Developing a character from a drawing…

We’ll be starting character voices in just a couple of weeks, hence the prep work of watching cartoons and animated features. There are a couple of ways to start to develop a character. One way is to hear something and start making noise (either imitation or some spontaneous utterance that just happens). Another way is to read a description and a script and come up with a voice that would work. Another way is to see an image and discuss the character.

Here is a little video clip that is promoting Stevie Vallance’s acting workshop, but it illustrates this third method of finding a character voice.

Carlos Bustamante turns Stevie Vallance into one of his own animation drawings. Bottom line is: ‘It’s about good acting!’
If you want to study with Stevie sign up here
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Emmy-winning Voice Director Stevie Vallance’s credits include Madeline, Wild Grinders, Bakugan, Donkey Kong, Reboot, Totally Spies, Guess How Much I Love You, Zoobilee Zoo, Carebears, Ghostbusters, Dennis the Menace, The Popples, Gadget Boy, Sonic the Hedgehog.


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