The script is the voice actor’s road map to delivering an engaging, believable, and BOOKABLE read. But this roadmap can be a challenge; oftentimes you get the script with little or no direction from the producers. How can you possibly do your job as the voice actor if you don’t know what your client wants to hear? The only way to produce a decent recording is for you, the voice actor, to decipher the writer’s intention within the script itself, discover the story, and engage the listener. This can be quite a challenge, but not to worry! When you learn what to look for within the copy itself, you can start to decode the writer’s intentions and suddenly the script becomes your best resource for directions.
In Script Throughlines, we’ll learn how to break down the script, beat by beat, and then we’ll dive into the tips and techniques that will help the actor uncover the story behind the words. We’ll explore ways to find specifics and nuances in the script that bring the story to life. Finally, we’ll discuss ways to find the message of the script even when it seems elusive or confusing.
In this class students will learn:
- How to uncover the writer’s intention in the script by analyzing copy and breaking it down, beat by beat, and focusing on these individual phrases of the script.
- How to identify the beats of the script that reveal the story and move it forward.
- How to develop a technique that you can apply to get to the heart of the script quickly and accurately.
- Finally, you’ll learn the questions to ask yourself when approaching the script and how to apply those questions to your vocal technique (who am I talking to? Why am I talking to them? Where are we? etc.)