It’s a New Voice Over World Order

Posted by Dale on Nov 29, 2010 in Uncategorized, Voice Over

A few weeks ago I was driving home from an audition, slowly drifting back and forth from actual concentrated driving and looking for something, anything more interesting then driving in LA, when lo and behold what did I see? A sign!

This sign, just like other signs, was designed to catch the eye of passerby’s. Those driving with a constant wondering gaze in search of something beyond the ordinary.

Now a sign that can promise a better life for only 19.99, a greater hamburger for cheaper, a new way to straighten hair, a cell phone plan that can connect you to spaceships in the next galaxy, a place to get a custom voice over demo, an airline that… what a minute, did I actually see a sign on the side of the road advertising Voice Over Demo Reels? Yes my friend, yes I did.

It’s a new world order and enough people now know about voice over to warrant road side signage.

I call that I wake up call from the alien ships above and I better make sure my cell phone plan is set up for interstellar calls.

The days of a few have giving way to the many, and if you’re not busy changing, then you’re busy dying. And the best advice I can give for living a happy full life, is,

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Bleep My Dad Says!

Posted by Dale on Nov 15, 2010 in Voice Over

In the world of strange Voice Over Recordings this one goes down as one of the strangest, and served as a lesson of “Go With the Flow, but don’t forget to call your agent if things go way too long.

Last week I recorded a Voice Over for the show “Bleep My Dad Says”. Only this was no promo read, but rather a commercial read for a commercial that Bill Shatner is watching in the show, and said commercial features Cybill Shepherd. You following me here?

So my part consisted of saying three lines, simple right? You just lay down the tracks, do three takes of each, bing, bang, bong, out the door…right?…Right?

My call time was 10 at the Warner Brothers lot, Set 5. The last time I had a call time I was wondering if Y2K was going to force me store gallons of water, buy a generator, and move to Wisconsin where I could be “Off the Grid”

I got a script messengered to me, and they even had me of the cast list page under Co Star. Although there was an asterisk next to my name, and the dog, so I wasn’t completely flattered.

For the recording we actually we’re called to set, where Bill was totally checking me out as if might have been a Klingon.

Then they had me stand in the middle of the set with Cybill Shepherd where we had a pleasant chat about here career from “The Last Picture Show”, to “Moonlighting”, to the present, all in about a two minutes.

We recorded and then I was sent to the Green Room to wait. They did apologize for making me hang out in the Green Room rather then my own trailer. There was just too many people on the show they told me. I’m just thrilled that someone thought I might need a trailer!

The “Go with The Flow” part was the rest of the day as I was reminded how good I have it with Voice Over. I ended up leaving at 4:30 that day, after lot’s of waiting and little reason for me to be there.

The “Call My Agent” was reinforced by my agents as they asked “Why didn’t you call us!?”

I guess the unique, odd experience is enough to let someone make me sit in a room all day with a fridge full of beverages another voice over actor and an head executive of the show from CBS, who we thought was an extra.

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