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Mark Estdale at “Get Your Game On” Event and Workshop Weekend!

Mark will be delivering both talks and workshops at the upcoming Voice Over Network Event “Get Your Game On” in April.

Mark will be working alongside Victoria Atkin, Andrea Toyias and Stephane Cornicard to promote excellence in acting and performance for video games.

The event will take place on Friday 26th April 2019 and will be followed by a weekend on intense workshops on a variety of subjects within the d…

OM Attending GDC 2019

The team will be jetting off to San Francisco in March to attend GDC 2019. Mark, Meg and Alex will be there from the 20th-22nd and available for meetings, drinks and general pleasantness. If you’d like to meet up and chat or are open to one of the team pitching our own spicy brand of awesomeness to you please drop us an email at info@omuk.com, tweet us at @omuk_london or send us an invite in the meeting system. We’d be thrilled to…

Welcome Sasha!

A big OM welcome to Sasha James our new Production Assistant! Sasha joins our band of merry misfits after 10 long years in the book industry, so its pretty safe to say she loves stories as much as us!

Sasha will be assisting the team across many projects so expect to see her popping up everywhere and generally being very helpful.

Learn more about the OM team here

OM casting article part two now on gi.biz

The eagerly awaited part two of Mark’s “Thoughts on casting” article is now live on gamesindustry.biz 

Mark really gets down to the nitty gritty in this article. Outlining all the important steps developers should take to get that perfect actor cast in their game. Everything from casting to character briefs and what to look for in self tapes and auditions, Mark has you covered.

Mark also shares OM’s mark…

OM casting article on gamesindustry.biz

We’re delighted to see Mark’s recent post “Thoughts on game voice casting: Part One” being published on gamesindustry.biz 

The article talks about Mark’s journey as a casting director and why we have set up OM the way we have. He also addresses how casting for games can be so incredibly difficult due to its creative processes and those who are involved.

Mark shares his best advice for developers o…

OM’s Mark Estdale at The VoiceOver Network

This Friday (18th January) our very own Founder and Director Mark Estdale will be taking the stage with the wonderful Dave Fennoy to share their wisdom on VO for video games. Their combined experience covers all aspects of VO for games from both sides of the booth.

Every VOND event is specifically designed to focus on bringing the industry’s top-leaders in their field to help you raise your game. This event will have a panel discu…

OMUK Nominated for Best Creative Outsourcer at the Develop Awards

We were shortlisted for Creative Outsourcer (Audio) at the Develop Awards 2018! We didn’t win unfortunately but it was great to be shortlisted!

The Develop Awards run alongside Develop:Brighton, the three day must-attend conference in the European games development calendar. The Develop Awards celebrates and rewards UK and European game developers, focusing on creativity, teamwork, inspiration and innovation. Congratulations to…

OMUK attending EGX Rezzed 2018 – Come and meet us

OM will be attending EGX Rezzed this year. Our very own Project Manager Megan Rice will be helping out on the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair to give one-to-one advice to those looking to get a job games. Alongside other industry volunteers and Video Games Ambassadors she will be holding portfolio review session from 10am – 12pm on Friday 13th April.

The Careers Advice and Portfolio Reviews section of the Career Fair will take pl…

Results are in! The Indie Dialogue Initiative Demo Reel Survey

Founder of OM and games voice director of over 20 years Mark Estdale has published the latest findings from The Indie Dialogue Initiative’s recent survey of the industry. The survey entitled “A Voice for Games: Towards a better actor’s show reel” was put together to help actors put together better reels for video games.

This survey was sent out via social media to a variety of people involved in the casting of voices…

Horizon Zero Dawn Nominated for eight BAFTAs

We’re delighted to see Horizon Zero Dawn nominated for eight awards in the years British Academy Games Awards. Working with Guerrilla on this project was an absolute honor and the whole team have their fingers crossed that they’ll bring back the coveted golden mask.

We are especially pleased to see Ashly Burch nominated for her performance as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn. Not only did we cast Aloy and the rest of the cast …