questions of the characters to deepen their understanding of what they have created.
(5 minute break)
We will work on Character Scripts from video games (movie cut-aways and game play), toys, mobile game apps, and animation, both solo and in dialogue.
(5 minute break)
We will prepare for our Final Presentation of a few select radio plays created especially for kids.
The kids will perform a few select radio plays for parents and friends.
MEET THE COACHES
Director, Youth Day
David is one of the top voice over coaches in the business today. He works with clients worldwide, and has helped many people get their starts or further their careers in the industry. In his 25 years of teaching and coaching, David has been a private coach to a number of celebrities (John Morris: Toy Story 1, 2, & 3; Brigit Mendler: Good Luck Charlie, Muppets Most Wanted, Undateable) as well as some up and coming voice over actors who are definitely on their way (Adam McArthur: Final Fantasy Type-O, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Star vs. The Forces of Evil; Philip Garcia: Scandal, Hot & Bothered).
As a voiceover talent, David has booked hundreds of commercials, documentaries, and corporate narrations, as well as almost 70 video games, but his real passion is teaching others how to channel their own creative energy in a way that’s fulfilling and leads to actual work. As an on-camera actor, David has been cast in over 60 national television commercials, including Toyota, Pillsbury, Citibank, Sprint, Enbrel, True Value Hardware, Pizza Hut, & Alka Seltzer. He was also the host of UPN's Rave Reviews for three years. He received his BA in Theatre, Anthropology, and English Literature from Sarah Lawrence College, and studied acting in NYC at Herbert Bergoff Studios and in San Francisco with Richard Seyd.
Voice Over Coach & Talent, Owner/Founder of the Global Voice Acting Academy
Cristina Milizia has been a professional voice talent for 24 years. Beginning her career at the age of eight, she has recorded for hundreds of toys, mobile game apps, e-learning platforms, animation projects, commercials, video games & audiobooks. She is most well known for her characters “Annie, Amumu, & Nunu the Yeti Rider” for League of Legends, as well as “Marisol Coxi “ on Monster High.
Cristina Milizia currently works as a full time voice over artist & is the Owner/Founder & Creative Director of the Global Voice Acting Academy Inc. (www.globalvoiceacademy.com). She specializes in teaching VO for toys, gaming platforms, children’s media, animation, & video games. Cristina’s experience includes working as Voice Talent Coordinator & Localization Expert for Creativity Inc (2003-2008). Collaborating with clients such as Hasbro, Mattel, & Disney Character Voices, Cristina’s extensive knowledge of the casting world is an experience she now uses to help coach other voice talent. She performs regularly for clients such as Mattel, Nintendo Wii, Electronic Arts, Leapfrog, Riot Games, American Girl, Hallmark, Disney & Nickelodeon.
Questions about VO Atlanta's Youth Day?
Voiceover 2016 Atlanta will be held at the HILTON Atlanta Airport,1031 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA 30354.
For more information on Voiceover Atlanta's Youth Day CLICK HERE or contact Associate Producer Ron Minatrea using the contact information below