Even with a little game development team there are many different roles what to fill It’s easy for us as players to forget. We can agree or enjoy things like sound design, graphics or independent characters, but it’s rare for us know the names of real people after these things.

Even when we don’t know the names we definitely do know the characters and games. This shows the importance of the work these actors do.

BAFTA Guru recently shared a video compilation with some voice actors and actresses talking about acting in video games.

Some of these people are Ashly Burch (Life is Strange, Horizon Zero Dawn), Nolan North (Uncharted), Cissy Jones (Darksiders III, The Walking Dead), Valerie Rose Lohman (What Remains of Edith Finch) and Abubakar Salim (Assassin’s Creed). Of course, all of these games are some that they have worked on, as all of them have a long history in this industry.

The important work of voice actors and actresses

The voice actors’ and actresses’ comments begin with the basics and describe the ways in which these performances are configured in video games. Although some games use motion capture for things like cutscenes, other times the actor is isolated in the cockpit.

In this way, one of the most important skills a video game voice actor can have is the ability to cold read. Sometimes an actor doesn’t have a script in hand beforehand, and they don’t know what game they’re in. An actor must know how to deal with these situations.

Each of the actors invests their time in talk about work experiences and challengessometimes also giving advice.

Valerie Rose Lohman says that it is important “to know what makes your voice special and to know what makes you special”Considering all the people out there looking to get into the industry. Similarly, it is important to stay fit and keep practicing. Lohman makes it even clearer when he says that he “knows what you do best and goes for it.”

Cissy Jones advises aspiring actors to “find a trainer, one with a good reputation. someone not going to take your money and promise you a demo at the end.”

And I think we can all learn from Abubakar Salim when he says: “something i have really tried to do is just focus on my own journey, not compare myself to other peers. I just do what I like and try to keep that love… because it’s hard… If you really want to do it, just keep going. It will happen. Because the more you give to the universe, the more it will give back to you in some way, shape or form.”

The video ends with Ashly Burch and Nolan North individually emphasizing the importance of being a good actor.

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