Monday, March 18, 2013

Part 2 of the Thom Pinto interview . . . .

This is part two of the interview of VO great Thom Pinto, from It's worth it for that pictures of Thom over the years alone. Thom is a great teacher and influence, and he is both generous of spirit and a truth speaker. There is another part coming soon too, so be sure to get your Thom on!

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Have voice, will travel . . . .

Last Thursday I made the trek to Emeryville for a callback audition at Leapfrog Games. I had read for four characters in a new game they are producing, and they called me in to give reads on three of them. It was an awesome experience, and I felt quite honored to make it to that point. Of course, there is no way of knowing how it will turn out, but I felt good with my performances and the booth director was enthusiastic and positive. We shall see . . . .

The lobby at Leapfrog Games in Emeryville, CA.
One thing that really surprised me was the attitude of people when they heard I was coming from Mendocino. I know (BELIEVE me, I know) it is a three hour drive each way, and I don't mind it so much. I realize that I have to go to the job---it's not going to come to me. But one person literally said "Are you crazy?" when I told her where I was coming from (this was another voice actor.)

I look at it this way: I have to be willing to do what I need to do to make it in this business. If that means driving a couple of hundred miles to get a shot at a job, so be it. It doesn't matter to the client how far I am coming from. They just want the best performance I am capable of.

So I am ready to load up my iPod with tunes and podcasts, gas up my Saturn, and hit the road if need be. There is a whole range of possibilities out there, and limiting myself because of where I live is not going to bring them to me.

Have voice, will travel!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

That running over cup . . . .

So, here it is, March 2013, and I am posting the first blog post of the New Year. It's a quandary---when nothing's happening, I feel like there's nothing to post, and when I'm busy it seems like I haven't got the time. Right now it is the second part of that range of possibilities that is what has made posting difficult.

If I put aside my day jobs---and there are several that I work at to pay the rent---here are my current projects:
  1. An audiobook for Redwood Audio (booked through ACX) titled Politics and Passion; Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism ;
  2. an audio tour for the Kelley House Museum in Mendocino, which we are in post-production on;
  3. a call back audition (this Thursday) for an eLearning project received from my agent at Stars.
Via Inkjot Comics
On top of these, I have begun rehearsals for the next Hit and Run Theater shows, coming to Hill House in Mendocino on March 29 and 90. All this makes for one very busy person. I am grateful that all this is happening, and feel like the work of the past years is finally bearing fruit. I will do my best to make time to keep this blog posted on new happenings, and updates on all that is already going on. My cup runneth over!