• Will Reierson

Uncovering the Unknown

Updated: Sep 19

I grew up with the Uncharted games. This is my tribute to them.



How I got Into Voice Acting

In a way, it's quite fitting that this is the first ever Audio Blog entry. Uncharted - and by extension, Nolan North - is the reason that I wanted to get into voice acting in the first place. It's not like I hadn't played video games before the Uncharted series, but it was on those games where I finally had the thought "hang on, someone is playing this character".


It wasn't long after that I saw some behind the scenes footage of the cast and crew working on the mo-cap stage, and that was what really sold me and pushed me into "this is going to be my career" territory. Getting to dress up in a stupid suit and play pretend all day? Sign me up.


Many years later, I'm finally getting to lend my voice to characters, commercials, and a whole host of other amazing projects. It's an insane experience that I still haven't totally come to grips with. What I will say is that I'm incredibly blessed, and I think one of the best things I can do is try to spread that joy around a little bit through these audio blogs.


Here's the transcript of the video, so you can compare the written form to the audio!


NICK:

Ah, crap, it’s a dead end


SHANE:

Well, now what?


NICK:

Well just give me a second.


SHANE:

I can’t believe this. I can’t. Another of Nicholas Drogue’s brilliant ideas gone awry, what a surprise.


NICK:

Hang on a minute, would you? Just- come here and look at the map.


SHANE:

We’ve followed that stupid thing halfway across the globe, and it leads us to a dead end! Face it, Nick, you’re lost.


NICK:

I don’t think so. Look, Leopoltleon wouldn’t have trekked halfway across the globe for nothing, right? Every previous stop, we’ve found something. Remember the caves back in Somalia?


SHANE:

How could I forget? I still can’t hear out of my left ear.


NICK:

All I’m saying is that trail hasn’t gone cold once, so there must be something here. Now let’s see.


SHANE:

It’s a wild goose chase, Nick.


NICK:

Ah… hang on a second, check this out. The route markers on the map line up with that wall.


SHANE:

What?


NICK:

They line up! Now if I just… holy crap. *laughs*


SHANE:

For God’s sake, Nick, what is it?


NICK:

Here, take a look.


SHANE:

Well, I’ll be a monkey's uncle. Invisible ink.


NICK:

And you can only see it when you line up the map with that hole in the ceiling at precisely 12:37 PM. I told you we weren’t out of the game yet.


*distant gunfire*


SHANE:

We will be if those bastards catch us.


NICK:

Good point. Let’s move.



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