You ever have one of those days where you show up for work and you just can’t seem to get it together? It was one of those days for me.
I showed up to record a video game today all excited and dressed up a little (I had planned lunch with the boyfriend after). As soon as I showed up, the issues began. First, my cute shirt made too much noise. Now, I am no voice over rookie. I’m always aware of the sounds my clothing makes, and I make sure to wear clothing that allows me to move without making noise. But today, my shirt was not behaving. Also, I normally carry “just in case” comfy clothes in my car, but I had taken my bag of clothes out of my car this weekend so I could fit in my memorial day shopping. Do you think I remembered to throw it back in my car before work this morning? No, of course I didn’t. Luckily, one of the guys in the fancy side of the studio had an extra t-shirt, so I changed into that. THEN, I had “smacking” issues. Smacking issues are when the saliva smacks around in your mouth too much and the mic picks it up as an irritating “pop.” This is rarely a problem for me, but I had some allergy issues today, so that was just one more thing that was not going my way. The cure for smacking sounds is a green apple. Sucks up that saliva pronto. So I had to chew bits of that all morning too until my allergies cleared up a little.I have lived in LA all my life and usually have very mild allergies, if I even have any at all. Today they decided to show up in full force.
I have been a voice over artist for 23 years, but sometimes, even the most experienced of us have one of those days where a set of circumstances (not in our favor) just occurs and causes us problems. All we can do is just laugh at ourselves, give an amazing acting performance, move on, and remember that it happens to everyone!!