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Deep Dive: Voice Acting for Videogames - Learn by Doing


Good voice acting can make a good game great, and bad voice acting can make a decent game terrible. Finding great voiceover talent for your games doesn't have to be difficult - but you do have to know what you're looking for, and how to find it.

In this interactive Deep Dive, Melanie will lead you through a hands-on mock video game voiceover casting session where you will experience first-hand the process of selecting voice acting talent for games, from finding that talent to deciding who is right for the role. All attendees play an integral part of this process by being the talent for the game, making the decisions and selecting the talent, or both.Whether you're looking to use voice actors in your own games or provide voice acting for games yourself, this class will provide essential information. Don't miss it!

Bio: Melanie Ehrlich is an intuitive, versatile and passionate actress, voiceover talent, voiceover teacher and creative arts professional, whose work spans multiple disciplines and countries. She has 200+ voiceover credits in animation, video games, commercials, documentaries, educational media, and even in-flight videos, and she is always interested in teaming up with great people to create great things. You can learn more about Melanie on her website,

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So I JUST announced the guest lineup for my new 8-week VO class that starts on Monday, May 5th, and among my awesome guests for the class is Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye Games! Dave is a super sweet guy and I'm really looking forward to working with him. :)

    Would you like to work with us too? Join us!! Full info is on my website ( :) It's shaping up to be a really nice group! If you were at the Deep Dive on the 7th, you may recognize some familiar faces. :)

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi again folks--just a heads up that I'm teaching another FREE class tomorrow! Come join me and co-teacher Michael A. Zekas for our FREE Intro to Audio Production for Voiceovers class, where we will produce an entire commercial voiceover spot right in front of you and answer any questions you may have! Though we'll be focusing on commercial VO, the techniques we'll be teaching are applicable to all areas of voiceover and audio production. And it's free! Info and registration are all here:

    See you all soon! =D

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone! Thank you again SO much for coming out last Monday! I had a blast, and I hope you all found the event entertaining and informative.

    As I mentioned, I have two FREE classes coming up, in which you'll learn all about my upcoming classes and how awesome they are. ;) If you're interested in pursuing VO work further, I would LOVE to see you there.

    Registration for all:

    Free classes:
    Finding Work and Success in Voice Acting (intro to my weekly VO class) - 5:45 and 7:30 sessions
    Intro to Audio Production for Voiceovers (intro to my weekly Audio Production for VO class) - 5:45 and 7:45 sessions

    I'm also teaching an animation voiceover class with Darren Dunstan, casting director of Yu-Gi-Oh on the 28th! Registration for that is open as well, on the same page.

    And please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly! (And if you have already, I will try to get back to you today!!)

    See you guys again soon! =D

    April 14, 2014

    • Amanni M.

      Ur welcome. Will try to come to the classes. And bring friends along especially my friend Andrea Dan.

      April 14, 2014

  • Tim R.

    Wonderful intro to VO for videogames. Melanie is a delightful teacher!

    April 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for the kind words, Tim! You were a great sport despite me throwing you for a loop in front of everyone. ;) It was a pleasure working with you in the class and I look forward to having the opportunity to do so again soon! =D

      April 14, 2014

  • Josh R.

    I'll be out of town on a business trip to Vegas, but is there any chance of a repeat "performance" on this one? It's my dream to be a voice actor for video games and cartoons.

    April 2, 2014

    • Josh R.

      I would definitely be interested in a full day workshop. I'll check out her site, thank you.

      April 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the kind words, Emma. :) Josh, I'd love to see you at a future event! I'll let you know if/when we do schedule a full day workshop. In the meantime, I'm teaching an animation class the last week in April that would deeeeeeefinitely interest you, but I haven't officially announced it yet--shoot me an email and I'll tell you about it after I announce it at tomorrow's Deep Dive. :)

      April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay!! I'm so excited to see everyone tomorrow night! Bring questions! I'll bring answers! :)

    April 7, 2014

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