Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Voice Acting 101.

Gary Oldman is not just a fine actor of over 70 films, he has also lent his voice to video games. As seen in this clip from Conan last night, Gary went over briefly his role as Viktor Reznov in Call of Duty (World at War and Black Ops). It's hard work:





Voice actor's aren't just reading a few lines of dialogue. They also have to enact random sounds, battle crys, laughter, crying, pain, anger, and a myriad of other emotions. Think about all of the times your character got punched. Someone has to make those noises, as odd and weird as that may be.

If there is any one thing that I remember from all of the conventions I've attended and hearing voice actors speak it's this: you have to make yourself look really stupid in that tiny little sound booth to get the best emotion out of you. And it's true!

Personally I like his work as Ignitus in Spyro. That's some quality acting right there if I do say so:

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