For Immediate Release
BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS UNIQUE VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR TWO SPECIAL EVENTS
Renowned Audio Post Facility Will Give Insights On Voice Acting For Video Games At The 2009 Game Developers Conference And Present A Separate All-Day Session On Character Development And Voice Acting Skills At Pyramind Studios
Burbank, CA, March 23, 2009 – Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, will bring its popular voice acting workshop to San Francisco on Saturday, March 28th 2009 at Pyramind Studios (832 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA). The session will be led by well-known voice actor and director Tony Oliver and will give in-depth instruction on every major component of voice acting as it applies to anime and video games. The Bang Zoom! Workshop is $299.00 and space is very limited. Details and reservations to attend are available at: http://www.adventuresinvoiceacting.com/splash001
Bang Zoom’s Tony Oliver will also be featured in a special session at the 2009 Game Developers Conference® (GDC), being held March 23-27, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Adventures in Voice Acting: Raising the Bar on Voice Acting for Video Games takes place on Friday, March 27th from 4:00pm–5:00pm. This interactive discussion will present ways to increase creative synergy and communication between game producers and the voice talent in the studio to improve storytelling, raise the overall quality of the performances, and create a more efficient workflow for recording audio and sound design for video games. More information on the 2009 GDC is available at: http://www.gdconf.com.
“Voice acting for video game applications presents some major differences and challenges when compared to anime or traditional animation and I’m looking forward to exploring both topics in detail this weekend.” says Oliver, who was the ADR (Automated Dialogue Recording) director for the hit anime series Gurren Lagann, which was dubbed by Bang Zoom! and seen on Sci Fi Channel. He has, over the last two decades, also portrayed lead roles on many iconic animated series such as Robotech, Gungrave and Lupin III and also served as the ADR director for video games such as .hack//G.U. and Eureka 7 for NAMCO BANDAI Games America.
The Bang Zoom! Voice Acting Workshop at Pyramind Studios will explore a range of important topics critical for those looking to enter the voice acting arena, including an informative overview of the entire dubbing process and the technology used in recording, as well as character development, basic acting skills, and how to use and project the voice with a variety of emotions. Developing a compelling demo, studio etiquette and protocol for auditions will also be presented with an insider’s view of voice acting business as it relates to the anime and video game industries.
“We’re very excited to present these voice acting workshops for a pair of special engagements in San Francisco,” says Eric P. Sherman, President of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. “Anime and video game titles each have a unique set of needs and challenges when it comes to the type and complexity of the recording, sound design, mixing and delivery. Several talented individuals have taken the workshops and have gone on to enjoy great success as voice actors for many popular anime and video game titles, and this is a rare opportunity for anyone seriously considering voice acting as a career to be tutored by one of the best in the business!”
Bang Zoom! also encourages those not able to attend the workshop to explore the critically acclaimed ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING™- Volume One DVD. The documentary spotlights the behind-the-mic world of the talented and diverse personalities that bring animated and video game characters to life. Bang Zoom! Entertainment produced the film, having completed English language dubs and audio post production for more than 2,000 anime episodes for a wide variety of anime series in addition to working on other animated features, live action productions and video games. ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING™- Volume One is also available online for $29.95 at http://www.adventuresinvoiceacting.com/purchasethedvd/.
About Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Burbank, California, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. is a leading and award winning full service audio post production studio working in the fields of feature films, television, electronic entertainment, anime and direct to home entertainment projects. Founded in 1993, Bang Zoom! Entertainment maintains operations in the U.S. with three buildings, six recording/mixing stages and a staff of just under 200 actors, writers, directors and technicians. Bang Zoom! Entertainment is committed to carrying out innovative projects that contribute to the promotion of global cultural awareness. More information about Bang Zoom! Entertainment and its products can be found on the company’s web site, which is located at www.bangzoomentertainment.com.