“Acting is the ability to live truthfully under the given imaginary circumstances.”
– Sanford Meisner
– Sanford Meisner
This is a process that blends a traditional acting method with the psychology of personality that will help narrators who want to improve their character building skillset to better understand the nuances of their characters and “get into their headspace” for more authentic-feeling acting – while also learning to quickly jump in and out of multiple characters seamlessly, without losing any of that authenticity!
You will be taught either in person or over Skype or FaceTime a character development formula that I’ve developed after years of acting classes, narration coaching and training, and through well over a hundred audiobooks – with some insight from my years of experience as a clinical therapist and advanced graduate degrees in psychology thrown in (the secret sauce!) to make this immediately relevant and useful to YOU – the audiobook narrator!
Some Highlights of What You Can Expect
I’ve been so honored to be able to share this with some absolutely amazing actors, and a few of them were kind enough to share their thoughts.
Just had a Skype session with James Anderson Foster. HO-LY-COW! It was awesome. I would go so far as to say a game changer for character development. It WORKS. Thanks James!Nancy PetersonAudiobook Narrator
I just finished a session and I got a LOT out of it... it's going to change the way I approach characters. This is going to help my view of characters for the better.Joe HempleAudiobook Narrator
James Anderson Foster has developed a system that uses modern psychology to help narrators create believable characters, understand motivation, and give characters life rather than "Just a Voice."A.T. ChandlerAudiobook Narrator
Don't you want to be able to leave a cool quote like this, too?Could Be YouAwesome Narrator
The characters are in your head, and James Foster could very well be your key to unlocking them! His method allows you to really get in deep and understand your character(s) so they become more than just a voice or accent! Highly recommend!Gary FurlongAudiobook Narrator
James is an intelligent, empathetic, and talented narration coach. His unique style and approach help guide the narrator to a deeper understand of a character's motivation; the result being a more nuanced and compelling performance.Sean Allen PrattNarrator, Coach
James's methods specifically focus on character development and bringing them to life. It has really changed the way I view and perform characters, and I've already used his technique on a 15 hour book I just finished. He's onto something here... if you're looking to improve on your performance book a session with him. Plus, he's one of the nicest guys around. And yes, it was fun too!Caroline McLaughlinAudiobook Narrator
Fostering Characters has completely changed how I view each scene. James Anderson Foster provides the tools toward portraying characters that feel authentic and well-rounded. I appreciated the structure and clarity of these sessions and feel especially lucky to have learned from the kind and incomparable James Anderson Foster--Thank You!Cindy KayAudiobook Narrator