Brave Studios are excited to have Australia’s best American Accent coach back on board. Troy Mackinder instructs the American Accent Course exclusive to Brave Studios in Melbourne. American trained actor Troy Mackinder is a professional US accent coach currently based in QLD, he has worked on numerous American productions cast and filmed in Australia and has trained some of Australia’s most well known actors including Jane Allsop, Michael Dorman, Isabel Lucas, Vince Colosimo, Erik Thompson, Claudia Karvan, Jay Laga’aia and Vince Colosimo.
With so many castings, acting auditions and self tests coming through Brave Studios, we know that the American Accent is very important to get right. Hollywood castings are becoming more global we are seeing numerous roles being tested and cast from Australia, this means more opportunities for those Australian actors who are able to perform dialogue with an genuine American accent.
It doesn’t matter how good you are as an Actor, if your accent is not up to scratch you are not going to get the role. Troy Mackinder has constructed a formula that is very easy to translate and put into practice. The added bonus is that Troy is American and comes from an acting background. Troy understands the ‘actor’ and what they need to focus on in order to make a character come to life whilst ‘speaking American’. Often the only obstacle in the way of winning interest from a self test or audition, is the ability for an Australian actor to portray a believable American Accent.
As actors we believe that it is important to not get lazy about such things as the way you speak and invest in yourself as an actor to exceed in all areas of the craft.
Troy visits Melbourne exclusively to Brave Studios to teach professional actors to understand and speak American english in the American accent course. All students who have attended the course have walked away speaking fluently with an American Accent and had a formula to rely on and apply to their next audition. Start speaking American now and take the plunge.
Our first American Accent course ran in 2013 at Brave Studios and was a true success. The level of commitment from both the students and Troy Mackinder over the weekend, was truly admirable. Troy flew into Melbourne to run the weekend intensive course for actors as part of our Professional series. The course covered the following topics which were also be applied to scene work.
- How important is RESONANCE and how to find it.
- How to find American EMPHASIS
- STRESS of SYLLABLES and their importance
- Placement for VOWELS and where they differ from Australian
- How to take the dread out of finding the R
- How to use an American dictionary to help with your accent.
All students were sent their work to further analyse and study their work to continue practising their accent on a daily basis.