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Character Development for Animation workshop with Dian Perry October 2017

Dian Perry and our 'Character Development for Animation and Beyond' workshop

is coming to Manchester!

Do you already have experience in Animations? Or would like to work in Animations?
Would you like to perfect your character voices? Or have the confidence to walk into an animation casting and deliver a range of brilliant character voices?



As we all know first impressions last, and you may only get one chance to impress that casting director - so being prepared is really important! A director expects you to have a collection of versatile character voices at the ready so that when you enter the studio you can quickly and easily get into character. Working on these skills is incredibly important!


We are very lucky to have an Animation workshop coming up that's been exclusively designed specifically for working voiceover professionals. A workshop created for experienced voiceover artists by the incredibly talented voice actor and teacher, Dian Perry.

You will come away from this workshop inspired, invigorated, with confidence, knowledge, as well as having a new insight into working in animations.

'Dian Perry's Animation and Character Development workshop was the first VON workshop I'd ever attended - and boy did I pick a goodun! I got my first real glimpse into what I would really need to be successful in animation voice acting. I'd always loved doing "silly voices" but Dian gave me tools I could work with to develop, be flexible, explore techniques and be creative. She broke it down into such an easy to digest but eye opening way. She was motivating and would work her ways with you so by the end of it you were doing characters you didn't think you could do! We got a chance to record our own characters plus work together with scripts. Overall, I took away an invaluable bag of tools, some great professional advice and I made a few friends at the same time! Invest in yourself and don't miss this opportunity!' - Ally Murphy, voiceover artist and member of The VoiceOver Network.

This fun and dynamic workshop will give you solid tools and techniques to create new and unique character voices for animation, games, stage and screen.

*Day One will be held in at Ziferblat, Media City Manchester *Day Two will be held in at AudioAlways, Media City Manchester.


Plus as a special bonus you will get a free ticket to our VOND Goes North evening event on Friday 13th October at Ziferblat too. This will be an evening event and we have a very special guest speaker lined up. More details will be revealed on Wednesday next week. The evening will start at 6pm and there will be a talk 7pm till 9pm and then food, drinks and networking.


'Do you want to know how to develope characters for Animation? Do you want to improve your

performance..? I can't recommend enough this workshop, Dian is a great teacher and a wonderful

voice actor with lots of experience in both performing and teaching.' Vicky Tessio, voiceover artist and member of The VoiceOver Network


Here are just a few of the topics which will be covered on this unmissable weekend:

  • Pat Fraley’s 6 elements of a character voice
  • Archetypes and why they are so important in character work
  • Creating an original character voice from an image
  • Physicality and why it’s vital to character work
  • Where to get ideas for new character voices
  • Tips on creating a killer animation reel
  • Industry Q&A

Here is what Noemi said about the workshop -


Here is what Roty Barnett said about the workshop - 

Lisa Rost-Welling wrote a fantastic blog about her experience on this course which can be found here - POP! GOES THE FILTER - A Blog Noir

Dian Perry is a US voiceover artist, teacher and voiceover coach based in London. She’s worked as a professional voice actor since early 1998 and a character voice teacher and voiceover coach since 2006.

She has worked on a huge amount of animations and cartoons including The Woodlies, Corneil and Bernie, Nelly Nut Live as well as many more. Video Games include Horizon: Zero Dawn, Pusuit Force and Sacred Underworld.

Dian is one of the top voice coaches in the UK.


* Date: 13th (evening VOND) and the 14th and 15th October, 2017
* Time:10am - 5pm, Evening VOND will be 6pm till 11pm.

* Price: Members discounted price - £349 | Non Members price - £395
* Location: Ziferblat on Friday and Saturday and the AudioAlways on Sunday, Media City Manchester

* Lunch and Snacks provided

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Event Properties

Event Date 13-10-2017
Event End Date 15-10-2017
Capacity 12
Registered 12
Individual Price £395.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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