In the modern voice over industry, you may find that audition briefs or direction from your clients are getting more and more vague. How can you be expected to deliver what they are looking for if they can’t even communicate their needs to you, the voice talent?
Well, thankfully, the script they provide can give you all the information you need. That is, if you know how to look for it and make strong appropriate choices in your delivery.
In Script Interpretation, we will explore some important elements for analyzing written voice over scripts from various genres and styles, and encourage better understanding of the importance of background, plot, structure, character, dialogue, and all the elements that collectively determine the copy’s meaning. We will read and analyze copy keeping both creative expression and the goals of the production in mind. This is where acting ability is essential. Acting ability is as important as performance technique in the delivery of voice over performances.
We will survey the student’s inherent tools and discover how to apply them to the specifications and copy for a richer performance that wins auditions and keeps clients coming back for more.
In this course, students will learn how to understand the motivations behind a writer’s script; and how to deliver that motivation to the listener through an effective performance.
In this class, students will learn:
- An overview of the voice actor’s potential resources and craft – their vocal, physical, emotional, and intellectual keys as well as engagement of personalization and imagination- that bring a character to life
- A step-by-step script analysis system that will help students bring the copy to life- or life to the copy.
- How to interpret the copywriter’s intentions
- The application of the craft and system to the particular demands of various genres and styles.