Teaching

VOICEOVER WORKSHOP

Do you have questions about how to get into Voiceovers in film, television, commercials, video games, internet, radio or books on tape?  Join Gerald for his special workshop.  This is an opportunity to learn from renowned Voiceover Actor Gerald C. Rivers who has been in the business for almost 20 years.

 Gerald’s Voice Over credits include:

  • Academy Award Nominated Film “Wreck It Ralph”.
  • The Voice of Tobacco Free Florida – Television, Internet & Radio campaign.
  • Internationally popular Video Games such as “Mortal Combat”, “Street Fighter”& “World of Warcraft”.
  • Disney Animated series “The Lionguard”.
  • Voice match for Morris Chestnut & James Earl Jones.
  • McDonalds & Bacardi commercials.
  • National educational website ABC Mouse.

You will receive advice on how to get started in the business.  In this class you will receive personalized individual critique and instruction.

Including:

  • Getting a demo reel
  • Getting an Agent
  • Booking the job
  • How to get into video games
  • Voice Acting

Work in a small intimate environment.

 

ACTING CLASSES

Gerald is not only a gifted Actor and talented Master Drummer he also has the real ability to encourage children and adults of all ages to deliver truly creative, uplifting and entertaining performances. He guides participants to write, develop and create using acting techniques, music, dance, multimedia & poetry. It is an experience of self-discovery and creative evolution for all involved, allowing their voice to be heard in a fresh new way. His unorthodox teaching style works every time, as it always nurtures and supports the individual. Gerald's passion and love for the Performing Arts is contagious and all those who participate will be truly transformed and forever changed as they learn skills that will serve them for the rest of their life. Performing arts are simply the vehicle through which he teaches much more significant life lessons.

Suitable for schools, colleges, fundraisers, churches, community organizations and corporations. For a list of Gerald's credits, please see below.

IMPROV CLASSES

Topics covered include: active listening; team building, using the environment; basic narrative skills; understanding stage status; character development, focus and concentration, thinking on your feet, timing and making your fellow actors look good.

Location: Private Instruction in La Canada, CA

Gerald's clients include:

Sol Adventurers Foundation - Play Development, Crenshaw Community Garden, CA

Hollywood Jumpstart - Improv, Redondo Beach, CA

The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, CA

Ocean Charter School (A Waldorf Institution) Venice, CA

John C. Fremont High School, Los Angeles

Pico Youth and Family Center - Hip Hop Summit, Santa Monica, CA

San Fernando High School - The Unusual Suspects

Radio Club Los Angeles

Alhambra High School

Stephen Foster Elementary School, Compton

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Drama Camp - Topanga, CA

Lorenzo Benn Detention Facility, Atlanta, Georgia

Colors United - Locke & Jordan High Schools in Watts & South Central L.A.

The Amazing Grace Conservatory, Los Angeles

The Inst. for the Study of Black Family Life & Culture HAWK Program - Oakland CA

SIMBA Players - Atlanta, Georgia

Curtain Call Youth Players, Marietta, Georgia

Academy Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia

Department of Cultural Affairs - Hamilton, Bermuda

Georgia Tech University - Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta College of Art

Berkeley Black Repertory Theater - Berkeley, CA

Redeemer Presbyterian Alternative School - Compton, CA

PRIVATE COACHING: (Please inquire for individual rates)

Gerald coaches private clients by helping Actors prepare for auditions, landing roles, and as an on-set coach once the role is obtained.

Clients include: Candace Cameron-Bure

For further information contact: messagemediagroup@yahoo.com