(Hong Kong, 15 September 2021) "Dubbing Academy", jointly organised by the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation (abbreviated as Greater Bay Area Youth Foundation) and the Television Broadcasting Limited (abbreviated as TVB), provided a free professional dubbing experiential course to Hong Kong youths who wish to pursue a career in the dubbing industry and helping them equip themselves to realise their dreams. The course was recently completed, the 20 participants being selected from the 100 qualifiers had smoothly finished the 10 dubbing classes and successfully graduated.
The “Dubbing Academy” jointly organised by the Greater Bay Area Youth Foundation and TVB was completed successfully.
Greater Bay Area Youth Foundation and TVB today (15 September) held the graduation ceremony at YO PLACE of the Greater Bay Area Youth Foundation. Mr. YANG Bin, Chief Executive Officer and Miss Dionne KUNG, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Bay Area Youth Foundation; Miss Virginia LOK, Assistant General Manager (Talent Management and Development) and Mr. WONG Cho-lam, Chief Creative Officer of TVB, and Champion of "Dub of War Outstanding Voice Performance" Miss Yoyo CHEN, officiated the ceremony as well as presented graduation certificates and various awards to the graduating participants.
Mr. YANG Bin, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Bay Area Youth Foundation, said "This dubbing course gained great popularity among young people. During the participation process of the course, the participants were actively involved in the classes and cherished the instruction from the professional mentors. Our foundation is delighted to help the youths to explore job opportunities in the dubbing industry and inspire their career development. Looking forward, we will continue to organize well-diversified activities and courses for youths, enhancing their skillsets and knowledge to give full play to their strengths, as well as seizing the development opportunities in the Greater Bay Area."
CHUNG Yuk-yi, LAI Cheuk-hin and LAU Kwun-chi, the three winners of the "Most Outstanding Achievement Student" awards, will be invited to join professional dubbing training by TVB and embark on the road of voice acting. In addition to the professional knowledge and skills of dubbing, the course also focused on cultivating professional ethics and spirit, learning attitudes and moral characters. Therefore, the "My Favorite Student" award was presented to SIU Yik-man who excelled in both morals and studies. Meanwhile, the graduates also presented a specially-designed thank-you card and a commemorative short video to pay tribute and express their deepest gratitude to the tutors for their guidance.
Mr. YANG Bin, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Bay Area Youth Foundation (Right) and Miss Virginia LOK,
Assistant General Manager (Talent Management and Development) of TVB (Left) presented the graduation certificate to
CHUNG Yuk-yi (Middle), winner of the "Most Outstanding Achievement Student" award.
Mr. WONG Cho-lam, Chief Creative Officer of TVB (Left) presented the "Most Outstanding Achievement Student" award to LAI Cheuk-hin (Right).
The "Dubbing Academy" was instructed by a number of professional voice actors and artists, training students professional dubbing knowledge and skills, from the basic skills of voice acting, vocalisation and articulation to the use of voice, emotion control and lip-synching. Animations, life sound effects, dramas, variety shows, different kinds of narration, announcements, advertising and other practical training were provided, allowing the participants learn the voice-acting skills step by step. The course was conducted in TVB’s dubbing studio, so that participants could experience and explore dubbing works on the spot.
In addition to the above officiating guests, dubbing tutors, star dubbing actors and artists also attended the ceremony to witness their graduation, including professional dubbing tutor Ms. WONG Fung-ying, Mr. LUNG Tin Sang; star dubbing actor Mr. WONG Kai-cheung, Mr. CHO Kai-him, Mr. CHAK Yiu Fai, Miss Joyce LUK, Mr. LEUNG Wai-tak, Miss Pansy TSANG, Mr. POON Man-pak, Miss Penny YUEN, Miss LAM Yuen-chun; artist Mr. YU Tak-shing, Miss YAU Ka-yan, Mr. LAU Chung-pang, Miss KWOK Pak-yin, Miss CHOI Ka-yan, Miss WONG Ka-man, and master of ceremony Mr. MOK Ka-kam.
In order to let more audiences and young people understand the profession and fun of dubbing, TVB has produced a TV programme "Dubbing Academy" which documented the entire training process. YU Tak-shing, as a supervisor, accompanied the participants and witnessed their transformation and step-by-step progression on the path of professional dubbing. Artists TING Tze-long, YAU Ka-yan, LAU Chung-pang, KWOK Pak-yin, CHOI Ka-yan, WONG Ka-man and CHENG Hin-fung participated in the shooting of short videos on different themes as teaching materials for students’ real acting practice. The broadcast of the program will be scheduled on Jade in November, which definitely should not be missed.
The 20 graduates from the "Dubbing Academy" are CHAN Yat-tung, CHUNG Yuk-yi, HO Mei-fong, LAI Chuek-hin, LAM Ho-man, LAM Chi-ying, LAU Wai-keung, LAU Kwun-chi, LEUNG Wing-shun, MAK Fu-kei, NG Dik, PANG Ka-lai, YUNG Siu-man, SIU Yik-man, WONG Ka-nam, WONG Hin-bok, WONG Yuet-shan, WU Lai-fun, YU Man-hei and YUEN Chung-yeung.
The "Dubbing Academy" was completed, the 20 participants finished the 10 dubbing classes and successfully graduated.