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Sat, Jul 17


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The Intersection of Comedy and Dialects w/ Arianna Ratner & Tom Antonellis

• Focus On Dialect Skills • Learn How To Make Auditions Stand Out • Work with 2 working pros

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The Intersection of Comedy and Dialects w/ Arianna Ratner & Tom Antonellis
The Intersection of Comedy and Dialects w/ Arianna Ratner & Tom Antonellis

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Hosted on Zoom



2pm-5pm  Pacific Time

About This Class:

Voice actor and coach Arianna Ratner teams up with voice actor and dialect coach Tom Antonellis to break down several challenging-to-access dialects into digestible, easily-understood exercises.

Learn how to find the funny in animation copy and perfect your dialect/accent work in a special three hour interactive lecture. From their differing backgrounds in acting, dialect, and comedy, Arianna and Tom approach the “Intersection of Comedy and Dialects” from different angles to come together to provide you extra tools to apply to your animation and video game work.

About Your Instructors:

Arianna Ratner has voiced countless characters in the Elder Scrolls Online game, can be heard in The World of Warcraft Legion and Battle for Azeroth, Hearthstone, EA's Command and Conquer: Rivals, The Sims 4, State of Decay 2, Final Fantasy, and several other upcoming Blindlight and Blizzard games. She can be heard in the recent Captain Marvel x WNBA trailer, is the voice of KSBW-TV, has done promos for CNN and A&E and campaigns for Dunkin Donuts and more. Fun fact: her voice is immortalized on the Jumpin Jellyfish and Avatar Flight of Passage rides at California Adventures and Disney World.

Growing up, Tom Antonellis was a jack-of-all-arts (illustration, magic, acting, theater, stage design) and since college: stand-up comedy, voiceover (including being a voicematch specialist and dialect coach).  Together with his sister Julee Antonellis, he's co-host of the hilarious and heartfelt "Back Through The Basement" podcast.

As a VO artist, Tom runs a very full gamut: looping, ADR, voicematching, narration, comedy, improv, dubbing, legalese, trailers, yes -- even singing, apps, commercials, narrative podcasts, non-narrative podcasts, animation, radio, TV, film, audiobooks.  Clients and credits include Marvel, Disney, The Boston Celtics, NASCAR of New England, Penguin Random House, Audible, Arthur Murray Dance Studios, TriCalm itch cream, The Tombras Group.

As a Dialect Coach, he teaches:  General American, Bostonian, New England, New York, American Southern (as in KY/TN), Deep South (as in AL/MS), Midwestern (as in MN), Standard British (aka RP), Cockney, Irish, Scottish, French, Italian, TransAtlantic/MidAtlantic.

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Cameras are mandatory for class intro.

See you Online!

*** This online workshop will be hosted and recorded in Zoom. You will receive a link to the video of the workshop the following day. If for any reason you can not make the date/ time you will still be able to view the entire workshop with the recorded video. Due to limited seats, payment is only refundable up to 72 hours before the event. Up to 48 hours before the event payment is nonrefundable, but may be rolled over to the next date of the same class, or another currently scheduled class. Any cancellation less than 48 hours before the event, payment will be forteited.

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  • Comedy & Dialects

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