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by Matthew Price Published: March 13, 2009
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"It’s all voice acting whether you’re doing an animated series or a video game, or any of those kind of jobs,” Lowenthal said. "They all have their different techniques. For video games, you’re in a booth, by yourself. Only on one or two occasions ever have I gotten to record with other actors at the same time for a video game. I guess it’s just more efficient for them to do one character at a time.”

Lowenthal said the workload on a video game voice project is faster, and can be harder on the voice, as there are multiple yells and grunts to record.

"Usually for a video game, you show up on the day of, and you get right to it,” Lowenthal said. "The director may go over some basic things with you, so you have a little context. But then you’re in there, using your imagination to create the world that they’re trying to create in their game, you have to create that for yourself.”

NEXT WEEK: Find out how Lowenthal became the voice of Superman in "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes.”

Read Matt’s blog: blog.newsok.com/nerdage.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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"Stuff like this is why I got into acting in the first place: running around on a submarine in the future, fighting evil robots with a plasma rifle."
Yuri Lowenthal
Actor

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