Under The Influence

That’s one of our current foster kittens, Rain, with Ms. Deep curled up against her. No reason for the picture, just some cute kittens. Adopted is the best breed. My last post about imitations as voiceovers may have left the impression (no pun intended) that any voiceover that isn’t completely original is crap. And that’s…

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Can You Sound Like….?

Yep, that’s Morgan Freeman. He’s #1 on the list of “I want them to sound like (artist)” requests. Sorry for the spoiler. It’s inevitable. Every day, I’ll see an audition notice with something along the lines of “Client wants it to sound like it’s Ryan Seacrest (or some famous person).” Look, folks. If you want…

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Writers = Important

Have I mentioned lately how important writers are? No? They’re important. Like, vital. Huge. Don’t leave home without one. I’ve recently been blessed with working with a great writer, Brandon Hodgins, for Sheep Shape and it reminded me how much easier it is (and how much more can come from a performance) when there’s someone who knows…

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How Old Does This Sound?

I admit, it was my upcoming birthday that led me to start wondering about where I am with that nebulous characteristic called “vocal age”. I’m not quite sure, to be truthful, and that has a lot to do with the incredibly different opinions surrounding a very subjective characteristic. On casting sites, the age range choices…

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Sheep Shape Start Set

Good Lord I’ve always wanted to write headlines in the alliterative style of British tabloids or Variety, the entertainment industry magazine. That felt good. I’m narrating Sheep Shape, a new reality show that premieres June 25th, 8:30ET on the Sportsmans Channel. Although I hesitate to call it a reality show (which can make you think of…

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The Toughest Client

Back in my on-campus salad days (I call them that because the salad bar was a recent invention), I was in Intro to Radio Production, a very basic “this is a microphone” type of class. Unlike my classmates, I was already working in radio and producing commercials, but RadProd1, as it was colloquially called, was…

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Pesky Details

(edit 9-26-15: new site is up and active but wanted to keep my griping about Dreamweaver to remind me that Muse isn’t that bad after all. This wordpress interface though? Feh.) Keen eyed observers have figured out that I create my website with Apple’s iWeb. Which has been discontinued. I’m starting to get problems with…

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Storyteller

(the Zamboni entrance at Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. As you walk forward, you see more and more of the arena and it’s a pretty freaking cool reveal. There’s more to that story, but… another time.) As I mentioned in my First Time post, my career has been undergoing a slow sea change…

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