Continuing the series of random thoughts on random Tuesdays…
– I received my review copy of 80s metal-pop fusion band Rock Sugar featuring frontman Jess Harnell (Animaniacs, Drawn Together) in the mail Monday. My wife — a non-fan who only vaguely knows Jess’ voice through the cartoons I watch — loved the CD from the first song and tried to claim the album for her own. My wife is a harsh music critic too, so I take that as a very good sign that Rock Sugar has a solid hit on their hands. (Album review forthcoming for the blog.)
– Buena Vista Home Video’s press release for Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue states that the movie includes “all-star cast of voice talents” and then doesn’t mention a single one of them.
Hey Disney! If you’re going to hire celebrity voices to help sell your movie, you might want to consider mentioning who they are in your press releases.
– Videomaker Magazine requires a “14-day trial membership” in order for me to read their “Top 10 Best Voice Over Tips.”
No, thanks. I’ll just read Marc Cashman’s “12 Top Voice Over Skills” on voices.com for free. I’d rather know “skills” over “tips” anyway, and with Marc you get 2 bonus skills for free!
– Originally, my commentary on the Danish dub of SpongeBob SquarePants was supposed to be included in this edition until I realized it was worthy of its own article.
– OnTheNetSuccess.com tells you how to succeed in voiceovers… without doing voiceovers. The author of this article explains the path to VO success in three easy but amusingly odd steps:
1. Get your eyes examined.
2. Try to get your ears flushed.
3. Breathe correctly.
If I knew it was just a simple matter of getting my ears flushed to succeed in voiceovers, I would’ve had it done YEARS ago.
Make sure you check out the comments on this from the VO pros where I posted this on the VO-BB.com.