No, this isn’t a blog post about a wedding. Yesterday was a very interesting day for me, kind of a 90s day. It started with a session at a recording facility in Pittsburgh. While I do most of my work in my own studio, I do get called to go for sessions at someone else’s studio now and then. What was especially interesting was that I also had an audition to do at another studio. Now, my friends who do on-camera work (like Pam and Amy) do auditions in a casting office or a studio all the time; but I haven’t been to a studio or casting office for an audition since sometime in maybe 2001?
The really interesting part happened as I was walking up to the studio. I was about 20 minutes early because the other session hadn’t taken very long. This is the scene I encountered when I got to about a half a block from the studio:
Yes, if you look closely at the back of that truck, it does say “Bomb Squad” on there. The nice police officer I met when I got to the police tape explained that I was probably going to be late for my appointment. I called my agent to let them know what was going on. They were as surprised as I was.
Thankfully it turned out to be a kid’s backpack left behind on a city bus and not a bomb. Everything was cleared with a few minutes to spare so I did do my audition. I’m not sure that I did all that great. It was kind of out of my range, but I wanted to do it because it has been so long since I did an audition like that. Not to mention, it was a lot of fun working on the audition with another talent in the room with me.
Then it was back home to a more “normal” rest of the day with a phone patch (some PBS promos) and an ISDN session (a medical narration), and some editing on an audiobook I’m recording. Oh, and an eLearning narration recording and …
What can I say? I love my job.