You’ll find that there are many different kinds of actors and classes for each type. There are actors you see on the screen and there are actors you don’t see at all and you hear instead. Those actors are known as voice actors. Since voice actors are never on screen, there is still a large amount of talent the actors must have in order to effectively do their job with their lines.
Contrary to popular belief, voice acting can be far more difficult than the typical on-screen or on-stage acting. This is because the actors don’t have other actors to work with. The actors cannot see facial expressions and body language, and you can’t use many hand gestures, or props to help deliver your line with feeling.
There are many types of voice acting for various roles. A few of them include:
- Video Games
- Animated movies or cartoons
Tim DeCapua did a brief Q&A on the evolution of gaming and gave a bit of detail on how gaming has changed over the years. Likewise, the art of voice acting in every aspect, including video games, has also changed and evolved with the gaming industry. That doesn’t mean all voice acting has changed. A good portion of some voice acting projects are still the same with business being done the same way.