Please contact Wendy Sheridan, Education Coordinator, for guidance, 818.377.3600. ex. 111 or email

Prerequisite: Completion of Foundations -OR- Working Pro 1

We will cover the aspects of animation through monologue, dialogue, improvisation, group performance and rigorous workout towards the following goals:

  • To learn VO acting applied to characters and animation! When presented animation characters and/or copy anywhere, anytime, you will know what to do with it and how to make it your own. Develop characters via The Kalmenson Method.
  • To approach, create, develop, and sustain animation characters based on the characters' truths, emotions, sounds and actions.
  • To begin the process of creating a character inventory for your demo and for future audition reference.
  • To get a great workout (monologue, dialogue, and ensemble), developing a comfort zone with characters behind the microphone in a full service broadcast recording studio, complete with performance critique by coaches who are voice over professionals.
  • To gain clarity on the animation process: time lines, phases, casting, and how that applies to you today.
  • To study current casting trends, address marketing and self-promotion. Gain insight, guidance and inspiration on where to go from here in the world of animation.


Animation 1

# Z-28056  Saturdays: October 28 to December 16, 2023 (10am to 1pm PT) - ONLINE
(No class November 25th; Thanksgiving holiday weekend)
(No class December 2nd; For Comic Con)

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Fasten your seat belt! You will know the truth of voice over.

Enrollment Details

Class Size: 10 student maximum

Cycle: 6 consecutive weeks

Class Length:  Class length may vary based on size. If the class only has 5 students enrolled it will be a 2-hour class.

Tuition: Temporary price reduction:  $595.00  (previously $750)  Payment Plans available.  (prices are subject to change; call to verify). 


Make-up & Refund Policy: No class make-ups or refunds for missed classes. Class recordings provided.

Location: Online Zoom

Materials: All materials provided.

Instructors: Andrew Racho and Anna Graves are veteran animation voice-over professionals, trained in The Kalmenson Method.

​Note: All classes are conducted in English.

Questions? Please Contact us!