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Animation VO Acting Workshop at IDEAS

Animation VO Acting Workshop at IDEAS

TIworkshop2Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles-based casting and voice director Stevie Vallance will be teaching a 7-hour animation acting workshop at the downtown Orlando Studio of IDEAS from 10am – 5pm on Saturday May 18, 2013. The workshop is for adult comedians and character actors who want to master the art of animation voice over acting. Experience is not required. Space is limited to insure mic-time for all participants who will leave with a recording of their work. Click HERE for more information about the workshop. Click HERE for more information about Stevie Vallance.

Stevie Vallance, Artistic Director of Tooned In! Workshops, has been facilitating actors in giving ‘voice’ to their ‘personalities’ for over a decade. Now, with a collective student base of more than 800 (and rising), Stevie is thrilled to provide a ‘safe’ place for animation actors to ‘fall on their butts’, while they discover the boundaries of animation acting in a supportive, professional environment.

Founded in 1995, the first ‘Finding Your Inner Toon’ workshop took place in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Since then Stevie has also taught in Toronto and Los Angeles. In 2004 she presented Tooned In! – A Voice Academy, a series of sold out workshops featuring all of the many facets of voice-over including Singing, Promos & Trailers, Commercial Advertising, CD Roms and Narration.

Stevie’s favorite motto: ‘It beats therapy!’, is now uttered by many of the grads who have been influenced by her uniquely ‘transformative’ techniques, and who have gone on to land roles in animated television series, feature films and multi-media.

With the ‘overnight’ trend in visual and audio production moving rapidly towards animation and commercial voice-over (cd roms, multimedia, web sites), Stevie is thankful that twenty-five years ago, while hitting the pavement as an ‘actor in Los Angeles’, she decided to take a second look at the supplemental career that once ‘beat waiting tables’ and which has now become her highest grossing income.

John Lux
As COO of IDEAS, John manages the day-to-day operations of the company. He is a category expert in studio production and is responsible for bringing advanced digital media technology to IDEAS.