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Improvisation

6 weeks - IMPROVISATION IS LIFE - LITERALLY. You will learn about the fundamentals of short-form improvisation. Through this curriculum, you will gain an abundance of self-confidence, empathy and kindness for others, the collaborative spirit, and more importantly, an awareness about your own abilities as a voice actor, as well as a person.

Outline:
  • Yes-and and Offers
  • Making each other look good
  • Relationship/Location/Conflict
  • Storytelling
  • Internal clock
  • Pantomime
  • Characterization
  • Application of knowledge

The nature of improvisation is that things may go wrong. Throughout our six sessions, there will be many mistakes and failures, as I will ask you to take risks and experiment with your acting ability. For this reason, it is absolutely crucial that this class be a space where actors can feel SAFE enough to freely experiment and explore.

Need more information? It's all right here: Improvisation

Music Composition

6 weeks - This course prepares the student to realize, express and create music for new media including Video Games and Film with a focus on real world skills. Students will prepare a wide variety of compositions in different styles based on techniques explained in class. Real world examples will be brought into the classroom for analysis and discussion. In addition to composition students will also learn the basics of recording and producing a soundtrack entirely 'inside the box' (on a laptop). Students will also learn to the necessary skills needed to succeed in the 21st century world of international business.

Myth busting:
Major is happy and minor is sad (not true).
I have to spend lots of money on fancy gear to be successful (not true)
I need to know tons of theory, harmony and counterpoint to be a great composer (not true)
I need to soundproof my room to mix properly (not true)
I can’t mix on Earbuds (debatable but not true, sort of)
Topics covered:
  • Tonal harmony
  • Modal composition and interchange
  • Rhythm
  • Bass chord texturing
  • Genre building
  • Compose, record & mix simultaneously
  • MIDI and quantizing
  • DSP
  • Mastering
  • Instruments
  • Your brand
  • Orchestra: epic, lyrical, comical
  • FMOD vs WWISE
  • Linear / adaptive / interactive
  • Stems and stem mixing
  • How to make an effective demo reel
  • Finding work
Need more information? It's all right here: Music Composition

Creating Manga and Webcomics

6 weeks - Creating Manga and Webcomics will fine tune your art skills and knowledge in preparation for the creation of high quality manga and webcomics. We will go through the steps of understanding themes, building up a character from scratch, common practices of design, and finally, help you prepare your first webcomic and manga launch.

We will cover the following topics throughout this learning:

  • Week 1 : Writing and World Building
  • Week 2 : Character Building and Understanding
  • Week 3 : Panel Layouts
  • Week 4 : Concept Sketching
  • Week 5 : Finding Your Audience
  • Week 6 : Pitch Package Completion
Need more information? It's all right here: Creating Manga and Webcomics

Video Editing

6 weeks - The realm of video editing is vast, with applications across every form of modern storytelling. Take your enthusiasm one step further with VE101, a course designed to give any hobbyist a proper introduction to the world of professional video editing.

“The whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room” – Orson Welles.

You’ll start by learning (or re-learning!) Adobe Premiere from the perspective of a professional editor. Become a technical wiz by getting comfortable with all the tools within your program – including shortcuts, settings, hacks, and all those icons you’ve probably been ignoring. Discover what makes a cut “work” as you analyze effective editing techniques, study the theory behind them, and apply your knowledge to real footage. Learn about the principles and aesthetics of editing videos for web, commercial, narrative, and documentary with hands-on exercises in each category.

Whether you want to improve hobby videos on Youtube or take the first step towards becoming a documentary filmmaker, this course will set you up with the knowledge and technical skills to continue exploring.

Need more information? It's all right here: Video Editing

Audio Engineering

12 weeks - We will cover the basics such as gain staging, EQ, and compression as well as real world uses of the skills needed to be successful. You will be given audio examples and practical projects that relate closely to real-world professional practice. This is a hands on course that will give you the skills and knowledge on being an effective audio engineer.

We will cover the following topics throughout this learning:

  • Gaining
  • Mixing
  • Reverb / Delay
  • EQ
  • Panning
  • Headroom
  • Layering
  • Sound Design
  • Aux Tracks
  • Sends / Returns
  • Wet / Dry
  • Bus
  • Limiting
  • Fade
  • Headroom
  • Cutting vs Boosting

+ tons more like waves, LUFS, RMS, dither, bit depth, phasing, transients, audio chain, ratio, sidechain, knee, sibilance, and threshold.

