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Intro to Characters with Elaine A. Clark

18 Jan 2024, 6-7pm

Character voice acting is a business. Join us to learn why and how.

Your Speaker

Elaine A. Clark has been acting, producing, casting, and directing video game, toy, animation, and anime VO for over 40 years. 


Elaine has voiced hundreds of commercials, narrations and toys, directed and/or performed in close to 100 video games and a couple of Anime series (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Saikano); looped several movies, including Super 8, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Master and Titan A.E.; and recorded a dozen or so audiobooks featuring her voice, book authors and celebrities. Read a little more about Elaine here.

Acting is not just an idea! 

The real challenge is taking that idea and putting it in your body so the words lift off the page and come to life as real and believable characters.  We’ll explore ways to incorporate specific movements, gestures, stances, and images into character scripts.

We’ll also experiment with ways to quickly bring your character’s personality, situation, and history to life and examine specific types of voice-over character styles and learn how to adjust the performance to fit the genre.   

Takeaways and Benefits

  • Importance of developing characters prior to producing a demo and booking a job

  • How the actor moves, stands, and gestures impacts the character’s voice, attitude, and given circumstance

  • Performance differences in video games, animation, anime, and toys

  • Why trusting your cold reading skills and imagination are essential

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