Today, we’re talking to Peter Serafinowicz, star of the new Lego game Lego City Undercover.
Hi, I’m Peter Serafinowicz and I’d like to give you my five top tips for doing video game voices.
The Portentous Narrator. This is a favourite of mine. What I like to do to get into this voice is to use this. We all see them before. It’s a bottle of clear milk. Watch. I just take this off. And then using this little blue plastic ring, it makes a perfect monocle substitute “which really gets me into the mood. I have seen the gates of oblivion beyond which no human eye can see. “
The Annoying Computer Voice. “We all know and love this one. And when I am asked to do it, I usually can’t be bothered so instead I use my iPhone. Sorry, I didn’t get that.”
The Gruff Action Hero. This is a favourite of mine but it can be quite tricky to pull off an authentically husky tone, so what I like to do is drink a glass of this, gravel.
“The strong man doesn’t need to read the future. He makes his own. Sorry.”
The Cockney Geezer. If British people aren’t posh, they’re Cockney like Ree in Winter’s Bone, and to really sound like you’re someone from the East End as cast. And old actor’s trick is to eat apples and pears.
"We only got one UMP. They’ve got a thousand. Oh, I’m allergic to pears, but I can cure it with apple. Thanks apple."
Mr Fighting Game Announcer. I’m a bit fan of fighting games like Moral Combat and Street Wiper series. And if I want to do that kind of fighting announcement voice. I just stick on an old fighting headband. And I find that not only does it get me into mood, the voice just comes naturally.
"Jun Kazama, get ready for the next battle. Fight, finish him. Ouch, sorry, game over."
音标来源/ Longman Pronunciation Dictionary & Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary