Several people made me aware of a Twitter thread discussing voice over training curriculums, in which my name came up.
Melissa opined that she’d heard “really good things about him” but that she’d also heard “he’s great if you’re an actor, but I’m just interested in audiobooks.”
Time for some tough Melissa love.
I’m pretty sure I was just put in my place by a stranger, after she’d asked for some advice.
Now, I need your advice to tell me if I need remedial training.
I just got finished doing a walkthrough of the new Project X site with the coaches and staff here at the Palatial HQ.
(Well, they were at *their* palatial HQs, and I was at mine.)
Just wanted to share what’s happening, and the near term event horizon.
I was talking with a performer at a voice over meetup, and he confided in me that he absolutely hated the type of event we were at.
“I hate it. Just hate it.”
We had a chat about what he hated about it, and I think we may have found a solution.
I want to talk to you today about agility, and what advantages you get from being agile.
My schedule recently has been packed with getting Project X finished, an audiobook, and other performance demands. So, I found myself needing to get a last minute audition shot at a very weird time of day.
Here’s why that doesn’t ever need to matter.
There’s one thing I’m asked to do that I simply can’t.
It’s not a matter of my time, it’s a matter of expectations.
And I hope people who ask understand why I say no.
There’s an often quoted statistic that says that the average role receives over 1500 submissions, and that, on average, it takes a union actor 200 auditions to get a single booking.
Turns out that’s even more universal than we think, and for the same technical reason.
Barron’s article on job applicant “ghosting:” https://www.barrons.com/articles/job-applicant-ghosting-51547761704