Need more information? It's all right here: Audio Enginering

All three core Voice Acting courses

12 weeks x 3 - Purchasing the bundle ensures that you have a seat in upcoming classes. With this option, you can choose to skip semesters if you want. For example, you can take Voice Acting 101 now, not take Voice Acting 201 in the fall, and then take it in the winter instead. No need to take each course consecutively.

Courses include Voice Acting 101: Mastering how to Speak, Voice Acting 201: Mastering how to Emote, and Voice Acting 301: The Business and Methodology of Acting. We will do our best to allow students to go through each course together to help build comaraderie.

Your first class is Voice Acting 101, which is detailed below:

Last two core Voice Acting courses

12 weeks x 2 - Purchasing the bundle ensures that you have a seat in upcoming classes. With this option, you can choose to skip semesters if you want. For example, you can take Voice Acting 201 now, not take Voice Acting 301 in the fall, and then take it in the winter instead. No need to take each course consecutively.

Courses include Voice Acting 201: Mastering how to Emote, and Voice Acting 301: The Business and Methodology of Acting. We will do our best to allow students to go through each course together to help build comaraderie.

You start with Voice Acting 201, which is detailed below:

Entering the Voice Acting Journey

6 weeks - Dedicated to helping amateur voice actors learn more about the art of voice acting and increase interest toward becoming better as a talent. They will be given first hand experience voicing a wide variety of different scripts with their peers and learn valuable information about working in the VO world.

You will learn detailed information on how to work with a client, specifics on what pricing methods exists for your services, and how to bring forth your inner emotion while in front of the mic, among many other things. Each week will cover a different topic, with classroom activities and discussion being the highlights of the class.

Fear is often the biggest hurdle to overcome for an amateur talent. Many of them will often only audition for minor roles in small projects or stick to one genre that they feel they are best at. This course’s goal is to remove this selfmade barrier and have fun doing it.

Need more information? It's all right here: Masterclass: Beginners

Mastering how to Speak

6 weeks - As with any profession or trade, it takes time for people to master their craft; voice acting included. A weekend seminar at a famous studio or a weeklong boot camp with a voice coach may be cool, but it probably won't increase your abilities to the point of landing loads of voice gigs. That's why we designed this course with the goal of making sure students see tangible improvements in not just acting, but speaking as a whole.

VA101 is designed to teach students about their vocal instrument and how to play it. Starting out from the basics and diving deep into understanding the different parts, how to control them, and how to train them to ensure its longevity. You will learn about your Voicebox, your articulators, posture, warmup and breathing techniques, consonants, plosives, sibilance, natural articulation, handling a lisp, mic techniques, and so much more!

Need more information? It's all right here: Voice Acting 101

Mastering how to Emote

12 weeks - In VA201 'The Emotional Roller Coaster', you will learn how important emotions are in the world of acting. Without feelings and emotions it is very difficult to bring words to life in a way that will engage the listener. Over the next 12 classes we will take you on the ride of a lifetime as we put you in the front seat of your emotional rollercoaster. You will work on techniques that will help you face your fears and get rid of any nerves you face that can get in the way of a great performance. You will discover how to bring hidden intentions into everything you read.

Explore an emotional journey and break down common basic emotions and get in touch with how you express emotions for different situations and how you can bring this into everything you do. You will uncover effective ways for your characters to express their emotions and hidden intentions that will differ from your own. Learn the different elements that contribute to creating emotion in your script from an acting perspective as well as production. Master the tools and techniques that will help you bring your scripts to life. You will learn how listening and reacting will completely change the way you perform. There will be plenty of scripts to read in this course, so grab your box of Kleenex, get your chops ready and hang on for an emotional ride into the world of emotional performance.

Need more information? It's all right here: Voice Acting 201

The business and Methodology of Acting

12 weeks - Voice Acting is the combination of Theatre, Film and Broadcasting. It’s very helpful to have experience in all three in order to truly master the variety of skills needed for each individual project. No two projects are the same, so there is always a need for a variety of skills. In this course we will do our best to teach you all three.

We will cover the following topics throughout this learning:

  • Acting Methods
  • Building Characters
  • Breaking Down the Audition
  • Scene Creation
  • Changing it Up
  • Human Qualities & Nuances
  • Patterns
  • Invoicing, Pricing, Terminology, Sales
  • Getting To know The Client/Research
  • Mic Technique
  • Body Language Tells The Story
  • Choosing Your Genre
Need more information? It's all right here: Voice Acting 301

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Can I get a recording of the classes?

There is a recording you can watch of each class so you can catch up, a Discord chat for any questions you have, a direct email address of your instructor, and a student portal with instructions and a recap of the lesson.

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Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately not. It costs CCC money every time a refund is issued. Please be sure you want to take this course before you purchase it.