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Topic: Non-labial Scripts
Message: Posted by: Tod Todson (Apr 3, 2009 06:39PM)

Kimmo recently came out with an easy script in his new lecture notes:


Any other sources for non-labial scripts out there, either published or self-created?

Message: Posted by: Tod Todson (Apr 6, 2009 07:34PM)
Wow, surprised this isn't getting any response!

Has Kimmo been the only one who thought of this?

Say it ain't so, ma :)
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Apr 6, 2009 07:53PM)
I've never liked the idea of non-labial scripts, or even of avoiding labials when first learning vent. I say learn to do it right from the start.

Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Apr 10, 2009 07:48AM)
I did some filming for the discovery channel once. I waited all day only to be put in front of the camera and the director give me lines that included the words Lips, moving, mouth. No rehearsal just go for it. I had about 20 seconds on screen with all the words you wouldn't wish to say. I think I got away with it but I practice them all the time now!
Message: Posted by: Matt_24 (Apr 13, 2009 12:26PM)
Learn ventriloquism the proper way from the beginning. Buy the WINCHELL video, the MAHER method, and anything else and find the techniques that work best for you. Paul Stadelman's book is good as well.

Remember, the structure of everyone's mouth is different so different substitutions are going to work differently for everyone.

Buy a video camera and practice the various subs (G for B or soft D for B or soft T on the alveolar ridge for P....K for P, etc, etc) until you find what works best for you and just practice, practice, practice til' you figure out the proper 'pressure' to apply in order to create the substitution...or if you're using a throat substitution like K or G...figure out the best approach there. I've heard substitutions done beautifully BOTH ways.

If you pay close attention to JEFF DUNHAM he does DIFFERENT substitutions. Seriously...he sometimes will use the WINCHELL way, or the (what I call) traditional way. Of course he's been doing it so long and so well he probably doesn't know what he is doing these days. It just comes naturally.

Remember, labials are your friend!

Matt Kimbro