Upcoming events

The Impromptu Character workshop
with Stephane Cornicard

 

The VoiceOver Network brings you this two day workshop focusing on the process involved in developing credible, precise and inhabited characters. Learn how to “step” into character.

  • Do you want to learn how to step into a character with confidence?
  • Are you interested in creating characters that are believable?
  • Do you want to develop the skills to move from one character to the next, learning to trust your instinct?

 



Photo of Stephane Cornicard running a character workshop at our GET YOUR GAME ON event in April 2016 at Red Bull Studios, London.

 

This “safe place” workshop aims to train the very particular set of muscles and thought processes involved in creating characters. Through improvisation and borrowing from various methods and systems, you will learn to move from character to character, from emotion to emotion and from genre to genre, giving you more confidence to approach and create “impromptu” characters, and a better control of the process.

“Insightful and Inspirational. Stephane is full of knowledge and tips.” Natalie Chisholm

This 2 day workshop will be for those wanting to stretch and explore their acting skills.



It is for voiceover artists and voice actors of all abilities. So whether you are an experienced professional or at the start of your career you are welcome on this course.

“I learnt so much and it honestly left me hungry for more! The way he can coax out that but more to get the best out of your best was astounding to witness.” Adam Dergiman





Stephane Cornicard is a consummate actor and director. He is able to help the actor produce clear concise and conceivable characters. His experience and knowledge is second to none and you have a hell of a time doing it along the way. What a generous artist.” Dianne Weller

This will be a jam packed weekend of learning and all attendees will come away from this workshop with knowledge, confidence and skills.


Details:

  • Dates – Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April 2017
  • Time  - 10:00 – 17:00 each day
  • Venue – Umbrella Rooms, 239-241 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EH - MAP
  • Price - Members price - £349 Non members price - £395 
  • Earlybird price of £295
  • Food – Included

Members of The VoiceOver Network get priority booking for the first 24 hours.

This is going to be a popular workshop so if you'd like a place book ASAP!

Members please login to the members area of the website in order to book onto this course.

Event Date 08-04-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-04-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 12
Individual Price £295.00

Vocal Extreme Workshop with Yvonne Morley

Please not you must have attended Day 1 Vocal Intensive workshop in order to be able to attend this course.

Do you want to learn to scream, shout, laugh, cry and sustain those intense moments for delivery to the microphone? 

As voiceover artists and voice actors we are often required to push our voices especially when working in video games, animations, audiobooks and radio drama's. It's so important to do this safely and this is what Yvonne will teach you. The last thing you want is to be in one session and then not be able to continue working in your next session due to pushing your voice to hard.

This is a one day practical workshop for those with some degree of pre-existing voice training. Attendance on one of the earlier Vocal Intensive days is necessary to create a level of vocal fitness to make the most of the skills that will be taught. The day will be spent steadily building techniques for authentic delivery of emotionally-heightened voice work. Yvonne has developed her approach over many years, designed to keep artists safe while delivering work that looks and sounds like the real thing, without damaging voices into the bargain.

HOW WILL IT WORK?

Yvonne will work through essential skills to developed advanced support for the voice. The day will progress from the essential ground-work to more and more demanding skills. At any point participants can choose to observe if their previous voice training isn’t sufficient to participate in some aspect of the work or other.

The day will also include how to do a “cool down” - an often neglected aspect.  

"So... how's my voice 24hrs after 'Vocal Extreme' with Yvonne Morley? Well you'll be pleased to know that it's in fine condition! A day learning how to roar like a lion with just a purr of a kitten was really exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure. It's highly recommended, but make sure you have done the the 'Vocal Intensive' training first as it builds on the basics. The big take-away... watch out for the 'Great White Shark' and mark up appropriately... You need to do the course to find out what that's all about, I'm saying nothing!" - Roger Woods

Handouts will be provided.

DETAILS:
Date: Saturday 22nd April 2017
Time: 10am till 5pm
Lunch will be provided
Price:  £149 members price, £179 non members price, Earlybird members price is £129 (first 24 hours)

You will get a certificate of attendance at the end of this course.

Please not you must have attended Day 1 Vocal Intensive workshop in order to be able to attend this course.

Members please login to THE MEMBERS AREA OF THE WEBSITE to book your place on this course.

Non members please use this Paypal link to book your place - 


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Event Date 22-04-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 22-04-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 12
Individual Price £149.00

28th April 2017 in LONDON

With our headline speaker DAVE FENNOY

This is going to be a full day event all about video games. We are very excited to have partnered up with UKIE for this incredible event.

UKIE are the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry.



Video Games are one of the most if not THE most exciting industries in the world right now. 

There are plenty of video game conferences but this is the only one that is focused on the audio and voice acting side of things. 


Last year we ran our first GET YOUR GAME ON event and it was a massive success so this year it will be BIGGER AND EVEN BETTER!


This is a full day event for voice actors, producers, game developers, casting directors and sound designers to come together to talk about the audio side of video games.

We have lined up some incredible speakers, excellent workshops and amazing networking opportunities. 

SPEAKERS

Speakers include -
• Dave Fennoy, Voice actor
• Mark Estdale, casting director and owner of OMUK
• Adele Cutting, director and owner of Soundcuts
• Yvonne Morley, Vocal coach 
• Rob Yescombe, 
• Steve Brown, Audio director
• Andy Walsh, award winning writer
• Stephane Cornicard, director and voice actor
• Sam Hughes, sound designer, voice actor and owner of The Sound Architect
and more.

The morning will be all about the inspiring talks aimed at voice actors as well as producers and game developers. 

