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This is stupid...

Was GTA known to be a huge title that would be the greatest selling game yet ?
-Yes it was, if 100k was not good enough for this guy.. then why did he take the job ? 100k for 1 title is awesome IMHO
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Well, looks like he should have had a better contract/agent or both. hindsight is 20/20.
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I agree with the actor and yes he is an actor.. is harder to make the voice and put all the emotions to the image u see on the screen. It should be that in the even the game does well then pay him more... lets be honest "OK ROMAN LETS GO SEE SOME TITIES" the accent the unique accent he provides makes the game great... i dont wanna be listening to some monotone voice with no feelings in it.. and given that the game made and IS STILL making millions... he should get more.. but the base pay of 100k is still ridiculous
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Originally Posted by psik0.k1m View Post
This is stupid...

Was GTA known to be a huge title that would be the greatest selling game yet ?
-Yes it was, if 100k was not good enough for this guy.. then why did he take the job ? 100k for 1 title is awesome IMHO
I agree I mean he's complaining about 15 months of work but how many actual days did he spend recording. If you record just 5 days a month and you're *****ing about having to work 75 days and getting paid 100k...............yeah.
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All arguments of "worth" aside; $100,000 is what he agreed to, and $100,000 is what he got.
    
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post #46 of 85
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All arguments of "worth" aside; $100,000 is what he agreed to, and $100,000 is what he got.
QFT

I think it is funny (and very much human nature) to want more after the fact. Would he have given some money back if it failed?
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As a guy who has some experience with the professional voice over scene, I have a couple things to add. The first thing is that he probably DIDN'T know it was GTA4. Video games as well as many animated features are produced under code names for sometime into their development. I haven't been in any video games myself, but I have friends that have, and they often don't know what the name of the game is 6-12 months into the recording. By the time this has happened, all the contracts have already been signed.

And really, for all the people that say that voice over is easy, you might want to stop talking about stuff that you don't have a clue about. I've been doing voice over as well as stage acting for years, and getting your message across with voice over can MUCH more difficult. When you voice acting, the audience doesn't feel your face or your body. There are so many things that having your body present allows you to do, and when you don't have it, you have to think about new ways to express it using your voice alone. Yes, it is possible for anyone to voice act. The same goes for a lot of things, but that doesn't mean everyone is equally suited to the task.

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QFT

I think it is funny (and very much human nature) to want more after the fact. Would he have given some money back if it failed?
ROFL!!!
    
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being an actor and being a voice actor is two completely different things, there is a lot more work involved in being an actor for a blockbuster movie then standing in a room reading off a script to a mic

and it wasn't voice acting that made haze crap, it was everything, from graphics to gameplay; the voice acting was the least of its worries

there is no ability involved in being a voice actor, $100k is very fair
Wow, just wow. No ability? Voice acting is what adds realism. Gameplay aside, the plot is the most important part of the game and the voice acting is a major part of that.
    
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Gee, only around $70k per year to sit and read dialouge in a specific voice. I feel bad for the guy.

It isn't the fact that he isn't getting paid "enough", it is the fact that real hollywood actors get paid too damn much. Making $10 million dollars for a movie that takes 9 months to shoot? They're not that important IMO.
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