2月 1, 2019 at 10:15am
Dane Lisser

米利金的新音乐剧工作室用“新兵训练营”的画外音走了一条不同的道路

在一月份的上旬,密利金大学的校园里是一段安静的时光, 除非你靠近Perkinson音乐中心的Kaeuper Hall,在那里你可能会听到几位Millikin本科生的歌唱才华.

This was the case on Jan. 当时,20名密利金大学的音乐剧学生正在舞台上排练电影《澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址》中的经典作品." Even though the 100-plus seats in Kaeuper Hall were empty, 学生们正在为去奥兰多的迪斯尼世界做准备, 佛罗里达州. 迪士尼之行是米利金新音乐剧工作坊浸入式课程的“第二幕”.

Millikin New Musicals Workshop

For over a decade, the New Musicals Workshop course has become an exciting, 协作学习的经验是学生和教师与专业写作团队合作, for a few weeks, to develop new musicals intended for commercial production. This year, the students worked with the musical theatre writing team of Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond, who are no strangers to the workshop. 然而, 这次没有音乐剧需要开发,今年的工作坊走了一个不同的方向,学生们有机会学习如何做动画配音工作.

A New York-based writing team, 库曼和戴蒙德制作了几部成功的舞台剧,最近的一部是《澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址》," which debuted to rave reviews at Shakespeare's Globe this fall. 但他们也因创作《澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址》而出名,他们为这部动画音乐电视连续剧写了100多首歌. The show airs on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior, reaching over 49 million viewers in 115 countries.

Millikin New Musicals Workshop

库曼和戴蒙德的密利金之旅始于两年前,当时他们回到校园庆祝新音乐剧工作坊成立十周年.

“他们是澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址合作过的第一个写作团队,并为他们完成了一个完整的音乐作品,”他说 Lori包戏剧与舞蹈副教授,新音乐剧工作坊主任. "When they got the 'Vampirina' gig, 他们负责作曲,并将这些曲目发送给艺术家. We're always trying to work with Michael and Chris, and coupled with our students' growing interest in Disney, it took us two years working to get this put together."

Millikin New Musicals Workshop

For the immersion course, Kooman and Dimond sent Lori包 and 凯文长, artist-in-residence at Millikin, existing "Vampirina" music materials for the students to learn. Upon their arrival to campus, 库曼和戴蒙德在Millitrax工作室用一种叫做“合成”的方法记录了学生们的拍摄过程,他们使用多次拍摄中最好的部分,然后把它们拼凑在一起,形成一个完美的拍摄.

“他们让澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址深入了解了迪士尼的录音过程. We got the Disney perspective on how to be a cartoon, essentially," said Millikin student Levi Ehrmantraut, a senior musical theatre major from Bismarck, N.D. “我认为澳门威斯尼斯人游戏‘新兵训练营’的最酷的事情是看到他们如何能够从每个镜头中挑选出最好的短语,并将它们拼接在一起. 我知道我现在对画外音工作很感兴趣,我一直都是,但这次的经历让我更加确信了这一点."

Millikin New Musicals Workshop

Student Kelly Cunningham, a senior musical theatre major from Cary, Ill., 密利金学院是唯一一家提供这种类型的工作坊的机构,学生可以在这里与行业内的专业人士互动. “作为一名演员,接受配音工作方面的培训是非常棒的,因为这是一个很大的领域. 澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址能够探索一个不同类型的领域,看看配音工作是否可能是一个未来的选择. It's something that can be added to your resume."

迈克尔·库曼说录音是一个不同于现场演出的过程,需要一些努力来适应这个过程. "The positive side of things, you only have to really sing or record something well once, and certain takes can be pieced together to make an excellent sounding phrase, as opposed to live theater, where you only get one shot at a song, scene or dance,”他说. "With voiceover work, which is what we focused on, almost all of the performance comes from voice alone, 这需要表演者花费大量的精力和精力来准确而清晰地做事情."

Millikin New Musicals Workshop

Shelby Barros, a senior musical theatre major from Raleigh, N.C., weighed in on the different techniques involved with voiceover work.

“能由库曼和戴蒙德指导真是太棒了,尤其是因为澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址大多数人都想在‘现实世界’中做到这一点.' We're always working on our voice, but in this case, 澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址在研究措辞和辅音,这是非常重要的,是澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址以前从未想过的,”她说.

除了和迪士尼的人一起录音之外, 学生们也有机会前往迪士尼,在那里他们录制了另一首歌曲,并参加了迪士尼百老汇魔术工作坊. During the workshop, 学生们表演了迪士尼百老汇音乐剧中的一个场景,并学习了作品融合的元素——包括音乐, 暂存, costuming and props.

While at Disney, 学生们可以练习试镜,并从选角导演那里更好地了解迪士尼的试镜过程. 他们还会见了在奥兰多剧院工作的密利金毕业生,了解了他们更多的个人经历.

Millikin New Musicals Workshop

贝尔斯相信,今年新音乐剧工作坊的许多学生最终将在他们职业生涯的某个阶段在迪士尼工作. "With this year's class, 我认为他们的职业期望是一样的,只是他们更快地承受压力. 他们必须快速学习他们的音乐,他们必须立即对房间里的专业人士做出反应. I think it was eye-opening."

凯文长 指出, “当澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址找到迈克尔和克里斯澳门威斯尼斯人游戏这个问题的时候,澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址问——澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址怎样才能使它尽可能对学生有益? In this case, 学生们可以听到制片人是如何对他们的作品做出反应的,也可以看到他们是如何在众多镜头中找到一些东西的."  

Millikin New Musicals Workshop

库曼说,对于有抱负的艺术家来说,重要的是不要等待机会的到来,而是“制作自己的专辑”, or write and star in your own web series."

“我认为为年轻艺术家或创意人士打开一扇新门总是很有趣的. Millikin has such vibrant, 有趣的, open-minded students, and it's refreshing to teach and work with them,”他说. "Make the things that you want to make, and by doing so, you're getting more experience, creating a portfolio of work for others to see, and you're getting your name and work out there. Those who wait to get cast might be waiting a while. 最好是制作你感兴趣的作品,这样你就能在某些时候找到观众."