Want to feel more comfortable giving ad-libs in auditions?
Want to use your personality / sense of humor to distinguish yourself from other voice actors?
Want some techniques so you never run out of things to say?
Improv for Voice Actors
“For the life of me I could not figure out what Improv had to do with Voiceover until I took Rolland Lopez’s class…He provided me wonderful ‘ah-ha’ moments as I learned to lend more life to the script”
“Two thumbs up for Rolland’s online Improv for Voiceover Course…I definitely recommend this class to voiceover artists who are wondering if improv will help sharpen their skills. ”
Example of Rolland’s Improv experience
Recorded at the Calfornia Comedy Festival – June 2016
Example of Rolland’s Voiceover experience
Playboy TV commercial – real spot, copy partially improvised
Three 3-hour virtual classes (taught live, online, using Zoom)
Next Class Starting: Saturday, November 11th 11am-2pm Pacific Time
2nd class: Saturday, November 18th 11am-2pm
3rd class: Sunday, November 19th 11am-2pm
Limited to 10 students – from anywhere in the world!
Try the class RISK-FREE – If you take the first class and don’t think this class will help you in the audition booth, let me know within 24 hours of the first class and get a FULL REFUND
To sign up…
Hey, Rolland, this class sounds GREAT but the timing doesn't work for me, so let me know when the next one is!
- Perfect for Voiceover Actors with little or no improv experience.
- Learn and work on Improv fundamentals applicable to being behind the mic and in your booth.
- Gain confidence in making choices in auditions
- Find clues in copy for ad-libs and improvisation rather than wonder “What should I say?”
- Add buttons and intros
- Be able to play patterns already written in the copy
- Make copy more conversational and less announcer
- Improvise entire scenes based on character and bare bones scripts
- Distinguish yourself from other auditions with your personality and sense of humor
- Make your dialogue spots pop
Instructor: Rolland Lopez
Rolland has been doing improv regularly for 10 years. As a graduate of the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA, he performed twice a month on house teams for 5 years, and, with “Team X” in 2010 , improvised at the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater and Improvaganza in Hawaii. He joined the faculty in 2012 and has taught every level in their curriculum. In addition to teaching classes at WCT, he has coached individual teams, run workshops and provided audition prep. He has concurrently performed at least twice a month in “Mission Improvable”, the theater’s flagship high-energy short-form show for over 6 years.
In 2014, he teamed up with Rich Baker and formed Rollin’ in Riches, and has since performed long-form improv and taught workshops in various theaters in Los Angeles as well as at theaters and festivals up and down the West coast, including:
- Dallas Comedy Festival, Dallas, TX
- SF Sketchfest, San Francisco, CA
- San Diego Improv Festival, Finest City Improv, San Diego, CA
- Downtown Vegas Improv Festival, Las Vegas, NV
- Alaska State Improv Festival, Juneau, AL
- Voodoo Comedy Lounge, Denver, CO
- California Comedy Festival, Blacktop Comedy Theater, Sacramento, CA
- Joshua Tree Comedy Festival, Joshua Tree, CA
- The Torch Theater, Phoenix, AZ
- Gus’ Garage, Bakersfield, CA
- Charity shows for Ayuda of Southern AZ, Tucson, AZ
- Unscrewed Theater, Tucson, AZ
- Red Rocks Improv Festival, Cedar City, UT
- First Friday, Portland, OR
- Phoenix Improv Festival, AZ
- Improv Festival Oklahoma, OK
- Third Coast Improv Festival, TN
As a voiceover artist, Rolland has been working professionally for over 10 years. Before moving to Los Angeles, he studied at Voicetrax in Sausalito, CA. In Los Angeles, he supplemented by studying with Martha Mayakis, Pat Fraley, Sue Blu, Cynthia Songe, Keri Tombazian, Bob Bergen, Charlie Adler, Chuck Klausmeyer, Leigh Gilbert and many others. During his 3 years represented by AVO Talent (formerly Sandie Schnarr Talent Agency), he joined SAG and AFTRA (pre-merge). He has vast experience in commercials, industrials, explainer videos, and e-learning modules. He was the voice of “Poncho” in the animated version of the comic strip “Pooch Cafe”, the voice of Elliott in the Nintendo 3DS game “DOA: Dimensions” and includes McDonald’s, Coors Light, YouTube, Walmart, Playboy TV, HopperGo, Stitchers, SoCalGas and Yokohama Tires as some of his past credits.
Recorded at the Westside Comedy Theater, Dec 2014
Recorded at the Dallas Comedy Festival 2015
Rollin’ in Riches website: http://www.rollininriches.com
House Foods Tofu commercial – Real spot, adlibs throughout
Yokohama Tires commercial - Real spot, adlibs throughout
To hire Rolland: firstname.lastname@example.org
“For the life of me I could not figure out what Improv had to do with Voiceover until I took Rolland Lopez’s class, Improv for VoiceOver. What an eye opener, its comedy of the mind. He provided me wonderful ‘ah-ha’ moments as I learned to lend more life to the script through Improv, be it narrative, commercial, audiobook and so on. Get into the moment and join his class. By the way, even some of the more experienced Improv attendees had a good work out too. ”Rhea G
“Improv was one area in my voiceover skill set I felt needed a bunch of work. I really didn’t know where to begin with using it in auditions and gigs.
Rolland Lopez got me over my ‘improvphobia and led me to being relaxed outside my comfort zone. He used his years of experience in a knowledgeable, inspiring, and patient way and covered many topics in a clear and effective way. Each topic was followed by an absolutely fun practical exercise to help strengthen those ‘improv muscles.’
Now I can approach a piece of copy with much more confidence and use what I’ve learned to bring the words even more to life. If a director needs me to think of another way to deliver the words, there are no self-imposed walls in the way.
I recommend Rolland Lopez. He has helped many people stretch themselves in the improv area and he can help you with it, too.”Steven Gonzales
“Two thumbs up for Rolland’s online Improv for Voiceover Course. Each class thoroughly defines the various aspects of improv (“Yes, and”; active listening; etc.) and gives concrete examples of how to apply them to your VoiceOver sessions.
Rolland creates an easy-going, judgment free environment where students are encouraged to reach deep down and really free themselves creatively. This course is especially good for people who feel they think too literally, or who want to liven up reads they feel are maybe too stiff.
I definitely recommend this class to voiceover artists who are wondering if improv will help sharpen their skills.Matt A.
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