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Character Voices for Voice Over

Posted on September 25, 2017

Do you often feel that you have voices living inside you? Do you watch programming and wonder how they voice the characters?

This super fun, six week workshop will explore the world of character voices pent up inside you and how to apply them to various genres in the Voice Over field. We will study and practice the fields of Animation, Video Games, Audio Books and Corporate Animation.

While we will touch on industry nuts and bolts, emphasis will mostly be on developing the voice —variety, consistency, stamina, volume control, cold reading and voice acting. S...

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The Actor’s Voice Workout

Posted on May 24, 2017

All actors need to take a 'fundamentals of the voice' class at some point in their training. This class is designed for actors of all abilities and will begin with warm-ups and exercises meant to encourage focus, build awareness and develop voice skills for all acting mediums, including stage, on-camera, radio, and improv.

Topics will include Breathing and Support, Alignment and Posture, Resonance and Projection, Inflection and Intonation, and Rhythm and Articulation. We’ll also touch on vocal health and hygiene and other voice topics as needed.

Students will bring in monologues, poems or readings f...

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The Bridge Series

Posted on April 20, 2017

Students will learn how to become less predictable and more surprising: Students will develop simple and fun tools that they can immediately use to transform their behavior and give their characters more dimension.

Students will learn to develop emotional and physical freedom: Hint: this one tactic will have you living in “the moment” more than ever.

Students will discover how to own every line they say utilizing a fun and unique exercise that teaches actors to breathe life into any script thrown their way.

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AJ Troup Making Big Moves

Posted on March 16, 2017

Huge congrats to AJ Troup who is making some big moves in LA! AJ has landed an agent in Los Angeles after just a few short weeks, and continues his hustle every day he's out there!

AJ attended Michigan State University where he played football and graduated with an advertising major and a theater minor.

"After being cut by the Kansas City chiefs after rookie mini camp, I moved to Denver, Colorado where I studied acting at Benjy Dobrin Studios. While in Denver I worked on a few student films such as the ...

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Nicos Christou Is A Rising Star!!!

Posted on November 03, 2016

Huge Congrats to former BDS student, Nicos Christou, on this incredible film, 'Run The Tide', playing the lead role opposite of Taylor Lautner. Watch the trailer and go see the film when it hits theaters Dec. 2nd. Way to go, Nicos, we're so proud of you!!

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Walter Anaruk is Killing It!!!

Posted on October 05, 2016

Big shout out to BDS student Walter Anaruk who has had a massive string of success over the last few months:

Walter just wrapped principle photography with a supporting role for the feature length film, “Stadium Anthems”. He landed a supporting role in the Sundance Lab feature, “Amateur” which has already been sold to Netflix. Walter has been cast in several commercials, including roles for Naked Juice, McDonald Hyundai and Colorado Department of Public Health. He also worked on an industrial training video for Google, Inc. and just found out that he booked his very first New Mexico ...

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Introduction to Voice Over

Posted on June 17, 2016

Actors and everyday people make money using their voices. Find out if you have what it takes to be a voice over artist. Students will learn the fundamentals of voice over work including cold reading, breathing, projecting, text interpretation, vocal variety, as well as an overview of the voice over industry.

Each week class will focus on one topic and everyone will have a chance to practice at the microphone in front of the class. Be prepared to get up each and every week, and we’ll record your progress! Students walk away with a final voice a...

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