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Monthly Newsletter

Issue # 67
August 2010

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Upcoming Classes

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and class descriptions
Small Group Workout  -  8/3

VO Techniques  -  8/4-18

Advanced Narration  -  8/4-6

Long Form Narration  -  8/7-8

Acting for VO & More  -  8/9-23

Video Game Challenge  -  8/10-17

INTRO: Starting Out  -  8/14

Improv for Beginners  -  8/15

Stepping Out  -  8/21

Creating Characters  -  8/21

VO Bootcamp  -  8/22

Small Group Workout  -  9/2

Nuts & Bolts  -  9/8-29

Diction & Clarity  -  9/9

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Video Games 101
Emily Clark is a Talent Coordinator for gaming giant, Electronic Arts.  She works with teams across the franchises within EA to coordinate the in-game talent including casting, scheduling, negotiating, contracting and payroll for both day-player and celebrity deals.  She's worked on most of EA's titles over the last 2 years including Dante's Inferno, Dead Space, Dragon Age, Fight Night, GI Joe, Littlest Pet Shop, Madden NFL, Mass Effect 2, MMA, Medal of Honor, Monopoly, Need for Speed, Sims and Spore.

In a recent conversation she revealed that there's definitely a trend for more natural reads - "As video games become more cinematic, the performance needs to reflect the realism.  Across the board, budgets are being cut but games are getting bigger, so we have to hire more for less.  The difference between union and non-union is experience and speed.  Producers want to know that the people they have hired will be able to work efficiently in the booth and nail the roles."

Asked about the major differences between SF and LA talent, she responded, "There are very talented people in both markets.  The only difference is that there are more actors, talent agencies, producers and production companies in LA so there is a higher concentration of work.  Inevitably, there are more experienced performers in LA which makes it easier to cast projects that require a large number of talent.  That is not to discredit the very talented working actors in the Bay Area and other smaller markets."

Her top tips for people auditioning or recording jobs; when auditioning, make sure to stay in character, show a range, have good recording quality and stay away from lengthy slates.

Emily will be teaching a 2-week class at Voice One, Video Game Challenge, beginning Tuesday, August 10.
Look Who's Talking

Mic Small* Deborah May signed with Tonry Talent. Congratulations!
* John Prudhont booked a SAG national commercial for Chase.
* Rosario Cascone recorded a radio commercial for Healthcare Concepts.

* Jonathan Murphy and Steve Cloyes shot a series of viral videos for the Oracle OpenWorld Conference.
* Patricia Pearson shot an industrial film for Silicon Valley Bank
* Shaye Troha
recorded commercials for Scandinavian Designs and Joint Juice.
* Erik Beavers
played a French baker in a web commercial for Hewlett Packard and a student in a viral video called Otaku.
* Greg Land recorded a corporate narration for Wells Fargo and filmed another web video for Clif Bars.
* Shannon Riley recorded a narration at Voice One for a Gilead Sciences drug called Ranexa. He was cast through the Voice One talent database.
* Jenny Debevec landed a job through the Voice One casting database - an audio walking tour of San Francisco for the For-Site Foundation.
* Steven Thomas did a two day teleprompter gig for McKesson and has another one this week for ELT.

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