On October 29, Tuldok Animation celebrated its 11th anniversary with a free introductory workshop on Stop-Motion Animation and Voice Acting. The workshop was held at the Commune Café + Bar in Makati City, which was attended by over 30 participants.
The voice acting workshop was conducted by Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. The VoiceMaster told the story of his journey in the world of voice acting – the joys and the pain, the successes and the failures, the good and the bad – and how those experiences ignited his vision to make the Philippines the center of voiceover excellence in Asia. He talked about the Philippine Center for Voice Acting, the first and only voice acting school in the country, which he built to produce a new breed of voice artists who would treat the industry with passion and appreciation, and not just look at voice acting as an easy way to make money.
The VoiceMaster also shared how his school has helped realize the dreams of many aspiring voice artists, not only by equipping them with the tools and techniques to play with their voice, but more importantly, by opening the doors to them of the used-to-be elusive industry. He also shared how voice acting has become a venue for most students to express their creativity, something that their current circumstances seemed to have stifled in one way or another.
After having amazed and amused the audience with a repertoire of character voices and voice imitations of famous personalities, the VoiceMaster also taught the basic principles of how to “act” with the voice, which he fondly calls the “VoiceMaster’s Formula.” He also shared to the audience how the human voice has the power to shape the world we live in, and challenged everyone to be more conscious of how they use their voice in their everyday life.
The knowledge shared by the VoiceMaster during the workshop is also included in his latest book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent,” which is now available in all leading bookstores nationwide.
Tuldok Animation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow the Animation industry in the Philippines through awareness and education in using animation as a possible career and form of expression.