This year is another great experience at the Dan O’Day Summit in Los Angeles. We began on Thursday evening with our annual closed door session for those of us who have been to previous Summits. Dan calls us “Repeat Offenders.”
The main events kicked off this morning with Dan O’Day presenting a superb session about writing powerfully. It’s a seminar he calls Hypnotic Advertising. Lots of insights into the way people understand and receive information.
Then Pat Fraley came and presented a pile of terrific ideas drawn from his Slick Tricks Smuggled Out of Hollywood seminar. Excellent, with loads of valuable information for voiceover work, as well as tips for directing. (By the way, Pat gave an update on his wife, Renee. She’s not completely back to full health, but is doing much better. He offered his thanks for all of the prayers and kind thoughts.)
After Pat’s presentation he joined us for lunch. Here are a few shots. In the last photo are James Alburger and Penny Abshire talking with Pat.
Dan was also the presenter on the final session of the day, which focused on Directing and Thinking About One’s Career. These 2 hours were worth the price of admission, alone. Very thought provoking and helpful. In fact, I think this was probably the best presentation I’ve ever heard by Dan and after 11 years, I’ve heard a lot of Dan’s presentations.