It’s All About Character(s)! Acting for Video Games Workshop with Randall Ryan (Recorded)



The majority of actors do one thing wrong over and over: they try to guess at and give what they think the director “wants”. Great voice acting, however, is about the embodiment of a role, and doubly so in video games, where you are asking the game player to suspend disbelief. The focus should always, always be on becoming the character. And frankly, it’s too big of a lift to start from scratch before every audition or project.

So in this recorded workshop we work on the importance of backstory, intentions, situations, and all of the things that the client may never know…but they will absolutely hear. And even though we’re going to work on video games, ultimately it doesn’t matter what your primary genre is: commercial, narration, audiobooks, or animation. That’s because the principle is the same: it’s not about your voice, it’s all about character(s).

Watch Randall work one-on-one in a small group setting, honing your intuitive skills, your body memory, creativity and emotional intelligence.

Duration: 6 Hours
Access: Unlimited Access to Workshop
Investment: $149 (watch free in GVAA Membership Video Library!)

*After purchase, you will receive an email with links to access the workshop!

Randall’s Bio:

Randall’s journey into voice casting and directing was an unusual one. A musician from the age of five and a touring songwriter/performer for 15 years, he stopped touring to co-found InternetSound (later HamsterBall) in 1995. Quite by accident, Randall found he had a knack for directing talent, and soon voice-over became a bigger and bigger part of HamsterBall’s mix.

The work that jazzes him the most are the story-driven narratives where he gets to work with actors to explore and create deep characters and complex worlds.

Randall’s recent casting and directing credits include Chivalry 2, The Walking Dead: Destinies, Lord of the Rings Online, World of Tanks, Cosmonious High, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Vacation Simulator, and GI Joe: Operation Blackout. Legacy titles include World of Warcraft, Deer Hunter, Hearthstone,Transformers, Barbie, Disney Princess, and Dora the Explorer.

Randall co-hosts the Let’s Talk Voiceover podcast with director and actor Gillian Brashear. He still composes music, performs the occasional live gig,and thinks dogs make the best people.

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