Don’t be a Stiff – Physically BE the Character!

If you’re gonna be an animation VO talent, then physically acting out the script is a no-brainer. It’s impossible to be energetic and still at the same time. (Unless your doing CGI, then be.freaking.still.) Make sense? I’m also a big advocate of throwing in props if it helps you get in character.

So comeon PEOPLE. Physically become the character.

Become the character.

Become the character.

Look forward to some fun tips for these characters in the Physicality & Props in VO Series!

  • Princesses
  • Babies
  • Cowboys/Texans
  • Squirrel!
  • Little Boys
  • Brooding Teens
  • Moms
  • Teachers


So, without further ado, I give you Week 1, The Princess.

Watch the video, but if you’re too lazy, read this.

PRINCESS EXAMPLE: If you are a princess, hold your pretend wand and sprinkle fairy dust as you talk with your ballerina fingers. Stand on your tiptoes. Be prim and proper. If you can’t physically wear a tiara and boa because the client would think you’re weird…wear a Cinderella tshirt, some fancy lip gloss and lacey underoos because dad gum it…you’re fancy!

Give me a shout if you enjoyed/learned something from/hated the PRINCESS video!

Coming next week…BABIES!


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