V.O. Dojo Pro Fight Club
A pro workout and workshop with the INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS who do the hiring. Show them you’ve got the goods, then see who gets chosen — and why.
V.O. Dojo Pro Fight Club makes the audition process completely transparent – on both sides of the glass.
What do working voiceover pros need?
Live Pro Fight Clubs start with a wine and cheese reception, where you can meet other working V.O. professionals from a variety of agencies!
Whether Live or Virtual, each Pro Fight Club features a guest director who is an industry decision-maker (creative director, copywriter, animation director, etc.). Each participant gets multiple takes, with individual feedback from the decision-maker, revealing the process of audition and callback. Everyone's a winner, but one voice is chosen.*
High Caliber Connection
Get to know the agencies and decision-makers who can hire us!
Live Fight Club Location:
Media City Sound
12711 Ventura Blvd #110
Studio City, CA 91604
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Ample free parking available in the lot adjacent to the building!
*DISCLAIMER: All our classes and events are strictly learning experiences. They are NOT an audition or employment opportunity. Industry pro guests are not expected to take home or otherwise access your demo or any other promotional materials. AGAIN: The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment, and The V.O. Dojo does not promise to procure employment for any participant.
Take a look inside a V.O. Dojo Pro Fight Club session!
NEXT PRO FIGHT CLUB We’re Virtual!
Video Game & Mocap Director RICHARD "Mocapman" DORTON
Ready to be on the cutting edge of V.O? Video games, motion capture and virtual reality is where everything is heading — and motion capture/video game Director Richard Dorton is leading the way!
Richard, AKA Mocapman, is a veteran performance capture actor, director, stunt coordinator, producer, and casting director with nearly 100 video games to his credit, including Call of Duty, God of War 2 & 3, Star Wars: the Force Unleashed, Star Wars: Rogue Leader, Red Dead Revolver, Ghostbusters, Defiance, Lost Planet 3, and Borderlands 2.
He's also performed in features such as Tron, Spiderman, and Jack the Giant Slayer.
Using diverse skills, from dance to weapons training, Richard has brought iconic characters such as Darth Vader and Conan to life. He also uses his talent as a voice actor, working in all aspects of video games, feature films, trailers, and commercials, often performing as several different characters in the same scene!
There’s much more to Mocap than sticking dots on your face. It’s a precise, but intensely rewarding field that let’s you use your body as well as your voice, and it’s a growing trend in video games casting! If you want to add an edge to your skillset, you want to meet Richard!
FIRST-TIME PROS: Fight Club is open exclusively to working V.O. pros. Please fill out this form before registering. (Once approved, you can sign up to play any time!)
As a Peabody, Gemini and Emmy award winning television producer, director, animator, cartoonist and writer for both TV and film, he knows the biz from the inside out.
He has been a show runner, writer and producer for Mattel since 2007, by way of Nickelodeon and the Simpson’s at 20th Century Fox. Currently he is Producer of the Hot Wheels entertainment franchise, after many years as Show Runner for the Monster High and Ever After High series.
His over 200 hours of other credits include:
Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Rugrats, The Simpsons, Extreme Ghostbusters, Godzilla, the Animated series, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, MTV Spider-Man, Stuart Little 3, Max Steel, Hot Wheels Battle Force Five, Polly Pocket, Heavy Gear, The Book of Virtues.
Audu works with both union and non-union talent, so if you want to learn more about animation, you want to work with this man!
