HOW AM YA>!?
HAPPY DECEMBER THE 1ST!
This is a quite frankly ridiculous idea I had to release a series of short vocal warm up episodes of MADSASS at 12:01 daily as an advent calendar from Dec 1 thusly cleverly(?) titled MADVENT.
MY AMAZING PATREONS have had some MODERN AUDIO DRAMA SPEECH AND SPEAKING SESSIONS already, and some of these eps are an amalgam of exercises from those. I have learnt these exercises over 20 plus years of drama teaching and being involved in various theatrical troops, voice acting workshops and general acting workshops. They are hopefully useful to pop on and warm up with before doing your audio drama voice acting - after of course the important imbibing of water and general looking after yourself and your wellbeing of course.
I also asked a variety of audio drama chums to impart some voice acting advice - today its from the wonderful JULIE HOVERSON of 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD whose works can be found here. Thanks Julie!
And thanks to Haydn Davis and Kathy Lye for this weeks' tongue twister suggestion. Obvs do not do it like what I did...:)
So without further ado, clear some space, lubricate and please do feel free to enjoy... MADVENT 1.
Do let me know if it's helpful by sharing it as far and wide as you can, and or by contacting me on @sarahofgolding on twitter or email@example.com on email - and feel free to request things you'd find helpful orrrrr commission me to run some voice acting workshops for you. I don't mind!
MADVENT - Warm up Advent!
DAY ONE TRANSCRIPTION
Sarah Golding here with your advent countdown for Christmas Vocal Warm Up Sessssionnns!
These are intended for you to just add to your collection of things to do
....for warming up ....before you become the audio drama actor of awesome that you are!
Hey. Hey cool cats!
Welcome to ...MADSASS ...an ADVENT CALENDAR of vocal warm ups for you voice actors to enjoy! Oh...MADSASS and advent - (GASP!) MADVENT! I need to rebrand! Never mind. MADVENNNT!
Let us start off with just massaging your faaaaaace.
Put your hand flat and...and just massage first of all your ...your cheeks, both at the same time....and around your eyes. Little circles ....tiny little circles just going round and round gently...massaging your face....down to your chin...and your jaw line....beautiful.
Now, Let’s try some sounds shall we?
We’re going to repeat those letters.
B D G P T K
Just let your face relax when you do these.
(SAY QUICKLY) BDGPTKBDGPTK BDGPTKBDGPTK BDGPTKBDGPTK BDGPTKBDGPTK BDGPTKBDGPTK BDGPTKBDGPTK BDGPTKBDGPTK
B and P are at the front of your mouth on ... the lips of the mouth there, coming out at the front.
D and T are made in the middle of the mouth there. D, T, D, T.
G and K are made with your glottal stop at the back. G, K, G, K, G, K. Just feel how that feels in your mouth for a minute.
Now we’re going to do a little bit of tongue slug. Let’s get that tongue warmed up!
To a cartoon sound of your choice....er...I’m going to show you mine if you’ll show me yours. Er...Please stick out yo