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Vocals for Sync
April 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
MODERATED BY CHRIS WIRSIG
SCL SongArts Chair
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 5:00pm PT // 7:00pm CT // 8:00pm ET
YouTube Live Stream
You don’t need to be a great singer to get a sync placement. But you do need authenticity. In this seminar, we will break down the difference between vocals that are good, and vocals that are good for film/TV.
We’ll discuss what makes a vocal sound dated (which is often a reason a song gets passed on) and what makes a vocal sound contemporary – or timeless. We’ll dive into tangible vocal techniques and recording techniques that convey style, character, and artistry. We’ll listen to short examples of songs that have gotten synced and analyze why these songs work, particularly from a vocal perspective, but we’ll also consider the lyrics, melody, and top line structures. Lastly, we’ll delve into some tips and hacks to improve the chances of getting your vocal song synced.
Juliet Lyons is an award-winning and Billboard-charting recording artist, and singer/songwriter/composer for film and television. Her singing was featured on the official trailer for Disney’s live-action Cinderella, and her original songs and music have been heard thousands of times in over 300 television shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, Fox, ABC Family, MTV, VH1, E!, Netflix, Lifetime, Showtime, Bravo, etc, as well as the major motion pictures, Dog (2022), and Ghost in the Shell. Her 2019 album, The Light Within debuted at #3 on Billboard’s New Age charts. She is a two-time Hollywood Music in Media Award winner and a Peace Song Awards winner. She serves on the SongArts Committee with the Society of Composers & Lyricists, is a voting member of the Recording Academy, the Director of Administration for the LA Chapter of the AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers), a member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, SONA, and on the judging panel of the Intercontinental Music Awards. She also coaches singers and recording artists online at youronlinesingingcoach.com When not working on music Juliet can be found traveling, doing yoga, enjoying gourmet vegetarian food, and doting on her two dogs.
Chris Wirsig is an award-winning composer, songwriter, and producer. His music can be heard in the documentary series Halloween Obsessed, the vampire feature The Things We Cannot Change, several short movies, the comedy feature 39 And A Half, as well as in games like the acclaimed Top Ten iPad game Alien Tribe 2, and numerous TV shows on ABC, E!, MTV, History, Oxygen, Fox Sports, and many others.
Apart from film scoring, Chris runs a production music catalog and co-writes with different artists and songwriters. He serves on the SCL’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Recording Academy and the Production Music Association.
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FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).
Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Wednesday, April 5, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.