2月 1, 2019 at 10:15am
戴恩瑟尔

Millikin的新音乐剧工作室与“新兵训练营”的画外音走了一条不同的道路

在密利金大学的校园里,一月初是一段安静的时光, 除非你在Perkinson音乐中心的Kaeuper Hall附近,在那里你可能会听到一些Millikin本科生的歌唱天赋.

This was the case on Jan. 20岁时,密利金大学的音乐剧学生正在舞台上排练电影《艾尚体育官方app》的经典." Even though the 100-plus seats in Kaeuper Hall were empty, 学生们正在上演他们最好的表演,为奥兰多的迪斯尼世界之旅做准备, 佛罗里达州. 迪斯尼之旅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,今年的工作坊有不同的方向,学生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《艾尚体育app网站》," which debuted to rave reviews at Shakespeare's Globe this fall. 但他们也因创作《艾尚体育app网站》而出名,他们已经为这部动画音乐电视剧写了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

库曼和戴蒙德重返密利金的旅程始于两年前,当时他们回到校园庆祝新音乐剧工作室成立十周年.

“他们是艾尚体育app网站合作过的第一个写作团队,并为他们创作了一个完整的音乐作品,”他说 Lori包他是戏剧与舞蹈副教授,也是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“组合”的过程记录学生,他们使用多个镜头中最好的部分,并将它们组合在一起,形成一个完美的镜头.

“他们让艾尚体育app网站深入了解了迪士尼的录音过程. We got the Disney perspective on how to be a cartoon, 本质上," said Millikin student Levi Ehrmantraut, a senior musical theatre major from Bismarck, N.D. “我认为关于‘新兵训练营’的最酷的事情是看到他们如何从每个镜头中挑选和选择最好的短语,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., 米勒金学院是唯一一家提供这种类型的工作坊的机构,学生可以在这里与该行业的专业人士互动. “作为一名演员,能够接受配音方面的培训是非常棒的,因为这是一个很大的领域. 艾尚体育app网站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·库曼说录音和现场表演是不同的过程,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, 它需要表演者大量的精力和注意力来准确和清晰地做事情."

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,尤其是因为艾尚体育app网站大多数人都想在‘现实世界’中做到这一点.' We're always working on our voice, but in this case, 艾尚体育app网站在学习发音和辅音,这是非常重要的,是艾尚体育app网站以前从未想过的,”她说.

除了和迪士尼的人一起录音之外, 学生们也有机会去迪士尼,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室. 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, 学生们能够练习他们的试镜,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了压力. 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, “当艾尚体育app网站向迈克尔和克里斯提出这个问题时,艾尚体育app网站问——艾尚体育app网站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出现,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,这样你就会在某个时候找到观众."