Thu, Aug 19|
Online via ZOOM
Video Game Accents and Dialects
with D'Arcy Smith
TIME & LOCATION
Aug 19, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Online via ZOOM, Streaming via Irvine, CA Studio
This August, join us for Vocal Efforts for Video Games – Accents and Dialects with D'Arcy Smith
Accents provide a quick way to differential your characters and can set you apart in your auditions.
We will cover techniques to approaching any accent or dialect in a physical and organic way, helping you to integrate it into the characters you create. Aspects of the accent’s placement, vocal quality, intonation patterns, rhythm, and key pronunciation changes will be covered. Participants will record themselves before the workshop and receive individual feedback and how to practice after the workshop.
Dialects will include Standard British (RP), Mid Atlantic, and US Southern.
D'Arcy Smith is a Professor of Voice, Speech and Dialects at The University of Cincinnati. He was a resident voice, text and dialect coach at the Guthrie Theater and has worked as a teacher and voice/dialect coach in the United States, U.K., Canada and New Zealand. He brings over 20 years of experience as a professional actor, coach and teacher of performers, working on well over a 100 productions and worked with Riot Games and Ubisoft. He has trained extensively in a variety of voice techniques to help serve every level and voice type. He has researched and developed Vocal Combat Technique, which trains actors to go to vocal extremes in the healthiest way possible. He has used his Vocal Combat Technique in numerous professional productions and alongside fight coaches. He has created and tested Vocal Combat Technique specifically for the video game actor.
Learn accents and dialects from D'Arcy Smith! We'll meet via Zoom on Thursday, August 19th, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PT!! Reserve your seat today!
***Please note that you will receive all pertinent info, Zoom Room Link, and scripts one day prior to the event. We're looking forward to having you at the workout! Participation does not guarantee representation or work.
Full Participation Access
Full participation REMOTE via Zoom - Students who purchase participant access will perform scripts live and receive ONE ON ONE FEEDBACK AND DIRECTION from our guest director. You will be provided with a link to our Zoom conference room 1 days prior to the event. Our Zoom Room will be open approx. 15 min prior to class start to allow ample time to set up your connection prior to the event. For help with Zoom, please visit: https://support.zoom.us/$99.00
AUDIT ACCESS: Students who purchase Audit Access will have access to all course material as well as the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with the guest director. Auditing students will NOT perform scripts or receive performance critiques from guest directors. You will be provided with a link to our Zoom conference room 1 days prior to the event. Our Zoom Room will be open approx. 15 min prior to class start to allow ample time to set up your connection prior to the event.$49.00