Animation, Character Voice, and Dialects
Deconstructing Barney Fife
Pat teaches how to break a character voice down to its elements by deconstructing Scott Burns’ impression of Barney Fife.
Women of Character
Lessons on what the female character performer is up against.
Developing A Character Voice
Here’s a quick demonstration on the value of developing the inner life of a character voice.
Separating Character Voices
A brief lesson on the importance and ways of “separating” character voices from each other.
Character Voice Lesson
A lesson on adjusting characters for various voice over genres, and a demonstration on the character voice element of Placement.
Working Inside Out
A rapid way of creating character voices, which addresses their uniqueness and inner life.
Mimic for Money
A demonstration of voice matching/replacement skills, and information on ADR/Looping work.
The Critical Compound
A lesson on the importance of breaking the compound of “Accent/Character Voice/Acting” down to its elements for study, and putting it back together for performance.
Playing Among the Stars
Lessons learned by performing with the stars of our industry.
Accurate vs. Authentic
A lesson on the difference between an accurate and an authentic dialect, and how to customize a generic accent with fast authentic research.
Anatomy of a Character Demo
A step-by-step lesson of how I go about building a character voice demo.
Accent on Dialects
Techniques for coming up with dialects for voice over work, demonstration of how dialects may not only reveal region or country, but also the psychology of the character.