“What’s memorable to me is truthfulness. “
Andrea Toyias, senior casting and voice director at Blizzard, knows what she is looking for in voice actors: acting skills. What makes a performance stand out is the connection with the story you are telling, and you can’t connect to a story by “putting on a voice”. You have to go deeper.
In modern video games, the level of acting sought after is comparable to that found in premier cinema and theater, acting that allows the audience to lose themselves in the story because it is so realistic. Vocal facility and dexterity are useful tools, but tools are secondary to the craft itself.
In this interview, Andrea generously pulls back the curtain to show us what she is looking for when casting and discusses how people on both sides of the glass have risen to the occasion and even taken advantage of the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.
In anticipation of her upcoming class on American Accents, Aaron sits down with renowned dialect coach of stage and screen, Lynne Soffer, for a brief interview.
Get out of your own way and own your year in VO by applying this advice.
Aaron meets with Walt Gray IV to discuss the why voice actors should know how to audition through self-tapes.
Aaron asks Gavin a few questions about Commercial VO and his new class at Voice One.
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Blizzard's Casting Director Wants You to Bring Truth to the Fantastic Worlds of Video Games
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