Great Media Alert!

I found this jaw-droppingly amazing digital art demo from Plenty ™ on Andrew Sullivan’s blog.  Check it out here and prepare to be amazed: http://vimeo.com/16228451   “This is a montage of Plenty’s works during 2010, plus some dear projects that Gula and Playful made in 2009. You will find works from: Fox International, MTV LatinAmerica, MTV International, VH1, NatGeo, AXN Japan, Schweppes Australia & Gancia One.   Music: Empire of the sun (Standing on the Shore)...
POSTED ON: December 17, 2010     CATEGORIES: Blog

Overcoming negativity for peak performance

One of the most enduringly useful tips I learned from my favorite voice-over coach, Ms Marice Tobias, was the idea that “whatever is true with me emotionally in the moment will come through in my performance.”  I had an illustration of that concept not long ago that I want to share with you.   A few days ago, I auditioned for a “Denis Leary” type of read for a food product.  I recorded at home, felt pretty good about it, then MP3’d it to my agent.  The this morning I got a message from my agent that the casting director had decided that she’d ONLY consider talent who could come in and read in-person this...
POSTED ON: December 16, 2010     CATEGORIES: Blog


My goal is to post at least twice a week here, with material that will be on interest to freelance creatives in general, and people in the voice-over business in particular.  I’ve been silent the past few weeks though, because I have been moving forward at high speed and haven’t quite caught up enough to blog! In the past few weeks I have assembled a brand-new PC to replace my old one which had a motherboard short, so now I have entered the world of Windows 7.  Also, I found a great deal on my own personal “Holy Grail” mic, a Gefell M930 (it sounds much like a Neumann TLM-103, only better!).  I am thrilled with how it sounds in my...
POSTED ON: December 8, 2010     CATEGORIES: Blog
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