An Actor’s Perspective: Daphney Joseph is bilingual actor, comedian, and improviser. You may have seen Daphney perform stand-up and improv, live or on TV. We were lucky to have Daphney voice for both our English and French language course versions.
Daphney speaks about voicing the role of “Sharon” in our “Anti-Racism for Workplaces” eLearning course. It’s no mystery to Sharon why she (the team member with the most expertise) is removed from the client project. “At the end of the day, everyone loses.”
Why Do We Use Animation ?
Animation brings our content to life. Animation is visually engaging, and is fosters learning retention.
Did you know that animation is a powerful educational tool that promotes empathy? This happens when a character’s story resonates with the audience. This “emotional” connection can happen more readily with animated characters than live human actors.
We tend to dismiss eLearning with live actors when the person doesn’t look like us or the office setting isn’t just like ours. (Not hard to do with the typical outdated 1990s-style eLearning that’s still on the market!)
Why Do We Use Professional Voice Actors?
Digital voices and “lay peoples'” voiceovers on PowerPoints don’t cut it. We knew we had to match our top-notch video animation with quality voicing by professionals.
We went with an All-star cast. All the actors are members of the ACTRA union. We see and hear them in plays, movies, commercials, radio programs, and in live stand-up comedy.
During production, our actors knew when to make changes to ensure the script was more realistic for the character, or authentic to them as a person in the world.
Then we took multiple takes with a director to make sure the actor’s tone matched the message we wanted conveyed.
We Won an Award! (Pretty Much an eLearning Oscar!)
Ryley Learning is recognized for quality and credibility. We have some hardware to prove it:
Silver Medal, Brandon Hall Group 2022 Excellence Awards, Best Learning Program for Unconscious Bias Awareness! Our customer LCBO put us forward as a partnership. Very stiff competition across North America so we are very pleased and proud.
More About Daphney Jospeh
Daphney is a bilingual actor, comedian, and improviser. Her improv duo, Coko & Daphney has performed in multiple festivals in North America. Daphney performs stand-up and improv in clubs and festivals such as Women in Comedy Showcase: “Black Like She.” You have seen Daphney on TV in Private Eyes (CityTv), Baronness Von Sketch (CBC), and Pranks (TFO).