Arts & Entertainment

The Ultimate Vocal Challenge

Nancy Cartwright

Lesson time 15:24 min

In a culmination of the techniques she’s taught so far, Nancy records an original script with multiple characters. She also shows you how to work with a director. You’ll get to see the full animated scene from No-Effort Girl.

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Topics include: Demo: No-Effort Girl Voice Acting Olympics · Demo: Working with a Director


[MUSIC PLAYING] ANIMATED NANCY CARTWRIGHT: All right, everyone. This is the culmination of everything we've learned so far. We've created our voices. We've learned how to keep them consistent. We know how to utilize our mic. So let's take all of that and voice all of the main characters for "No-Effort Girl" at the same time. And then after the readthrough, we'll show you how a director can be your collaborator. And when we're done, we'll see it all come together in No-Effort Girl's first ever fully animated scene. I know. I know. It's a lot. But it's totally doable. So let's send it to the blonde lady in a tiny booth, Nancy Cartwright. - Very game show of you, animated me. Thanks. [MUSIC PLAYING] So say you've been cast, and now you've got four characters. And they are all in one scene. And it's you talking to you talking to you talking to you. So let's just do this, and believe me. They're highlighted and they're in different colors so I can keep these characters straight. Let's have a shot at this. MAN: OK, I'm rolling. This is take one. - Exterior Earth from space, we see a blur racing around the Earth multiple times. Now we cut interior to the radio station. Yikes stands in the hallway. No-Effort whips into frame. Shucks. I searched every inch of the world. And I didn't find Two Mouth anywhere. Girl, this situation is worse than my dragon breath. We got no host, and we're on the air in 1 minute. So why don't you just-- . Why don't you just host the show? I mean, sure. It's my biggest dream to be the host instead of the station manager. But Two Mouth would kill me. I think that you just gotta host it, Yikes. You don't have another choice. Oh, golly, sweet baby dragon eggs. OK. You set up the booth, and I'll turn everything on. So now we're interior in the sound booth in the daytime. And No-Effort enters and finds Two Mouth. Uninvited visitor in the house. If you're not here to bring me coffee, get the hell out. You were here the whole time? Oh, something's big time super bogus. Pan out to reveal a sheet draped over something. What's this? No-Effort Girl pulls the sheet and reveals the David. A naked dude! Stop. Hold on. Wait. This is from that museum. Did you put a baby monster on a train track and blow up the wing of a plane today? I'm not going to say-- wait a minute. That's-- whoops. Wrong one. I'm not going to say no. See, if it's not highlighted in a different color, you may get confused. Anyway, realization sweeps over No-Effort Girl's face. You mast-- you're the mastermind behind my annoying day? You bet. By morning, I'm a DJ. And by mid-afternoon, I'm a master criminal and general no-goodnik. No-- no one suspects the shock jock, so get ready to fight. You messed with the wrong mouths. Yikes enters the booth. Well, what in tarnation? No-Effort and Two Mouth fight. The On Air sign lights up. Howdy, listeners. I'm Yikes the-- I'm going to do that again. Howdy, listeners. I'...

About the Instructor

For nearly 40 years, Nancy Cartwright has voiced some of the most iconic animated characters on screen, including everyone’s favorite 10-year-old underachiever. Now the Emmy winner takes you into the recording booth to teach you the art of voice acting. In our first class to feature original animation, you’ll learn how to develop characters, get performance tips, and hear Nancy’s career advice. It’s time to get animated.

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