“Go The Fu@k To Sleep” Audiobook Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

The “children’s” book Go The Fu@k To Sleep has to be one of the most honest pieces of literature ever penned.  Anyone with kids will tell you that is all you are thinking in the back of your head when you are trying to get the little monsters down for the night anyway.  It is absolutely hysterical and makes a great gift for anyone with newly spawned larvae infesting their home and interfering with their love lives.

Purchase here: AMAZON

Now, in possibly the most inspired voiceover casting ever, the audiobook version has been voiced by Jules Winnfield himself.  Best of all it is available as a free download from Audible.  How very, very cool.

Please understand that this contains some incredibly NSFW language so Mormons may want to pass but you cool kids will hopefully find it as fantastic as I did.

Download here: AUDIBLE

You’re welcome.

UPDATE: Check out video from the recording session here: AV CLUB

“Dialog” Post Production For Speech and Voice

From the site:

Dialog combines in one plug-in all the processing needed to clean up, adjust, and sweeten recordings of the spoken voice. It is perfect for voice-over, film/tv recordings on location or sound stage, and broadcast.

Dialog includes brickwall filters, de-hum and de-buzz processing, broadband noise reduction, de-ploding, de-essing, 10-band equalization, compression, and limiting. Separate presets for each section allow you to get results fast.

Check it out HERE.

The “Freelance Ain’t Free” Poster

Studio decor – The “Freelance Ain’t Free” poster: http://freelanceaintfree.com/

And We’re Back…

Sorry for the downtime on the blog here and the asinine theme right now. Stupid GoDaddy. We’ll have things real purty shortly.

Hey VO Talent: Do This Quick Thing To Help Or You Are Officially A Big Jerk

Mary McKitrickMy apologies for being late to the party but the other guys were nice enough to get the ball rolling.  Here’s the story: talent and all around incredibly sweet girl Mary McKitrick “wins” a local Emmy award (the category was “audio”) for some documentary work she did.  Check out the awesome picture over there of her with the hardware.  So, I gave her a ring to congratulate her and ask on which of her many fireplace mantels she is going to put hers.  It turns out that she doesn’t get to keep one.  Even though the award was for “audio” apparently only the guys who worked on her audio get to keep one because there is no official category for the voiceover talent….

Now, we aren’t blaming NATAS for the slight as the category just does not currently exist but she is getting royally shafted either way.  Seriously, I call B.S..

Even if you don’t give a flying fig1 about Mary or if she gets a statue, if you are a voiceover talent you should be getting a little sick and tired about the lack of recognition and respect that we get come award time and feel that we should be able to polish up some phoney-baloney swag ourselves (outside of the usual megastars who get recognized for prime time work).

So circle the wagons people and stand up for yourselves!  It’s easy.  My lovers Dave Courvoisier and Peter O’Connell have helped set up a Facebook page, all you have to do is go there and “like” it.  As of now there is a paltry amount of likes.  Once we get a respectable number we will bring this to the attention of the powers-that-be and hopefully get Mary what she deserves and have the criteria changed for future awards so that they recognize voiceover talent.2

So go HERE and click “like” please.  Then, if you are so inclined3, please share this post and the page with everyone in your social networks and everyone you know in the VO game.  Please, it takes like a second and a half and could really make a difference for all of us.

 

1. This marks the second time this post I have not actually cursed.  I’m a model of self restraint as of late.
2. That means you, dummy.
3. Be inclined.  Do it.

Find TV Promo Voiceover Work

I cant possibly begin to count the number of times I have heard talent complaining about how difficult it is to find TV promo work.  There are more than a few stations out there, start cold calling now: