Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Straight Shootin' with the Big Gun: Webisode #13 FAB GEAR!

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LUCKY WEBISODE #13! Is now available for your free viewing pleasure. Yes, it's true. Webisode number 13 features my gear. Now, keep in mind, I'm no Studio Engineer. Hell, I don't even play one on TV...but over the course of the last 20 some years I actually listened to what the Studio Cats were laying down. What to invest in...what not to invest in. From microphones to DAW's to Pre-amps and compressors. It's all here.
So enjoy Webisode Number 13

Thursday, October 22, 2009

THE LATEST STRAIGHT SHOOTIN' WITH THE BIG GUN WEBISODE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Quick Alert the Media!!!

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After a brief dry spell. The Straight Shootin' with the Big Gun Webisodes are back, and this time they're bigger and better than ever! Well, actually they're pretty much the same as always.
In Webisode #12, which was by special request, I jump into my trusty John Wilkes Voice Booth and show you how I interpret and deliver copy and what microphones I use! Whoopeeeeeee!
From commercial to promo to character animation! I do it all and that's all before 10am.
So sit back, grab a seltzer water and a bag of fat free chips and watch and learn!
Hey and don't forget to buy your VOICE WORK HAT too! I mean it's the least you could frigging do for me...After I keep pouring out all this free info for your pleasure. I mean I even lowered the price to $19.95. My loss is your gain. So buy yours today...right now for christ sake! Go to VOICE WORKHATS.COM

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Looking for a talent agent? Don't bother there's no vacancy at the Inn!


Today, everyone is fearing where their next check is coming from. Right? Especially in the voice over business.

There is more competition than ever, less work, P2P sites with national spots that pay $350! Talent agents that won't give you the time of day...

And speaking of which, I have been courting a very well known LA agent for sometime. I finally just said - "hey lets cut the crap...what is the deal? Are you going to sign me or what?"

And this is the reply I got!
Reprinted without their permission:

"...Let me start by saying your demos are great. But, given where the VO marketplace is at this point in time, we are focused on pursuing more opportunities for our current roster of talent. Keeping our clients happy and taking on new ones is a very fine balancing act. The reality is any new people we do sign right now bring ongoing bookings with them. That creates momentum and gives us something to talk about when pitching them. As you know, it’s a battle zone just to get copy these days..."

So take heed everyone looking for a new agent or your first one. This is now the current stock answer.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'm The New Voice of WEDU Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota!


Finally some good voice over news to share! I was awarded a one year contract with WEDU TV - Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota as their new station voice
The news came from my Tampa Agent, Steve Benz at Benz Models a few weeks back and well, these days I'm pretty skeptical about being awarded any work, especially long term work.
So, I've been waiting and waiting and waiting to say anything about it.
Well, here it is my first session with them.
Phone patch...scripts in hand. And ready to roll!
And if that weren't enough, I had an on camera audition today to play the roll of a Dealership Finance Manager for my old pals in Detroit for an upcoming Ford commercial.

Well, I pulled out all the stops! I shaved, got a short hair cut and put on a shirt and tie! What the???? What the hell was I thinking. I'd better land this gig! I don't cut my hair for anyone.

BEFORE - Tool







AFTER - Bigger Tool

Monday, October 5, 2009

Voice Work Hats! NEW LOW PRICE


Wow! We're Blowing Them Out! We've still gotta clear our inventory of 150 hats! So we've slashed the price! Now just $19.95!!!!
Yeah buddy $19.95 - plus $4.00 shipping and handling!
Now's your chance to get your hands on this year's hottest voice over fashion statement.
It's a helmet like no other!
Just $19.95!!!!
Hurry, quantities are limited.
Go to voiceworkhats.com and order yours today...right now! Do it! What are you waiting for?????Geez.
Available in your choice of Black or Stone! One Size Fits All - even the biggest ego blown head!
100% distressed cotton twill.
Just $19.95 - do it - do it- do it!