Farewell summer! We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the, umm, actually, it rained in these parts most of the time. In fact, soggiest on record.
So, we finally dried off from summer and here it is, autumn with the nicest weather of the, well, summer. But, by golly, we did manage some fun with scattered joy since my last note back in June.
In the far corner, Dillon Cormac O’Shea, weighing in at 29 pounds at barely 9 months, making him officially eligible to be a bouncer. And in this corner, sporting the terminally cute polka dot number, Teaghan Jessie O’Shea, weighing only slightly more than her kid brother and turning 3 next month, keeps us pinned to the mat laughing with what she says.
These days she enters my voice over booth and instructs me to be her recording “asstisstant” while she does “silly voices” in her session! “And be quiet, daddy.”
GOOFIN’ AROUND IN L.A.
If anyone knows how to pull off a silly voice it’s the gentleman I’m pictured with here. Bill Farmer is the voice of Goofy. He was one of many animation voice talents present at VOICE 2008 in Los Angeles last month. It was a great opportunity to network with industry pros from around the world. Over 500 attendees and speakers shared their knowledge on everything from techniques to technology in the world of voice over. By the way, I love the silly stuff, but I’m also at your service for the serious material you need to record for your project. From medical narration and e-learning voice over to documentary or standard narration.
BLAME THE BOX
TV Made Me Do It returns for a second season with yours truly as the narrator once again. Here’s a shot at the proverbial “15 minutes” if television made you become, or want to become, a model, a private eye, a shopaholic or my personal favourite, a gladiator!
That’s a mere sampling of the upcoming themes as we roll into 2009 with shows currently in production. To throw your hat in the ring or check out some of the fine candidates so far for reality television at its most bizarre, click here!
RECENT VOICE OVER HIGHLIGHTS:
Underworld Gangs (Date tba/ Narrator – History Television) Beijing Olympic Sponsorships – NBC TV affiliate – VO Fitness Depot – 30-second TV spot – VO (Canada) Universal American Healthcare – National TV (USA) The Weather Network – Canada (sponsorship VOs)
HiPath Mobile Connect – European market – VO Pearson Education Canada – Gr.7 literacy program – Narrator Bombardier – On-camera & VO for CBT course Pizza Pizza – P.O.P. Voice Overs Tektronix – Training modules – VO (corporate) ATS Robotics – VO (corporate) Mead – Educational tool – VO (corporate)
YA DON’T SAY! ACTUALLY, A CLIENT RECENTLY SAID:
“The quality of work Rory produces is excellent. When I requested a change for an eLearning narration, almost a year after the initial module was created, I was very impressed with how consistent the audio was from the original. The integration was flawless!”
John L. Miller
EH&S Training Coordinator
This Don was the godfather of the voice over industry. Don LaFontaine passed Sept 1, 2008, leaving behind his wife, Nita, and three daughters. He was 68.