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NY IVO May 5

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May 5, 2018
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DC IVO - 2018-05-15

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May 15, 2018
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Audiobooks, Documentaries & Film, E-learning, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Podcasts
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Audiobooks, Documentaries & Film, E-learning, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Podcasts
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About Krystal H

Gender: Female
Reading Age: child, teenager, 20s, 30s
Languages & Accents:
African American Neutral - Native speaker
English Neutral - Native speaker
New York - Can perform American English with a New York accent
Southern - Can perform American English with a Southern accent
Other Skills:
Union Affiliations: Non-union
Personal Marketing Statement:
Overview Description Of My Voice:

What makes something funny? Especially in voice-over. Part 1 of 2


NOTE: This is the first post in a 2-part article. Next week part 2!

There are various schools of thought as to what makes acting work.

There are also schools of thought as to what makes comedy work. What is humor? What makes something funny? And, since in voice-over work, you're usually handed a script, that may or may not be humorous – can you make something funny? Or is the humor already built in, so that all you have to do is read it?

The answer is, a little bit of both. And, unlike acting theory, humor theory is at least partially subject to scientific investigation. Someday, neurologists might even be able to tell us exactly why we laugh.

For now, we'll give it a try ...

By the way, here's our article on various theories of acting.

To fully explain how humor works would take a book – several in fact, including maybe a volume on human neurology and even anthropology ... because laughter is rooted deep in ourselves and our collective past.

Our objective here is simply to give you a crib sheet. But let's have at it for a bit ...

Even among scientists and highly experienced comic actors, there are many theories as to what makes something funny to us. Psychologists have identified no less than 41 types of humorous situations.

The scientists keep getting closer to pinpointing the various factors, using techniques that include real-time brain scans. But, like driving your car, as a voice actor you don't have to know exactly how it works, only that it does ... and that there are different types of engines, etc.

Here are what people consider to be the various engines of comedy:

Theories of Humor (a partial list)

About José Angel S

Gender: Male
Reading Age: teenager, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s
Languages & Accents:
South American (Southern) - Native speaker
Spanish Neutral (no accent) - Native speaker
Other Skills: impersonations, Possibility of working synchronization with video
Union Affiliations: Non-union
Personal Marketing Statement:

Voice for Latin America of brands such as Veolia, Art Draft Authority, Pacifical Realty Group, The retoucherie of Manuela, Berttoloto 320, PPG Technical college, Evalua, PlusMusic.

Overview Description Of My Voice:

A reliable voice, which generates confidence, perfect for e-learning, for learning, and certified speaker by the Central University of Venezuela.

About Jonathan P

Gender: Male
Reading Age: teenager, 20s
Languages & Accents:
English - English Neutral
Hispanic - Native speaker
Spanish Neutral (no accent) - Native speaker
Spanish Neutral (no accent) - Native speaker
Other Skills: impersonations, I can impersonate: Meatwad (Hunger Force), Hiccup ( How to train Your Dragon)(Jay), Gollum (Lord Of The Rings), Scooby-Doo (Scooby Doo), Gingerbread Man (Shrek).
Union Affiliations: Non-union, SAG, AFTRA
Personal Marketing Statement:
Overview Description Of My Voice:

I'm a kind and friendly guy, at times I sound quirky, and can speak fluently. I can also sound like a Cartoon character.

    Corporate, Documentaries & Film, E-learning, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Tours
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    About Amy B

    Gender: Female
    Reading Age: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s
    Languages & Accents:
    English Neutral - Native speaker
    Midwestern - Native speaker
    Other Skills: Teaching Sales
    Union Affiliations: Non-union, SAG, AFTRA
    Personal Marketing Statement:

    Amy Beckman is a voice actor with a experience in sales, customer service and teaching. This ‘trifecta’ gives her a uniquely valuable perspective in the world of voice overs. Her clients include Home Depot, Nike, Citibank, United Way, Harley Davidson, Similac, Honda, Sesame Street, Volkswagon and many more. Amy knows how to present information in an engaging manner so the audience not only listens, but follows through on a call to action…voiceover is Amy’s craft and dedicated passion.

    Overview Description Of My Voice:

    Believable, Natural, Engaging, Friendly, Energetic, Conversational, Professional, Upbeat, Sincere, Smiling, Sultry, Serious

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    About Sara S

    Gender: Female
    Reading Age: child, preteen, teenager, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, senior
    Languages & Accents:
    British - Can perform American English with a British accent
    English Neutral - Can perform American English with an English Neutral accent
    Midwestern - Native speaker
    Other Skills: Sara Secora is a voice talent you can trust to get the job done! Whether you’re looking for a powerful and dramatic read, an approachable and genuine "girl-next-door" sound, or anything in between, Sara Secora is ready to tackle any read! Her natural and neutral American accent can easily be flipped into an impressive collection of British dialects which seamlessly allow her to mold into any role. While she specializes in the video game and animation fields, Secora has also touched upon work within film, commercial, audiobooks, and more. Armed with over four years of training and experience, Sara is fully equipped with a professionally built at-home studio and ready to breathe life into your scripts.
    Union Affiliations: Non-union
    Personal Marketing Statement:

    Over four years I've been trained by some of the gaming industries greatests, and I've worked with over 50 studios/companies lending my voice! I'm a full-time international voice actress ready to bring your project to life.

    Overview Description Of My Voice:

    Whether you’re looking for a powerful and dramatic read, an approachable and genuine "girl-next-door" sound, or anything in between, I'm your gal!

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    NY IVO May 31

    Date: 
    May 31, 2018
    Class Time: 
    6pm-9pm ET
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    NY IVO May 17

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    May 17, 2018
    Class Time: 
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    NY IVO May 10

    Date: 
    May 10, 2018
    Class Time: 
    6pm-9pm ET
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