We know you just do not want to listen. Like many other individuals, we know that you want to take part and make your voice heard not just in the country but all over the world. We are aware that for so long, you have been listening and imitating the voices you have been hearing on the television, on the radio, and even on the computer speakers when you play games and use other applications. But since you’ve been doing this for a long, long time already, it is no longer a surprise for you to wish for a change. Now you dream of becoming one of them—those people whose faces are unseen and whose voices resonate all over the world. You think now that you just don’t want to listen.
Apparently, you want to be a voice artist. You love the idea of mastering the craft and soon learning more of how to produce voices that would definitely rock the house and make people’s world’s stop. You want to master a kind of talent that could be your asset and so whenever people would ask you to do “sample,” things would never be the same again.
The good thing is, we know how you can start realizing this dream. In CreatiVoices Productions, we offer a Voice Acting and Basic Dubbing Workshop that is designed not just for participants to learn the basics of the art of voice acting but also to further nourish their passion for voice acting. Our workshop is called VoiceWorx. It is a workshop that covers eight Saturdays. It is managed and facilitated by the country’s best voice artists that will teach you the things every aspiring voice artist should know. Now, here are our instructors:
Neil Ericson “Papa” Tolentino
Neil Ericson Tolentino, or “Papa” to his friends and colleagues, is behind some of the most successful and most popular Tagalized Asianovelas in the Philippine Television such as Lovers in Paris, Princess Lulu, Stained Glass, and Pure Love. But as a duding supervisor, he does not just excel in working on these Asianovelas. Even before the Asian wave made it to the Philippine Broadcast, he already supervised translation and dubbing for Mexican Soap Operas like Dos Amores and Gata Salvaje. In fact, he also handled dubbing for animated series like Street Fighter which mark his flexibility as a dubbing supervisor and writer/translator.
Apart from these, he also continues voicing for some characters on Hero TV and even does voices for some television and radio commercials.
Before he became a dubbing supervisor, Papa directed some plays and even played several roles on stage dramas. His experience in theater honed him to become versatile enough to appear on major television productions like Marina where he became a character actor. He also worked as a script consultant for the production Sana, Ikaw na nga.
Now, he is also a regular teacher and facilitator for scriptwriting and voice in VoiceWorx through which he also inspires new talents. For him, it is a way of giving back to the society.
Danilo “Ama” Mandia
Born and raised in Boac Marinduque, he never imagined that someday, he would be considered an institution in the field of voice acting. In fact, he himself does not claim to be one yet it is the people around him who agree the he is, indeed.
He has a very diverse educational background. He used to major in Economics in Trinity College and studied agriculture in USA and in UP Los Banos but it is in theater where his heart is really, inspiring him to finish MA in Theater Arts in UP Diliman.
Indeed, it is was in theater where he was able to perfect his craft an actor, stage manager, artistic director and instructor from the 70’s up to the 90’s. Also, he served as an instructor in several schools like De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Miriam College, Trinity College, and Far Easthern University.
He has been working as a dubbing director and translator in ABS-CBN since 1991 where he handled memorable projects including Peter Pan, Dog of Flanders, Remi, Julio at Julia, Snowhite, RayEarth, BTX, Little Women 1 and 2, Zenki, Heidi, Digimon 1 and 2, Hana Yori Dango, Kim Possible, Voltes V celebrity edition, and Akazukin Cha-cha. He was also involved in other TV series such as Bananas in Pajamas, Meteor Garden, Love Scar (Fantasy Fever), ABCDEF-4, and Girls Marching On among others.
With all his credentials, it can truly be said that he already has the “ear” for potential voice artists which he uses in discovering more new talents in the industry.
Alexx “Supremo” Agcaoili
A Filipino voice artist and dubbing director, Supremo is the man behind many unforgettable tagalized animated series such as Fruits Basket, Rave Master, Mobile Suit Gundam, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Beast Machines, and Supergals. Yet although his works are mostly anime, he has also done some telenovelas in major television networks in the country like Green Rose. He did the voice for Dr. Smith in the original Filipino Voltes V and Sanosuke Kagara in Samurai X (Rorouni Kenshin).
