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Acting for Video Games

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Cost £286
Duration 5 days
Age 16-30yr olds
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Worth nearly $200 billion the games industry has overtaken film and tv, as the highest grossing entertainment industry and is now reported to be bigger than both the film and music industries combined.

From epic quests in fantastical realms to intimate character driven dramas that explore the depths of the human experience, games are a playground for exceptional storytelling with characters brought to life by actors' compelling performances.

This course is taught by Holly Reddaway.

Throughout the masterclass we will explore:

  • How performance is captured for games 
  • Bringing a character to life and approaching a script
  • Developing skills for performance capture: voice over, facial capture and motion capture
  • Unpacking the full range and potential of your voice
  • What to expect from a shoot
  • Approaches to producing a showreel
  • How to get started in the industry

About Holly

Holly trained as a director at LAMDA and on the Almeida’s directing course and works primarily as a director in games, immersive and animation. She is a member of BAFTA’s latest development programme BAFTA Connect and an ambassador for Women In Games.An associate artist for NYT she has also taught at RADA and LAMDA.

The voice and performance director on multiple award-winning AAA titles her credits include: Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios), Formula 1 Manager (Frontier Developments), Zombieland VR (XR Games) and Park Beyond (Bandai Namco). Upcoming titles for release in 2023 include Remedy's latest title and Assassin's Creed 'Codename Jade' for Ubisoft.

Course details

 Dates: Monday 24th - Friday 28th July 

Time: 10am- 6pm daily

Venue: 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW 

For ages 16-30

Price: £286 for 5 sessions

Can I take part in this course?

This course is tailored to both seasoned actors and those taking their first steps in their career. You do not have to be an NYT member to join and no previous experience is necessary, the only rule is that you must be aged 16-30. 

Am I eligible for a free place?

At The National Youth Theatre we never want cost to be a barrier, that's why we offer limited free spaces on each course. For a free place, please fill out the short application form here

I have access needs, can I still take part?

Our courses are adaptable for participants with disability and neurodivergence where required. All participants are asked to provide Access Requirements before attending to make sure their needs are met. For further information, please contact auditionandcourses@nyt.org.uk

What should I bring?

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a packed lunch and water bottle (NYT is walking distance to many corner shops, cafes & local supermarkets to buy food from), and a notepad and pen

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