ACV440 - Working with the Microphone

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Last revision date Feb 24, 2020 9:21:40 AM
Last review date Feb 24, 2020 9:21:40 AM

Subject Title
Working with the Microphone

Subject Description
This course will introduce the student to working in the Recording Studio environment. Students will practice radio and TV commercial voice-over reads as well as character and animated cartoon voice work and radio drama.
Pre-requisite: ACV110

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Utilize proper mic technique
  • Successfully perform various commercial reads
    • Power voice
    • Soft sell
    • Conversational, Technical and Numbers
    • Character
  • Reproduce, at a basic level, the skills required to deliver numerous voices for animation and video games.
  • Integrate improvisation skills with proper mic technique, while working on multi-voice and ensemble pieces.
  • Demonstrate, with an acceptable level of skill, how to tackle cold reads.
  • Extend their skills to work on longer, narrative pieces and corporate voice-overs.
  • Consistently demonstrate the voice-over methods used for dubbing, looping and ADR.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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