French Canadian Language Coach On Set In Los Angeles

Are you shooting a Canadian or French Canadian commercial in Los Angeles? Are the American or French actors required to speak with a French Canadian accent? Or are you shooting a film requiring the actors to have a French Canadian dialect?

ABOUT LILI

Originally from Montréal, Québec, Lili is a native French Canadian speaker and an experienced French Canadian dialect coach. She’ll work with actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds to help them speak with a French Canadian accent during their scenes. If time isn’t on your side, she’ll help the actors move their mouths in a way that allows for credible dubbing and ADR (matching lip movements).

 

A NOTE ABOUT FEATURE FILMS

For feature films, it is advisable to work with actors in the weeks prior to filming. This helps ensure a smooth filming experience. Actors already have a lot on their plate when they’re on set, so the more time Lili can spend with them before shooting, the better.

 

FRENCH CANADIAN DIALECT ON-SET COACHING FEES & OPTIONS

FRENCH CANADIAN COACHING ON SET:

  • Lili’s 12-hour on-set day-rate is $1500, including lunch.
  • She can also work in chunks of 4 hours for $750.

FRENCH CANADIAN COACHING VIA ZOOM: 

  • If private sessions with actors are required before filming, she works in increments of one hour via Zoom. The rate is $250/hour. This allows the actor to have an audio reference they can listen to when needed.
  • If you’re in a serious time crunch and it’s possible to do a Zoom session from your shooting location, the fee is $350 for 1.5 hours with the actor prior to shooting their scene. This allows the actor to have an audio reference they can listen to between takes.

 

Alternatively, if you’re working in a recording studio setting, Lili can help you monitor authentic French Canadian and coach actors as well.

FRENCH CANADIAN DIALECT IN-STUDIO COACHING FEES & OPTIONS

FRENCH CANADIAN COACHING IN STUDIO:

  • Lili’s 8-hour in-studio day-rate is $1000, including lunch.
  • She can also work in chunks of 4 hours for $750.

FRENCH CANADIAN COACHING VIA ZOOM: 

  • If private sessions with actors are required before recording, she works in increments of one hour via Zoom. The rate is $250/hour. This allows the actor to have an audio reference they can listen to when needed.
  • If you’re in a serious time crunch and it’s possible to do a session over Zoom from the recording studio, the fee is $350 for 1.5 hours with the actor prior to recording their session. This allows the actor to have an audio reference they can listen to when needed.

 

PAYMENTS

Lili’s fees are payable within 10 days of the shoot/recording/coaching. She invoices from her corporation (no payroll payments accepted).

 

BOOKING & AVAILABILITY:

For French Canadian coaching on set or in studio, PLEASE HAVE THE BUDGET APPROVED BEFORE REACHING OUT, even if you’re reaching out last minute. Lili will not respond to requests that do not have budget approval. Once budget is approved, fill out this contact form, and Lili will get back to you ASAP.

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DISCLAIMER

Actors who speak other Latin languages (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Romanian) generally have an easier time with the French Canadian accent and are faster to coach. Actors who have a musical ear or who speak two or more languages will often learn faster than those who only speak one language. English, Russian, and Asian speakers often need the most time to mimic the French Canadian accent. Actors over the age of 25 and young children usually need more time as well. 

Lili looks forward to working with you and your team.

Lili is fully vaccinated and is happy to comply with mandatory Covid PCR testing provided by the employer.

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