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The Monster Factory: Extreme Voices in Video Games

Creature vocalizations made by voice talents have become more popular in video games over the past few years. Mostly dominated by animal sound libraries or softwares modifying the voice for decades, more and more game companies have turned to humans to voice those characters. 

In this session, Sébastien Croteau, President of The Monster Factory AV INC, gives insight into the science behind extreme voice techniques used by creature voice talents, the challenges of creature vocalizations, the different vocal archetypes, and voice layering techniques. It also dives into the recording process for this type of character and gives tips and tricks to get the most out of creature voice talents.

Thursday 28. March 14:00 - Room: Frognerparken

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Sébastien Croteau // The Monster Factory (CA)

Metal vocalist since 1991 (Necrotic Mutation) and throat singer (Tibetan, Mongolia and Inuit throat-singing) since 1996, Sébastien Croteau masters an impressive number of extreme vocal techniques. He began teaching metal voices and throat singing 15 years ago. Since then, he has trained hundreds of metal vocalists and voice talents around the world and he is a renowned expert in vocal distortion, extreme sounds and creature voice design.

It is thanks to these techniques that he began to work for video game companies in 2005. Since then, he has specialized in vocal stunt work and sound creation of the voices of monsters and creatures. He has worked on more than thirty video games (including Baldur’s Gate 3, Warhammer: Realm of Ruins, Gotham Knights, Meet your Maker, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Dead by Daylight, Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak, Prince of Persia – The Forgotten Sands and Assassin's Creed 2) and has lent his voice to more than 300 characters.

For the past few years, he has been a casting director and a voice director for various projects. In 2018, he created a company called The Monster Factory, a talent agency that specializes in extreme sounds, vocal stunts and creature/monster voices.

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