Anthems & Rejection

It’s no secret I’m a Nashville Predators fan. It started when I landed the narrator role for Beneath The Ice, something I managed to do against some big names, especially for Nashville. Charlie Daniels was considered and I believe Vince Gill read for the part too. They picked me. How could I not love them?…

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The 10 Lbs of Shit & 5 Lb Bag Conundrum

Somehow, it’s both one of the most widely known and widely ignored informal rules for scriptwriting: You can’t put ten pounds of shit into a five pound bag. There’s a bit of a conflict for me in this and it’s a familiar one for anybody who creates media. On one hand, I believe I have…

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Bulldozer! Coming Through!

Just shy of 2 years ago, Payday 2 was released for XBox 360, PS3, and Windows (it came out for XBox One & PS4 this summer). The game is a co-operative tactical/stealth FPS where you and 3 other like-minded criminals pull off increasingly difficult and intricate heists from the obvious banks & jewelry stores to election rigging…

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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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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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Voice Artist?

I’m just starting to edit together a short video and my uncle Ted, who kindly supplied the footage he captured, jokingly called me his nephew, “the auteur“. Heh. (If you’re not familiar with the auteur theory, it says that some film directors exert such creative control that they should be considered the authors of the…

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My First Time

No, not that first time, which involved slam-dancing, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Rumple Minze. To be clear, Mr. Goldthwait was involved in neither the slam-dancing nor the awkward sex. He did give me an autograph which I’ve since lost and that makes me sad. Anyway… One of my long-term goals for my voiceover career is to expand…

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