It was a real treat to be coached by PJ Ochlan and Almeda Beynon from HarperAudio at the Deyan Masterclass. We had some real breakthroughs, and it was wonderful hearing the stellar performances of the other narrators. Key takeaways included:
- As in writing, so in acting: SHOW, DON’T TELL. We show through feelings as actors. You’ll know the stakes through the feelings.
- Make sure the read has energy, but there’s a difference between energy and size. It can easily get into that cartoony mode.
- Who the characters are always trumps what they sound like. Don’t make it about the voice. Keep it real.
- The magic happens when we transition from the left brain to the right brain. If you get too technical, you don’t do your best work.