Monday, October 29, 2012

Today's laughable job lead from Voices.com

Most of my voice over work comes through referrals, repeat clients, producers who found my demos on my website and once in a while through a job lead at Voices.com. Voice seekers go there to find voice talents for their projects. A good deal of their job leads are below budget considering the scope of the project. I pick and choose very carefully with the auditions that come to me through them.

This morning, this audition invite hit my in box from Voices.com.

Need to present client with a person who can NAIL (his caps-not  mine) a Morgan Freeman impression. Please only submit if you SOUND EXACTLY LIKE MORGAN FREEMAN. Or James Earl Jones.

Thank you.

Tom

No, thank you Tom for the laugh. I would pay good money to hear those submissions.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Award winning film I voiced

A few years back, I was called upon by producer Donald L. Vasicek to voice a very somber narration for "The Sand Creek Massacre." Don emailed me a few days ago telling me it had won numerous prestigious awards and is being distributed in North America and Asia. It's played at festivals in all states and recently was catalogued in the Smithsonian Institution. Needless to say, I was thrilled and very proud to be part of this. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some videos I voiced for a German agency

The Internet has opened up many doorways for me and other voice talents. Going global with my voice overs has been very satisfying. I recently voiced a series of videos for Conrad Caine, a very large, international agency headquartered in Munich. Here's a link to one of the videos.

https://vimeo.com/47584260

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Some of the best female voice talents band together

So a select group of stellar female voice talents have banded together to put up a "For Ladies Only" website showcasing their talents. They have a mission. You can check out their demos here

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The 10 Most Irritating Phrases List

I'm posting this on a Sunday morning with "Meet the Press" on in the background. Once again I cringe throughout the broadcast as politician after politician (and commentator) keeps saying "At the end of the day..." Ugh! Is there some national law that I missed that says on any nationally televised political show the phrase "At the end of the day" must be said at least 100 times? It got me to thinking so I Googled "10 Most Irritating Phrases" and lo and behold, "At the end of the day"claimed the top spot according to an Oxford survey. Here's a link to the list.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Remembering my friend Ed McCarthy of CNN radio

What a shock I got the other day. Having some down time between voice over jobs, I Googled the name of a friend I use to work with at WIRK in West Palm Beach, Florida. Don't know why, but I had him on my mind and was curious if he was still in the business. Like me, Ed had traveled around the country from station to station and landed a great job at CNN radio in the mid 80's. Back when he worked at WIRK, he was our news director. But he was also more than that to me. He was my golfing buddy, one of the funniest people I've ever met, a darn good broadcaster, and every year he would invite his co-workers from the radio station to come by his apartment for out of this world corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. A real character with a huge laugh. When I did my Google search, it indicated he had passed away back in 2009 at a hospital in Georgia. We had not been in touch for a very long time-I continued my career in radio and then voice over, and he became a national radio correspondent at CNN Atlanta.

I'll always remember the great times we had and how I was with him on a par 3 golf course in Florida one afternoon when he made a hole in one and fell down on the grass laughing his rear end off. He hit the world's biggest slice ball off the tee. And he used a fairway wood to make the hole in one on a VERY short hole. Most average golfers would have used a nine iron. The ball did its usual wicked slice routine and fell in the hole much to our amazement.

R.I.P friend. Thanks for the laughs and cool memories.