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Introduction to Voiceover with Doug Boyd

February 11, 2013 in Workshops and Conferences by vicki

Doug Boyd

Introduction to Voiceover with Doug Boyd

Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:00am-1:00pm
Megasonic Sound, Oakland, CA
Limit: Ten attendees
$80 for one class
Students will participate in script analysis, dialogues, mic and vocal technique and improv in a fun, supportive environment. Have you ever been curious about this business, and how you might fit into it? Together we’ll find Your Voice. For those who have always been curious about pursuing voice work, this is the place to start. Perfect for actors or singers interested in expanding their options. Ample opportunity for Q/A, as well as recorded reads, we will explore commercial, narration, character and promo styles and industry expectations. The class is kept small, so that everyone has several chances at the microphone, so don’t delay!

(Great for animators who would like to get a little insight on how voice acting can influence animation and vice versa. Check out this article from In Focus about the Pixar Players:

To sign up for this class, please contact Doug Boyd at (510) 685-7633, or
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East Bay Professional Filmmaker’s Meet-up May 25

May 19, 2011 in Workshops and Conferences by vicki

East Bay Professional Filmmakers Meet-up logo

East Bay Professional Filmmaker’s
Meet-Up #12:
Camera Moves with Lynton Vandersteen
Wednesday, May 25th @ 7pm – 9pm
in the East End at
Ex’pression College for Digital Arts

Featured Event: Camera Moves with Lynton Vandersteen

Lynton is a veteran camera and jib operator, he is going to bring his 21ft camera jib, a 12ft. jib, and a micro jib on dolly. We will get to see samples of his work — from the Academy Awards to National Geographic — Lynton will demonstrate different tools and techniques w/ a Q&A session afterward and a chance to get up close and personal with the gear.

More about Lynton: Lynton Vandersteen has been working as a freelance Director of Photography, Camera Operator and Jib Operator in the television and film business for twenty years. He specializes in single camera remote field productions. He shoots broadcast TV programs (including reality shows), documentaries, special features, short films and commercials. He also specializes in camera crane operation. As a Director of Photography Lynton strives to work closely with the Director and Producers to create the overall look and feel of a project. He prides himself on his ability to blend within any environment and capture compelling footage that clarifies and intensifies the subject. He understands how “the medium is the message” but seeks to have as little impact as possible in documentary/reality situations. Lynton is passionate about being part of diverse creative environments and understands and embraces the collaborative process of filmmaking.

I look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday,
Carl D. Brown

About EBFM
East Bay Professional Filmmakers Meet-up is an opportunity for professionals who are shooting digital, DSLR, film, editing, motion graphics, and sound in the East Bay to get together and discuss latest projects, trends, technology, and to meet others in Northern California.

To find out more, please join us on:
Facebook: East Bay Professional Filmmaker’s Meet-Up

Contact Carl D. Brown at or Michael Coleman at

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Life on Drums Performance Workshop with Billy Martin, Sat. 1/29, 2-4pm

January 10, 2011 in Sound Arts by vicki

Free for Ex’ression students. Must RSVP!

Billy Martin Workshop Jan 29 2-4pm

This workshop is for musicians of all types, fans, and anyone interested in the artistic and creative process of music. Billy Martin’s drum clinic will cover his philosophy of drumming featured in his recently release DVD Life On Drums. Billy will also be joined by his first drum teacher, Allen Herman.

Billy Martin is an American jazz drummer, composer, and member of the jazz-funk trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. His recently released DVD, Life On Drums, is an evocative, educational exploration of the creative inspiration at work behind the trap set. To learn more about this recently released DVD, visit

January 29, 2011
2PM – 4PM
Meyer Hall

Admission to this event is FREE for Ex’pression students. To RSVP for the event, please send your email to: or call 510.282.1545.

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Performance workshop with Skerik and Jay Lane

November 12, 2010 in Sound Arts, Workshops and Conferences by vicki

Saxophonist Skerik (Critters Buggin, Dead Kenny G’s, Garage a Trois, Les Claypool) and Drummer Jay Lane (Primus, Band of Brotherz and Scaring the Children) will perform live together and take questions regarding the origins of species. Skerik will have his electronic rig, and will answer questions regarding the operation of said rig.

This performance workshop takes place:
Sunday, November 21st
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Meyer Hall

$8 for students
$10 for general public

Fee includes entry in raffle for big prizes from: Rico, Gator Cases, Bosphorus, Electro-Voice, and Mackie.

To RSVP for the event, please contact Leslie DeHaven at:

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ICS Visual Workshop with Lucasfilm on Thursday, September 30th

September 24, 2010 in Animation & Visual Effects, Game Art & Design, Industry and Career Services, Motion Graphic Design by vicki

Ex’pression Students, Staff, and Faculty,

Lucasfilm will be coming to Ex’pression College Thursday, Sept 30. The workshop will be held in the East End Lecture Space from 4:30 – 6:00pm. They will be talking about ILM, Lucas Animation, LucasArts, internships, and what they’re looking for on your reel.

All alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to come. See flyer below.


Industry and Career Services, ICS
Ex’pression College for Digital Arts

lucasfilm flier