Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ned Talks: How can SA animation find its voice.....literally?

Animation SA in association with Triggerfish will be hosting a talk by L.A.-based Casting and Dialogue Director, Ned Lott, the U.S. voice and casting director on Zambezia which is currently being produced by Triggerfish animation studio.

This talk is an exciting opportunity to benefit from Ned’s wealth of experience within the animation industry. Ned has acted as Producer, Voice Director and Casting Director with  Walt Disney Studios on seven Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle.”  Aside from working on numerous Disney projects , Ned has also worked for Pixar and Warner Brothers with some of the top talent within the industry, including Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Shia LaBeouf, Billy Crystal, Dakota Fanning, Anne Hathaway, Angela Lansbury, Geoffrey Rush and Uma Thurman.

As part of the talk, Ned will be providing an overview of how to act as a voice-over artist for animated feature films by offering practical advice on developing strong acting skills when reading scripts, microphone techniques, and how to voice multiple characters. Ned’s talk will also reveal an ‘insider’ perspective on what Hollywood casting directors look for in voice auditions and how best to go about creating characters.

So whether you’re an actor or a producer, an animator or a director, or you just plain LOVE animation....don’t miss out on this talk.

Date: Thursday 22nd July
Time: 18:15 for 18:30 until 21:30
Venue: Michaelis Lecture Theatre, Hidding Campus, Corner Orange and Rheede. 
The session is free but booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please RSVP by July 20th.

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