Category Archives: In the press

OMUK’s Victoria Prentice Interviewed By Ukie

For this week’s entry in the Ukie careers series, OMUK Studio Manager Victoria Prentice was interviewed about her career in games. Beginning her career at OMUK in 2012 as an audio engineer, Victoria is an integral part of the OMUK team. In the interview, she discusses a typical day, career highlights, and briefly touches on unannounced projects we’re involved with. There are also tips for those starting out in the industry, and str…

OMUK at GDC 2015

Our CEO Mark Estdale will be at GDC and Game Connection San Francisco, demonstrating the power of Game Immersive Voice Recording (GIVR) and CDT (Creative Dialogue Tools). If you’d like to see the magic in action, email info@omuk.com.

Here is GIVR in action.

OMUK’s Mark Estdale To Appear On Panel At SensoriaPro

This Friday, at 10:15AM, OMUK’s very own Mark Estdale will be involved in a panel at SensoriaPro, Sheffield’s festival of music, film and digital entertainment. The panel details are as follows;

Sound Design for Games – 10.15am
We have a fantastic line up that covers music, sound design and dialogue production.
John Broomhall will moderate a panel including sound designer Joanna Orland (Sony Computer Entertainment Euro…

Mark Estdale – Speaking at Game Sound Con 2013 in Los Angeles

OMUK founder Mark Estdale is teaming up with Mike Csurics at this year’s Game Sound Con in Los Angeles for a special on empowering performance for voice recording in video games.

Sun Nov 03, 11:45-12:45
Advanced VO Capture
(Michael Csurics, Mark Estdale) The standard recording studio, recording software and recording methods were never designed for recording voice for games. You can hammer the round peg into the square hole but yo…

Mark Estdale speaking at Platform 2013

OMUK founder Mark Estdale is a guest speaker for the second year running at Platform 2013.  Mark’s session this year is on voice work in video games and focusses on methods developed to empower actors.

“Fantastic writing and voice acting”

"Deponia’s tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven."  "Fantastic writing and voice acting" Writes Gamespot’s  Mark Walton.

Here is Mark’s video review of Deponia, the latest point and click adventure to get the OM treatment.

Develop-online AUDIO SPECIAL: Adding voices to RuneScape

MMORPGs were slower to adopt voice than other game genres. However, advances in technology and bandwith are increasingly helping to make voice in online games the norm. Jagex recently teamed up with dialogue specialists OM to put the first voices to quests in their flagship MMORPG, RuneScape. Jagex Audio Director Stephen Lord (right) and Mark Estdale (left) of OM talk over the issues involved.

 

 

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Develop Magazine’s Will Freeman at OM London …a new model for talent direction is evolving.

We were featured in the January 2012 issue of Develop Magazine. The article titles  "Direct Action"  scratches the surface of the methods we’ve been developing to empower directors, studios and actors in producing truly subtle, real and connected dialogue for video games.  It is one thing to talk about what we’re doing, but the nicest thing about  the work we’re doing is that results always speak…

Mark is quoted & misquoted in the Big Mouth Guide

It’s good getting the word out about working with actors for video games but the quote of throwing a producer out of the studio for having a laptop is not Mark’s big mouth but a misquote. Game producers with laptops can rest easy! See the full article next month online at Audiomedia.com or go buy the latest issue of Audio Media Magazine from a good newsagent.