Side-Quest 96. Big Voice Action

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! It’s Emma’s choice of side-quest topic this week! We talk about video game voice acting. Who does it, what do they do, why should they get paid more? All the good stuff.

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The Topic

What goes in to video game voice acting? How does it differ between dubbing work and non-dubbing work? How has the plague affected the process? What was with that strike a few years ago and what came out of it? We plan to go in to all the ins and outs of the industry.

The Actual Discussion

We stay pretty well on topic this week, although we do stray into both more general voice acting and the localization process as well. Mo-cap is also a big part of the discussion, and how it factors in to many voice acting roles. We go into detail about the union contract, and the changes that did and did not come to pass thanks to the strike from a few years ago. We also sing the praises of Jesse McCartney, master voice actor of our time.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Chrono Cross and The Outer Worlds. It’s our 100th main episode, can you believe it?

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