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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 meet you!


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Matt in MCV “Levelling Up”

Our very own Matt Dear, Recording Engineer has been featured in this months MCV Magazine. Matt speaks about if own journey getting into games audio, giving great advice to those who may be on a similar path. Whether you might be just starting out or looking to get a full time job in games its a good read.

Check him out in print in the February issue of MCV or keep you eyes peeled for the online article on MCV.


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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


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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 marking matrix which we use during casting to help us remember those really standout actors and track those who really improve.

You can read the full article here. 


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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 of when and how to cast for production. The aim always being that perfect “hell yeah!” moment when the team find that perfect someone to bring their vision to life.

Read the full article here.

Keep your eyes out for part two of this feature! Mark will be discussing casting briefs, character briefs and more!


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Voice Over Recording Masterclass at Ludicious Zurich

Our Founder Mark Estdale will be delivering a brand new voice over workshop at Ludicious Game Festival on Thursday 31st January.

Mark’s session will be tailored to the needs of the audience and will be an immersive practical hands on workshop focusing on voice recording and best practice for games. From script to casting methods, to recording and post production Mark will be available to poke and prod about anything VO.

The session will also introduce the logic and philosophy behind the power of OM’s Creative Dialogue Tools and the Game Immersive Voice Recording method. Which focuses on instinctive and immersive performance, taking game VO to the next level.

About Ludicious

Ludicious is a distinctive game developer event in Zurich, Switzerland happening 31st Jan – 3rd Feb 2019. It’s focused on the arts and crafts of game development, where game design and business meet.

They work to support small & midsize developers connecting with the broader industry, and create event formats which bring developers from all domains of game development together on eye level.

Register now


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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 discussing the current trends in video games, auditions, acting technique, what’s happening in producing voice reels today and so much more.

The evening will be full to the brim of not only actors but producers, agents, game developers and more so its bound to be a great night for networking and meet new faces.

The OM team will be out in force so please come along to meet us!

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

‘I’ve taken his coaching into the studio and I feel instantly more confident and more authentic with my reads. The man is a genius and was so generous with his feedback and tips.’ Ally Murphy

This is a night for working professionals who are interested in staying on top of their careers. It is also for those who have never done any video games work before and are interested to find out more about what it takes.

VOND with Dave Fennoy and Mark Estdale – January 2019

DETAILS:

  • Dates – 18th January 2019
  • Time – 7pm – 11pm
  • Venue – The Old Street Gallery, 62 Paul Street, Leonard St, London EC2A 4NA
  • Price – Members £29, Non-members £49 + VAT
  • 1 Drink and Nibbles included

Grab tickets for the event here 

 


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We’re Hiring! Production Assistant at OM London

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We’d like to thank all applicants for applying but the position is now filled.

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We’re OM a rule breaking voice and facial capture studio in London and Los Angeles. We are passionate about games and achieving the best possible performance. We think differently and act differently to deliver top notch quality characters. We’re looking to expand our rock star team of misfits and rebels. Sound like your kind of team? Take a look at what we are after below –

Production Assistant

We’re looking for a Production Assistant to help our London team handle some bigger projects currently in our pipeline. Whilst you won’t be solely responsible you will be expected to run with the projects assigned to you and keep momentum moving. It is primarily an admin role but if successful there will be opportunity to expand upon the role.

We’re looking for a –

  • An organised and logical thinker. You will be managing communication with the client and updating them with progress of project. You’ll also be responsible for scheduling and sourcing talent for a high priority project in strict time limits.
  • Cool Cucumber. Must perform well under stress. Able to take problems in their stride and think of solutions quickly without losing their cool.  
  • Champion of the people. Fantastic people skills you will be dealing with actors, directors, clients and more on a daily basis. You must be confident with meeting people in person as well as communicating well on email and phone.
  • Computer Wizard. You must be computer literate and quick to pick up new software and tools.
  • Sharpshooter. It’s important you have an eye (and ear) for detail as you’ll be asked to work independently and give feedback on talent to the rest of the production team. In a small team like OM teamwork is essential and we need to be able to trust your judgement and know you’ll have the teams back.
  • Juggler. You’ll need to be an excellent multi-tasker as we work on hundreds of productions a year. You need to be able to keep various processes running at the same time in order to keep up.
  • Steely Confidant – As we work with many high profile and international clients a high level of confidentiality is an absolute must.

Main responsibilities

  • Sourcing and scheduling – As mentioned above you’ll be expected to work independently to source and schedule talent based on specific briefs. You’ll also be assisting with scheduling actors for other productions, particularly when the studio is busy.
  • Organising and updating – As we work on various projects every week you’ll be expected to multitask between various elements of projects. This includes handling files, addressing briefs, sorting through and responding to emails, communicating with clients effectively and reporting back to the team, keeping them in the loop with any problems.
  • Helping the team with varied aspects of day to day production, answering phones, keeping the place tidy and clean, dealing with client, agent and actor enquiries, helping develop and maintain the actor, client and casting database.
  • Assisting with QA. Listening to the final audio and/or video edits for a production to check that everything is present and correct (in both the script and the audio/video) and that nothing is missing.

 

Additional studio duties

As well as assisting the production team on projects you will be responsible for –

Social Media – Interacting with the outside world, promoting a healthy and confident media identity for the Employer. This includes Twitter and Facebook, along with website blog posts.

Keeping an active social media feed on all platforms is essential, and linking Facebook/Twitter accounts may be key to this.

 

Production Assistant at OMUK London

If you’d like to apply for this position please email production@omuk.com with the subject line “Production Assistant at OM London” please include a CV and a link to your LinkedIn Profile (if applicable) before January 7th 2019.


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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 all the other nominees and winners!


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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 place every day during EGX Rezzed 2018. The sessions are hosted by a number of experts across the games industry and aim to help young people improve their portfolios and break into the games business. You can read the full schedule here.

The sessions are part of an expanded GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair, which will include studio and university booths, plus the return of the UKIE Career Bar.

After the session Megan will be hanging around the show to talk to developers and publishers about their games. So if you are attending and would like to speak to Megan about getting fantastic voice talent in your game drop her an email at megan@omuk.com. She’d love to come and check out your game.