Friday, October 10, 2014
Don't Call Me That
I have had this discussion with others in the voiceover world. On occasion it has turned in to an argument that I probably didn't win. Here it comes. How dare you call me a voice actor. Now, there it is, my argument starter. It's my opinion. So let's call it a draw before we even start the argument. If you are interested, read on.
Everyone has a personality and a style. Mine happens to be that of a warm and conversational guy. I love bringing my personality to a client's material. So, when I take on a project, I bring to the microphone a little bit of me, oh OK, a lot of me. Most of the time I'm a nice guy and I think that comes across in the projects I tackle. But, if you piss me off I can be an S.O.B. (some other brand). So if a potential client does tick me off or I offended them in some way, we probably never got to do a project together anyway. There are a handful, I have to admit.
So, if you ask me to be a character in a video game (highly unlikely) or commercial, I'll give it a try. If you want the character to have a personality like mine, we're “In Like Flint.” But, the actor you seek is just not in me.