Working at the very highest levels of voiceover involves being able to deliver performances that move in very tiny shades of adjustment. This is the reason why I love taking part in the weekend seminars that Marice Tobias holds. I’m taking part in my third such experience this weekend in Seattle, Washington. The focus, as it was in New York City last November, is on trailer and promo reads. What I find fascinating is that by learning about these subtle shades of difference and adjustment in a trailer or promo read, I also get much better at my work on commercials and narrations.
So this time I didn’t find myself filled with anxiety about how I was going to do. Having been through that experience a few months ago I found it much easier to stay calm, centered and at peace. I volunteered to go second this time, which also gave me the opportunity to plunge right in. What I especially love is taking the game to the next higher level, and then the next and so on.
It’s also a joy this weekend to meet Kitzie Stern in person. Such a talented lady. And to see Dave White and Jon Rivers again. They were both at the weekend in New York City. (That’s where I met Dave for the first time. Jon and I have known one another since sometime right after dirt was invented.) Plus lots of new friends as well. We’re at Bad Animals studio in Seattle, a great facility. I’ll write more tomorrow or at least as soon as I can.