Culinary Quickies! (Henderson episode 3)

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Henderson’s Culinary Quickies!

Henderson Moment Episode 3:


 


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~~~ Transcript: ~~~
Hello folks! My name’s Henderson, and this is my moment.
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The Myth of Conversational VO

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The Myth of Conversational VO

(aka. “Nobody Talks Like That”)

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A big part of the job of voice acting is auditioning. And a current trend seen in many auditions is the “Conversational” or “Non-Announcer” style. Rarely a day goes by that I don’t see at least one audition request asking for that guy-next-door sound. A friend. A neighbor. BUT NO ANNOUNCERS!

Well, I’m here to tell you, friends and neighbors… there’s very little VO out there in the real world that would be mistaken for an actual conversation. Here are just a few examples:

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Branding Versatility

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Branding Versatility

Swiss Army Brain

“Pick a Type…”

“Discover your Brand…”

“Find your USP (unique selling proposition)…”

“… Then, market the hell out of it!”

Whatever you call it, this is the marketing advice most experts give to actors.
And there’s a good reason for it: It Works.

Except when it doesn’t.
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The Kruelest Fruit

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The Kruelest Fruit

a poem by Joe J Thomas

Oh! Tiny orange, how you mock me!
Once the peel is gone, all is empty.

Bitter and pithy; the agony complete.
A broken promise of taste so sweet.

They hide you in baked goods, cookies and pies.
Drench you in sugar and chocolate to cover the lies.

But they cannot conceal the ultimate truth.
Oh! Kumquat you are most certainly the kruelest fruit.

Kumquats

 

All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com

 

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Let There Be Lights!

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Let There Be Lights!

Jigsaw Bedside Lamps

I made these bedside pendant lamps for less than $55 each… with my own two hands!
(hard to believe, no?)

Read on to find out how they’re built, and to view links to the products so you can make them too…

The lampshades are from kits known as “Jigsaw Puzzle Lamps” or just “Jigsaw Lamps”. Continue reading

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Mountain Larnin’

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Mountain Larnin’

If you need a new character or dialect, an old book might be a treasure chest of inspiration…

The Code Of The Mountains
While browsing through a used book store, I chanced upon an ancient copy of “The Code Of The Mountains” by Charles Neville Buck (pub. 1915).

Scanning through the pages, the first thing that caught my eye was that the character dialog was all written in dialect! For example, instead of “How far might it be to Winchester?” they say “How fur mout hit be ter Winchester?“.

This was an amazing way to learn a new dialect, or create a brand new character.

You can read the entire book here:
“The Code Of The Mountains” on Project Gutenberg
(warning: antiquated thinking may be potential offensive to sensitive individuals)

Below, you’ll find some select quotes from the first 20-or-so pages…

We open with Newt Spooner, a boy from Troublesome Creek in the Cumberland Ridges of Virginia. Or maybe Kentucky. Around 1897. He’s just gotten out of prison: Continue reading

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