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Voice Control for Electronic MediaVirginia Vallens Gregg at IUGTE Conference 2019
Combine lecture, conversation and demonstration by Virginia Callens Gregg - Retired professor of Film/TV and Communication Studies at MN State University Moorhead (Minnesota, USA).

Virginia Callens Gregg, PhD - Retired professor of Film/TV and Communication Studies at MN State University Moorhead. I’ve taught radio/TV performance and communication studies from assistant to full-professor for almost 50 years. I have taken many TV workshops, and have been invited to observe/learn on Hollywood TV and film stages. 


This presentation/activity will cover the necessary adjustments in voice to simulate the many volume variations on stage, while speaking within the specified and limited volume range for broadcasting. For example, a whisper or a shout in the media would be delivered quite differently than a whisper or shout on stage, however, the audience should hear them as the same.

Participants will also learn how to modify ‘APE’ (articulation, pronunciation, enunciation) to create the “General American Speech” sound preferred for (US) announcers and news anchors. Depending on the audience’s interests, this can also include tips for organizing content within a news story for best attention and retention, the basic types of reporting styles for journalists and documentarians, and when to use each style, and how to distinguish your speaking voice from another, if your vocal sounds are similar.

Organized by IUGTE in collaboration with "ArtUniverse" and New International Performing Arts Institute