Ask the Experts: Voice Acting in Games

Guest columnist David Sobolov at GameCareersGuide writes:

"Dear Experts,
I'm an aspiring actor, and I've been told my voice has presence, so I think I might be qualified for video game voice work. How do I get work as a voice actor? Is it competitive? Is having a good voice enough?
Smooth Talker

Dear Smooth Talker,
Voice acting is extremely competitive, and you have to be able to perform a variety of roles without much preparation. The more experience you have performing, the more skills you'll have to draw from when someone puts copy in front of you and expects a world-class performance to come out of your mouth on the spot! I would suggest that your first step, if you haven't done it yet, would be getting some formal training or community theater and improvisational training".

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