WORKSHOPS

In the afternoon we will break into smaller groups for workshops. These will be about performing in games as well as script writing, directing and more. So whether you are a voice actor or a developer or producer there will be something for everyone.


BUT THATS NOT ALL .........

As well as the amazing speakers, brilliant workshops, networking opportunities and drinks we will also be running a GAME JAM! 

The Game Jam will be for Game developers and voice actors to come together to create a game from scratch over 48 hours. This will happen the weekend before the event and the games will be presented at GET YOUR GAME ON 2017 and the winner will be announced. Details of how to enter the Game Jam will be announced next week.

The VoiceOver Network always work hard to bring you the best events around. 


Details
Date - 
Friday 28th April
Venue - 
Runway East, Finsbury, 10 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AF - MAP
Time - 9am till 7pm
Price - £79 general ticket, £49 for members of The VoiceOver Network


THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT SO BOOK YOUR TICKET ASAP.

Members of The VoiceOver Network please login to book your tickets.

Non members please use this PayPal link to book your tickets - 








Event Date 28-04-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 28-04-2017 7:00 pm
Capacity 120
Registered 120
Individual Price £49.00

Character Development for Video Games & Interactive Entertainment with DAVE FENNOY

 

DAVE IS COMING BACK TO THE UK FOR A 3RD TIME TO RUN THIS HUGLEY POPULAR WORKSHOP FOR THE VOICEOVER NETWORK!

  • Would you like to work as a voice actor in video games?
  • Or are you already a voice actor in video games but you'd like to improve and work on upping your game?
  • Maybe you've done a couple of video games but you'd like to do more?
  • Would you like to learn the art of voice acting for video games from one of the top voice actors in the world?
  • Or maybe you've done his course already and you'd like to do it again?

Dave Fennoy - is a world famous award winning video games voice actor, he has voiced hundreds of video games including titles such as The Walking Dead, Mafi III, World of Warcraft, Batman and he is coming to the UK to teach a workshop exclusively for The VoiceOver Network!

'Dave's workshop was a real eye opener for me. He gave generous and relevant information on what it takes to voice video games in the current market. Dave's out there, he's working and he offers his hard-earned perspective, tools and approaches to bring characters to life and get the job done like a pro. Even after the weekend, he has been generous with his time and support. He's a world class voice actor and down to earth guy. Go. Pay attention. Learn. It's worth it.' Lisa Rost-Welling, Voice actor


Dave will be spending the last weekend in April 2017 working with switched on and focused voiceover artists, where he will be sharing his knowledge of the industry and working on character development specifically for working in video games.

 

Here is a video of Marta Da Silva talking about her experience on the workshop (she took part in both last year)

About Dave:
Dave Fennoy is an award winning video game voice actor who has played major roles on more than 100 video games, including some of the world’s biggest video games titles including; The Walking Dead, DOTA2, Metal Gear, World of Warcraft, World of Starcraft, and Bayonetta. IMDB have titled him as; “best male video game voices of all time”.

    

As video games become more popular, demand for quality game voice actors has increased. The average gamer is now older, more sophisticated, and demands an ever more artful experience that includes stories, visuals, music scores, and great voice acting.

Learn the art and techniques to consistently book and work as a video games voice actor.

  • Learn how to recognise and match the overall 'tone' of the game.
  • Learn how to develop a variety of characters.
  • Learn to make your performance believable.
  • Learn how to perform the 'character book' of sounds, for a character.
  • Learn the 'less is more' technique

Dave Fennoy Workshop Invite from Gerald Griffith on Vimeo.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with one of the world’s top video games voice actors!

* Price is inclusive of 2 full days as well as the bonus evening 28th April for £395 (VON Members) just login to your members area
or
£449 for NON VON Members - click BUY NOW Button below for NON VON Members

 

TESTIMONIAL VIDEO FROM DAVE'S WORKSHOPS IN LONDON FOR VON




DETAILS:
* Dates - 28th, 29th and 30th April (A bonus session and then a 2 day workshop)
* Venue - TBC, Central London
* Tickets - For 2 Full days as well as one night Q&A Session @ £395 for VON Members and £449 for NON VON Members

PRIORITY BOOKING CURRENTLY OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE VOICEOVER NETWORK

Login to the members area to book you place on this workshop

 

Tickets will go on general release at 9am on 19th January. If you are not a member and would like to book before 19th then please e-mail Rachael - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Event Date 29-04-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 30-04-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity 16
Registered 16
Individual Price £395.00
Dave Fennoy 121's in London on 1st May

Dave Fennoy is coming to London to teach our 'Character Development for Video Games' workshop on 29th and 30th April and he is also our guest speaker and presenter at our GET YOUR GAME ON 2017 on Friday 28th April.

On Monday 1st May Dave will be doing 121's with 7 people. You can book a 50 minute 121 with Dave here.

This will be a 50 session with you working one on one with Dave.

It's up to you what you use this 121 for, maybe you'd like to work on your video game voice reel? Or you'd like to get advice from Dave about auditions. Would you like to read some scripts with Dave and get him to coach you on them. It's up to you what you use this 50 minute 121 session for.

This is open to members of The VoiceOver Network and those booked onto the weekend workshop with Dave.

Time slots will be between 10am and 6pm on Monday 1st May. When you book below, we will send you an e-mail asking which slot you would like. Times will be booked on a first come first serve basis.

Dave is one of the most in demand video game voice actors in the industry right now. 

Details - 
Date - Monday 1st May
Time - 10am till 6pm
Time slots - 50 minutes
Venue - Umbrella Rooms, 239-241 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EH
Cost - £129 

We have only 7 places available for these!


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Event Date 01-05-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 01-05-2017 6:00 am
Capacity 7
Registered 2
Individual Price £129.00