Friday June 3rd :30-5:30PM
Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as Blake Belladonna from RWBY. She also voices the character Dr. Emily Grey in the longest running web-based series "Red vs. Blue," created by the Austin based production company Rooster Teeth. With a background in theater and classical voice, Arryn is now based in LA pursuing her career in film and television.
- Arryn Zech
I am a long time fan of Rooster Teeth Productions, this icluded everything they have done from their podcast, achievement hunters, RT Life, and ofcoarse Red vs. Blue. I am also a huge fan of voice acting, so you can imagine I was excited for this panel.
The panel started with her with a brief introduction to Arryn Zech for those who might not be aware of who she is. She also immediately acknowledge how lucky and happy she is to have the fans she does and to play such big characters. After that it went into a Q & A from both the moderator of the panel and people standing in line at a microphone.
Here are a few things that were asked and I learned about from the panel. First thing that was brought up was getting ready for the role of a character. Arryn says, you need to find a way to connect the the character your playing. Though not all characters are relateable in the traditional sense, it is important to find a thread you can connect with and you start to understand the character. You must find what makes the character true to you and believe in that, then it just gets easier with time.
The second bit of advice came from the question "What do you do to learn an accent?" Arryn says she watches youtube and recommends getting emerished in the voices, weither that is watching youtube or surround yourself in the environment of the accent. She also recommends youtube for practice anyway.
The best thing a person wanting to voice act can do is to make a reel (an audtion tape). From their its about taking acting lessons. Just because you arent seen doesnt mean you don't need to know how to act. Take classes and learn as much as you can.
I found that was the biggest reveal to me, was you need to rmember youre still acting and that a little bit of theater can help with voice acting. But it comes down to putting in the effort and taking it seriously.
- You can find Arryn Zechs work here.