Well, just a general posting about accents. Nothing too specific. Today’s video blog is an intro to how I do accents, with a few clips from several of my roles in past productions where I perform different characters with different accents.
I’ve been asked how I do it. Mainly through imitation, as opposed to listening to accent tapes/CDs. I’ve tried that method, but found that actually works in the most rudimentary way.
I can actually perform almost any accent if I have a native speaker to use as reference. I’ve developed skill in the various British accents by watching a lot of BBC and Monty Python. Growing up in Hawaii, I learned to mimic the different Asian accents, and got fluent in Hawaii Pidgin English.
So this video below is an intro to what I’ll be covering in future episodes. Enjoy!