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Animation Audition Techniques Unleashed!
Featuring MJ directing 3 voice actors who are preparing for an animation audition.
This 40 minute HD video covers: (Best played on a computer rather than a phone)
- Who the heck are you in the Cast of Characters and what is your relationship to the other characters?
- What does the character look like and how does that effect your acting choices?
- What’s the Action in the scene & how are you physicalizing it?
- What’s the Emotion in the scene how does it effect acting choices?
- How can you as a VO artist learn to think like an Animator?
- Where has the writer left you some spaces for ad-libs?
MJ talks about "Animation Audition Techniques Unleashed" training video in this short interview with Anne Ganguzza, of VO Peeps.
Voice Over For Animation
by Jean Ann Wright and MJ Lallo
Jean Ann Wright and MJ Lallo present Voice-over for Animation. Order your Paperback edition (includes 12 track CD) from Amazon, or stop in at any Samuel French Bookstore.
Voice-Over for Animation takes animation and voice-over students and professionals alike through the animated voice-over world. This 255 page book along with a 12 Track CD provides information, exercises, and advice from professional voice-over artists. You can also learn how to develop characters, write and make a professional sounding Ani demo, and find work in the field.
The accompanying CD (not Available on Kindle edition) is professionally recorded by M J Lallo and features 12 tracks including:
- Character Placements
- Character File Workout
- Making an Animation Demo
- Writing the Demo Live Recording of Ani Demo session
- Making an Ani Singing Demo
- VO Home Studio Set Up
MJ got interested in vocal sound effects while scoring soundtracks of space footage for NASA and the Vatican Observatory. She won the ASCAP’s Popular Panel Music Award 10 years in a row! Her single “DANCE” a Pink Glove Records release reached #2 on Europe’s Hi-Energy charts. She’s the singer on “Close To You” co-written with Frank Harris for WB’s feature starring Jean Claude Van Damme "No Retreat, No Surrender". She also sang and did ADR on "At Play in the Fields of The Lord" released by Universal Pictures, starring John Lithglow, Katy Bates, and Tom Berenger.
MJ’s vocals sound like trumpets, log drums, cellos, birds, bass & UFO’S. She programs digital processors to enhance her vocalizing. MJ’s father, Aldo Lallo, was Henry Mancini’s guitarist on albums and soundtracks like “The Days Of Wine & Roses. ”
Like soothing sounds? try Singing in the Lightyears, Sighting Rainbows with Teed Rockwell on Chapman Stick and Diana Stork on Harp.
Dig World Beat_Jazz? take a listen to Midnight in the Sky, Aquarius Blue, and Galaxy Latina, Star Child Coming Home.
Want to calm down? maybe romance someone, try Your Love is Grace, Suite for Jupiter, Kumbaya, and Birth of a Star Child.
Feeling Alien? select out-there vocalizing with synths take a listen to Pleiades Chanting, Alien Angles, Buddha’s 2nd Coming, Ancient Mars, Lunar Tibal Ritual, and Vocal UFO.
MJ is also a Voice Over Artist, Voice Over Director, and Voice Over Coach at Mj Productions studio in Burbank, CA.
"The Channeled Voice" Album
Available for instant download here.
MJ originally self-released this amazing album in a hyper-limited run back in 1988. The team at Full Spectrum Records stumbled across a copy of the original cassette in a dusty storage closet and became deeply enamored with its minimalist exotica. Eventually, they tracked MJ down and managed to convince her to allow them to give these sounds new life.
Occupying a rarefied aesthetic that falls somewhere between the soundtrack from Terry Gilliam’s classic surrealist film ‘Brazil’ and a particularly adventurous incarnation of Stereolab jamming with Jon Hassell in the Fourth World, this is music that is refreshingly bizarre and without pretense. Constructed using a basic drum machine and processed vocals, the album’s simplistic sonic palette belies the complexity of its content; as Lallo’s voice is stretched and mutated into alien forms, shuffling Linn Drum rhythms ground the proceedings in our reality.
released January 16, 2017
The Channeled Voice is composed, performed and produced by MJ Lallo.
All cuts are vocal, with some using drum machines. The last song, “Deep Dreams” is the only piece to utilize synthesizers.
If you'd like to hear a sample, all of the tracks from The Channeled Voice are on Youtube!
Available for instant download here.