On-Demand Virtual ACADEMY

Character Creation Academy

Create over 101 Characters! Have you wished that you had the ability to create an original character? Do you want to improve your ability to create new characters on the spot?  Now you can in the Character Creation Academy. Learn the process to create strong and unique animated characters and perform voice-overs for animated films. Sign up today.

Self-Paced | Virtual Academy
All Ages (Adult, Teens, and Kids)



20 Foundational Vocal Efforts

Learn the 20 Foundational Efforts within 3 Categories. Easy to remember and use as a voice-over artist and actor.

  • Ekaette’s Animal Efforts
  • Articulation Efforts
  • Viewpoint Efforts

101 Transformative Vocal Efforts

Learn the 101 Vocal Efforts within 8 Categories. Learn how to effortlessly combine these efforts to create unique animated voices.

  • 101 Vocal Efforts

Script Analysis

Learn how to connect with the characters and the vision of the animation team. Learn to master your audition technique.

  • Script Analysis
  • Beat Breakdown
  • Audition Technique

Character Creation Toolkit

Audition Cheat Sheet

The Character Creation Toolkit AKA Audition Cheat Sheet is everything you need to take with you for your next audition. Easily create characters, know your motivation when communicating with other characters, and genuinely connect with your listening audience.

The Audition Cheat Sheet Includes:

  • Character Creation Tool

  • Character History Tool

  • Character Relationship Tool


Table Read Virtual Events

In the Interactive Character Table Read, we will have challenge you to really understand how to enhance your character voices.  Join us for a fun Character Table read throughout the year!

  • Gain Confidence in a Cold Read
  • Create New Characters
  • Showcase Your Voice on New Scripts

Animation Collaboration Community

Your confidence is a result of your community. Surround yourself with successful voice-over actors! Collaborate on animated projects! Share auditions.

  • VO Animation & Dubbing Practice
  • Vocal Challenges
  • Ask Questions & Get Feedback from working VO Artists
  • Share Auditions

BONUS Course Add-On

Source Connect MasterClass

Get a bonus training with our Source Connect MasterClass. Learn why so many auditions require Source Connect. Learn what it is. Learn How to Test the software. Learn How to Prepare for a Voice-Over Recording Session.

We will focus on:

  • iLok Setup
  • Source Connect Setup and Download
  • License Check
  • App Overview
  • Testing
  • Adding Contacts
  • How to get Source Connect



Ms. Ekaette Shammah, MBA

CEO | Animator

Ekaette is the CEO of Set on a Hill.

She is an award winning animator for kids and family TV shows. She is a filmmaker and film festival award winner. She uses this 101 Animated Character framework to train her voice-over artist on her films to connect with the storyline, the animation team, and the audience. Now she is sharing her award winning framework with you.

Ekaette is a film music composer and producer of 6 albums. Her albums have been featured on films and TV shows. She sings in 30 different languages and has performed worldwide at Family Festivals through her Princess Ellie Kids brand.

She is a natural storyteller and author of 5 children’s books. She holds a BA from Rice University and a MBA in International Business from the University of Houston Victoria.



Adam R.

“I’m going to use my character in my upcoming “singing-for-voiceover” demo, so this challenge has given me another chance to focus on that character, to really own it. I would certainly recommend this to my VO colleagues. It’s great to have a goal in the outside world to strive for.”

Amber D.

“I absolutely loved this experience!! What I learned during the process was to believe in myself and trust my creative approaches. I loved cultivating my character and being presented with the challenge of creating a voice for someone completely new. I feel like this challenge pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to blend my various passions/hobbies into one. I would highly recommend these challenges to people! Especially as a new voice over artist, it was a great space to let loose and have fun! I appreciate you all for creating this opportunity and I look forward to future programs and events.”

Josh P.

“I enjoyed the experience because of how I could enter work where I expressed myself. Usually, it’s hard to talk about yourself in a personal way when you’re also getting judged, but the vibes I got from this contest did not feel like I was getting judged. It felt like I was encouraged to express myself, and that’s what I loved. I also learned that I shouldn’t care what others think, in regards to expressing myself in my work. I would definitely recommend this challenge to others, along with the events and programs!”

Kemdi N.

“I loved this experience! Throughout this process, I learned that you have to take your time to find a script that fits your voice and when you read slowly take your time and elongate words, it will sound soo much better! I 100% would recommend this to other people! Overall, This was so much fun to record in my own bedroom.”

Elizabeth T.

“I learned that I can actually create cool characters!”

London P.

“This was super exciting, and I found a whole bigger group of people who are working VO actors.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Foundational Efforts Necessary?

To become a pro at creating believable voices you will need the foundational vocal efforts. These will be used in all of your voices and will help make them distinct from one another. Join now, you will learn more than you imagined.

I am a beginner is this for me?

As a voice-over actor you are an actor. You aboslutely need to learn the skills necessary to create characters that portray the age, emotion and experience that was written for your character. This training is created in such a way that beginners will gain confidence for their voice-over journey. The tools you will learn in this course are foundational and you will take with you throughout your career.

Why is online course a great decision for voice-over actors?

Online courses offer learners the opportunity to immerse themselves in subjects they’re passionate about while making like-minded friends from across the country during our table reads and in the community. While traditional courses can come with a prohibitive price tag or the need for traveling with months away from home, an online summer course can be a cost-effective and convenient way for you to learn, socialize, and explore from the comfort of home on a schedule that works for the whole family.


Because online courses aren’t limited based on where you are, learners can also have experiences via video that they might not otherwise get to have, whether that’s exploring the depths of their voice or learning how to incorporate real and make-believe languages in their characters.  They get to do this alongside other learners with similar interests from all over the world and with expert instructors there to guide them every step of the way.

How many bonuses are available?

We are offering the bonuses to the first 101 users who enroll. After that, the bonuses will no longer be available. Once the bonuses run out, there will be a clear notification on the website. Currently the bonuses are still available so enroll today.

How long do I have access to the Academy and Bonuses?

You will have 365 days from the date of purchase to access the course and the bonus community. You have access to the bonus Source Connect MasterClass for 30 days. 

What is your refund policy?

We stand by our courses and believe you will gain more than just knowledge, but tools that you can use with you throughout your career. We do not offer refunds on our courses. All sales are final.


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Set on a Hill is an award winning animation production company that specializes in the kids and family industry. We have successfully produced TV Shows, Films, Music Videos, and Commercials.

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