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Bob Bergen Bringing Animation Weekend to NYC!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 27, 2009

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Bob Bergen with Porky PigI'm excited to share that Bob Bergen, voice of several Warner Bros. characters including Porky Pig, will be in New York City December 5th and 6th, 2009.

Bob's 2-day Advanced Animation Voice-Over weekend workshop is sure to be a hit with participants and those who audit the class alike.

Next weekend, I'm going to be sitting in on Bob's workshop and will be taking a note or two, giving you an inside view of a phenomenal talent at work.

Learn more about this opportunity here on VOX Daily.

Hamming it up with Porky Pig

Bob Bergen has kindly allowed me to sit in on his workshop next weekend in NYC. If you'd like to join us, there are still a couple of spots left in his workshop and there will also be room for auditors who'd like to take in the experience.

Marian Massaro, Bob's assistant, gave me a peek into what the weekend looks like:

"In this workshop, Bob does a mock 'audition and casting' of a cartoon the first day where, as in a real situation, talent receive the script and audition copy about a week ahead of time. On the first day (Saturday), they have the chance to audition for up to 15 different characters in the script. Based on the auditions, Bob casts the show. The next day (Sunday) is the recording session where they will be in the booth with sometimes 4 or more voice actors, and Bob directs the scenes. They'll be in and out of the booth as each scene is cast with multiple casts, giving everyone a chance to perform their characters."

Marian also relates that everyone will receive a copy of the final audio within 2 weeks after the class. Participants can expect to have fun and get practical experience in this eye-opening, fast-moving opportunity.

A prerequisite to participating in the workshop workshop is that talent have taken Bob's previous technique workshop, OR have studied with someone for animation vo technique, as he does not teach technique in this class.


Location: NYC
Dates: Saturday December 5 / Sunday December 6, 2009
Studio location: John Marshall Sound Studio, 630 Ninth Ave, Suite 1108, NY, NY 10036
Times: Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $625 total for the weekend workshop

There is a deposit required upon booking. Contact Marian Massaro at marian@marianmassaro.com to arrange details if you'd like to participate in or audit the workshop.

Once the class fills, auditors are welcome. The fee for auditing is $100 per day.

Let Marian know that you heard of this workshop through Voices.com and you'll receive a 10% discount when you reserve your place.

Best wishes,


Related Topics: animation, Bob Bergen, booth, cartoons, New York, New York City, Porky Pig, voice acting workshop, voice talent


    I'm sitting in the workshop now. What a blast! Mock Fraggle Rock auditions! Tomorrow, the mock show will be cast and more work will follow :)

    Posted by:
    • Stephanie Ciccarelli
    • December 5, 2009 2:12 PM

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