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Paris is burning.
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The Death of Story,
We update my vo on this Netflix spot about every 6 months. Some form of this spot is running somewhere around the world. Get calls from friends everywhere that say they see it. Kinda funny. AND I subscribe. Loves me some streaming Netflix.. in fact, tonight even. Episode 9 of Carrier. Awesome show!
Here’s Proof positive you get what you think about. A couple of years ago, my wife Peggy and I started watching “Lidia’s Italy” on PBS as we have seen ALL of Mario Batali’s “Molto” show on the Food Network… and we just recently said to each other, “we need to get Lidia’s cook book for our Italian Kitchen.” <<poof>> I come in today and the morning show guy on our AAA radio station hands me Lidia’s NEW book that just came out about regional cooking in Bella Italia. Now, he had NO idea we were a fan of hers, but he know we loved everything Italian and when the publisher sent him two copies, he thought of my wife and I immediately. “This will look great in your kitchen” he says. I couldn’t believe it and just sat the slack-jawed with amazement. Thanks Mr. Bryan Beck on 107.1 KGSR!! This is very much appreciated!Seriously, something as specific as this proves that you bring about what you think or talk about!
I had an article featured in this weeks RBR.com site, another industry trade publication that is viewed around the world. Click image below to read full article.
Local Agents Liz and James of TAG Talent and a lot of our roster all got together at the Texas Motion Picture Alliance Spaghetti Western dinner and fund raiser! Fellow talent and friend Jeff Jordon and I hung out and networked. It was a great time to visit with a number of the other talents on the roster for a great cause! Lots of celebs, and casting agents including Diana Guthrie (that's Diana with Jeff and me above) on hand to relax and toast with a Shiner Bock. Shook the hands of Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) and Directors Richard Linklater, and Mike Judge (Pictured below). It was a fun night! Seeing how the house is wrapping up on the small projects, I am heading out and making more time to network with my fellow peeps.
Matt, the copywriter, picked you because he liked the improv
bit at the beginning (showed an ability to be flexible) and felt that the range
you showed was much higher acting ability than any of the others we listened
to... And there were over 200.... we loved working with you! The
client is thrilled with the spots, and they will begin airing in a few
Nicer and nicer gigs have been coming down the pike here lately. These spots below are a good example. These were done for Oklahoma Tourism, and are high end shot on film, many helicopter shots too. All in all very nice campaign, and am very happy to be part of the final product. Thanks TAG Talent and Oklahoma! (where the wind goes......)
This first one above is for the entire state. There is a little wait before it fires off, but hang tight.
This one is Tulsa-centric. Again, very lush in colors and pacing.
This one is OK City-centric. Big and bold. Don Juntunen (good Oklahoman name.. right?) did an awesome job of putting these together at the agency Ackerman/McQueen. They can be found at http://www.am.com/. Thanks ya'll! (they hate that... tee hee)
In voicing news, Voices.com came through with a gig for Best Denki, a chain of electronics stores in Singapore. Makes a huge difference working with someone 13 hour difference in time. We're getting up while they are going to bed! This was a corporate video project that was a rush job. Of course I am coming off of some nasty cold/bug picked up from someone at the station!! Aaagh!! (snort, spit)
However one thing that does happen when a cold comes on, I can channel Don Lafontaine as I did in this audition for Nerf for VoiceCasting in Atlanta. Wow.. what a violent... toy? Listen to entire audition, it's kinda funny. Never voice angry..... or hyped up on antihistamines!! ;)
This week NAB Radio also hits town (That's David Rehr, NAB Pres above). I think he was against the bridge to no where from the beginning. ;) I will be attending the radio festivities, Tom's service, the Amtrak California session is also this week. Whew. Glad I can multi-task.