By Stephanie Ciccarelli
March 15, 2010
Want to do voice overs in video games?
Curious about the market?
Voices.com's teleseminar "Gaming on the Go" takes place tomorrow! We'll discuss the current landscape, trends, celebrity voice acting in video games and more. Find out how you can reserve your seat in today's VOX Daily.
Over the last couple of weeks, Voices.com has been offering some continuing education opportunities for our members regarding "The Future of Voice Overs," beginning with the audiobook market featuring a surprise (and greatly appreciated) teleseminar appearance by narrator Simon Vance and AudioFile Magazine's Robin Whitten.
Entering week two of three, our focus is centered on video games and how voice over has become a critical element in the new generation of video game development and gameplay.
We're fortunate to have the president of one of the top independent video game developers in the world joining us to talk a bit about everything from voice acting trends in video games to the video game development cycle.
Up until now access to the teleseminars has been reserved for our Premium annual and Platinum members, but today, I thought it would be fun to give away a few seats on the call to involve more of our talent. Sound like something you're interested in? I'll talk about this closer to the end of the article.
Now, I'd like to introduce you to our special guest for tomorrow's teleseminar, Michael Schmalz.
In 2008, Michael Schmalz became the president of Digital Extremes, a London Ontario based software developer for Xbox360, Playstation3 and PCs. Prior to that, Michael held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Digital Extremes for four years.
During that time, he has been responsible for various business development activities including working with government and other game industry leaders to develop programs to help promote the video game industry and helping the company manage its growth and internal transformation to a "next-gen" company.
Prior to joining Digital Extremes, Michael worked as a consulting engineer for a firm he helped to establish in 1999. He is also a co-founder of the Achimota Centre for Children with Autism, a charitable organization that provides specialized treatment for autistic children.
Michael holds graduate degrees in engineering science, business administration and digital media. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a Licensed Professional Engineer, a member of the Game Developers Association of Ontario and a Director for Interactive Ontario.
This teleseminar will take place on Tuesday March 16th, 2010 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. EST (New York Time.) Michael and I will chat about the industry for about 40 minutes and then take your questions for the remaining time.
If you are a Premium annual or Platinum member, you should have received your invitation already via email. Didn't get yours? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll reply as quickly as we can and get you your invite.
Don't have a Premium annual or Platinum membership but want to get in on the call?
To secure your spot on this teleseminar all you need to do is Retweet this article on Twitter by clicking on the Retweet button at the top of the page. We'll be monitoring the Retweets and will be sure to send you an invitation to join the live teleseminar tomorrow!
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