We all know the adage that doing X is like running a marathon. The subtext being that you have to take it slowly, step by step because you're in it for the long haul. But does the work really get easier each time you 'run a marathon'? Yes, and no…Read More
It's Valentine's day. You don't have time to learn a whole language to impress your significant other, so you decide to speak English with a French accent.
Before you begin it's important to know…Read More
This is a great question, and I think you’re going to like the answer…Read More
INSIDER recently sat down with DCW Dialect Coach Jack Wallace to talk about how the use of accent contributes to the storytelling in the Saoirse Roanan and Margot Robbie film ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.Read More
Welcome to our first in a series of posts designed to help jumpstart your accent mastery process. First up- Favorite Scottish accent tips…Read More
Dialect coaches have developed keen ears. Are they using them to judge your every word?Read More
Sometimes the littlest thing can make the greatest impact.
Even a single word can make a difference.
For instance, consider the word ‘concentration’…Read More
You have just received your audition sides and *SHOCK* the scene requires an accent. Not only that, but it is an accent that you have never heard of before…Read More
If you happen to be working on an Australian accent, here’s a sweet hack that will save you time searching for Australian accent shows on Netflix…Read More
We are happy to announce that we will be attending the 2018 New Mexico Film and Media Industry Conference on November 16th and 17th in Albuquerque, NM. Come say hello…Read More
If you’ve been paying attention to Hollywood news this week, you’ll already have heard the rumors that Ryan Coogler will be writing and directing the upcoming “Black Panther” Sequel…Read More
Getting the vocal tract posture of a language or an accent right is a crucial part of successful accent acquisition. Vocal tract posture (also called oral posture), is the particular patterning of muscular engagement, release, and positioning characteristic of individuals and groups of speakers. It is, if you will, the ‘home base’ for an accent…Read More
Much like many industry professionals, Pamela Vanderway first wanted to be an actor, but over the course of her training, a new passion surfaced. “I loved the process of acting, I love what actors do, I like the material they work with…Read More
What should you do if you are in an audition and the casting entities suddenly ask you to read the scene again — only this time using a dialect other than your own?Read More
The internet is buzzing today about a video clip which seems to show that Meghan Markle has adopted new accent features as part of her new job as English princess…Read More
Journalist Carly Mallenbaum of USA TODAY recently sat down with DCW dialect coach Eliza Simpson to ask the question ‘What the heck is going on with …Read More
As an actor, working privately with a professional dialect coach can be the most rapid, reliable, trouble-free method for mastering an accent, and there’s no disputing that…Read More
This may be hard to wrap your mind around right away, but spelling and pronunciation are not necessarily closely related…Read More
We can say with certainty that the professional dialect coaching community is excited to see one of our own being honored with a Webby award! Dialect coaching is not a category for the Oscars, Emmys, or Tonys, so this win is a benchmark of visibility…Read More