Workshop Instructors

NEIL KAPLAN 


The Voice of Zarkon on Netflix’ Voltron, Madara Uchiha on Naruto,  Tycshus Findley on Blizzard’s Starcraft II and Heroes of the Storm


His earliest work included voicing background characters, henchmen the occasional villains-of-the-week on the television classic, "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers". (As well as "The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie") However, Power Rangers know his best for voicing the memorable DIABOLICO, theevil lieutenant to Queen Bansheera in "Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue" and GLUTO, the not-so-bright henchman to the villainous Rancik, on "Power Rangers: Time Force". 

During this same time, he worked on other fan favorite shows including Digimon in which he voiced numerous chapters including the popular Digimon, HAWKMON, as well as all of his derivations. In 2001 Neil was cast to be the second actor to give voice to the iconic Autobot leader OPTIMUS PRIME on FOX Kids' "Transformers: Robots in Disguise". Although it only lasted for one season, the impact of that series on fans around the world is still discussed today. His current work in the world of anime includes the charismatic villain MADARA UCHIHA on the popular long-running series "Naruto: Shippuden". 

Over the past decade plus, Neil has worked on dozens and dozens video games, often creating incredibly memorable characters including  the roguish anti-hero TYCHUS J. FINDLAY in both "Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty"  and "Heroes of The Storm", the mysterious star dragon AURELION SOL in "League of Legends", the hulking, brutish, bounty hunter companion SKADGE in "Star Wars: The Old Republic", as well as IMPERIAL GOVERNOR ADELHARD in "Star Wars: Uprising" and BENDAK STARKILLER in "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic". He can be heard as SABRETOOTH and VENOM in "Marvel Heroes",   KRAVEN THE HUNTER, GORILLA GRODD, (DECEPTICON) LONG HAUL, NORMAN OSBOURNE and THE GREEN GOBLIN on various video games as well as hundreds of non-descript background characters who help bring the background to life. 

His video game credits include The Skylanders series of games, "The Last of Us", "God of War: Ascension", "Diablo III", "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor", "Elder Scrolls", "Guild Wars 2", "Gears of War 3", "Bioshock Infinite", "World of Warcraft" and many, MANY others.

Neil's other work includes the voice of the talking, stuffed Care Bear teddy bear called FUNSHINE BEAR. Since 2010 he has been the main narrator for the young adult book series "I am Number Four".  Neil's voice can heard daily at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, California. He was thrilled to say YES when producers of the cult hit "Robot Chicken" asked him to play in their sandbox as the LEADER of GI JOE EXTREME and Hogwart's beloved headmaster, ALBUS DUMBLEDORE.

Most recently, Neil completed a guest spot for season two on Disney XD's "Penn Zero, Part Time Hero" as well as numerous characters on video games still falling under NDA.















Lauren Adams Voice Over Productions LLC

TESTIMONIALS !

 

"Lauren was one of my first voice over coaches and she still is to this day! She really helped prepare me for the shark infested waters of Hollywood with a combination of detailed instruction, advice and insight.  Her classes are a must for anyone trying to break into voice over, as well as the seasoned veteran."  
Jason Charles Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Avatar: The Last Airbender, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter vs. Tekken, Diablo III)


"Lauren helped me make my first voice over demo. She did an awesome job finding scripts, asking actors to partner read with me. I'm still proud of the finished product after all these years!"  
Maree Cheatham (General Hospital, Beetlejuice, Sam & Cat)

"One word. AMAZING. Okay, sorry....one word is not enough to describe how efficient and great Lauren Adams is!!! I needed a voice-over demo and I needed it FAST. Lauren not only scheduled an appointment that very same week with me, she had many sample scripts to choose from and handled our session in nothing but a great professional manner. She is a an excellent coach and really helps you bring out your true voice-over best. RUN don't walk and make your appointment with Lauren today."
 Shawn Pelofsky (Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots” Community (NBC), Lip Service (Showtime), Chelsea Lately (E!), The Gossip Queens (LOGO), Pretty Hurts (LOGO), Comics Unleashed (ABC), The Tonight Show (NBC), Pauly Shore’s Minding the Store (TBS), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Playboy Channel and Free Enterprise)

"Lauren is so personable and really is clear about the work.  She just knows her stuff.  She's been in the business for a long time, so she was able to take me from being completely green to actually knowing exactly how to do great voice over work. She helps you learn your own strengths, and be free with the mic while still executing the job effectively.  She's just a wonderful teacher and a wonderful person"
Brian Jordan Alvarez





LAUREN ADAMS

 

Lauren Adams' Voice Over Productions: Voice Over Coach, Owner - LA Voice Over Productions LLC


Lauren is one of the most respected voice Over coaches in the business.

Having 25 Years in the Voice Over business at many talent and casting agencies including Sutton, Barth and Vennari (SBV Talent), Arlene Thornton and Associates, Special Artists, Independent Artists (IAA) and the The Voicecaster; she has extensive inside knowledge of what goes on at the agency level, casting, recording and producing, how to see where your talents lay and how to nurture and improve on them.  Lauren has directed thousands of auditions, taught hundreds of classes and recorded, produced and directed hundreds of demos.  As an actor and performer she is well aware of the creative process and uses that experience to help her students turn on their creative light.


"I'll take you through a comprehensive series of classes and give you all the skills you need to reach your dream of being a voice over actor, teach you how to get the job and produce your demo to get started.


My classes are fun and informative. I like to keep them no larger than 6 to 8 students so everyone gets enough attention and microphone time.


Having experience in casting as well as being a music producer enhances my abilities and style when producing Demo's for actors, with a great success rate for acquiring an agent. There is a certain mix and an ear to the ground that keep my demos on the cutting edge. You have to know what the latest trends are in advertising and have the best sound gear, music libraries and editing facilities to be competitive in this business. Then we can have some fun! I will train you, nurture your talent and teach you how to get the job. Then, I'll produce your demo so you can have the opportunity to get that job!


As owner of this company it is my responsibility to make sure students get what they need. I want to be of service to actors new and experienced in helping them learn the craft of voice over acting. My studio is a professional setting with all the comforts of home which makes students feel comfortable as they take advantage of using state of the art equipment and getting the experience they need. There will be no surprises when they book their first session…they will know exactly what to do."


Our Workout Groups are casual yet very focused on direction and fine tuning the actors auditions.

Private coaching is designed to be intensive and preparatory whether in person, via Skype or Webinar we are focused on success!



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