Tuesday, August 07, 2007

New VoiceWorx sched opens!

CreatiVoices Announces its New Schedule for VoiceWorx!

After the successful campaign and overwhelming response to the voice acting workshop, CreatiVoices announces its new schedule for the next VoiceWorx classes. The said workshop offers newbie’s and enthusiasts to learn the craft and maybe jumpstart their career in Voice acting and dubbing.

"It's more than I expected," says Kish, one student who took the voice acting classes because of his hobby for anime. "Kinakabahan ako, na nakakatuwa.. ganun pala kahirap yun, pero napag-aaralan! (I was nervous and happy at the same time.. it’s that difficult, but you can learn it)," adds Patrick, who learned his new found abilities with his voice. The students had their first dubbing experience as early as the 4th session of the seminar. In one occasion they we’re even sent to other recording studios for audition opportunities, maximizing their potential as a voice talent.

Voice acting is an art, and with voiceworx the class had actual hands-on training, they work with the microphone on real recording sessions. “Gusto natin matuto din silang mag-sulat for Dubbing, (We want them to also learn about translation for dubbing),” Neil Tolentino says. The known Director-Writer for Telenovela adds it is important that dubbers not only know how to act, but to know how to say their lines properly for television audiences. Tolentino teaches in one of the session for the workshop and assign the trainees in actual dubbing sessions at ABS-CBN.

Neil Tolentino teaches them what to write for acting

Aside from the theoretical applications of the art, they learned of the importance of a craft that has sustained commercials for TV and Radio, including radio dramas/stories handed over for generations. Danny Mandia, a veteran actor-director for dubbing and theater exclaims, “This is the best venue to learn about voice acting and dubbing, you just can’t jump into it without learning the basics… Kung hindi, hindi ka mapapansin at hindi ka makakakuha ng trabaho dito, lalo na kung baguhan ka. (If not, you won’t be noticed, and you will not be able to land a job in this field especially if you’re just starting)” Mandia adds his expertise to the seminar, by sharing his experiences and actual dubbing practices – known in the industry as the “Father of all dubbers,” as many would call him.

Danny Mandia mentors them on dubbing

Gustong gusto ko si Sir Alexx (I like Sir Alexx the best)”, says Michael one of the students who had experiences of difficulty communicating his feelings. He adds that voice acting really helped him develop self-confidence, he is now able to talk more casually and confidently, auditioning roles for telenovela and even animation. “Importante sa lahat yung puso sa performance (It is the heart which is the most important in a performance),” comments Alexx Agcaoili. Hailing from theater and born leader in the industry of dubbing, Agacaoili examines each of the talent’s potential and harnesses their creativity to bring them into character in a performance. His works include directorial for tagalized versions of Inu Yasha, Fruits Basket, GI Joe, Duel Masters, RAVE Master, Mobile Suit Gundam, Rouruni Kenshin, and hundreds of others, including the role of Sanchai’s father in the popular series Meteor Garden being shown in GMA7.

Students do the MOVE under Alex Agacaoili's (not shown here) session

Joy takes cue from Alexx Agacoili (right) on delivering lines with your body

“But that’s not all voiceovers do,” says Brian Ligsay, Director for VoiceWorx. “Voice actors can also do AVPs, live events, narration, audio book, podcasting, telephony prompts, multimedia, internet application and so much more.. “ he adds. CreatiVoices aims to bridge producers and voiceovers in the Philippines by providing a venue for outsourcing talents.

Brian Ligsay directs at VoiceWorx

“With more than 200 Voiceovers talents, we can be sure our client gets the best voice for the project,” comments Pocholo Gonzales, co-founder of CreatiVoices Productions. This month the dynamic duo is featured in FUDGE Magazine, talking about their aims to professionalize an industry with the help of bright new talents. CreatiVoices have also been recently featured in Jessica Soho Reports, Y SPEAK, RPN NEWS, Kabuhayang Swak na Swak and 100 % Pinoy.

Pocholo Gonzales being interviewed at Jessica Soho Reports

The new VoiceWorx classes open this September 8, 2007, and as expected there will be a flock of inquiries and reservations for a tight 10-student per class. It runs for 8 sessions, about 2-3 hours each every Saturday. There is a morning and afternoon class to choose from. The seminar fee is only Php 8,000 for two months, you can do a reservation fee of P1,000 to guarantee your seat and pay half of the seminar fee on September 8. The balance you can pay on the 4th session, which is after 1 month of training.

Students dub at ABS-CBN

The gang wait for their turn at the mic at ABS-CBN

Two directors at work - Neil Tolentino on console, and Brian Ligsay behind the mic at ABS-CBN

For more pictures, videos and more details you can visit their website at: www.creativoices.com, or call them up at 729-7274 during office hours, you can also email: brianligsay@creativoices.com, or creativoices@gmail.com

Hurry now and join VoiceWorx! – Basic Voiceacting and Dubbing Workshop. You too can learn and benefit from the art of voice acting!


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