So I’ve known Phil for a while now, but we’ve never actually worked together. Today we finally got that chance!! We recorded some really funny radio spots today. I was a super sweet character and he was a cheesy Barry White-ish sort of character. Can I just tell you how hysterical we were? Voice over is definitely work. It takes concentration, skill, and an ability to take direction (among a plethora of other things) to have a successful career, but sometimes, you just get to PLAY! I hope Phil and I get to work on many future projects together. I think we made a great team!
Today I was lucky enough to get to work with Patrick Warburton on some radio spots. Can’t say what for yet, but when they air, I’ll let you know! It was SUCH a fun session, and the writers and producers were ACTUALLY THERE! I rarely get to see anyone from the ad agency or the client. A lot of the time, I never even get to work with any other voice over artists, even if we are in the same spot! Today was an exception though! It’s so fun when you get to socialize and feel that energy that each person brings to to a project.
One thing that has changed radically in the entertainment industry is the rules for sharing your work. We live in a facebook/twitter/blogging world where anyone can post anything. However, companies are VERY PROTECTIVE of their products and ideas, so you must ALWAYS ask before you post something you’ve worked on. Remember, if you are working for someone else, you do not own the project you work on.
I am posting a radio spot for AT&T I worked on a few weeks ago, and I made sure to tell the producers, when I asked for a copy of the spot, that I would be posting it on my blog. If you’re not sure if it’s ok to post, DON’T. If you’re not sure if it’s ok to share specific details about a project you’ve worked on, including the name of the project, DON’T. It’s much better to err on the side of being professional and discrete than it is to have an angry client who doesn’t want to work with you again! Check out my picture of me working on the sot too!! I have to give a shout out to my pal Andy at Buzzy’s Recording Studio in Hollywood for being the super cool engineer on this spot! I always enjoy working with him! Click on the link below the picture to hear the spot.
Hope you’re all having a great week!