Brian “Big Brian” Ligsay
Also known as the “Godpodder,” Big Brian is a Filipino voice artist whose voice is already used in a couple of successful television and radio commercials like Selecta Cornetto’s “Tugs tugs” commercial. He is also the official voice of the LRT Line 2 (Santolan to Recto).
Big Brian has an experience of more than 12 years in the industry and has been involved in diverse projects. He also has a wide variety of voices which cover Corporate/Expert voice, Coliseum barker types, Hard Sell, Drama, and Character or Animation.
Apart from being a successful voice artist, he is also a businessman. He owns and manages his own bar in Montalban, Rizal.
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales
Pocholo Gonzales is the VoiceMaster of the Philippines. His voice has already been used in literally thousands of radio commercials, television commercials, telenovelas, animes, and even video games.
The VoiceMaster is already considered a veteran in voice acting only at the age of 32. He began in the industry at the age of 16. It was after besting thousands of other participants in a competition on DZMM.
He finished BA Speech communication at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He also took up MA in Broadcast Communication in the same University.
The Voicemaster is also an award-winning voice artist. He was awarded Best Voice Actor in the Ad Congress 2003 in Baguio City for the Radio Commercial Wikang Pambansa where he imitated the voice of Mike Enriquez.
He shares his knowledge in voice acting which he considers an art form through the basic voice acting and dubbing workshops he conducts through his own company—CreatiVoices Productions. He aims to professionalize the field and produce new voices by discovering new voice artists.
He is already a well renowned speaker and has already spoken in a number of schools around the world and has already inspired millions of youth. In fact, he is also a youth advocate who was a delegate to Washington DC, New York, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Beijing and Hongkong.
The VoiceMaster is also known as the father of Philippine Podcasting. He has already worked with various CEOs and Government Officials. He is also a successful entrepreneur. In 2009, in fact, he was distinguished as the Go Negosyo Most Inspiring Entrepreneur by Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
He is a branding expert as well. He gives talks in different places around the country and imparts his knowledge in Personal Branding, Guerilla Marketing, and Youth Empowerment.
He is affiliated in various organizations like Junior Chamber International (JCI), Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. and Advertising Suppliers Association of the Philippines (ASAP). Currently, he is a board member of the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA).
We bet you are already excited and probably you have some questions in mind about our workshop so here’s a list of some Frequently Asked Questions and the answers to them:
How much does it cost? It costs Php. 8,000.00
How can I join? Just make a P1000 reservation fee (non-refundable) to guarantee your slot. You can drop by at our office and pay in partial or full. The P1000 reservation fee will be deducted from your Seminar fee of P8000.00.
What if I cannot drop by your office? You can now pay bank to bank. Please make the reservation fee or downpayment to the following account:
Acct Name : CreatiVoices Productions Bank : Bank of the Philippine Islands ( BPI) Branch : Buendia-Dian Acct. No. : 3716-8607-58
After which kindly fax us a bank statement with your contact details (name,address, mobile, email) at 729-7274 depositing the said amount. Also please indicate your choice of class schedule, R1 or R2. You can also email us a copy of the scanned statement at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I make 50% down payment? Yes.
When should I pay the rest of the fees? You should pay the whole tuition fee 1 week before the first session to secure your slot because there are always others in the waiting lists.
When will be the next workshop?
Our next batch starts on January 7, 2012. Now, you may want to look at the following list of next batches:
Schedules for the Next Batches
Batch 20 April 14, 2012 – June 2, 2012 Graduation: June 9, 2012
Batch 21 July 7, 2012 – August 25, 2012 Graduation: September 1, 2012
Batch 22 October 6, 2012 – November 24, 2012 Graduation: December 1, 2012
As of now, we only have limited slots for the next batch (January 7). So if you want to start your new year right and do something to realize your dreams, reserve your slot now and be a part of VoiceWorx!