By: Dorothy Aireen Lipit
Creativoices Productions once again welcomed aspiring voice artists as Voiceworx –Basic Voice Acting and Dubbing Workshop – started batch 33 on July 4, 2015. Over 20 students in the morning and afternoon classes combined attended the first session, which was conducted by no less than Creativoices’ CEO and Managing Director, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.
Sir Choy – as the VoiceMaster is fondly called – kicked off the class with a unique getting-to-know-you game, so that the class gets to know each other while breaking the ice. It was then followed by an inspirational talk where Sir Choy shared his journey to becoming the VoiceMaster of the Philippines. The class ended with each student writing a script and getting their first shot at audio recording!
MEET BATCH 33
Get to know some of the students from Voiceworx Batch 33:
Ruby Garcia from Paranaque learned that as a future voice artist, she must be confident even in writing scripts. She learned from Sir Choy that the first person to perform the script is the writer himself.
Kat Garcia, 27 years old, currently an online tutor of Japanese students, boldly shared that we should develop our voice for it to become more animated. She aims to become a “world-class voice artist” someday. She also added that we must enjoy ourselves and what we are doing because if not, we will give up on them eventually.
For Kenneth Pilin, who is still figuring out what he wants to do in life, the workshop reminded him to trust his own self and skills more. “I need to believe in myself.” Kenneth truly wishes to become a voice artist—a great and confident one; a voice behind a character for his own. He emphasized that voice acting is the very first thing he ever chose for himself.
Like most of the attendees of the workshop, Ruffa Valero, an English and academic tutor and volunteer Sunday School teacher from Marikina City, told us that being one of the sought-after voice artists in the Philippines was her childhood dream. The potential she sees in her voice was her primary motivation in joining Voiceworx. As long as she learns and loves what she is doing, she does not mind the distance of the seminar venue from home.
The students of Batch 33 are truly excited for the next sessions of Voiceworx. United by one goal, they are anticipating that they will eventually learn the proper techniques, skills, and proper attitude in becoming successful in the craft someday.