It was another incandescent day of study with Marice Tobias on Sunday. We worked today on promo copy, which is always something of a challenge for me. I’m not sure why I find commercial, narration and trailer to somehow sit comfortably, but promo always pushes me to a new and often at least somewhat uncomfortable place. Of course, part of the point of taking a weekend of study like this is to push into uncomfortable territory because there’s so much of value to learn there.
I neglected to mention that this weekend was organized under the watchful eye of Stacey Stahl, owner of In Both Ears, whom I’m grateful to have as one of my agents. Stacey is as sharp and bright a lady as I’ve ever had opportunity to encounter and everything she organizes just works. I think the world of her and I am truly grateful to be on the roster of her agency.
As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve been at Sonic Media Studios in Portland. They’re in a lovely building in Northwest Portland.
This is the entrance to Sonic Media Studios in Portland was we walk in to the building after lunch on Sunday, Mark Barbolak is looking back at me while Aaron Thomas, John McCalmont and Diane Maggipinto walk in the door.
After our day of study and play wrapped up, Marice took at shot of the whole class standing in front of the laughing Buddha that is in the lobby of Sonic Media Studios.
I find it amazingly energizing and uplifting to hang out with such talented people for a weekend. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to connect and learn from each one.
And in this case, we weren’t done because 3 Portland area voice actors joined me for dinner Sunday evening.