November 2009 – Oral Specialist odds n ends

In no particular order:

-I sat in on Deb Munro’s weekend voice workshop Nov 7th and 8th.   She had 13 students – a nice mix of voices, young & older…a few of whom I’ve had some sort of contact with over the years.  Deb brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to her work.  My friend David Cain – a fine DOP (www.davidcain.ca) – was there and shot some footage which I may put up on this blog sometime soon.

The workshop also marked the first time my non-union competitor, Dan Sandor (VOX Talent) and I were in the same room, taking questions from the students about the wonderful world of voice-over representation.  It was all very amicable as Deb strategically placed Dan and I beside the candy bowl (left-over from Halloween).  Who can’t bond over a Caramilk bar or two?

-Lunched with John Stocker recently (we Thai’d one on).  John’s a veteran union voice talent who also does animation casting/producing and one on one voice coaching.   I think he’d make a great coach for those in the market.  Will update in this space when he gets his website up and running.

-Not just because I did a podcast for the site recently (see the entry below this one) but I would recommend the voices.com Voice Over Experts site (podcasts.voices.com/voiceoverexperts/)  It’s free to subscribe and there is on average a podcast a week on various VO topics. 

Finally, on a personal note, I’m going to be a first-time father any day now so forgive me if the posts aren’t as frequent in the coming weeks.  But I will do my best to keep sharing thoughts, ideas, news and entertaining audio & video from the world of voice-overs!

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