COACHING & CONSULTATION
My services are designed for voice actors at the early stages of character work.
A successful journey as a voice actor requires many prerequisites: happiness, creativity, persistence, patience, and more.My objective is to ensure your best start possible by fostering a solid foundation - the fundamentals of acting, entrepreneurship, audio production, career guidance, and more - to support the start of your journey. Confidently, resolutely, and proudly.
And trust me on this: I will not be shy about kicking you out of the nest when I feel that your wings are ready for flight.
• Theatre Arts Educator & Director 2005 to 2017• B.A. + California Teaching Credential in theatre education• Voice Actor & Entrepreneur since 2016• Represented in Los Angeles, across the country, and the world
RATE: $80 per one-hour session
• FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING
-- script analysis
-- audition techniques
-- best practices• GUIDANCE AND CONSULTATION
-- career guidance
-- business & marketing
-- audio production
-- home studio consultation
Group sessions are available at my virtual studio -- StudioNPC
• Swiss Cheese Analogy Workshop• Improvisation Workout• Guest Director Sessions in Character, Commercial, Promo, ADR, and more• Q&As and Lectures with professionals in the industry
DIY Home Studio gallery
Would you like to add your booth to this gallery? Click HERE
CREATE A RAW STUDIO SAMPLE
Consider creating a raw home studio sample for your website. So that your potential clients can know precisely what to expect from you.This is the format I followed:
The entire thing should be one wav file of around one minute. Cut and paste as needed - but do not apply any processing.Face the microphone and set the distance between the microphone and your mouth at thumb-to-pinkie distance 🤙 You are to maintain this consistent distance throughout.Let’s begin.
- Set your gain at conversational level- “Hi, I’m NAME. And this is a raw audio sample of my home studio. I record from inside RECORDING SPACE with EQUIPMENT. And now, here are some claps.”- Take a half-step back, and loudly CLAP in the area where your head was, intentionally peaking the audio. Wait two seconds, and CLAP again in another place. Wait two seconds and CLAP for the third time somewhere else.- Take a half-step forward and return to where you were.- “And now, here’s five seconds of room tone.”- Hold your breath and do not move for five seconds.- “Here’s a line in a whisper.”- INCREASE your gain to whisper level.- “Guess what: pineapples on pizza are perfectly fine. Let’s all enjoy what we enjoy eating. Here’s a line at level-one projection.”- DECREASE your gain to level 1 projection.- “HEY! MISTER! YOU FORGOT TO PAY YOUR BILL!" then, with the same projection: "AND NOW, HERE'S A LINE AT LEVEL TWO PROJECTION!”- DECREASE your gain to level 2 projection.- “YOU DARE CHALLENGE ME?! A MERE MORTAL?! THIS IS YOUR END! I WILL STRIKE YOU DOWN! AHAHAHAHA!!!!”- INCREASE your gain back up to conversational level.- “Thank you very much for listening! I look forward to working with you.”
Of course, feel free to edit and modify the above script as necessary.Then tighten it up, export to mono WAV, and upload to your website. Ensure that it's downloadable!
Acoustic Panels by June
Rockwool Safe 'n' Sound acoustic panels in various colors, designs, and build options.16.5" wide x 48.5" tall x 3.5" deepNow shipping to the contiguous 48 states!Order here:
PANELS IN ACTION
BUILD YOUR OWN
MAKI COLLABORATION PANELS
CUSTOMER BUILD VIDEO
ACOUSTIC PANEL PURCHASE
Step One: --- select your option and complete the checkout process:
shipping available to U.S. addresses in the contiguous 48 states only
Your choice of colors!
Your high-res image printed and installed on the panel
Hand-drawn calligraphy & art by Maki Terashima-Fututa
Everything you need except for the front cover
Step Two: --- provide additional information if necessary:
And that's it! I will be in touch shortly with updates on your order.If you have any questions, feel free to DM or email at any time.Thank you very much!
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Long Beach, CA 90808
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