Brightskull has worked to create a method of management and integration that has helped production studios and development studios focus more on core mechanics and game development, rather than focusing on other components.
Working on a video game of any publication level, from Independent developers to AAA, requires attention to detail, a vision, and hard work. Developers and producers have a mountain of work to deal with outside of overseeing the voice-acting component of their games. This leads to the issue of hiring a voice director for a short time, or continually keeping them on staff, and then hiring mercenary-style voice actors and all the supporting staff needed. This can lead to frustrating slowdowns and general disorganization.
While these problems don’t sound terribly difficult to overcome, much like any issue, they can compound and grow to become unmanageable. Brightskull enables you to raise your voice while brushing away the difficulty of building out your own voiceover department by integrating its casting team, writers, production staff, voice directors, and other team members into the voice production process. This creates a connected organizational structure from top to bottom, what we like to call the Brightskull formula.
Brightskull enables you to raise your voice while brushing away the difficulty of building out your own voiceover department by integrating its casting team, writers, production staff, voice directors, and other team members into the voice production process.
How it’s made, the Brightskull formula
To understand the Brightskull formula, it would be helpful to review the flow of voice acting work. We work to take the pain-points within the workflow, caused by these mercenary tendencies to become disorganized and slow, and iron them out with structural organization and powerful communication channels.
A common flow for a video game voice production is as follows:
- Script is written and finalized
- Overall design goals are established
- Casting begins and finished
- Cast reads (Depending on the size of script and game)
- Recording begins
- Audio mixing and edits occur.
- Final audio is mixed, edited, and implemented
By focusing on shoring up difficulties in communication and organization within this flow, game production flows faster and smoother leading to a competent and powerful final project.
We are a part of your team – The Brightskull integration methodology
Voiceover production often takes a scattered approach to completing projects with voice actors, scriptwriters, and voice directors. That “mercenary” atmosphere can be detrimental to the health of a project impacting things like communication and flow. Working with an in-house team allows development and production studios to divert fewer resources and time towards setting up an entire department or internal task force and spend more time working with the main components of the game.
How does Brightskull integrate seamlessly?
Brightskull begins every project with the goal of integrating its processes with the publisher and game developers’ studios. By creating a connected group through Brightskull, developers and publishers receive:
- Easier communication and deeper coordination
- Less voice overload due to the communication channel established in the beginning of the engagement
- Help on scripts, translation, and more (as outlined in the beginning of the engagement) that supports our “One Studio, One Team” integration method
- Casting services alongside talent management, script editing/writing, Voice Directing, etc
Brightskull’s cost flexibility mentality
Cost is one of the highest mitigating factors when it comes to video game production. With Brightskull, our goal is to provide an integrated and comprehensive team that includes casting, production, capture, and more, flawlessly and on time. Each engagement is different, our main goal is to connect budget with expectations and find the perfect cost for your project’s needs. This ensures a clear communication channel on the deliverable expectations and desired outcome of the work that makes our team truly integrate. We prioritize flexibility over a cookie cutter mentality to ensure that the final product of our work is flawless and on time.
The Game is Made
Voiceover production is an intense and laborious process. It doesn’t need to be made harder by the studio you hire. Brightskull’s main goal is to create a product that developers are proud of and consumers love. With this in mind, Brightskull gives meticulous attention to detail to each step of the process.
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