NIDA Online: The Creative Voice – Day 2

Focusing on the musicality the voice

Gurning:

  • Art of making silly faces

Omnish

  • More gurning will change the way you sound

Exercise:

  • Speak lines normally
  • Speak lines in Omnish
  • Speak lines normally again
  • Notice the differences

Reflection

  • Difficulties in speaking Omnish while speaking your lines (the same intention)
  • Change in pitch and pace
  • More animated in voice and facial expression
  • Difference between first and 3rd read
  • More emotion
  • Gives us more, range, color , texture
    • Sounds we’re not used to making these sounds
    • More range, color and texture we have make us sound more interesting
      • Breaks the usual rhythms we get stuck in

ABAB:

  • Get an idea of character playing though different tactics (e.g.: energise, fear, ..)
  • Get story/understanding of character
    • Commit to the words and actions creates the allusion of character
  • Pitch changes
  • vouls shift
  • Vocal energy can shift
  • Texture
  • change in speed and delivery
  • Break habit, change tactics
    • More variety and options
  • Hard with short word/phrase – can’t explore tactic much
  • Adding nuance to the word
    • Creates more depth to the story
  • Brings intention.
  • What do you want form the audience?
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