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Ten Ways to Place Your Character Voices

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 22, 2013

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Ever wondered what voice coaches mean by placement? Listen as Elley-Ray Hennessy guides you through ten different vocal placements complete with demonstrations that you can try at home and incorporate into your character voice acting technique.

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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.


    Great stuff Elley-Ray! I'm definitely gonna work on these placements!

    ~ Tom

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      I have no acting or stage experience. But I am keenly interested in voice overs and narrating. I read for children almost daily, narrate the bible for the fun of it, and practice reading mysteries, thrillers, etc, because it lends an air of reality to the story. At least, for me it does. After listening to your presentation, and experimenting with your suggestions, I am even more interested.

      Thank you.


      Posted by:
      • Steve Hufford
      • October 6, 2013 12:18 AM

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