Thursday, November 27, 2008
I also just got word for a session on Monday for another year as the main Netflix voice for their testimonial campaign. Another thing to be thankful for on this special day.
Thank you again! Have a great Turkey Day! (uh.. I'm so stuffed!)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
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.
Monday, November 10, 2008
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.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
If you have never seen the Austin Wind Symphony, check them out. Their next concert is in March and will feature music from Video Games! Thanks all. Now back to the 4am grind. See you next time!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
This Friday I am performing LIVE (and way past my bedtime!) with the Austin Wind Symphony. This very unique group, only performs music from TV and Film. This marks the second time they have asked me to join them to host and play along, this time for the STAR TREK themed show this Friday. Looks like a blog is covering the blog! Come join us Friday night at 8:00PM for the show. It's very high tech too! Come find out. (click picture below for a link to their blog)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
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Thanks for visiting Wasilla! Say hi to the Ruskies when you see 'em don'cha'noh. And yes order the Kreg Jig. I am getting one in the mail myself and can't wait! Their amazing!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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
Today's Auditions included: BODY BY JAKE infomercial, and some sort of client that wants an Australian accent for a "high end" client. Oh, and no script.. so make it up. Quick, watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat! So this is my best sophisticated Crocodile Hunter. Oh, and some sort of VIDEO GAME bit. Whew.. busy afternoon.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Today also had a nice audition for a History Channel project: Nostradamus 2012. (Hear my aud HERE) Nothing like narration! Love that stuff! Tomorrow Amtrak California session and more NAB. Tonight will be a late one, NAB festivities will keep me out waaaaaaay past my bedtime. 4AM will not be pleasent tomorrow morning!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
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.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Interview: Jim Kipping, Emmis Broadcasting, Austin, Texas
by Jerry Vigil
How many times have you said, “One of these days… I’m going to buy me a piece of land outside of town and build my dream home, with my dream studio”? That’s what Jim Kipping said some 9 years ago when we last interviewed him in May of 1999. In fact, he had just purchased 11 acres near Willie Nelson’s home outside of Austin, Texas. This month’s RAP Interview checks in on this dream, which is in the final stages of completion – a fabulous home he calls, Il Poggio Secco, Italian for “the dry hill.” Keeping with the Italian theme, the house features a tile roof, picturesque views from the windows overlooking the Texas Hill Country and the Pedernales River, ornate décor throughout, and of course, his soon-to-be dream studio. Did he hit the lottery? No. This is a simple story of vision and hard work, even while maintaining a demanding full-time job, which he still holds as Creative Services Director at Emmis Broadcasting’s Austin properties. An in his spare time, Jim has managed to cut his niche in the national voice-over business. Jim tells us what’s new at Emmis Austin, how he’s managed to grow his VO business, and what it has taken to bring his dream to fruition. Check out this month’s RAP CD for a sample of the excellent work his crew is churning out at the stations, and check out his website at www.jimkipping.com for more on Il Poggio Secco.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I was fortunate enough to have a chance to speak with Don from my home studio (ISDN, the way he did most of everything he voiced in recent years) for a book I am writing about people that make money from their voice. The book, (working title) Me and My Big Mouth, and How It Makes Me Money! is not necessarily how to break in to the business, but more about peoples unique story on how THEY did, and their success. I spoke with Don for about an hour, and found him to be the most gracious, humble, hard working and fun guys you would ever meet. One quote I got from him includes THIS ONE that pretty much sums up the book. Don died this past Monday, he was 68 years old. He worked all the way to the end, as many of us could only hope and pray for. He was and still is a legend that, although his voice may be silenced in body, will live on forever somewhere around the world, on some media. I'll miss you Don. I hope your new session is everything you thought it would be. Stand by?!? JK
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
:( No more hits from in the building.... I know, sad. That doesn't mean they aren't hitting from their houses or mobile devices to though...(I see those too) so HELLO AGAIN! ;) Let's do lunch! Have your people call my people. If you are your people, then call me direct! CIAO. jbo
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I then raced home for another audition for Time Warner. Full prod on that one. That usually catches the ears of casting agents! As well as a set of short stories narration project. Finally hopped in bed at 8:30, up at 3A to do it all again. Don't tell me you don't have time! I will call you a liar. LIAR!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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wow, more hits?? You guys... really theres not that much content here yet!! But hey awesome! Let's do some spots!
19 Aug \'08, Tue, 20:41:45
11:49:23 (really? 11 hours on one site? Ok, who left the screen up??)
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05:05:34 (oops... left it up again.. 5 hours. I really need to put on-line Tetris on here for you all!!)
20 Aug \'08, Wed, 14:47:00
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
My first day with them and had a nice audition for NERF / LASER TAG click HERE to hear.
And got really good feedback from the casting agency. Would be nice to snag something on the first day..... sweet!
New profile on VoiceCasting
Friday, August 15, 2008
Amtrak Audition for Bfish
This Amtrak I just got back word that I am on the short list to send to client. The AD Agency really liked my audition. This full produced bit really caught their ear lids!! This would be all of California run for Amtrak. Sweet. Call Back on Monday.
Oklahoma State Tourism for TAG Talent
Target Stores (Oprah) for TAG Talent
Also booked new session for AFTRA session voice for Stripes Convenience stores.
Good things.. good things!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
In other news... Jerry Vigil publisher of industry trade mag Radio and Production did a follow up interview with me, revisiting some things we spoke about waaaaaaay back in 1999. Remember those times? Y2k, and mp3, BEFORE mp3 became a household word!?
http://www.rapmag.com/ next issue.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Landed a gig for training Video with Espire Learning for an insurance company. And was contacted directly for a trade show video from a prod company in Phoenix. Also auditions for FoodLion and Bissel too.
Oh.. and IT'S FRIDAY! Woo Hoo. That means painting on the shed.. .see posts on our
other blog. http://www.poggiosecco.com/
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Today, my former next door neighbor had an opportunity to bring their boy Evan up to my studio, for a CALL BACK audition for a pretty big character on PBS Kids called Hooper. This is significant because he has never done anything like this before. One of my agents in Denver emailed with a call to us "talents" that may know any young kids that may fit the Hooper voice mold last week. Why yes.. Yes I do. I called Evan's mom and dad and told them about the audition.... needless to say they were excited so they brought him in last week for the the initial audition. Since this is summer break, no problem to bring him up to the studio and BAAAAM! Today he got a call back on the first time. Good for him!!! Now let's land it Evan!!!
Hear Evan in his call back audition HERE!!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Welcome to the first entry.......
Since my jimkipping.com site is being revamped, I thought I would include a blog to keep all those interested in the happenings in the studio. So that is what this is. I'll post some fun stuff and auditions and success stories along the way. You'll see the behind the scenes of the new studio project and how goes it with this wacky world of voice. Hope you enjoy it. It's a work in progress. Isn't it always?