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Hi there. I’m Marinda Botha
Thank you for considering taking this course.
If you regularly need to speak or teach in front of others, or you need to record videos where you yourself are on-camera, then this course is for you.
These series of exercises are geared towards warming up your body for performance, be it a public speaking event you need to do, a voice over gig, or performance on screen or stage.
I’m a trained actor and voice over artist. I’ve been in the industry for 16 years, having worked and trained in Europe and South Africa.
I am trained in stage and screen performance, voice overs, physical theatre, clowning and overall physical awareness of body alignment.
I am primarily a voice over artist and trainer, with clients from across the globe. I have a deep love for movement, understanding your body as a performer, looking after your health and utilizing this tool of yours, to the best of your ability.
We will look at Body alignment, Breath control, Articulation, Warming up the resonators and many more!
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|Section 1: Why warming up your body and voice is essential for performance.|
|Section 2: Becoming aware of your feet|
Warm up your feet.Preview
|Section 3: The spine|
|Section 4: The Flop|
|Section 5: The Hug|
|Section 6: Breath Control|
|Section 7: The Shake-Out|
|Section 8: A general Warm-Up|
General Warm-Up Exercise sequence
|Section 9: The Hum|
|Section 10: Turning the Hum into Sound.|
Turning the Hum into SoundPreview
|Section 11: Warming up the diaphragm|
|Section 12: Breath support|
Counting on one breath
|Section 13: The face stretch|
The Face Stretch
|Section 14: The Tongue stretch|
The Tongue stretch
|Section 15: The Yawn - Sigh|
|Section 16: The Cork Exercise|
The Cork ExercisePreview
|Section 17: The Tonal Sweep|
The Tonal Sweep
|Section 18: Tongue Twisters!|
|Section 19: Final thoughts|
I am a bilingual native speaker of Afrikaans and have a very neutral English accent. I am also experienced in the British voice over industry, as I spent 8 years living and working in London before moving back to South Africa. I am now based in Centurion, Gauteng, working from my home recording studio.
My voice has been described as warm, earthy, sensual, clear and authoritative. It lends itself well to corporate scripts like IVR, medical narration, e-learning, telephony and videos for web.
I hold a Performing Arts Degree and love stretching my acting muscles in the booth. I also trained at The Actor’s centre and did an Advanced Acting for Radio course in London. I have also been teaching at a tertiary education institute in South Africa for 6 years.