Stephane Cornicard joined the VO Peeps in July for a dubbing workout to give us an insider insight into the Band Rythmo method of dubbing. Stephane Cornicard, born in France in 1964, is a multilingual actor, who trained in France, at Colby College, USA and at Goldsmith College, England. He trained with Francois David, French director and writer. Cornicard's many credits include Jean in Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg, Liquid Snake in Metal Gear, Gabe Logan in the Syphon Filter games and the evil Count Raum in Primal. Stephane taught us how the Band Rythmo method of dubbing works and how to learn more and book those jobs! We learned how lucrative the dubbing business is going to be in the future!
Words of Wisdom
Dubbing is like acting in reverse. You have to take someone else's movement and match your voice to that character - Stephane Dubbing a production into a new language is more effective than making a new TV series. It's easy money for executives and therefore, is expanding opportunities for voice actors - Stephane
What Peeps are Saying ...
"Dubbing now feels as easy AND FUN as karaoke! I am confident in my ability to take more classes and book dubbing jobs due to Stephane's passion and amazing instruction!" - Dianna Conley
"Thank you so much, Stephane. This was wonderful." - Carol MacPherson
"Fabulous workshop, thank you both ever so much Stephane and Anne!! Can’t get enough." - Joe Lewis
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Makes sure to Check out our events page for more exciting guest directors and workout opportunities. Our next event is:
Video game Accents and Dialects w/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.