BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Don't miss our 2-Week Online Animation VO Intensive with Top Casting Director Dawn Hershey for All Ages! This class is for actors of all ages and will be held online via Zoom. This will be a live interactive class with a Q&A and the opportunity to perform for and get feedback from Dawn. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only. Actors from all around the world are welcome!
Dawn Hershey started working at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in 1995. There, she worked her way up through the ranks from Receptionist to Casting Assistant, Casting Coordinator, Casting Supervisor, and finally Casting Director. She joined the Casting Society of America (CSA) in 1999 and has been a full-time Casting Director ever since.
From Nickelodeon, she moved on to Icebox.com in 2000 where she was hired as the Executive Director of Casting to cast and record over 50 animated shorts for the internet.
After the dot-com bubble burst, she jumped with 3 Icebox associates to co-found Blindlight in 2001 (A production services company for the video-game industry) and Dawn oversaw all of the voice-over production there for 7 years. Casting voices for video games allowed her to create, develop and hone amazing organizational systems for casting large quantities of characters in short amounts of time.
While holding down full-time jobs at each of these companies, she continued to build her freelance career. She continues to cast new media projects, commercial VO’s, animated films, direct videos, and animated television shows.
Dawn's credits include: "The Tom and Jerry Show," Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?," "The Looney Tunes Show," " Doom Patrol," "Hey Arnold!," "SpongeBob SquarePants," "TMNT," "Robodog" and many more.
|Friday, December 9th
|Friday, December 16th||8-10pm ET||5-7pm PT|
Please prepare a brief animation VO copy for class 1 and a contrasting animation copy for class 2. You will be working on audition techniques and you're welcome to bring any other copy you're currently working on for an audition etc.
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*The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Acting seminars or acting classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide an opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.
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