Yearly Archives: 2010

Xmas News

The busy Autumn continues at the central London recording studio.  We’ve been beavering on with the English version of the iconic German game Book of Unwritten Tales, with collaborative translation and writing live online across three time zones and working with a great cast. We’ve also been finishing off  the recording for Driver San Francisco, as well as elements of SOCOM 4.


Then just when we …

Summer Update 2010

It’s been a  busy year with PlayStation Move launch titles for Sony, the reclaimed Driver franchise back in the creative hands of the Edmundsons and Ubisoft: Driver San Francisco. There’s been Trine II, Dead Nation, more Anno, adventures and humour, sport and getting The Witcher, Assasins of Kings demo and E3 trailers wrapped.


The next quarter’s production calendar is under wraps, as usual, but the l…

Develop Awards 2010

We were nominated for the 2010 Develop Award for Audio Outsourcer of the year. This is the third year we’ve been nominated and in true form we were sidelined. Pun intended.

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Outsource Media Joins TIGA

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced Outsource Media as its newest direct member.


Outsource Media was founded in 1996 by Mark Estdale, one of the UK’s most experienced casting and dialogue directors working in the games industry. Outsource Media provides a creative full dialogue production service from scriptwriting and adaptation, casting, recording and post production to l…

GameCulture Goes Inside the Voice Actor’s Studio

Mark Estdale does a candid Q&A with John Keefer for Game See also The Escapist: Developers need to cast actors sooner.


Mark Estdale: "From my experience the teams that produce good voice work are simply those lead by senior decision makers who are passionate about, and understand the power of voice (and audio) and they factor into their schedules and their budgets what is needed to facilitate results….

Voicing concerns: the problem with video game acting.

Mark Estdale was interviewed along with Side’s Andy Emery and David Sobolov by Keith Stewart for the Guardian Gamesblog.

"Mark Estdale, director at casting and voice recording agency, Outsource Media, has been working for ten years on a system to provide voice over actors with a quick-n-dirty frame of reference for their characterisations.

"What the actor needs is something at the point of performance that they ca…

Mark is the guest speaker at the North American Actors Association’s AGM March 17 2010

"I am thrilled to announce that Mark Estdale, highly respected voice casting director and producer in the video games industry, has agreed to be our guest speaker for our AGM. I am also very pleased that this event will be held at Central School of Speech and Drama in their New Studio. This event will be taking place on Wednesday March 17th 2010 from 6.30 – 8.30pm so consider this an early warning and get it in your diaries now.&quo…