Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Voicetrax VOICE-ACTING PODCAST 5: Students You Might Have Heard

It has been a while again, but this one I'm really proud of. I made the cut on the Voicetrax podcast student sampler demo. They used part of my VO for one of the stops on the Kelley House audio tour in the mix. It was wonderful to hear my voice alongside aome of the folks I've learned with over the years. You can check it out at he Voicetrax YouTube channel at this link, or just look below.

What an honor! And what good company to be in! Thank you Sam Paris, and thanks to everyone at Voicetrax, for helping me find my voice!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Voicetrax Podcast 4: Think Visually, Act Vocally

Here's some perspective on performance from one of the best in the business, Thom Pinto. Part of the Voicetrax YouTube Channel.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Part 2 of the Thom Pinto interview . . . .

This is part two of the interview of VO great Thom Pinto, from LoveThatRebecca.com. 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!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beginning work on an audio tour project . . . .

I did preliminary work on a new project this week: an audio tour narration for one of the local area museums, the Kelley House Museum. It entails a number of passages detailing the historical events surrounding the landmarks in our little chunk of the Mendocino Coast. It is quite interesting, and has a lot of information that I wasn't aware of.

I will be working once again with Beth Richmond, alternating reading the various passages with her. Putting my voice in people's heads is an interesting challenge. There will be music and sound effects added by us as well, and the tour is designed as an app that will include pictures and illustrations also.

We did a walk through of the whole tour yesterday, which gives us a chance to see each of the stops on the tour and relate it to the real world, as well as timing the reads to fit a leisurely pace. I've lived on the North Coast of California since 1990, but I was unaware of some of the more colorful elements of our area. We were with several of the people who actually give walking tours for visitors, so we got a real sense of the tone and passion for this information from them. They are obviously very committed to sharing the history of our home with those who are interested. What a real asset to get that kind of insight.

Coming up with sounds and music will be a challenge, but I am happy to be a part of this project. Another new adventure in voice overs!