Actually, no WE, just ME!
Woohoo for me!
Thought it was time to hang a new shingle and open my doors to a new gig. Well, not so new really. I did a fair amount of VO work back in the day, like the latter part of the ’90s. Yeah, that day. Remember then? Computers were big and bulky. Floppy drives were just that, floppy. The internet was just a baby! Remember struggling and waiting for that damn phone line to sputter and ding and wacky, wacky back and forth till it caught, and then suddenly you were on AOL. Remember AOL? Does anybody even use that anymore?
So, yeah that was back in the day. VO then was clunky then. I’d go to my agents’ office, sit with him and record the piece into a cassette player. Then he’d have one of his assistance run the cassette over to Clatter and Din.
Then I’d go home and wait. And wait. And wait. Didn’t like that part, the waiting part.
At that time theater was booming for me. I was in one show after another for most of the year, year after year. I was teaching, directing, choreographing. So VO was not high on my list of things to do.
Then one day my agent and his office just disappeared. Gone. Rumors flew, but I was over the agent thing by that time anyway.
Well, times have changed. VO now can be done from the comforts of home. The internet is EVERYWHERE! One audition can come from anywhere in the world. It’s really a revolution and now it fits me like a glove.
I should have done this decades ago, but then again, timing is everything. Right?
I’m now fully geared up with all sorts of great new toys and tools. I built my own recording studio. And for the better part of the last year and a half, I’ve been recording audiobooks on a daily basis.
Audiobooks give me a great opportunity to learn the tech end of VO and it gives me the opportunity to flex my acting muscles! I’ve played; incredibly handsome cowboys, (typecasting), spunky beautiful leading ladies, frightened young boys, mean-spirited New Orleans cops, the Grimm Reaper, and even the Devil himself.
Great fun all that!
And with that said…I’M OPEN for business!
Love being in front of the mic. And I’m looking forward to working with you.
Two new audiobooks have just wrapped recording; Let Your Heart Beat Again, by Janith Hooper. The 1st book in a 4 book series of which I’ll be recording all of them. And Ascending Beyond, by Toby Alexander. The 1st book of the Grimm Reaper’s journey. I’ll also be voicing that series.
So stay tuned. Podcasts and free audiobooks are on their way!!!