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Character Development for Animation and Beyond with Dian Perry Feb 2019

Our very special 'Character Development for Animation and Beyond' workshop

with Dian Perry 

in London


  • 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?
  • Would you like to spend the weekend working on your voice acting skills in a safe environment while learning more about 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 very 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.

The weekend will be held at the fantastic Casual Films Studios in London.

'Do you want to know how to develop 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 Rory Barnett talking about this 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, Pursuit Force and Sacred Underworld.

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

Here Jude McSpadden talks about her experience on this workshop - 


* Date: 9th and 10th February 2019
* Time:10am - 5pm

* Price:  General - £449 , Members discounted price - £395 plus VAT

* Location: Casual Films UK, 93 Shepperton Road, London, N1 3DF, UK

* Lunch and Snacks provided


MEMBERS PRIORITY BOOKING OPEN FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS - Tickets go on general release at 10am on Thursday 29th November

Members make sure you login to the members area to book this course.



Event Properties

Event Date 09-02-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-02-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 7
Individual Price £449.00 + VAT
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