AN INTRODUCTION TO AUDIO DRAMA
29 Feb, 7, 14 and 21 March
A fun, practical Platform course looking at acting and performing for radio drama, audiobooks and video games. Over 4 weeks, we cover an introduction to the genre, the voice, creating believable characters, scripts and scene work. There will be an opportunity to record a small scene or extract on-mic as well as an informal live performance at the end for friends and family.
This is a fun, hands-on course that explores the genre of voice acting for all those members who have ever heard a voiceover and thought “I can do that”. Well now you can!Week 1
What is audio drama.
What voice actors really do. Myths and misconceptions. The impact of the voice.
Warm ups, posture and breath.Week 2
Getting into Character
Warm ups, posture and breath (it never ends). Creating believable characters.
Approaching scripts. Choosing scripts and scenes.Week 3
Step Up to the Mic
Introduction to microphone techniques. Character, scripts and scene work.
Recording on-mic.Week 4
The Epilogue Warm up Review.
Live radio performance for family and friends.
Tutor: Samantha Boffin
Sam is a full-time, professionally trained Voice Artist and Actor who works right across the spectrum of the voiceover industry from audiobooks, drama and film-dubbing to commercials, corporates and e-learning. She’s experienced at devising and leading workshops for voice work and audio drama at local schools and colleges. Before becoming a full-time voice, she worked at the BBC as a Creative Director, Producer and Voiceover. Sam is an Acting Member at Questors.
Please note that
this is a popular course so places will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis. Booking goes through our box office system and
therefore it will state 'book a ticket' and not 'book a place'.