Anime & Audition Intensive – NYC

Anime & Audition Intensive
Ripley Grier, NYC
Thursday, August 8th, 2019, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Price: $400.00 ($350 for qualifying returning students)

Flaps, OM React, CM Smile, CT Growl, Beeps, Time Codes, Auditioning, Styles…What does it all mean?! Come learn about all that and more at this Anime Intensive! You will be lead through anime copy by not one but two directors – Tyler Walker (Funimation Director best known for his work on Fairy Tail, Baccano and 91 Days) and Brittany Lauda (Co-Owner of Kocha Sound, Director at Funimation/Media Blasters). Matt Shipman will also be there acting as engineer. The class will be split in to three sections: Q&A, Auditions & Anime Monologues.  Copy and Scenes will be decided by class registration, selected to best fit the students.  Some say the best way to learn is by doing, so come, play and explore with us! Ask questions, learn and absorb from your peers! THERE WILL BE NO ADR AT THIS WORKSHOP. We will instead be working on monologues from anime, which allows for more nuanced critiques of performance.

What to expect…
-Get to know your instructors & their experience during a Q&A Segment while enjoying light snacks
– Learn about anime technique, including ADR shorthands
-Hear what anime directors look for in their actors & what the “style” of different shows are
-Master reaction sounds
-Experience what an audition is like
-Study proper audition technique and how to dissect audition copy
-Get time on mic in front of TWO directors
-Practice your cold read techniques and ability to take direction
-Perform monologues and emotional scenes from anime

Brittany and Matt are co-owners of Kocha Sound LLC and the team behind the anime dubs like World War Blue, Juden-Chan, the first Yaoi dub Ai no Kusabi,  as well as games like Minotaur and YIIK: A Postmodern RPG; see more Kocha Sound projects here! Tyler Walker is a veteran director at Funimation with plenty of experience under his belt to share. You can see his full resume here.

While this class is accessible to many levels, we recommend some level of acting training. Students who are more experienced will be challenged with characters outside their comfort zone and practice with more specific direction,  where newer actors will learn basic technique and how to take direction. If you have any questions or would like to discuss other payment methods (venmo, check, payment plans) please contact Brittany at To avoid paypal fees, please pay via Venmo. If you are a returning student looking to get the discounted price, please contact me.

Limited to eight students.


About your instructors….

Tyler Walker is an ADR director, line producer, script writer and voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film, he spent time playing in bands and eventually started working as an ADR engineer and production assistant at FUNimation in 2002. A bit of trivia: His former band, The Pointy Shoe Factory, had three songs featured in Dragon Ball Z Movie Eight: Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan. Since then, he has worked as ADR director on nearly one thousand episodes of such series as Baccano!, Toriko, Ghost Hunt, Basilisk, Black Cat, Samurai Warriors, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hell Girl, Is This a Zombie, Kado: The Right Answer, Tales of Zestiria, 91 Days, Dies Irae and King’s Game. Currently, he’s directing two simuldubs; Hakyu Hoshin Engi and Basilisk: Ouka Ninja Scroll. In addition to directing and producing, he has also written hundreds of scripts for titles such as Fairy Tail, One Piece, Bamboo Blade, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hero Tales, Shangri-La, Samurai Warriors, and both seasons of Is This A Zombie.


Brittany is an ADR director at both Media Blasters and Funimation and co-owner of Kocha Sound, where she handles most of the directing, casting and occasionally some engineering. Most recently, she directed the first ever yaoi dub, Ai no Kusabi, for Media Blasters as well as Morose Mononokean Season 2, the last four episodes of Angels of Death and Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These at Funimation.  She is currently directing “Hensuki: Could you fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie?”. Brittany has also assistant directed for titles such as That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Wise Man’s Grandchild, Million Arthur Seasons 1 and 2, Senran Kagura Season 2, A Certain Magical Index III, Space Battleship Yamato, Morose Mononokean Season 1, Alice & Zoroku, Dies Irae, Hina Logic and New Game. Voiceover-wise, you can hear her in titles like Dr. Stone, Huniepop, Pokemon XY, Made in Abyss, Nichijou, Goblin Slayer, Darling in the Franxx, Tokyo Ghoul:re and more.

Matt, in addition to co-owning Kocha Sound, writes, engineers and assistant directs. He has written for Media Blasters (Juden-Chan, Ai No Kusabi), and Funimation (New Game, A Sister’s All You Need, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san, etc). Voice over wise he is most well known for voicing Shay Obsidian in YuGiOh Arc V, Hiro in Darling in the Franxx, and Inasa in My Hero Academia but can also be heard in Attack on Titan, Gosick, Black Clover, Kakuriyo, One Piece, Touken Ranbu, and more.