UPCOMING FIGHT CLUB EVENTS
Pro Fight Club Guest Decision Makers
|Jun 2016||Harry Dunn||Senior Producer, The CW|
|May 2016||Krystle Oppenheimer||VP of Production, Buddha Jones Trailers|
|May 2016||Adam Heibeler & Jeff Goodnow||Pharmaceutical copywriting, production for RAPP Worldwide|
|Apr 2016||Erika Dobrin, Ed Lavelle, Martin Soole||Partners - Beyond Reality Entertainment|
|Mar 2016||Mark Pinsker||Executive Producer, Head of Production and Special Projects - DG Entertainment|
|Mar 2016||Chris Bailey||Animation Director (Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem)|
|Feb 2016||Patrick Trenttenero||Promo Producer, NBC Universal|
|Feb 2016||Regan Kline
& Mariana Perin
|Creative Director & Producer - Tisser & Kline, Deutsch LA, Leo Burnett, 72 & Sunny, Havas Worldwide|
|Jan 2016||Shannon Reed||Nickelodeon - Emmy Award-Winning Casting Director for Spongebob Squarepants, The Legend of Korra, The Fairly Oddparents, Harvey Beaks|
|Oct 2015||Swampy Marsh||Disney Animation - Producer, Director, Co-Creator of Disney's Phineas & Ferb and Mikey Murphy's Law|
|Nov 2015||Sonya Gay Bourn||Reality Television Producer|
|Oct 2015||Chris Bailey||Director & Animation Supervisor - Disney|
|Oct 2015||Harry Dunn||Senior Producer, The CW|
|Oct 2015||Ezra Weisz||VO Actor, Casting Director, Anime/ADR Specialist|
|June 2015||Dan Povenmire||Disney Animation - Producer, Director, Illustrator, Actor, Co-Creator of Phineas & Ferb|
|June 2015||Jamie Mortellaro||Award-Winning Video Game Director|
|May 2015||Sonya Gay Bourn||Reality Television Producer|
|Apr 2015||Kristi Reed||Writer, Casting Director & Producer - Cartoon Network & Bang! Zoom! Entertainment|
|Apr 2015||Kashina Kessler||Award-Winning Documentarian|
|Mar 2015||Krystle Oppenheimer||VP of Production, Buddha Jones Trailers|
|Feb 2015||Dana Markee
|Freelance Creative Director
Freelance Senior Producer
Freelance Marketing Executive
|Dec 2014||Dan Povenmire||Disney Animation - Producer, Director, Illustrator, Actor, Co-Creator of Phineas & Ferb|
|Oct 2014||Jeremy Hall||Dialogue Specialist, Video Game Casting & Voice Director – EA, Insomniac Games|
|Sep 2014||Bé Garrett||Executive Broadcast Produder, Various Agencies|
|May 2014||Kristi Reed||Casting & Voice Director, Cartoon Network & Bang Zoom! Entertainment|
|May 2014||Maryam Myika Day||TV/Digital Producer|
|Mar 2014||Everett Oliver||Voice/Casting Director & Booth Director, AVO Talent|
|Feb 2014||Dana Markee||Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day|
|Jan 2014||Ezra Weisz||VO Actor, Casting Director, Anime/ADR Specialist|
|Nov 2013||Sonya Gay Bourn||Partner/Executive Producer, Bourn-Murphy LLC|
|Oct 2013||Jamie Mortellaro||Video Game Director|
|Sep 2013||Audu Paden||Sr. Director of Entertainment Development, Mattell|
|Aug 2013||Sybil Hadfield||Freelance Digital and Interactive Agency Producer|
|Jul 2013||Wes Gleeson||Booth Director, WME / Video Game Director|
|Jun 2013||Robert Fagen||Creative Producer, 42 Entertainment|
|May 2013||Dave Henneken||Creative Director, Ogilvy Chicago|
|Apr 2013||Greg Collins||Freelance Creative Director & Copywriter|
|Mar 2013||Dana Markee||Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day|
|Feb 2013||Matt Barber||Associate Creative Director, Havas Worldwide Chicago|
|Jan 2013||Regan Kline||Assistant Creative Director & Copywriter, Leo Burnett|
|Dec 2012||Tony Rogers||Creative Director, Leo Burnett|
|Nov 2012||William Mericle||Creative Director, Havas Worldwide Chicago|
Best. Voiceover. Workshop. Ever.
"Best. Voiceover. Workshop. EVER. – last night at the V.O. Dojo!!! This new 'Fight Club' workshop created by Tish Hicks is cool. Check it out, and stay thirsty, my friends."
I get so much out of each Fight Club... Well worth the price!
"Pro Fight Club is a GREAT place for working pros to "workout" their voice muscles and work with decision makers in the industry. I get so much out of each Fight Club! Well worth the price. Not only do you get to see what other pros do with the copy, but you get personalized feedback on your own! Love it."