New! 3-Week ANIMATION VOICE-OVER Class: Casting Exercises and Direct Yourself Techniques with Ned Lott, Casting Director, Voice Director and Producer

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

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Our new 3 Week Animation Voice-Over class with top Animation Casting Director/Voice Director Ned Lott will cover auditioning skills for animation voice-over from video games to full-length Animated Feature projects.

Ned has a wide range of producing, voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Producer, Voice Director, and Casting Director with the Walt Disney Studios on seven Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle” starring Christian Bale.  Other notable accomplishments include casting Liam Neeson as the voice of “Aslan” for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.

In this virtual class, Ned will share with you casting techniques on how to audition as a voice-over artist for video games all the way to animated feature film projects.  

He'll cover what Hollywood casting directors look for in voice auditions, how to best create characters, how to have strong acting skills when reading scripts, best microphone techniques, and how to create a character from only a picture.

You'll also work on "Directing Yourself" techniques, in finding the best acting choices to know when your audition is ready to submit.

Limited to 12 V/O actors.
 

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Ned Lott

Ned Lott has a wide range of producing, voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Producer, Voice Director, and Casting Director with the Walt Disney Studios on seven Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle” starring Christian Bale.  Other notable accomplishments include casting Liam Neeson as the voice of “Aslan” for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.  Ned also co-Produced and cast the English version of the Oscar™ nominated Animated Feature “Ernest & Celestine” starring Forest Whitaker and Paul Giamatti.  Ned spent years at Disney Character Voices, voice-directing and casting projects for “Cars”, “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, “Kingdom Hearts" “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and many other Disney/Pixar projects.  Musically, he cast the Simba and Zazu singers for the re-release of “The Lion King” for the added song The Morning Report.  

He directed vocal sessions with Jodi Benson as Ariel for “Little Mermaid” projects and has cast and voice directed current and former Broadway actors including Ben Vereen, Kristen Bell, Reeve Carney, and Lea Salonga for animation roles.  Ned has also voice-directed Warner Bros “Lord of the Rings” projects and “The Lego Movie Video Game” with Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Ferrell.  For television animated series work, Ned voice-directed multiple episodes for a musical series for Netflix called “Motown Magic”.  On the International front, he voice-directed and cast animated features out of South Africa, Spain, Russia, France and China including dubbing the highest grossing Animated Feature ever created in China, "Monkey King: Hero is Back" starring Jackie Chan.

He is currently Voice-Directing and Casting two Animated Feature films, one out of Peru called “Ainbo” and one out of South Africa called “Seal Team”.

Meets

Wednesday, January 27, 20217:00 pm
Wednesday, February 3, 20217:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10, 20217:00 pm

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.