If you need a new character or dialect, an old book might be a treasure chest of inspiration…
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.
Cat Humiliation The internet is practically overflowing with pictures and videos of cats in various forms of humiliation. But if you thought this was a modern trend, then think again! Below are photos from a 1911 children’s reader showing that … Continue reading →
Stop! Ah, the humble stop sign. In countries around the globe, the shape, color and lettering are something we all are familiar with. They’re also easy targets for some very funny defacing! (as you’ll see below). For a bit of … Continue reading →
“If I’m paid to voice a job and it’s never used, does it make a sound?”
Well I’m here to answer “YES!”, and show you some Voice Mime gigs from my own personal forest.
The following are all jobs that I auditioned for, got cast, recorded, and got paid for – that have never been heard until now!
These projects involve celebrity voice matching. Sometimes it is to replace a celebrity voice in a movie or trailer, other times they’re used as scratch tracks until the celebrity has time to record the final version. Continue reading →
There’s an old project management saying that states: “Good, Fast, Cheap – Pick Two”.
The implication is that it is impossible to have a project that embodies all three qualities (good, fast and cheap).
An inspiration in science, learning, and character
Julius Sumner Miller, American Physicist, 1909-1987
I first saw Julius Sumner Miller (pictured above) on reruns of his science show “Why is it so?” As a youngster still in grade school, his teachings and his personality both had a profound effect on me. He truly had a passion for physics and for teaching. His look and mannerisms practically scream “SCIENCE!”. If his goal was to get kids interested in science, math and physics, then it was a rousing success. Continue reading →