Voice Over: Cartoon, Videogame, Audiobook and Commercial (Theresa Buchheister)

Presented by: Theresa Buchheister

A Voice Over workshop lead by Voice Over director Theresa Buchheister, who has directed hundreds of audiobooks, cartoons and video games, including Cartoon Network’s Pokémon XYZ, Nickelodeon’s The Winx Club, and David Byrne’s audiobook How Music Works. As a performer, she has narrated countless audiobooks and textbooks, and has voiced cartoon characters on Pokémon, The Winx Club, Milly, and many more.

Over the course of this intensive two-weekend workshop, Theresa will introduce you to three areas of Voice Over acting: cartoon/videogame, audiobook, and commercial. On the first weekend, you will spend two hours on each area, covering the basics: common terms, valuable warm-ups and tricks, audition and performance techniques, differentiation from other areas of voice acting, and more. At the end of each section, you will be provided copy to take home and practice on your own. On the second weekend, each section will be treated as an audition. You will present your copy, receive quick and specific direction, followed by notes and critique. If time allows, further topics will be explored just as character development, text analysis, and demo reels.