VO School Podcast
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Welcome to the VO School podcast. In collaboration with Backstage Magazine, we will be interviewing some of the brightest lights of the voiceover industry. Voice talent, engineers, agents, casting directors, buyers, covering all areas of the business.
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Episode 30 - Video Games with Dave Fennoy Amelia Tyler and Jay Britton
We are back! And for our first episode of the new season we are tackling a very popular voiceover genre - video games!
How does a voice actor make their way into this genre? Do they need to have gaming experience to be successful? What skills are needed to compete? And where does one go to acquire them?
We also discuss some of the challenges that voice actors face and how these were highlighted recently with a prolonged strike by the actors union SAG/AFTRA.
Working in the video game genre is both challenging and rewarding, and offers an opportunity for talent to become recognized for their work (a rarity for voice actors!).
Joining us this week are three extremely successful video game voice talents, covering the union AAA and indie worlds, as well as gaining perspectives from both sides of ‘the pond’.
Dave Fennoy has been an industry heavyweight for over 20 years and has voiced major roles in games such as The Walking Dead, World of Warcraft, Lego, Final Fantasy, Star Wars, Batman, Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fallout 4, Minecraft, Infinity Blade, Grand Theft Auto, Assasin’s Creed, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect and many, many others! He is also an in-demand voiceover coach and travels the world teaching and speaking about the craft.
Amelia Tyler is a prolific voice actor and motion capture artist from the UK. She has voiced in games such as Divinity Original Sin II, The Spectrum Retreat, Elite Dangerous: Horizons. She’s also voiced multiple characters in Star Wars Battlefront II, Forgotton Anne and Frostpunk, plus mocapped for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. This year she’ll be appearing in The Occupation and several characters in titles including We Happy Few, Du Lac and Fey: Dance of Death, and The Bard's Tale IV.
Jay Britton is also from the UK, he is a Voice Arts Award winning voice actor and motion capture artist and has appeared in over fifty titles and 285+ roles. You will have heard him in Divinity: Original Sin II, Elite Dangerous: Horizons, Total War: Warhammer II, Planet Coaster, The Turing Test, Augmented Empire among many others!Read more »