The Society for the Welfare of Information Technology Students (SWITS) of Bulacan State University organized the 6th IT Congress last November 25. Over 2,000 IT students filled the KB Gym in Malolos, Bulacan, to learn from the invited speakers regarding the ICT industry.
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the resource speakers for the event. His talk was preceded by a segment they called “Creative Voice” – a voice acting and fun dubbing contest. Several contestants were grouped together to do a fun dub of scenes from popular anime. The winners were decided as the audience applauded for their favorite group.
After “Creative Voice,” The VoiceMaster came onstage to speak about the art of voice acting in the Animation and ICT industry. He shared the story of his company, Creativoices Productions, to the audience, and how he built his company to open the first and only voice acting school in the country. Pocholo amazed the audience by doing an ensemble of character voices. He then challenged the students to discover their own talents and passions so that like him, they can also live a life where their passion comes into play.
The VoiceMaster also showed the audience the world-class talent of Filipino voice artists, as he showed video after video clip of international video games and animations that were voiced by Filipinos. He also showed video clips of some of his TV features in local and cable television, as he spoke about the art of voice acting. The VoiceMaster then emphasized that he is showing his company’s accomplishments not just to brag about their achievements, but to demonstrate the limitless opportunities in the voice acting industry – not just for voice artists, but also for ICT professionals. “As technology grows, the need for voiceover grows,” were the wise words of the VoiceMaster. He discussed how animation has become a billion-dollar industry, and how other emerging media have increased the demand for voice artists.
In the end, the VoiceMaster took the opportunity to promote his book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent,” the first and only voice acting book in the Philippines.