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Creating Sustainable Characters

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

December 14, 2012

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Are you able to sustain the characters you create? Do remember how to get to the place where each voice came from? Elley-Ray Hennessy delivers a comprehensive lesson on how you can use your entire instrument to differentiate characters, make them real and how to document them so that you can quickly get into the voices you have made. You never know when a voice from your catalog of characters will be called upon to audition so do your homework now starting with these tips from actress, writer and voice director, Elley-Ray Hennessy.

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Voice Over Expert Elley-Ray Hennessy

Elley-Ray Hennessey, voice actress, directorElley-Ray Hennessy is an international, award-winning actress, writer, director and producer who has been in over 290 stage and film productions, voiced thousands radio and television commercials and appeared in countless animation series and animation feature films. A multiple Dora, Jesse, Gemini, and Pauline McGibbon award nominee and holding Ken McDougal and Harold awards, her recent accomplishments include the feature film "Then Again," St. Francis of Millbrook directed by Sky Gilbert, directing and voicing "Z-Baw" for Imagination Films, commercial spots for Zellers and TD Bank and two 3D animation feature films (Alley of Dreams, Papagiorgio the Great).

She was chosen as one of the Mille Femmes in LuminaTO for outstanding contribution to the arts including hosting the red carpet at Dora Mavor Moore awards and serving as a juror in the "Best Voice" category for the Emmys and was a VIP presenter at Voice 2012." Some of her voice credits include: Sidekick, My Big, Big Friend, Spider Ryder, Franklin, Babar, Busy Town, Yam Roll, Bernstein Bears, Robo Roach, Get Ed, Bakugan, & Carl Squared just to name a small few from her resume.


    Thanks so much for the words of wisdom and the valuable tools that you have shared here today.

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    • Greg
    • December 15, 2012 7:42 PM

      What a treat!! Thanks so much for posting this. It's great to hear your voice and knowledge, Elley.

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