VO Atlanta Youth Program

VO Atlanta is proud to offer the only conference based full-day youth program.  Kids are important to our future and we’re excited about the chance to connect young minds with industry leaders.  What kid isn’t excited about the chance to meet one of their favorite voices while learning about a career field they may have never thought of.

We’re happy to bring in presenters specifically experienced in working with youth.  They get their energy directed in positive ways and design a fun day that brings out the best in our youth.

Young Minds Ablaze?

There’s something special about seeing young minds full of excitement and energy as they learn new things and discover new possibilities.  Beyond the voice acting skills learned during VO Atlanta, these young people learn effective communication skills that will last them a lifetime.

Performance and Improv Presenters

(Listed Alphabetically)

David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

Professional Voice Actor

David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

Professional Voice Actor

David is one of the top voice over coaches in the business today. He works with clients worldwide, and has helped many people get their starts or further their careers in the industry. In his 25 years of teaching and coaching, David has been a private coach to a number of celebrities (John Morris: Toy Story 1, 2, & 3; Brigit Mendler: Good Luck Charlie, Muppets Most Wanted, Undateable) as well as some up and coming voice over actors who are definitely on their way (Adam McArthur: Final Fantasy Type-O, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Star vs. The Forces of Evil; Philip Garcia: Scandal, Hot & Bothered).

He is also a casting director for games and game apps.

Katie Liegh

Professional Voice Actor

Katie Liegh

Professional Voice Actor

Since 1981, the talented Katie Leigh has been a part of the Los Angeles voice over community, staring in such Emmy-award-winning and fan favorites hits as "Muppet Babies,” (Baby Rowlf) "Darkwing Duck,"(Honker Muddlefoot) "Richie Rich,"(Richie) "Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears,"(Sunni Gummi) “Totally Spies,”(Alex) and many more. In 1987, she took on the role of Connie Kendall in the world-wide radio show "Adventures in Odyssey," a role she has lovingly continued ever since. More recently, she supplied her voice over talents to such high profile projects as “LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace,”(Han Solo) “The Extraordinary Adventures of Poppycat”(Zuzu) “Zou,”(Zac, Zinnia) and “Get Blake”(Skye, Isabelle, Sunshine). In 2015, Katie took on her first voice directing job with the award winning radio play “Rex Tanner and the Sword of Damocles.”

You're invited to join in the fun.

VO ATLANTA 2016 YOUTH DAY VOICEOVER WORKSHOP

MORNING: EXPLORING COMMERCIAL SCRIPTS

FIRST HOUR

  1. We will do a 25-minute warm-up session to get the kids loose and in a creative state of mind, involving improve, call and response, etc.
  1. We will talk to them about the importance of play in VO work, the emphasis on body and intuition over mind/brain when talking. We will talk about the correct practice process before reading a script. We will go over a Voice Over Checklist together.

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SECOND HOUR

  1. We will analyze a kid’s VO commercial script, and then begin working on actual commercial scripts, reading for comprehension, diction, and communication.

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THIRD HOUR

We will continue working on practice scripts, doing solo and group scripts, and exploring the differences between the two.

 

(One Hour For Lunch)

AFTERNOON: CREATING CHARACTERS

FOURTH & FIFTH HOUR

We will discuss how to create characters from scratch using your own imagination and physicality.  Then we will play a character improv game.  After the game, kids will bring a character they have created up to the mic to talk to the rest of us. We will then ask questions of the characters to deepen their understanding of what they have created.  We will hand out audition scripts for the kids to look at and choose for their audition for the final performance.

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SIXTH HOUR

We will work on Character Scripts from the Mr. Men Show-casting the parts with simulated auditions.

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SEVENTH HOUR

We will prepare for our Final Presentation rehearsing the scripts for familiarity, timing and performance.

 

PRESENTATION

We will perform skits from actual scripts from the Mr. Men show!

The kids will perform for parents and friends.

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