This September, find out how to make your auditions stand out with Randall Ryan of Hamsterball Studios
Actors are constantly asking how they can submit better auditions and increase their percentage of bookings. One key aspect is to be able to create a character quickly and confidently and to know how to give pertinent variances. Ultimately, actors who can “cloak” themselves in roles are the ones who get cast, and those who are able to elicit a “Wow, I hadn’t thought of that!” reaction stand out even more. In this workshop, we’ll work on cold reads: receiving an audition, making quick and confident decisions, and creating more than one character to submit. This is best suited to actors who are regularly submitting auditions and even better for those who are familiar with video game castings. But even though it will have a video game focus, these are principles and techniques that can (and should) be applied to virtually any genre of auditions.
Randall’s journey into voice casting and directing was an unusual one. A musician from the age of five and a touring songwriter/performer for 15 years, he stopped touring to co-found InternetSound (later HamsterBall) in 1995. Quite by accident, Randall found he had a knack for directing talent, and soon voice-over became a bigger and bigger part of HamsterBall’s mix.
Randall’s recent casting and directing video game credits include Chivalry 2, Hearthstone, Lord of the Rings Online, World of Tanks, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Vacation Simulator, Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues, and GI Joe: Operation Blackout. Legacy titles include World of Warcraft, Deer Hunter, Transformers, Barbie, Disney Princess, and Dora the Explorer.
Randall co-hosts the Let’s Talk Voiceover podcast. He still composes music, performs the occasional live gig, and thinks dogs make the best people.
TIME & LOCATION
Wednesday, September 15th, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PT!!
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