The Joker and Mordor are coming to Long Beach!
Anyone who has any familiarity with or knowledge of voice acting for video games and animated features knows that it is hardly just a matter of strolling into a studio, reading off the words from a script, and calling it a day. Voice acting, just as any other type of performance, takes a thorough examination of the story, a concerted effort to understand the motivation of the story’s players, and a deep immersion to become one with your own character. In video game play, that voice acting is coupled with actors’ motion-capture performances to produce complete, fully-realized characters for audiences. The process is fascinating, which is why it’s such a boon for the Long Beach Comic Con to announce a panel that will explore just that process!
During the Long Beach Comic Con, running from September 12th through the 13th, will explore the profession of voice acting during the panel “Performance Matters: Creating your Character in Video Games.” The panel, which will take place Saturday, September 12 from 2:00-3:00PM in room 104A, will feature a whole host of video game and cartoon voice actors and motion-capture performers who will share their experiences in the industry as well as how they become their characters relying only on the words on the printed page.
Here are the details of this sure-to-be exciting and informative panel concerning the creative process of the folks who bring our favorite characters to life:
Panel: Performance Matters: Creating Your Character in Video Games
Date, Time, and Location: Saturday, September 12, from 2:00-3:00 in Room 104A
Troy Baker (The Joker from Batman: Assault on Arkham), Crispin Freeman (Maraad from World of Warcraft), America Young (motion capture actor on Halo 5), Thom Williams (stunt coordinator/mocap performer Halo 4 & 5) and Phil LaMarr (Vamp from Metal Gear Solid 2 & 4) and Liam Obrien (Gollum in Shadow of Mordor) from the video gaming industry talk about creating their famous characters. Both in the areas of voice over and motion capture. How they were cast, what it takes to bring these characters to life, be it finding their voice, creating their movement styles, and putting together the action sequences for the amazing cut scenes. A highly interactive session with the fans!
The assemblage of voice actors and motion-capture performers are titans of their craft, and the panel should be an engaging examination for anyone who’s interested in the world of voice performance motion-capture acting.
For more information on this panel and the rest of the hub-bub and exciting goings-on at this year’s Long Beach Comic Con, be sure to follow the LBCC on Twitter and Facebook, as well as checking out the event’s official website.
The Long Beach Comic Con will be held September 12th and 13th, 2015.