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Voice Acting in Video Games Workshop at Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 13, 2011

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Two men playing video games, holding controllersDuring the month of November, Londoners will have the opportunity to experience digital interactive gaming as never before!

With a Voice Over London workshop on voice acting in video games and DIG London coming up, things are going to get pretty exciting for gamers and talent alike.

I hope you can join us at our upcoming Voice Over London workshop featuring guest speaker George Spanos, a sound designer from Digital Extremes.

November Voice Over London Workshop

If you're in London, ON Canada or will be visiting on November 5th, be sure to join us for a Voice Over London workshop on video game voice acting!

Our special industry guest is George Spanos, a sound designer at Digital Extremes. Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. George will be with us for an hour and he will be speaking for 30 minutes and taking questions for 30 minutes. The remainder of the workshop will include further discussion and voice acting. Be sure to bring your notebook, a pen and anything you'd like to ask!

Topics To Be Discussed Include:

๏ The game production cycle and where voice acting fits in
๏ Potential opportunities for scratch tracks
๏ What it takes to book roles in video games
๏ Studio etiquette
๏ How sound engineers interact with voice actors in production
๏ Motion capture and what it may mean for voice actors
๏ How the gaming industry perceives the role of voice actors

How To RSVP

This workshop takes place on Saturday November 5th, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Voices.com located at 150 Dufferin Avenue, Suite 800. Please arrive ten minutes before the workshop (12:50 p.m. EST) to ensure you are able to join us.

RSVP on the Voice Over London Community Facebook page for this event here:

Voice Acting in Video Games Workshop Featuring George Spanos

About George Spanos

George SpanosGeorge Spanos has always been passionate about creating sound. From a very early age he showed an affinity for music and a strong desire to explore technology. Throughout his formative years George played piano, bass clarinet, and classical guitar. He went on to study audio in the Recording Engineering and Digital Applications programs at Fanshawe College.

As a professional sound designer for over 12 years, George has a firm grasp of what it takes to creatively apply sound to picture. He has worked on many different formats including video games, television series, short film, sound installation, and television documentaries.

George has also created, recorded, edited, and mixed sound for well in excess of 700 television and radio commercials. Many of these commercials have garnered awards in the advertising industry's top shows. He has worked with most of the leading advertising agencies in Canada and his work has been broadcast over most of North America and as far away as England.

George is a sound designer at Digital Extremes in London, Ontario. He is currently working on the highly anticipated sequel The Darkness 2 as well as Star Trek for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles.

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