Video games, as a medium, do a lot of incredible things that other media just can’t. They immerse people in stories in a new and innovative way, bringing a level of personal experience to storytelling that isn’t available in movies, television, or even Choose Your Own Adventure novels. That’s one of the reasons I love working on them so much. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I moved out to Los Angeles in the first place.
Over the last year or so, I’ve been honing my craft as a voice actor in several different categories, working on specific skill sets that would help me grow as an actor and a storyteller. I’ve been meeting with David Lyerly, a NYC-based coach and video game connoisseur, and the journey has been an interesting, difficult, and rewarding one. At the end, we produced a demo reel that I am really proud of.
I present to you my brand new video game reel:
We tried hard to focus on the recent trend of video games to be more theatrical, relying on the actor to provide subtlety and nuance to the dialog in order to bring out specific elements - not just what’s going on visually, but the implications all of that has on the story surrounding all of it. Video games have become so realistic and raw lately, and we tried to focus on that here.
I hope you enjoy taking a listen! I can’t wait to continue having a part in telling these incredible stories.