By Stephanie Ciccarelli
May 22, 2009
Creating characters, while fun in itself, provides a real opportunity to stretch your imagination and vocal versatility.
People watching is one way to conduct your research as you build a repertory of characters.
Going to different places to seek out interesting people to study often yields more than what you bargained for!
That being said, where is the strangest place inspiration has struck you to create a character voice?
Just short of a week ago, I happened to see something Connie Mustang posted asking about the strangest place you've visited to research creating a particular voice.
Connie Mustang shared, "I've been to Bingo games, yes I said Bingo games, to study elderly voices and was surprised to find bingo callers also have vocal personality. It can be quite amusing, but be forewarned, it can also put you to sleep. Beware: Seniors take their Bingo VERY seriously!"
I'm really interested to discover more about this! Looking forward to hearing your answers!
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