Watch the video below and read the information the Mentor Project 2013 with Bob Abdou and Ventriloquist Central.
We have 10 qualified, professional experts in ventriloquism: 8 men and 2 women with years of experience who are knowledgeable in different genres of ventriloquism. They will be helping three specially selected students to improve their ventriloquism and performance skills. The most improved student will be featured as “The Ventriloquist of the Week” on Ventriloquist Central blog!
Submissions June 1-10th
Applicants are asked to send in the link of a video, no longer than 10 minutes in length, to firstname.lastname@example.org . One video per applicant. Deadline for submissions is June 10th. (We recommend that video submissions posted on You Tube be designated as “unlisted” at the time of submission.)
Open to all ages. Under 18 will require parental permission.
All kinds of ventriloquism will be considered (comedy, religious, educational, motivational, drama, etc.) and should reflect the performer’s signature performance style and genre.
Videos performed in front of a live audience will take priority.
Out of the submissions, three Students will be chosen. They will be announced on June 20th. (Those applicants not chosen will be put on a waiting list in case of cancellation or drop out.)
Mentoring process starts June 20th –July 20th
The three Students who agree to be mentored will be required to print out a script of their routine and fill out a questionnaire to help the mentors with their task.
Each student will be given to a team of three mentors who best fits the Student’s style. The completed questionnaire, written routine and video will be given to the mentors so they can best help their student.
Mentors will e-mail students their thoughts and suggestions regarding the video submission.
Mentors will help students in the area of: acting, manipulation, material, stage presence, appearance, lip control and other vital areas of ventriloquism.
Final Submissions due July 20th
The three Students will make and submit a new video to the administrators at the end of the mentoring time by July 20th (Students are able to share the videos with their mentors for review before submitting it to the administrators.)
Once all three “New & Improved” videos are submitted, they will be reviewed by all of the 9 mentors (along with the original “Before”, submission video) and the mentors will determine who has made the most progress.
The most improved Student will be showcased as “The Ventriloquist of the Week” on Ventriloquist Central blog and will receive a certificate announcing their accomplishment.
The other two students will also be featured on the Ventriloquist Central Blog.
The results will be announced in mid August
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Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
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